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What in the World: Which Language Uses the Most Sounds? Click 5 Times for the Answer

What in the World: Which Language Uses the Most Sounds? Click 5 Times for the Answer

Speakers of Khoisan languages, like the San people in Namibia, use click consonants, packing a lot of information into brief words.
Zebras and Water Buffalos

Zebras and Water Buffalos

Becoming an Artist Season 1 Be sure to Grab Season 1 over in our store to see even more Africa action. There’s a lot more zebra fun where this comes from!
Bush Steps Back Into Spotlight to Help Africa Fight Epidemics

Bush Steps Back Into Spotlight to Help Africa Fight Epidemics

Former President George W. Bush at a school in Gaborone, Botswana, on Tuesday. He is hoping to tackle the deadly and preventable epidemic of cervical cancer along with H.I.V.
Little Pretty Bird

Little Pretty Bird

Book Suggestion Speaking of the importance (or non-) of knowing the names of things, I recommend a great book from Richard Feynman called “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!” It’s a great read and
Out of the Bush

Out of the Bush

Upcoming Workshops Be sure to check out our Workshops page for some goodies coming up! This time we changed the time of year for the New Zealand workshop to mix things up a little bit!
Ketumile Masire, Who Shaped and Led a Vibrant Botswana, Dies at 91

Ketumile Masire, Who Shaped and Led a Vibrant Botswana, Dies at 91

President Ketumile Masire, left, speaks to a villager on a farewell visit before his retirement in 1998. Next to him is his wife, Olebile Masire

ScienceTake: Wild Dogs Sneeze When They Are Ready to Hunt

The number of African wild dogs in a pack who sneeze determines whether or not the pack goes on a hunt.
Here’s How Much It Costs to Buy a Diamond the Size of a Tennis Ball

Here’s How Much It Costs to Buy a Diamond the Size of a Tennis Ball

At 1,109 carats, it's the second largest ever found.
Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice

Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice

A savanna elephant in Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe. In some areas, including in Namibia and Zimbabwe, the proceeds from big game hunting have helped revive wildlife populations. In others,
Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice

Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice

A savanna elephant in Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe. In some areas, including in Namibia and Zimbabwe, the proceeds from big game hunting have helped revive wildlife populations. In others,
Picture of the Day: Silhouettes and Sunsets

Picture of the Day: Silhouettes and Sunsets

A South African cheetah is silhouetted against a fiery sunset, in the Okavango, in Botswana
Diamonds aren't forever: Botswana seeks to diversify its economy

Diamonds aren't forever: Botswana seeks to diversify its economy

Botswana’s diamond mines have long provided jobs and economic stability. But the land-locked nation is now looking to diversify its economy and is betting on sustainable tourism to help maintain its
‘S**thole countries’ clap back at Trump

‘S**thole countries’ clap back at Trump

A Washington Post report that President Donald Trump called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shithole countries” has drawn international ire and outrage from governments, public figures, and
Haiti, Botswana and Other Alleged ‘Shithole’ Countries Clap Back at ‘President’ Trump

Haiti, Botswana and Other Alleged ‘Shithole’ Countries Clap Back at ‘President’ Trump

The “shithole” countries that the “president” of the United States disparaged during an Oval Office meeting Thursday would love someone from the administration to say that shit to their face
Read South Africa’s statement demanding an official explanation of Trump’s “shithole” comment

Read South Africa’s statement demanding an official explanation of Trump’s “shithole” comment

Donald Trump’s famously, er, candid way of speaking is increasingly having real diplomatic consequences. Late last week, the US president reportedly referred to several nations,…
Harry Selby, Renowned Hunter and Safari Guide, Is Dead at 92

Harry Selby, Renowned Hunter and Safari Guide, Is Dead at 92

Harry Selby, left, with the author Robert Ruark on safari in Tanganyika. Ruark’s best-selling book “Horn of the Hunter,” published in 1953, helped lift Mr. Selby to fame.
Trilobites: This Is How You Escape a Cheetah, if You’re an Impala

Trilobites: This Is How You Escape a Cheetah, if You’re an Impala

A cheetah in northern Botswana wearing a tracking collar. A new study used stride-by-stride data to learn how large predators and prey chase and are chased in the wild.
Trilobites: This Is How You Escape a Cheetah, if You’re an Impala

Trilobites: This Is How You Escape a Cheetah, if You’re an Impala

A cheetah in northern Botswana wearing a tracking collar. A new study used stride-by-stride data to learn how large predators and prey chase and are chased in the wild.
African Countries Are Using Trump's 'Shithole' Comments to Drive Tourism

African Countries Are Using Trump's 'Shithole' Comments to Drive Tourism

"We would like to invite you to come to shithole Namibia, one of the best shithole countries out there."