Ethiopia


 

Shoebill - Giant Peculiar Bird of Africa

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Also known as the "whalehead" or "shoe-billed stork" because of its similar appearance to the baby bringing bird, the shoebill is a large bird that lives all across tropical Africa. With a distribution that covers Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania; and with isolated populations in places like Kenya, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Botswana. It is not very closely related to the stork, but closer to pelicans and herons.

 

Zebra - Why White with Black Stripes?

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mountain zebras

 

Members of the equid (horse) family, zebras are any member of three different species who all can be identified by their distinctive black and white striped pattern.

 

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