NationalGeographic.com has posted a very encouraging article today that says that massive herd of elephants, gazelles, and antelope have survived, and flourished, during the 25 year civil war in the Sudan.
A recent survey of the Southern region of that country has revealed an amazing number of these animals, that up until now were all but unknown to man. It is estimated that between 800,000 and 1.2 million Kob, and antelope-like creature, inhabit the area. Enough to rival the wildebeest migration on the Serengeti. Many other creatures have been found there as well, including beisa oryxes, which were thought to be extinct in that part of the World, and over 5800 elephants as well.
It’s amazing that we’re still finding these kinds of things, and it makes me happy that the animals are flourishing in and area where they were expected to be in big trouble. Now, lets keep the poachers out, and if you’re going to start using the area for tourism, which is unlikely at this time, start slowly. Awesome discovery though. Very cool!
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