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Salient statistics about Botswana…

581,730 square kilometres (48th) 0.45% arable Population 2,155,784 (145) 32.9 under 14 years of age. Life expectancy 54 23% adults estimated to carry HIV 85% Literacy rate Source: CIA World Factbook, 2015 … [Read more...]

Springbok

The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. The common name "springbok" comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch words spring = jump and bok = male antelope or goat. The … [Read more...]

Lion PM001 – “Passarge”

Lion PM001 was the first lion collared by the project in 2008 and his data is not concurrent with other lion data. He was a very large male, estimated at older than 10 years. We collected data for five months from November 2008 till April 2009, when he died of unknown causes. His range covered  an estimated 800 square kilometres, greatly using the … [Read more...]