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Dwarf Giraffes Found In Murchison Falls For The First Time

Dwarf Giraffes Found In Murchison Falls For The First Time

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism
While conducting a photographic survey of the giraffe population in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, a group of researchers spotted something unusual. One of the wild giraffes looked a little different from the others, with notably shorter legs despite having what appeared to be a sub-adult body size. Then, while carrying out similar work in Namibia, they spotted a second wild giraffe with similar morphological abnormalities. Giraffe calves fully mature somewhere between three and six years of age, and this second giraffe was thought to be born in 2014, meaning this individual should exhibit the leg lengths of an adult. The researchers believe both giraffes are affected by a condition similar to skeletal dysplasia (an umbrella term for conditions that affect limb length including...
Where Will Uganda Airlines Fly Its New Airbus A330-800NEO?

Where Will Uganda Airlines Fly Its New Airbus A330-800NEO?

Business, FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, TRAVEL
Having taken delivery of the first of its two brand new Airbus A330neos, we thought we would take a look at what routes Uganda Airlines plans to operate the aircraft on. Before the new A330neos arrival Uganda Airlines was limited to flying short-haul routes within Africa to places like Nairobi, Lusaka, and Dar es Salaam. According to Planespotter.net Uganda Airlines’ entire fleet was made up of just four  Bombardier CRJ-900s with an average age of 1.6-years. Uganda Airlines’ plan is to operate the twin-engine regional jets on short-haul routes linking Kampala with other African capitals. Uganda Airlines is targeting tourists Before the A330neos were ordered from Airbus, the government-backed airline saw tourism as a big moneymaker for the co...
“Mount Kilimanjaro Fire Started Accidentally” investigator.

“Mount Kilimanjaro Fire Started Accidentally” investigator.

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism
Hundreds of Tanzanian firefighters and citizens are trying to contain a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5,895 meters.    The National Park spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the initial investigation found the fire started Sunday by porters servicing climbers at the Whona rest area.  Shelutete told reporters Tuesday the fire, used to warm up food, ignited dry grass and shrubs.  The fire is confined to the Mandara and Horombo trails, Shelutete said, which are no higher than 2,700 meters above sea level.  So far, there are no reports of casualties from the fire on the popular site, which attracts tens of thousands of climbers each year, many determined to reach the peak.  Reuters reports more than two hundred university stude...
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