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Black rhinoceros, Kenya, declared extinct in some areas of Africa - All rhinos are facing extinction due to poaching. The horns are worth more than their weight in gold. Warlords and poachers fueled by greed are slaughtering rhinos at a frightening rate.

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The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip

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Audrey Hepburn visits with a severely malnourished child in Baidoa, the site of mounting relief efforts. “For many it’s too late, but for many, many more we can still be on time,” said Ms. Hepburn, after witnessing the impact of famine on Somalia’s children in 1992.

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from Nomad Revelations

Historical Places to visit in Ethiopia - Horn of Africa

Visit Ethiopia Historical Destinations: Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches, Gorgora Nova Complex, Sacred Axum, Addis Ababa, Gondor Castle, Harar Fortified Town.

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You can find Beisa Oryx in the arid areas of Somalia and East Africa because of their clever ability to raise body temperatures to up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit so that there is minimum loss of water due to sweating or evaporation. Gembsok Oryx live in South Africa and have striking black and white marks on their face and legs.

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Ankole-Watusis. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vesseled honeycombs.[2] Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg).(wiki)

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yagazieemezi: Africa | Hamar Women, Ethiopia | Postcard image from the work of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher in a study of the women of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and the surrounding countries.

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