A team of veterinarians from the Dallas Zoo is back in north Texas after a remarkable mission to save thousands of flamingos in South Africa. The flamingos still hatching were abandoned by their parents during extreme drought conditions.
So why did Texans help lead the charge to save the animals?
By Emmanuel Koro
As the politics of African wildlife continues to play a major role in ongoing media debates, some Western writers are using the subject to help educate the public on the possibility that racism is impacting on much of what is proposed by the West.
Last week, Godfrey Harris won recognition for his hilarious and educative book “Credit the Crocodile” (2017). The book was selected as a finalist for the Book Excellence Award, which is sponsored by Canadians. Harris is an American author and a keen follower of African wildlife politics. Read more
By Amy Cherry
Mark Tennant is one of Africa’s most talented private wildlife guides, founding Journey Wild. It took 15 years with the wildlife, but he’s been kissed by a cheetah while filming his television show Mad Mike and Mark that aired internationally on Discovery’s Animal Planet. The experience was featured on Carte Blanche, a South African investigative journalism television series, and posted to YouTube. Read more
From visiting a revolutionary leader’s prison cell to going on a fascinating safari ride in South Africa, the summer of 2018 was one Carline Geneus will never forget. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law student enjoyed her opportunity to study law aboard in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more
Four senior New York Air National Guard firefighters spent April 29 to May 5 in Cape Town to learn from, and share their experiences with, firefighters in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
The four members of the 106th Rescue Wing– Master Sgt. Brian Cavanagh, Master Sgt. Fredric Pravato, Staff Sgt. Robert Despres Jr., and Staff Sgt. Joshua Lebenns—are based at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach on Long Island. Read more
By: Isaiah Hole
When Michigan makes its annual international excursions, it’s an opportunity for the traveling players to gain an unparalleled educational experience, to learn about a country and a culture that they might had been able to otherwise.
But the team isn’t the only party who’s receiving an educational experience on its trip to South Africa.