The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) covers a large section of central Botswana and is classified as a semi-arid desert, void of surface water for most of the year, an environment hostile to most creatures not adapted to a hot, dry climate. The landscape is dominated by grasslands, home to wildlife such as giraffes, cheetahs, […]
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“Naledi…” is now on Netflix!
Now playing on Netflix! Watch the trailer here: Naledi tells the incredible story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana. Born on an incredibly starry summer night in 2013, Naledi (which means ‘star’ in Setswana) was orphaned just six weeks later when her mother died. This meant that […]
The Ultimate Power Nap! new publication in Plos One
Article Source: “The ultimate power nap: Researchers use ‘Fitbits’ to track elephant sleep in the wild.” ScienceDaily, 2 March 2017 <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302115731.htm>. Materials provided by University of the Witwatersrand. Behavioral studies of elephant sleep in zoos record that they sleep around four hours per day and can sleep standing up or lying down — but how much do they […]
Community: Pride in Wildlife Heritage Parade
Every year, EWB promotes the International Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, and Lions (and all wildlife,) organizing one specifically for our community. This year it was held on Sep. 24th, which was a perfect time to show our pride and support as it was only days before Botswana’s 50th Independence! However, our parade has a slight twist to accommodate how the […]