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ABC's of Africa

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By Madison Reardon & Ana Cruz
The ABC’s Of Africa
The Vachellia Tortilis is also known as the Umbrella Thorn Acacia, Umbrella Thorn and Israeli Babool.
V is for Vachellia Tortilis
The Vachellia Tortilis is a medium to large tree with a distinct flat topped, umbrella shape.
The area is not very densely populated with 114 people per 2 miles.
Q for Qudeni Forest
There are magnificent forest trees, including some uncommon species, and a number of rare forest birds. The forest and its fauna are also poorly known.
L is for Lavender
Lavender belongs to same botanical family as mint, thyme, sage, basil and rosemary.
Present day Zimbabwe has found early human remains from 500,000 years ago.
Z is for Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in south-central Africa, and is slightly
smaller than California.
While in the market all year-round, their peak season is from March to June.
Y is for Yams
Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea that form edible tubers.
The South African Ground Squirrel is mainly found in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
X is for Xerus
Xerus is the scientific name for the African Ground Squirrel
The warthog is named after the two sets of tusks that are found on the face of the warthog.
W is for Warthog
The warthog is a large species of pig that is found in the desert and shrub-lands of Africa
It is a combination of a straight thorn and a hooked thorn.
U is for Umbrella Thorn Acacia
The bark is rough and grey in color.
This herb grows up to 16m tall.
T is for Traveler’s Palm
The common name is thought to refer to how travelers could be refreshed in an emergency by drinking the water that has collected in the cup-like leaf bases. Unfortunately the water has an unpleasant taste!
It is one of the least affluent places in the world; public utilities are in short supply and open sewers are common.
S is for Sahel
Sahel means "shore" in Arabic, which probably refers to the ocean of sand it borders.
Rift valleys are also called grabens, which means “ditch” in German.

R is for Rift Valley
A rift valley is a linear-shaped lowland between several highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault.
In addition to a variety of knives, they also used several other tools. A pebble tool was a smooth, water-worn tool used for cutting, smoothing, etc.
P is for Plateau
A plateau, also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain.
The Orange River on the southern edge of Namibia forms part of the order between Namibia and South Africa.
O is for Orange River

The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa.
Generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,853 km long.

N is for Nile
The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa.

The island is recognized as one of the world's top ten hotspots for biodiversity.
M is for Madagascar
Madagascar is nicknamed, the Red Island, the Rainbow Island, and the Eighth Continent.
Lavender produces a wonderfully fine-scented oil used in perfumery and aromatherapy.
The Kalahari Desert actually has huge areas that are good for grazing and support more animals than are found in a true desert.
K is for
Kalahari
The desert covers approximately 350,000 square miles
The Jackal is widely distributed in Africa, the Middle East and India.
J is for Jackal
The jackal is a medium-sized carnivore with doglike features and a bushy tail.
Impalas eat tender young grass shoots in the wet season and herbs and shrubs at other times.
I is for Impala

The Impala is a medium-sized Antelope.
The hyena is Africa's most common large carnivore.
H is for Hyena
Hyenas are found in grasslands, woodlands, savannas, sub deserts, forest edges and mountains.
If they are defending themselves, most gecko species can lose their tails
G is for Gecko
The size of a gecko is usually around 1.6 to 16 cm.
Flamingos are large pink or red-colored wading birds known for their long legs.
F is for Flamingo
Greater flamingos have the palest plumage, while Caribbean flamingos are the brightest pink in color.
Their enormous ears help them to keep cool in the hot African climate.
E is for Elephants
African elephants are the largest of Earth's land mammals.
Drums are used for sending messages and healing
Drums have a super natural power, which goes into the body and touches our soul to wake our spirit.
D is for Drums
The Cape Verde islands became part of the Portuguese empire in 1495.
Cape Verde is only slightly larger than Rhode Island.
C is for Cape Verde
Biltong does not have a sweet taste.
B is for Biltong
Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms.
Angola is the second-largest oil producer in
sub-Saharan Africa, yet its people are among the continent's poorest.
It is 3 times bigger than the state of California!
A is for Angola
N is for Nile River
L is for Lavender
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