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Extinct Elephant Species  
   

Extinct Elephant Species

Elephas recki's lower jaw.
Walking in your footsteps (Or, Oldupai Gorge -- The Cradle of Mankind)

March 11th 2007
(This entry was posted on 27 March 2007 - we are still experiencing Blog-lag.) No, not Olduvai, as you may have come to know it, but Oldupai. Oldupai is a Maasai word for a local cactus that grows in the area. Early Europeans mispronounced - or misspelled, rather - the name and now the world knows Oldupai as Olduvai. I have wanted to visit Oldupai for a long time for many of the same re ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Olduvai Gorge

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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