Sometimes You Just Gotta Scratch That Itch Explore recently traveled to Tanzania on a fact-finding mission. What we found was an itchy, itchy elephant. Ever-resourceful animals, this guy wriggles his rear-end for some sweet relief. You know what they say, scratch like no one’s watching! Rick | explore.org
Dogs Help Human Track Down Poachers
Tracker dogs, those who are trained to follow a scent, have a big job in Tanzania. At Tarangire National Park, the dogs are on duty, helping humans find poachers.
The Long, Tall Facts About Giraffes
The tallest mammals on Earth, these animals can grow to 19 feet tall! “Even the giraffe’s tongue is long! The 21-inch (53-centimeter) tongue helps them pluck tasty morsels from branches,” (NatGeo). Explore more African wildlife and giraffes here.
Animals of the Serengeti: Cheetahs
“Found mostly in open and partially open savannah, cheetahs rely on tall grasses for camouflage when hunting. They are diurnal (more active in the day) animals and hunt mostly during the late morning or early evening. Only half of the chases, which last from 20 – 60 seconds, are successful. Cheetahs are also typically solitary
Animals of the Serengeti: Baboon
“There are five different species of baboons. [Four of the five live in African savannas.] Baboons are some of the world’s largest monkeys, and males of different species average from 33 to 82 pounds… Like other Old World monkeys, baboons do not have prehensile (gripping) tails. But they can and do climb trees to sleep, eat,