Photo by @amivitale. Three young West African giraffe graze outside of Doulouwal Peulh, Niger - a village about 50 miles outside of the capital of Niamey where people live side by side with the endangered West African giraffe in the country's government-defined Giraffe Zone. Female giraffes give birth standing up and newborns are welcomed to the world with an almost five foot drop to the ground! However, within 30 minutes they are standing, and only hours later they are able to run with their mothers.
At one point, the range of West African giraffe stretched across the Sahel, from Nigeria to Senegal. Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss all contributed to the population's decline, and by the mid-90's, only 49 remained, in this zone. Today, while still highly threatened, thanks to heroic conservation efforts, they number 600. In December, in order to help the longterm survival prospects of this subspecies, the Nigerien government with help from a team from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@giraffe_conservation) and Sahara Conservation Fund worked together to translocate eight giraffe from the Giraffe Zone to the Niger's Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. The translocation was a success and all are doing wonderfully.
Learn more, including how to help, by following @giraffe_conservation@doconnor16 @sdzsafaripark.
Photo by @alixandrafazzinanoor / @noorimages | 50 years ago today, mankind reached the Moon. On this day, NOOR Author Alixandra Fazzina shares with us unseen pictures taken prior to the Endeavour One mission in 2000. Alixandra Fazzina’s images hot on a Minox spy camera reveal Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts training together at Star City for what was to be the first trip to the new International Space Station, the only permenant presence in space by mankind.
Caption: Russia, Star City, April 2000, Shot on a spy camera, Russians and Americans train together, simulating repairs on a full size mock up of the International Space Station at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Moscow. The beginning of an uninterrupted presence, the first crew to man the ISS, known as Expedition One, were launched into space from Russia six months later.
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Locals reading newspaper at Umer Hayat Palace in Chiniot, Pakistan. #everydaypakistan
Der Konkurrenzdruck im ⚽ ist deutlich größer als in anderen Sportarten. Wie schafft man es, trotzdem nicht den Glauben an sich selbst zu verlieren und positiv zu denken 🤔. Darüber spricht Fußballer Fabian Reese mit uns in unserer nächsten Reportage. 🔜 In 8 Tagen könnt ihr auf unserem #sportlerherzen YouTube Kanal sehen, was er zu sagen hat.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (L) greets his counterparts from Iran, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Palestine and Cuba upon arrival at a hotel for the opening ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on July 20, 2019 in #Caracas, Venezuela.
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