Kenya: Nine endangered giraffes rescued from sinking island using makeshift boat

Rising water levels have forced relocation of critically endangered giraffes to Kenya’s mainland from a sinking island. Nine giraffes were floated on a specially designed barge separately over Lake Baringo, a video of the complex operation showed. Sixty empty drums were used to build the barge and its sides were reinforced to prevent the lanky […]


Fast moving fire destroys South Africa’s touristy Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town

Wildfires on the slopes of South Africa’s Table Mountain spread to nearby University of Cape Town campus, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of students, officials say. The blaze spread quickly after breaking out on Sunday morning near a memorial to politician Cecil Rhodes, destroying at least nine structures including a restaurant, and the university’s historic […]