Category Archives: other animals

Circumnavigating Lake Victoria, on Land

Our motor trip around Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, began in Masaka, Uganda. Our vehicle was an old Toyota SUV (the same one we had crashed 2 years before).  From Masaka, we headed south toward the Tanzania border. … Continue reading

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Observing African Wildlife from a Small Fishing Boat

On previous trips to Ugandan national parks, we have observed riverine wildlife from larger tourist boats.  However, on our most recent trip to Murchison Falls National Park, we traveled the Victoria Nile in a small aluminum fishing boat.  This gave … Continue reading

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The Strange Life of Neurophysiologist (and Dolphin Researcher) John Lilly

By Joshua Foer (NG, May 2015) There are people who go on spiritual retreats to commune with dolphins, women who choose to give birth in the presence of dolphins, and centers that claim to use the powers of dolphin energy … Continue reading

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Giraffes: Saving the Long-Legged Beauties

During my many trips to Muchison Falls National Park in northwestern Uganda, I’ve enjoyed watching the giraffes.  These gentle herbivores are gangling when they walk and have an awkward stance when they drink.  Yet they are wonderfully regal. But all … Continue reading

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What Are Our Responsibilities as Co-creators of the Earth?

I have frequently made the argument that we are co-creators of the Earth.  In the past, I have largely made this argument to justify Mormon environmentalism.  But being co-creators could mean so much more.  It could also mean enhancing the … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands: Walking with Charles Darwin

I recently spent 5 days in the Galapagos Islands with my grandson, my brother, and my sister-in-law.  It was a great experience.  While the geology, geography, sea life, land biota, and scenery are great, it was the experience of walking … Continue reading

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Animals of Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

There is a wonderful selection of African animals in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.  I’ve visited the park several times and have enjoyed every visit.  Among the animals are: BIRDS Bee-eater, Red-throated: Crane, Gray Crested Darter, African and Goliath Heron … Continue reading

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