Photo: Massive Animal Herds Flourishing Despite Sudan War, Survey Reveals



A giant herd of tiang, a kind of antelope, thunders through the plains of Southern Sudan's Boma National Park.

A new aerial survey has revealed that massive numbers of tiang, white-eared kob, and other kinds of antelope—along with ostriches and elephants—have survived Southern Sudan's 25-year civil war intact and, until now, virtually unknown. But other animals, such as zebras, were not so fortunate.

Photograph by Paul Elkan and J. Michael Fay © 2007 National Geographic/Wildlife Conservation Society


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