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CENTRAL KALAHARI
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The fossil valley was first brought to the world's attention in 1985, by the book Cry of the Kalahari written by Mark and Delia Owens, who lived on the pan for seven years studying the brown hyena that live here. The Kalahari is not a true desert though, but rather an arid savanna wilderness - its broad largely featureless plains are clad by sweet grasses and by patches of camelthorn, blackthorn and other acacias.
These great forbidding places also manage to sustain their wildlife populations, a surprisingly rich diversity of animals - among them springbok and gemsbok, blue wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest - that are superbly adapeted to the bone-dry conditions. Many of them extract water from such unlikely sources as the dew-covered nighttime plants, from the deep roots of succulents or the moisture-laden wild cucumber and tsamma melon. Others - carnivores such as lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog - slake their thirst on the blood of their prey. The Kalahari also has its indigenous human presence; it is home to the last of the "traditional" Bushman communities, descendants of the once-dominant semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer inhabitants of the thirstlands.
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AFRICAN GAME RESERVE DIRECTORY BOTSWANA GAME RESERVES Central Kalahari Game ReserveChobe National ParkLinyanti SwampMakgadikgadi Pan National Park & Salt PansMashatu Game ReserveNxai Pan National ParkOkavango DeltaMoremi Game ReserveSavuti Channel & Savute Marsh


 
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