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The secret is in the genes

—Hannah Wilber

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SUPPORTED BY AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

Where once there was one giraffe species with various subspecies, new research points to the existence of four distinct species: the northern, southern, Masai and reticulated giraffe
SARAH CHILES
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There are many airports in the world that make you queue for your flight in great discomfort, but Graham Boynton finds South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport particularly suffocating
AFRICA AT HOME
Longstanding subscriber Erik van de Ven embarks on a whirlwind journey through Africa, experiencing everything from Uganda’s mountain gorillas to camping on an island in the middle of Botswana’s Okavango Delta
Richard Beck is blown away by southern Africa’s wildlife, clear night sky and top-notch camps and lodges on his first safari
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CONSERVATION
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Peter Borchert reports on the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties, which took place towards the end of last year in Johannesburg
Ever wondered why those swallows darting around your jeep in the Okavango look just like the ones nesting down the road back home? Or what those white storks that deliver babies to Alpine villages are doing poking about in a Masai Mara waterhole? Mike Unwin explains all
SAFARI
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MOZAMBIQUE
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Taking 18 days off the original Guinness World Record, Mark Beaumont cycled from Cairo to Cape Town in just over 41 days. Olivia Rook caught up with him to find out how he survived this epic challenge
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