Wednesday, October 31, 2012

JURASSIC PARK now in Tanzania

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'Beautiful Tanzania,Feel the Friendship


Tanzania will construct the world first 'real human history' dome museum to be established in Ngorongoro at the estimated cost of about 40 billion. President Jakaya Kikwete unveiled the plan while officiating the first ever exposure of the historical hominid footprints dating back some 3.6 million years but which had been concealed for preservation underground for over 15 years.
"I have instructed the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority to start working on the project and the government is ready to help them foot the bill,” said Mr Kikwete adding that he is not concerned with whatever cost that the project may demand because once completed the the first ever, Jurassic museum is in position to generate billions of foreign exchange through thousands of visitors interested to see real immortalized imprints of the world's first human being.
Early on, the Natural Resources and Tourism Minister, Mr Ezekiel Maige said the initial feasilibity study for the proposed Jurassic Museum is already underway but since the project won't be an ordinary one, the partly exposed (3 meter long) section of the 30 meter long early humans tracks will remain under cover until the large museum is completed and opened to the public.
Prof Charles Musiba who heads the re-excavation process said the museum which will actually be a large dome that creates its own weather condition through special machinery and high-tech electronics will need US $ 30 million. But the government is prepared to foot the bill for the construction of the state-of- the art, giant technological 'green house' type of a museum which will be able to regulate its own temperature and weather conditions in order to preserve the footprints and display the marvel to visitors
The partly re-excavation of the set of Hominid track way believed to be close to 4 million years old have been achieved successfully at the geological site of Laetoli some 45 kilometers from Olduvai Gorge in the leeward section of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.
"We have just proved to the entire world that footprints of humans who walked the earth some 3.6 million years ago indeed do exist in Tanzania because having been concealed underground for 15 years, there have been speculations that probably the whole thing was hoax,” Mr Ezekiel Maige, the Natural Resources and Tourism Minister had commented earlier.
President Jakaya Kikwete had, three years ago, ordered that the pedal imprints of creatures believed to be the world first ever upright-walking human being, to be exposed for both tourism purposes as well as to enable local Tanzanians to witness for themselves this important part of the history of human beings.
The line of hominid fossil footprints was discovered in 1976 by Dr Mary Leakey. The historical footprints are preserved in powdery volcanic ash from what scientists believe to be an eruption of the 20 km distant Sadiman Volcano. Soft rain cemented the 15 cm thick layer bearing the imprints without destroying the prints.
The hominid sole prints were produced by three individuals, one walking in the footprints of the other, making the original tracks difficult to discover. As the tracks lead in the same direction, scientists say they might have been produced by a group.
German anthropologist Ludwig Kohl-Larsen was the first to make scene in Laetoli to look for fossil remains. In 1934 he found the jaw of Australopithecus afarensis.
The NCAA currently attracts 450,000 visitors per year and these are both foreign and domestic tourists making the park, whose main selling point is the Ngorongoro Crater to be the most visited tourist attraction in the country.
Laetoli is a site dated to the Plio-Pleistocene and famous for its hominid footprints, preserved in volcanic ash.
Professor Terry Harrison, a physical anthropologist at New York University, has continued research at the site since the late 1990s.
Already fiberglass based imitations of the Laetoli hominid track way are sold in the United States and Europe at prices starting from US $ 500 per slate, going up.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Cheating games of Cheetahs (did you know this about cheetahs).

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Swahili Name:           Duma
Scientific Name:        Acinonyx jubatus
Size:                          30 inches at the shoulder
Weight:                      110 to 140 pounds
Lifespan:                   10 to 20 years
Habitat:                     Open plains
Diet:                           Smaller antelopes
Gestation:                  90 to 95 days
Predators:                 Eagles, humans, hyenas, lions

The lion is said to be majestic, the leopard ferocious and shrewd. But elegant and graceful best describes the cheetah. The cheetah is smaller than the other two cats, but by far the fastest at speeds of 70 miles per hour it can run faster than all other animals.
Now restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, wild cheetahs once were found in most of Africa, the plains of southern Asia, the Middle East and India. 

Do you have any problem with me?

Physical Characteristics
The cheetah is built for speed. It has long, slim, muscular legs, a small, rounded head set on a long neck, a flexible spine, a deep chest, nonretractable claws, special pads on its feet for traction and a long, tail for balance. Although fast, the cheetah cannot run at full speed for long distances (100 yards is about the limit) because it may overheat.
Cheetahs have distinctive black "tear stripes" that connect from the inside corner of each eye to the mouth that may serve as an antiglare device for daytime hunting.

Cheetahs are found in open and partially open savannas.

Cheetah mothers spend a long time teaching their young how to hunt small live antelopes are brought back to the cubs and released so they can chase and catch them. Unlike most other cats, the cheetah usually hunts during daylight, preferring early morning or early evening, but is also active on moonlit nights.
Cheetahs do not roar like lions, but they purr, hiss, whine and growl. They also make a variety of contact calls, the most common is a birdlike chirping sound. 

Am real getting exhausted.

Once a cheetah has made a kill, it eats quickly and keeps an eye out for scavengers lions, leopards, hyenas, vultures and jackals will occasionally take away their kills. Although cheetahs usually prey on the smaller antelopes such as Thomson's gazelles and impalas, they can catch wildebeests and zebras if hunting together. They also hunt hares and other small mammals and birds.
Although known as an animal of the open plains that relies on speed to catch its prey, research has shown that the cheetah depends on cover to stalk prey. The cheetah gets as close to the prey as possible, then in a burst of speed tries to outrun its quarry. Once the cheetah closes in, it knocks the prey to the ground with its paw and suffocates the animal with a bite to the neck. 

You are all mine for lunch.

Caring for the Young
With a life span of 10 to 12 years, the cheetah is basically a solitary animal. At times a male will accompany a female for a short while after mating, but most often the female is alone or with her cubs. Two to four cubs are born in a secluded place. Their eyes do not open for a week or two, and they are helpless at first. When the mother is hunting, she leaves them hidden, but by 6 weeks of age they are able to follow her. They are suckled for 2 to 3 months but begin to eat meat as early as 3 weeks.
By 4 months the cheetah cub is a tawny yellow and almost completely spotted; the tail has bands of black and by adulthood a white tip. The grayish mantle disappears more slowly; the last traces are still visible when the cubs are adult-sized at 15 months. 

'Just try me by getting close to my sweet cubs'.

A shy creature that roams widely, the cheetah is not seen as easily as some other cats. Never numerous, cheetahs have become extinct in many areas, principally due to shrinking habitat, loss of species to prey upon, disease and a high rate of cub mortality. In some areas 50 to 75 percent of all cheetah cubs die before 3 months.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Rashid is among Karibu Bongo rising stars ( Tanzanian Stars)

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Rashid is on to the next level.
I hope that you still remember the you man called Rashid I introduce you here.
kindly compare the sketches from the photo and drop us your comments.
Any way what your flavor? black and white or the colored
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