Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
- Kilimanjaro is a giant stratovolcano that began forming a million years ago when lava spilled from the Rift Valley zone. The mountain was built by successive lava flows. Two of its three peaks—Mawenzi and Shira—are extinct while Kibo, the highest peak is dormant and could erupt again. The last major eruption was 360,000 years ago, while the most recent activity was only 200 years ago.
- Kilimanjaro has 2.2 square kilometers of glacial ice and is losing it quickly due to global warming. The glaciers have shrunk 82% since 1912 and declined 33% since 1989.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The females are generally unperturbed by all the rushing about & get on with the job of feeding sufficiently to produce & raise the young. Immature males usually stay with the herd of females & probably learn a bit about harem-minding while there.