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Sweetening the Deal

  • 10/27/09
  • Erin
“I received some literature from AWF regarding an option in AWF’s wildlife adoption program where I can adopt an animal and receive chocolate. Would you mind telling me a little bit more about that? Thanks!” -Tyra, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A. As many of you know, it is AWF’s mission to work hand-in-hand with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and wild lands will endure forever.

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The Elvis of Cheetahs

  • 10/23/09
  • Erin

“I was recently doing research on cheetahs for school and my mother told me there is a breed of cheetah that actually has stripes. Please tell my mother that there is only one type of cheetah- the one with spots.”

--Lucas, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Life changing experience at the University of Oxford

From arriving here five months ago, being introduced to all the wonderful people at WildCRU (great bunch of dedicated people) getting stung by nettles (in a touch rugby match), catching chicken pox (which was thought to be swine flu), and going on with the studies, studying at the University of Oxford has been a great experience. I find this place fascinating and rich of history. The landscapes and meadows look like they were painted by one talented landscape artist. I was shocked to learn that a 200 year old building is considered young around here.

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Studying Conservation

  • 10/13/09
  • Erin
“I am a university student from Zambia trying to obtain my Ph.D. in animal ecology.  Is there any grant or scholarship you offer that can help me with payment for school?” -Jeremiah, Karasburg, Zambia, Southern Africa Yes! AWF is committed to improving the capacity of Africans for conservation management in Africa. For African nationals seeking their Masters or Ph.D.

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A Window to the Heart

  • 09/11/09
  • Erin

A friend and I were recently watching a program about baboons and she mentioned that she heard of a baboon that has a heart on the outside of its body. Is there really a baboon in Africa with a heart on the outside of its body,  or was my friend pulling my leg?

--Anne, Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A.

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