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Vervet monkeys are perhaps the most commonly encountered of all the primates in Africa. Their range extends from Ethiopia to South Africa, mainly towards the eastern side of the continent, but reaching across into Botswana and southern Namibia.
Where is this Wednesday!: The ruins of this ancient city are all that remain of what was once the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. Tombs, obelisks, and ruins of ancient castles date back to between the 1st and 13th century A.D. What is the name of this city and what country is it located in?
Speckled Mousebird, Colius striatus by ArranET on Flickr. These two speckled mousebirds were eating their lunch when I captured this image inside of Oregon Zoo’s Howard Vollum Aviary. According to Wikipedia speckled mousebirds are a common to areas of Africa, “distributed from Cameroon east to Eritrea and Ethiopia, south through eastern Africa to southern South Africa.” They are much like the sparrow is in North America. They occupy a wide range of habitat, from dry desert to w