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L A M I N A G N I Z A M A CONSERVATION feeling a little safer these The animals in Africa may be ation of the world’s largest days, thanks to the official cre ning five African countries, an Sp . rch Ma t las a are on ati conserv ntier Conservation Area the Kavango Zambezi Transfro kind. Read on to learn more (KAZA TFCA) is the first of its wildlife, and how the about the conservation area, its together to protect it. African countries are working

Elephant

MAMMALS Rhino Buffalo Leopard

Lion

The KAZA TFCA is home to pretty much all of Africa’s famous animals, including the elephant, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and lion. In fact, the conservation area has the largest African elephant population on the continent! The 250,000 elephants of the KAZA TCFA can be found mostly in northern Botswana and western Zimbabwe. Other rare or endangered wildlife species living in the area include cheetahs, black rhinos, African wild dogs, and honey badgers (which are not as sweet as their name suggests).

FACT BOX

AFRICA ZAMBIA

ANGOLA

ZIMBABWE

NAMIBIA

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

BOTSWANA

INDIAN OCEAN

WHAT: The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) bia, and WHERE: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zam Zimbabwe in Africa ately SIZE: Almost the size of Italy at approxim mi.) sq. 800 287,000 sq. km (110, ies, 128 HOME TO: 197 mammal species, 601 bird spec ies spec reptile species, and 50 amphibian tats GOAL: To protect the animals and their habi

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