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Lions and their Manes

Everyone knows that the way to tell male and female adult lions apart is the mane, right? Turns out that’s not always …

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Strange Gods

I’ll admit that I was predisposed to like this novel; after all, it takes place in Kenya. Still, Annamaria Alfieri’s characters and …

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Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

I’ve been looking through back issues of my favorite magazine, Africa Geographic, to find information about rhino poaching, and I came across …

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“Three Weeks in December”

In a way, Audrey Schulman’s “Three Weeks in December” is two books in one—and they’re both fantastic. In alternating chapters, we meet …