Jaclyn Skurie

Episode 5: The Conclusion In the fifth and final installment of Through the Prides, we look to the future of immigration through Kruger Park. With a growing military presence in the park as a response to rhino poaching, people on either side of the fence face more danger than ever before in attempting to walk through to see their…

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Episode 4: Master Tracker During Mozambique’s civil war, Wilson Masiya walked through Kruger National Park four times, guiding desperate families to relative safety in South Africa. Now, he is a Master Tracker at the Royal Malewane, one of South Africa’s most luxurious private game lodges. In this episode of Through the Prides, we hear Wilson’s incredible story of becoming…

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Episode 1: Leaving Home For hundreds of years, the area now called Kruger National Park has been a common migratory route for both South Africans and Mozambicans living along the park’s border. Immigration through the park increased dramatically in the 1970s and ’80s as Mozambique descended into civil war. Entire families were known to walk through the park risking…

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It sounds somewhat implausible, but a University of Virginia academic has designed an interactive map that color-codes the geographic distribution of every single American, drawing on the last census. The Racial Dot Map uses 308,745,538 blue, green, red, and other colored dots to represent the race of every American in the place that person lives….

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It sounds somewhat implausible, but a University of Virginia academic has designed an interactive map that color-codes the geographic distribution of every single American, drawing on the last census. The Racial Dot Map uses 308,745,538 blue, green, red, and other colored dots to represent the race of every American in the place that person lives….

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They say karma comes back to bite you in the butt. For the wild copperhead snake in the above YouTube video, it wasn’t karma that bit his behind. It was his own decapitated head. The video uploaded Tuesday shows a severed copperhead snake head resting idly next to its slithering, beheaded body. At 26 seconds,…

Wildlife

The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts? This is what John…

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