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  • Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man

    Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86. Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's...
  • Former Washington ferry sinks off Tanzania; dozens dead

    Former Washington ferry sinks off Tanzania; dozens dead
    A former Washington State ferry capsized and sank off the coast of Tanzania Wednesday, killing 37 people and leaving dozens missing, the Red Cross said. The vessel, identified by the BBC as the M/V Skagit, with about 290 people aboard -- including 31...
  • Jane Goodall named 2013 Rose Parade grand marshal

    Jane Goodall named 2013 Rose Parade grand marshal
    If Tanzania's chimpanzees were to join millions of viewers around the world tuning into the 2013 Rose Parade, they would see their friend Jane Goodall as grand marshal, speaking on their behalf and for the betterment of the planet. The famed...
  • Top 10 places to see animals in the wild

    Top 10 places to see animals in the wild
    With the thawing of winter in many parts of the world, animals and humans alike are starting to wake up and get outside. As avid wildlife watchers, members of VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel website, compiled a list of the "Top 10 Places to See...
  • Editor's column: Fashion forward with Same Sky

    Editor's column: Fashion forward with Same Sky
    It's interesting how life works sometimes. I'm getting a chance to relive a cherished volunteer experience through an event this weekend. For several months during 2007, I volunteered in a rural village of Tanzania, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. A...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa

    Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa
    NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.  But when you ask 19-...
  • Chicagoan saves one dog at a time from rabies in Africa

    Chicagoan saves one dog at a time from rabies in Africa
    NANGALE, Tanzania — Only about half the dogs Anna Czupryna is studying in Tanzania have names. Dogs are different here. They are foragers and night watchmen who are treated more like livestock than pets. But when the dogs of north-central Tanzania...
  • Zoo's anti-rabies program attracts local donations, big and small

    Zoo's anti-rabies program attracts local donations, big and small
    Drink lemonade, save a lion. That, more or less, was the pitch made by two Gold Coast kids who set up a beverage stand on their front porch during this year's Air and Water Show to benefit the Lincoln Park Zoo's anti-rabies program near Tanzania's...
  • Chicago, Tanzania's tie

    Chicago, Tanzania's tie
    For a series starting in Sunday's Tribune, Tribune reporter Steve Johnson and photographer Chris Sweda traveled to Tanzania to report on efforts to eradicate rabies. Steve explains why: “I was intrigued to learn that what most people think of as a...
  • Your Scene: Hippo cozies up to Tanzania camp

    Your Scene: Hippo cozies up to Tanzania camp
    During a trip to Africa this summer, Karen Rubin stayed at the Grumeti tented camp in northern Tanzania. While there, she had a surprising encounter with one of the locals. "I was unpacking, and this hippo wandered in front of my tent," she said. "I...
  • Teen wins funding for Rock and Roll Hamster Ball business, trip to NY

     
    Jack Jones loves animals and unique inventions, two qualities that led him to invent the Rock and Roll Hamster Ball, which lights up and plays …...
  • Ugandans pull Kony spotlight to mysterious nodding disease

     
    In the flurry of attention that a viral video on notorious militia leader Joseph Kony has drawn to Uganda, some Ugandans are trying to pull the international spotlight instead to nodding disease, a fatal and mysterious illness that plagues thousands of...