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cusimanse

A cusimanse, Crossarchus obscurus, roams the property of Elizabeth Village Resort in Buchanan, Liberia. These mongoose-like animals, called Du in Liberia, are tolerant of people, which is probably their downfall, as they are easily hunted, especially with dogs. The young, … Continue reading

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raccoon for sale

A young man poses with what he says is a raccoon. In Liberia, wildlife seems to be misnamed with American species that don’t actually live in Africa. Duikers are deer, a hyrax a tree goat, crocodiles are alligators, manatees are water … Continue reading

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elegy for a leopard

The details surrounding the death of this leopard are unfortunate. According to Elie Tobi, scientist and curator for the Gabon Biodiversity Center in Gamba, the body of this leopard was recovered in November of 2009. “A leopard was caught by an illegal … Continue reading

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