Zimbabwe

Quick Facts

Map of Zimbabwe
Population: 12,521,000
Languages: English (Official), Shona and Ndebele (recognised regional languages)
Climate: Tropical
Captial City: Harare

Landmarks

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya, also called Victoria Falls – more than 2 kilometres wide and with mist that can be seen from over 20 kilometres away, they are among the grandest falls in the world. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1989.
  • Chinhoyi Caves National Park – a limestone and dolomite cave system 128 kilometres northwest of Harare. Notable especially for a a sinkhole, which is also the descent to the main limestone cave, that is referred to as the Pool of the Fallen.
  • Matobo Hills – an area featuring distinctive rock forms and rock paintings, the latter being a sign of human occupation from the early Stone Age through to early historical times. The local community still uses the hills, shrines and sacred places for traditional, social and economics practices.

The Giraffe

Habitat: Savanna, scrub, open acacia woodlands, grasslands with trees and bushes.
Diet: Eats, shoots and leaves... haha. Only joking (bad grammar is never okay). The giraffe mostly eats the twigs off of trees – mainly acacia trees – but also eats grass and fruit.
Classification and relatives: The giraffe is an even-toed hoofed mammal. Its closest relative is the okapi, but it also shares ancestors with deer, cattle, antelopes, sheep and goats.
Endangered status: Not endangered (Least Concern)
Lifespan: Approximately 13 years in the wild; up to 25 years in captivity.