Thursday, December 9, 2010

Namibia - Etosha National Park

African Wildlife Series
The Etosha National Park was established in 1907 as Game Reserve No. 2 to protect dwindling herds of animals. A hundred years later park stocks are being used to benefit communities outside its borders.

Sent by Mwaka, a TravBuddy friend from Namibia.

This is from Wikipedia : Etosha National Park is a national park in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia. The park shares boundaries with the regions of Oshana, Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa.

The Etosha Gates are named Otjovasandu Gate, Anderson Gate, Namutoni Gate,and Von Lindequist Gate.

Etosha was first established in 1907, when Namibia was a German colony known as South West Africa. At the time, the park’s original 100,000 km² (38,500 mile²) made it the largest game reserve in the world. Due to political changes since its original establishment, the park is now slightly less than a quarter of its original area, but still remains a very large and significant area in which wildlife is protected.

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