Lion Park in East London, South Africa
The Lion Park in East London, South Africa, is one of our favorite locations in all of Africa to visit. The park hand-raises lions and allows visitors to touch them while they are young.
In this panorama, you can see three-month old lions which you can visit and touch. In addition, there is a young Cheetah sitting in a tree in another part of the park and you can see the rabbits on the grass, who don't seem to worry about all these carnivores nearby. There are only 2 white lion cubs. One moved, and got in twice.
A beautiful place and highly recommended to anyone!
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The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.