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Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

Zebra Courage

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Group mentality isn't about putting on a pretty spectacle though, it's about staying safe in the midst of cunning predators. But if you're inclined to think zebras are just a bunch of 'nervous Nancys,' well, you're half right.

A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

WATCH: The Serengeti As Never Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

It took wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas a full five months to build and learn to fly his incredible "BeetleCopter," but the work was well wor...

10 Safari Surprises: Animal Behaviors You Never Expect You'll See

Kevin Richberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

An African safari needs no hype nor hyperbole; it's easily one of the most incredible experiences of a traveler's life.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

PHOTOS: Inside The Life Of A Serengeti Lion

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green

National Geographic takes readers inside the world-famous Serengeti National Park in its August issue for a striking glimpse at the life of the Sereng...

PHOTO: An Amazing Crater In Tanzania

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Behold the beauty of this totally breathtaking hole in the earth! The Ngorongoro Crater is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania, which ...

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

Safari Travel: Lions, Hyenas And Elephants, Oh My!

Clint Johnston | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

The sea of eyes transitioned upwards as my attention turned to the beautiful night sky. The moment that I realized I was surrounded by hyenas in the middle of the Serengeti I thought to myself, this was the Africa I came to experience.

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

PHOTOS: Capturing Africa's Animals On The Move

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Newly born calves are stalked the entire way by lions and hyenas for whom the Great Migration represents a meaty buffet.

The Migration Arrives In Kenya

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

Last week camps and lodges throughout the Maasai Mara in Kenya reported that the wildebeest migration had arrived.

Cheetahs Without Borders

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Opening up large landscapes between countries, with less fencing and more grassland would allow cheetahs and other wildlife from different countries to connect, breed, and increase their numbers in the wild.

Chicago Rapper: 'Don't Blame Steve' Bartman

Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago

Chicago-based rapper Serengeti on Monday premiered his newest music video, which urged Chicago Cubs fans not "blame Steve" Bartman for their World Ser...

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 4

Ken White | Posted 05.13.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

We drove home, reliving and feeling confident in our promise to remember forever what we witnessed today. And hoping for rain.

Sufjan Stevens' Hip Hop Project Releases First Song

Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Baroque pop musician Sufjan Stevens has once again lent his unique mastery to the world of hip hop. His newest project s/s/s with Son Lux and rapper S...

PHOTOS: Preserving The Serengeti Ecosystem For The Future

Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

From Boyd Norton: I’ve been traveling to, and photographing, the Serengeti ecosystem every year for 27 years. In all that time I’ve seen some v...

Visiting the Old Migration of the World's Newest Country

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel

If peace comes - however tentatively - tourists likely will as well. South Sudan has a major tourist destination waiting to happen in Boma National Pa...

Life in the Serengeti

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.03.2011 | Travel
Joe Peyronnin

The lioness knew she was in a bad position. She had too much open ground between her and the herd. Zebras are much faster than a lion, meaning the big cat would have to get within twenty yards without being noticed to have a chance.

USA 5 : China 1 : Africa 0. It's Time To Get Our Game On.

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Natural resources in Africa, and elsewhere, are finite. The solutions are there, the money is there, the technology is there, we just have to get our lineup in order.

Live the Kilimanjaro Dream Before the Glaciers Disappear

Paul Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Steele

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Serengeti Requiem?

Andrew Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrew Harper

African people have a right to development. But the Serengeti is nature's equivalent to Chartres Cathedral. And if it is not possible to preserve the world's greatest park, then what, ultimately, will remain?