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The Lizard Quest

For the last few days Harith Farooq, a Mozambican scientist from the University of Lúrio in Pemba, and his colleague, MO Roedel from Berlin, two herpetologists participating in a biodiversity survey of the Cheringoma Plateau in Gorongosa National Park, have been trying to catch some of the many lizards found in the Nhagutua Gorge, the site of our first camp. Alas, the sneaky reptiles proved to be extremely difficult to catch by hand, which prompted Harith to come up with an alternative solution.

Adorable Pygmy Chameleon Captured in Stunning Photos

See pictures of a rare pygmy chameleon spotted recently in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

Relics: Travels in Nature’s Time Machine

Why are cycads, plants that thrived in the Mesozoic, full of toxins so powerful that they will alter your DNA if ingested?