Massive Animal Herds Flourishing Despite Sudan War, Survey Reveals
"All my life I have been watching wildlife, and when I saw the kob in Sudan I said to myself, 'You can die now, Fay; you finally saw what you could have never imagined you would ever see on this planet.'"
- J. Michael Fay, conservation biologist/survey co-leader
Various Locations, Southern Sudan - New aerial surveys have revealed that staggering numbers of elephants, gazelles, and antelope survived Southern Sudan's ruinous 25-year civil war virtually unknown to the outside world.
The findings are better news than some scientists had expected.