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Mountain Guenon
Mountain Guenon
Mountain guenons usually live on the ground, but when there is danger they flee in the trees. They form small groups that are dominated by females. Each group has one male, which only stays a few months.
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Kashiankolo statue
Kashiankolo statue
The kashiankolo was a very powerful charm that was reputedly dangerous because it was capable of killing. Its twisted hands look like those of a corpse.
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Wax print
Wax print
Wax print with the portrait of J. Kasa-Vubu
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Plains zebra
Plains zebra
Zebras undertake the longest migration of all mammals. And they like company; herds can contain more than 150,000 animals. Scientists don’t yet know why zebras have stripes: to be better camouflaged, to recognize their peers, to cool down faster, or even to ward off horse flies — which would be repelled by the reflection of the striped pattern.
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pseudomalachite
pseudomalachite
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Nkisi statue
Nkisi statue
Topped by three horns, this nkishi distinguishes itself by its eyes formed of round, globulous nails, which could be in reference to those of "Galago with the protruding eyes", the small primate who begot the first man in the original Songye-Eki myth.
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Eggs of the African Paradise Flycatcher
Eggs of the African Paradise Flycatcher
The African paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) is a medium-sized passerine bird with a very long tail. It is a common resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.
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cerussite
cerussite
Carbonates
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