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Cattle Carcasses Burned

In my thirty two years here at Ngorongoro we have had some pretty serious dry seasons but in all those years the situation never progressed to the point that th veterinary department had to collect the carcasses of the dead cattle and burn them, fearing the spread of diseases. Now it has happened.

Cattle carcasses burned by veterinarians at Endulen Ngorongoro.

During the last couple of weeks the rains have come and the situation is getting better, but the grass came to late for many of the older and weaker animals. There was just nothing for the cattle to graze on for weeks at a time. The rains are just in time for many of the cattle to survive.

Here in our immediate area of Olbalbal there are not so many cattle. Since we live on the edge of the desert, the herds here are mainly sheep and goats. These thrive in the desert areas but the drought this year has been so serious that even some of these hardy animals have succumbed.

2 Responses to “Cattle Carcasses Burned”

  1. Lucy on 26/12/2017 #

    Pole…sorry to hear that, I knew that situation is difficult but I didn’t know that is so serious….
    Greetings from cold Poland, anyway weather is merciful (for me at least) because its quite worm as we have winter, for now there is no snow even….days are short, today was first day since Im here that there was Sun, during last days it was just cloudy and dark even during day…anyway my mind is still in Tanzania, it was difficult to leave…I miss to be there, but Im thinking already about work, renting room, where to go, where to start…maisha…hope to see you again, Lucy.

  2. Lucy on 26/12/2017 #

    One more question, do u have somewhere explanation to this circle with pictures, that u were explaing Good News? I have one roundel but not every picture I can decode? I was making seminar in Bugisi about-KERYGMA awareness of what I believe- it was in 6 points. If u have somwhere an article or sth about it and u can shere, would be nice, if not no problem. Usiku mwema!

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