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Photo Essay: Yebo Gogga Exhibition

This year’s theme was “move”. As everything on earth revolves around movement, i.e. the movement of the earth around the moon, climate is a result of movement in the air and water and the concept of “evolution” which describes how humans have transformed over the years.

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Rhino poaching remains a main concern among  conservationist . Today only five species of rhinos remain. There are less than 4000 black rhinos, less than 17000 white rhinos, less than 45 javan rhinos , less than 200 Sumatran rhinos and less than 3500 greater one horned rhinos.

 

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Jungle vibe.

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Earthworms are more than just fish bait. They are the main contributors to enriching and improving soil for plants, animals and even humans. They create tunnels in the soil by burrowing, which aerates the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach deep within the soil. They eat the soil which has organic matter such as decaying vegetation or leaves. Plants cannot use this organic matter directly.  After organic matter is digested, the earthworm releases waste from their bodies called castings. Castings contain many nutrients that the plant can use. Some people even use earthworm castings as garden fertilizer. They can form from someone’s dustbin especially if it has leaves/vegetables.

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Earthworms.

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The organic matter released by earthworms which can in turn be used as a garden fertilizer.

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Gorgonopsian which means terrible eyes. This mammal ancestor lived 255 million years ago. Only found in SA, China and Russia. The Aulacephalodon is  also a mammal ancestor with a beak for eating plants, it also lived 255 million years ago and is only found in SA.

 

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Homonaledi is the latest South African human ancestor who was discovered in 2013 a few kilometers from Sterkfontein caves in the Cradle of Humankind.  The name comes form ” The Rising Star Cave System” where the fossils were found.

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