Exploring Victoria Falls National Parks

This article was written by Phin Upham.

The national parks at Victoria Falls are actually separated into two territories. The Mosi-oa-Tunya national park is roughly sixty-six square kilometers. The Victoria Falls national park proper is the smaller of the two, coming in at 23 square kilometers, but wildlife is free to move between zones without bother. The parks have an abundance of wild and plant life open for exploration. Continue reading

How the First Expedition to Antarctica Almost Failed

This article was written by Phin Upham.

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who had found fame by sailing the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In 1910, Amundson was preparing to lead an exploration into the Antarctic, his sights set on the most prestigious prize left in the world of exploration. The meticulously planned goal was to reach the South Pole, but the journey started with folly. Amundsen had been preparing for an expedition North, when he head that British explorer Robert Scott was headed South. So Amdundsen, sensing the competitive spirit, abruptly switched directions to pursue the South Pole. Continue reading

Amazing Monkeys of Amazon

This article was written by Phin Upham.

The Amazon has one of the densest populations of monkeys in the world, with so many varieties that scientists have yet to see and categorize them all. Most monkeys in the Amazon actually have a prehensile tail that can serve as an additional limb for gripping. Here, we read about some of the more common species of monkey that call the rainforest home. Continue reading