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SNOW IN AFRICA: Giraffes, elephants and antelopes covered in blanket of white

September 13, 2018 3:08 PM
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THESE bizarre images show giraffes, elephants and antelopes trudging through thick SNOW after freak storms hit the African savannahs.

While several mountain ranges in North Africa see snowfall on a regular basis it is very rare for snow to settle at lower altitudes, especially on the savannahs.

In January snow was reported near the Algerian town of Aïn Séfra in the Sahara Desert. It was only the fifth snowfall in 40 years for one of the hottest places on Earth.

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has long been crowned by a cap of snow and ice, and skiing is even possible in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria, as well as a few spots in South Africa and Lesotho.

Nonetheless, snow on the plains, anywhere on the African continent, remains incredibly rare.


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