Once we got to Zimbabwe we went to the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo where another Fulbright Professor gave a talk on water conservation. I actually learned a lot. For instance, did you know that the average human utilizes between 1,000 and 6,000 liters of water per day? That’s right, here’s his powerpoint slide which states it:
We also visited the Natural History Museum which had a TON of specimens on display, the Khami Ruins, and Matobo National Park and Rhino Reserve where I learned that if you are suspected of being a poacher you will be “shot on sight, no questions asked.”
During our game drive in Matobo as I was sitting in the back of the vehicle I peered through the back windshield and saw this:
YES! A messy dashboard. No! Not that! Look closer. It is a Texas Tech University baseball cap. Apparently a group of students from Tech were at the National Park over Thanksgiving break. I forget which department they were from, either an animal or science based department obviously, but they had been there for a week to study the rhinos.