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  1. 1. Rwanda! By: Katie T.
  2. 2. The Flag of Rwanda <ul><li>This is the flag of Rwanda. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Coming up next is… A GIANT MAP OF RWANDA!
  4. 5. Did you know… <ul><li>That Rwanda first became a part of German East Africa in 1890? </li></ul><ul><li>That in 2007 the population of Rwanda was </li></ul><ul><li>9, 907, 509? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Have you ever heard of these? <ul><li>Kamarampaka Day (September 25) </li></ul><ul><li>Eid Al Fitr (October 13) </li></ul><ul><li>All Saints Day (November 1) </li></ul><ul><li>National Mourning Day (April 7) </li></ul><ul><li>These are all different holidays celebrated in Rwanda. They also celebrate ‘our’ holidays like New Years, Christmas, Easter, ect. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Recent History: The Rwandan Civil War <ul><li>Rwanda continued fighting against the Democratic Republic of the Congo throughout its four-year civil war. Finally, in July 2002, the two countries signed a peace accord; Rwanda promised to withdraw its 35,000 troops from the Congolese border. And Congo in turn agreed to disarm the thousands of Hutu militiamen in its territory, who threatened Rwandan security. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Recent History: The Rwandan Civil war <ul><li>In this war, not only people were affected. Animals were killed, moved, and forced to change natural habitats. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Some of the tourist attractions are… <ul><li>All of the different foods </li></ul><ul><li>The wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>All of the cool animals </li></ul><ul><li>Chimpanzee trekking </li></ul><ul><li>Safaris </li></ul><ul><li>White water rafting </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Silverback Gorilla <ul><li>Did you know that gorillas eat their own poo? </li></ul><ul><li>They search through it to find any left over or un chewed food. Its not as gross as it seems! It also gives them more nutrients. </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Crowned Crane <ul><li>The crowned crane is the national bird of Rwanda. </li></ul><ul><li>The way it got its name is from the bunch of feathers on the top of its head, it looks like a crown. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Warthog (commonly known as “Pumba”) <ul><li>In this picture there are two warthogs. </li></ul><ul><li>(For people who don’t know what they are… watch the lion king and look for Pumba.) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Weighing in at 3636 kg(8000 lbs)... The Hippopotamus!
  13. 14. The Hippopotamus <ul><li>The hippo is on the list of the largest animals you will find in Rwanda. </li></ul><ul><li>They are very common in lakes and any large spaces of water. </li></ul>
  14. 15. The Giraffe <ul><li>The giraffe is the tallest animal you will find in Rwanda. As a baby it is over 7 feet tall! </li></ul><ul><li>When being born the mother stays standing forcing the baby to fall 6 feet to the ground. Some don’t survive the fall.  </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Fruit Bat <ul><li>Another commonly seen animal is the fruit bat. </li></ul><ul><li>If you look closely in this picture, you will see LOTS of them. You would have more chances of finding them in groups than alone. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Thank You! I hope you learned a lot about my country Rwanda.