Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park


Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Nature conservation area in the Kalahari Desert. It lies on the border of South Africa and Botswana and occupies an area of 14,668 sq mi (37,991 sq km), with about three-quarters of it contained in Botswana. Its wildlife includes gemsboks, gnu (wildebeests), springbok, lions, jackals, and ostriches. It was officially established in 2000 by merging Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa with Gemsbok National Park in Botswana. Both parks were originally established in the 1930s to protect migratory animal populations that cross the border between the two countries.

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