Zambia

What a grieving orca mother tells us about animals and death

Among scientists, however, there remains a prejudice against the idea that animals feel “real” grief or respond in complex ways to death. Following reports of the “grieving,” zoologist Jules Howard, for example, wrote, “If you believe J35 was displaying evidence of mourning or grief, you are making a case that rests on faith, not on scientific endeavor.”

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Zambia, home to the largest population of wild hippos on earth. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brady Barr, host of "Dangerous Encounters" on the National Geographic Channel. He was in Zambia for his latest episode, entitled "Undercover Hippo."

Global Politics

Trouble in Zambia

Zambia is considered one of Africa's most stable countries. But recently, it's hit shaky ground. A controversial election and rising food prices are putting the young democracy to the test. The World's Laura Lynch has details.

Health & Medicine

Safer abortions in Zambia

In the African nation of Zambia, abortion is legal, but few medical clinics offer the procedure and women therefore try it themselves. A hospital in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, aims to save women's lives by making abortion safer and more widely available.

Conflict & Justice

The slums of Zambia

The BBC's Jo Fidgen explores one of the roughest parts of Zambia's capital, Lusaka. A local boy serves as a guide through Chiboly, a massive slum often nicknamed �Baghdad� for the widespread violence there.