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The oldest rocks are of Archean age (more than 3.6 to 2.5 billion years old) and
are found in the so-called granite-gneiss-greenstone terrains of the Kaapvaal,
Zimbabwe, and Congo cratons. They consist of gray, banded gneisses, various ...
In Zimbabwe the Highveld and Middle Veld consist of open woodland savanna,
dominated by leguminous, fire- resistant species of trees belonging to the
Brachystegia genus. Tall perennial grasses and flowering herbs, which readily
catch fire ...
Of the big cats, lions can be found in the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe
and elsewhere along the river's course; cheetahs, although comparatively rare,
can be sighted; and leopards, rarely seen by daylight, are common, both in the ...
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