SouthSudan Hero

Featuring wetlands, tropical forests and savannahs, South Sudan's territory is not that much smaller than that of Texas or France.

The country has two core seasons: the wet season (usually beginning around April) and the dry season (usually beginning around November). The temperature is generally always in the low 70s to high 80s (degrees Fahrenheit), peaking around March and reaching a low around July.

South Sudan has some of the richest biodiversity on Earth. Its territory is home to one of the largest animal migrations in the world, an event in which a herd of over a million antelope move between seasonal habitats. Depending on the region of South Sudan, you might see such varied animal life as lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, hippopotamuses, chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys, ostriches, pelicans and storks. The country has several national parks and game reserves.

Everyday people depend on agriculture to survive, and harvests are themselves dependent on rainfall. Between the period of April (when food stores usually run out) and November (the harvest season), the population is largely reliant on cattle farming to feed themselves.

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