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African Fish Eagle August 17, 2019

Posted by Sobek in News.


This is the national bird of South Sudan. Here are some other interesting things to know about South Sudan:

  • It gained independence from Sudan in 2011.  It is the newest country in the world with widespread recognition. Kosovo is newer, but not as widely recognized.
  • The capital city is Juba, which has about half a million people.
  • The President of South Sudan is Salva Kiir Mayardit.  When he visited the US in 2006, he was given a black Stetson hat as a gift from President George W. Bush, and he liked it so much that he bought several more and rarely makes a public appearance without one.


1. geoff - August 17, 2019

Here are some other interesting things to know about South Sudan:

…and no one from South Sudan has ever visited IB.

2. Retired Geezer - August 17, 2019

We should take back his hat.

3. Sobek - August 17, 2019

I heard that Salva Kiir Mayardit likes to Google himself. Yep, that’s what I heard about Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan.

4. lauraw - August 17, 2019

“South Sudan” sounds like a fascinating country, filled with wonderful people and headed by an honorable man, who is named “President Salva Kiir Mayardit”!

5. Bunk Strutts - August 28, 2019

African fish eagle doesn’t look much like a fish.

6. Retired Geezer - August 28, 2019

Fun Factoid: President Salva Kiir Mayardit has a flock of Fish Eagles.
Each bird has ‘Property of President Salva Kiir Mayardit’ tattooed on it’s beak.

7. skinbad - August 30, 2019

The picture is funny if you imagine him scootching his butt on the carpet.

8. Retired Geezer - August 31, 2019

Wait… Dave’s dog is a Fish Eagle?

9. Bunk Strutts - August 31, 2019

@Retired Geezer — Shouldn’t a bunch of them be called “a school of fish eagles”?

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