Sarah Dorsey D'13 asked, "What is the coolest animal you've seen so far?" Bannerman's Turaco

I haven't sought out animals all that much yet. In February, I'm taking a trip to the far north, so I'll hopefully get to check out the animal reserve while I'm there. However, I did see this really awesome bird in near Bamenda at Lake Awing. I didn't get a picture of it myself, but it was about the size of a large hawk, with lots of scarlet, blue and green.

It turns out that the guy who lived below me in Yaoundé is a birding hobbiest. According to him, it turns out that the bird is a very rare species called Bannerman's Turaco. It lives only in the area around Lake Awing in the northwest region of Cameroon. Pretty cool, huh?