A colleague of mine working here on the project brought out some biltong from South Africa. Biltong is South African ‘beef jerky’ but comes in many many more incarnations than just beef. So in South Africa one would find bilong made from beef, kudu, eland, wildebeest, even ostrich. Blue wildebeest is a very common antelope found in Africa and has a ‘least concerned’ status on the endangered species list (see panel from Wikipedia), which made me feel better – it being Earth Day and all on Friday ! There are about 1 million of the ‘beasts’ roaming the plains of the Serengeti.