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good morning, america. donald trump's vegas-size rally last night. his harshest words yet for ted cruz. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> and a protester. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. >> as cruz is forced to fire a key staffer after new allegations of a dirty trick. that's all ahead of today's next big vote. severe weather alert. a large tornado outbreak expected to hit the gulf coast. damaging winds up to 70 miles an hour and golf ball-sized hail. 21 million people in the threat zone. flooding rain and storms from texas to maine. snow hole emergency. this 10-year-old girl falls ten feet below the surface. her father desperately tries to pull her free and we have the rescuers who got there just in time. ♪ and are you ready for this? "gma" on safari.
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an epic event never before attempted on live television. plunging you into africa's garden of eden. an expedition into one of the wonders of the world. millions of majestic animals on the move as part of the great migration. we're with them from the air to the ground. our drones and trackers following their steps, and you're part of it all with groundbreaking virtual technology at your fingertips. "gma" live on safari in africa starts right now. ♪ i don't know about you but the chill bumps are already out. good morning, america. we have an incredible experience to share with you this morning. "gma" on safari live. we'll give you an extraordinary glimpse at one of the natural wonders of the world. >> let's take a look at it right now. amy is there. amy robach there live in africa. she's in tanzania and she's just
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about to go into the ngorongoro crater in tanzania, one of the most spectacular, stunning sights in the world. you see her in the convoy right there. amy, how is it? >> oh, my goodness, george. it truly is the garden of eden. it is spectacular and just moments ago that's right, we descended into the 2,000-foot deep crater and now we have just arrived and i believe a few of our friends came to join us, the animals have really cooperated. you are looking live at the great migration in panoramic views. this is 100-square-mile crater. we have a lot of ground to cover. but we have some help to do that. we have five cameras, a long lens camera. two drones and, of course, that 360-degree virtual reality bringing this incredible, incredible safari to you and it is stunning. there are so many animals to see. we're going to be looking for elephants, lions and rhinos because those are the animals
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that are threatened, in fact, our t.j. holmes is in south africa, he's going to be talking about the efforts to try and stop illegal hunting so that we can protect and save these majestic creatures, guys. buckle up, this is going to be an awesome ride. >> it really will be. you're going to be live all morning long. one of the memories i treasure most, my family, we went on a safari in south africa right before my father passed. it is -- you're going to see for yourself. you're going to feel like you're there. i will never ever forget that memory. special. but we will begin with the race for the white house. it's "your voice, your vote." republicans squaring off ahead of today's votes in nevada and ted cruz facing a major shake-up in his inner circle. abc's tom llamas has the latest and joins us from las vegas. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. the nevada caucuses are today for republicans. if and if the gop wants a brawler in the white house they may get
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it with donald trump. you're going to hear why in a moment. trump talking tough in front of thousands last night in vegas as senator ted cruz hits a very tough point in his campaign. this morning, a cruz campaign shake-up and donald trump is relishing every minute of it. >> the evangelicals didn't vote for him. you know why, because they don't like liars. >> reporter: overnight, trump rallying a massive crowd in las vegas saying he wanted to hit a protester who interrupted him. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. >> reporter: and poking fun at senator ted cruz. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> reporter: cruz forced to fire his communications director rick tyler after tyler spread a false report which claimed rubio dismissed the bible to a cruz staffer in this video. >> i know exactly what i said to that young man. i said, the answer to every question you'll ever have is in that book. >> reporter: senator rubio livid describing a pattern of dirty campaigning by the cruz campaign from suggesting dr. ben carson was dropping out during the iowa caucuses to photoshopping this image of rubio shaking hands
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with the president. >> someone in that organization has set that culture. ted has to be responsible for that. >> reporter: senator cruz looked into this most recent matter himself, then made this decision. >> this morning, i asked for rick tyler's resignation. i had made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with a very highest standards of integrity. >> reporter: and cruz warning attacks on his character could ultimately derail his campaign. >> if other candidates devote all their time and energy to attacking us and engaging in personal slurs and attacks, it is possible they could weaken us to a sufficient extent that they hand donald trump the nomination. >> reporter: and overnight, senator ted cruz seeming to strengthen his stance on immigrant, saying he would be in favor of mass deportations, even roundups, this, as senator marco rubio received 16 endorsements,
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the accomplish clearly rallying around rubio. >> that's right. all ahead of those caucuses tonight. we'll move to the democrats now and hillary clinton hoping that momentum from her win over bernie sanders in nevada will bring her big victories in south carolina saturday and that huge delegate hall across the south on super tuesday, one week from today. sanders fighting back hard and abc's cecilia vega is here with the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the vermont senator now looking ahead to super tuesday states, also hoping he can pull off the win he needs to keep his campaign afloat. and now he's got his sights set on his one and only target. overnight hillary clinton popping up on the set of "scandal," star scott foley sharing this instagram of clinton with himself and president fitz. clinton on a fund-raising trip to los angeles where she attended a $2,700 per person event at the home of a hollywood executive. >> thank you, nevada. >> reporter: after winning 76% of the african-american vote in nevada, she's counting on south carolina where more than half of democratic voters are expected to be black.
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clinton also launching another new ad featuring one of the most well-recognized voices in america, actor morgan freeman. >> she says their names. >> trayvon martin shot to death. dontre hamilton, unarmed. >> reporter: bernie sanders is turning to a different prominent african-american actor, danny glover, while attacking clinton as a political opportunist. >> and the people of the united states need to know the difference between hastily adopted campaign rhetoric and the real record and the long-held ideas of the candidates. >> reporter: sanders' team says that, while they haven't given up on south carolina where clinton enjoys a massive double-digit lead, they are focused on super tuesday. sanders hoping for wins in places like colorado, oklahoma, minnesota and massachusetts. and during a 22-minute speech in
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boston sanders mentioned hillary clinton's name 15 times. he's also bringing in another big-name endorsement from spike lee, the big question, though, this morning, guys, is will it be enough? >> does he have enough time? let's bring that question to jon karl in washington. you just saw that targeting that cecilia put up for bernie sanders. he's got to find a place to get some wins tuesday. >> reporter: that's right, and they see several possibilities on super tuesday to get some wins. you have bernie sanders' home state of vermont, neighboring massachusetts, minnesota, colorado, all states the sanders camp thinks they can win and remember, george, in every single state for the democrats the delegates are awarded proportionally. even in states sanders loses to clinton he will still gather delegates. >> so hard to read. it's a relatively new caucus there but you got some firsthand evidence yesterday of the republican establishment really closing ranks behind marco rubio. >> reporter: oh, absolutely. you saw several united states
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senators, several congress -- members of congress, governors, former governors, all coming out and endorsing marco rubio yesterday. really quite a list including bob dole, the 1996 republican nominee. but, george, dole told me, i talked to him about this. he told me that, if rubio can't find a place to win on super tuesday, if trump sweeps on super tuesday then he -- you might as well start printing the inaugural invitations that trump will be the nominee. >> yeah, that surprised me from bob dole. not only will trump get the nom nagsz wi nomination, he felt he could even win the white house. jon karl, thanks very much. >> all right there, george. now to another big headline, new developments in that michigan rampage. we're learning more about what the uber driver charged with killing six people and injuring two, what he may have done before the shooting including a visit to a gun and ammo shop. abc's alex perez has the latest from kalamazoo. alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin. authorities describe the uber driver as cooperative, but not remorseful. the big question, a possible motive in this case remains a mystery. this morning we're learning more
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about the suspect in that deadly rampage in kalamazoo. uber driver jason dalton. >> you understand the charges? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the 45-year-old stone-faced during his arraignment monday facing several charges, including six counts of murder. >> i would prefer just to remain silent. >> reporter: prosecutors saying they still don't know his motive but they say that dalton admitted he took people's lives. >> i described this previously as intentional, as deliberate, as cold. >> reporter: investigators say dalton picked up uber fares in between the shootings saturday night. just a short time before dalton was arrested he allegedly picked up a fare with these three men. >> my buddy actually said, this isn't the hhr, you're not the guy, are you, and he kind of said no. >> reporter: dalton once worked as an insurance adjuster, is married and the father of a 10 and 15-year-old. andrew jamieson the best man at his wedding shocked by the news. >> he was very quiet and reserved.
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definitely not out to ever cause anybody trouble. >> reporter: a local gun and ammunition owner says dalton stopped in about once a month and was there just hours before the shooting purchasing a tactical jacket. the three separate attacks unfolding across a 12-mile area. six people dead in the course of five hours. barbara ann hawthorne's family in a statement describing her as a generous, giving person, the 14-year-old girl who was with hawthorne during the shooting remains in critical condition, initially believed to be brain dead. >> abigail is strong. everybody needs to get that straight. my daughter is not dead. >> reporter: and this morning, we've learned the girlfriend of one of the young victims that was killed actually hid in a car nearby during the ordeal and called 911. dalton is due back in court here next week, thursday, george. >> thank you, alex. we are all pulling for that young girl. major winter storm brewing. sam has that. >> damaging storm already this morning, george, and let's get you warned.
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there's a lot more to come. let's show you what's happening in west texas, 45 to 60-mile-an-hour driving winds. then the hailstones involved in this, as well. so the hailstones this size, that's a house window, so if it did it to a house, imagine what it's doing to cars this morning. this is not just the spot in texas, it's all over the deep south so, baton rouge, mobile, montgomery, all the way into the panhandle of florida, that's where these storms will be active. strong winds, damaging winds. we think tornados are possible. not just the storms, though. it's a lot of soaking rain. look at these areas shaded in yellow, you're getting one around shreveport, atlanta, charlotte, new york, boston later on. probably for tomorrow. very heavy rain involved here. two, three, four inches of rain. new york is getting a little hit of snow this afternoon. that's nothing to do with what you'll get tomorrow which is the worst weather and then this snow that kicks in starting tomorrow really chicago, peoria, this could be a good size hit of snow so, robin and george, there's a
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lot happening in the eastern half of the country. >> thank you, sam. the latest now on the battle between apple and the fbi. protesters rallying at apple stores all around the world today to support the tech giant's refusal to help the fbi unlock the iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. abc's pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: today in over 40 cities across the nation and internationally apple supporters saying no to the fbi and a judge has ordered to help open the iphone of the san bernardino killer. >> this goes far beyond this single case or this single phone and in fact they're actually asking apple to do something that would put millions of people's safety and security at risk. >> reporter: but some family members of those fatally shot and wounded this morning weighing in, as well. announcing plans to join the fbi in the fight against apple. >> the questions that the family members have, the victims, they include why did this happen? how could this happen? why were they targeted? are they still being targeted? who did these people communicate with? >> reporter: this after an intensifying war of words between apple ceo tim cook and fbi director james comey.
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the fbi director saying it's critical to get evidence from the phone as soon as possible and the apple ceo warning that the fbi's demands would potentially make millions of phones vulnerable to hacking. tech giants have supported their stance but microsoft co-founder bill gates suggested to "the financial times" that the government is asking for something narrow. >> it's no different than, you know, should -- if anybody ever been able to tell the phone company to get information, bank records, should anybody be able to get it? >> reporter: but gates goes on to say that apple is waiting for a high court, quote, to make clear what they should do. george. >> it is a big fight, thanks very much. we're going to move on to a big headline about distracted driving. new evidence this morning that those distractions from texting, even changing stations on the radio, lead to a majority of crashes and emotions also play a big role. abc's rebecca jarvis here to explain. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: hi, george, good morning, and this really goes to
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show you just how crucial it is to pay attention while you are driving. the new research showing that in two-thirds of crashes drivers were distracted just seconds before the accident and in 90% of the most severe crashes, drivers were distracted. we've seen that frightening video. texting, chatting, changing the tunes. resulting in crashes each and every time. [ screaming ] >> reporter: and this morning, new evidence that not only is distracted driving a major factor behind car crashes, but that the risk of crashing rises significantly when drivers were emotional -- angry, sad, tearful or agitated. the study conducted by the virginia tech transportation institute surveyed 3,500 drivers between the ages of 16 and 98 through a three-year period. the author says that distractions that take a driver's eye away from the road for an extended period of time create the greatest crash risk.
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the most common being reaching for a cell phone, reading or writing or using touchscreen menus on the dashboard. the lead author of this study says these findings are particularly useful because they show just how distracted teens were while driving. he says if something isn't done soon to limit the distractions there could be scary results in the future. also looking on the dashboard too. part of those distractions playing around with the radio, doing things that people do and there's so much to see in the car. >> so much going on. >> there should be some way to disable the driver's phone. >> yeah, i'd like to see that. >> thank you, rebecca. you got an incredible story. >> yeah, unbelievable. george, a dramatic rescue in california. a 10-year-old girl suddenly falling through the snow into freezing water. her father trying desperately to pull her out. abc's kayna whitworth has the details. >> reporter: dramatic new cell phone video of a father trying to frantically save his 10-year-old girl from freezing water and hypothermia. >> i was scared and calling out for help.
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my feet were freezing. >> reporter: this morning, samantha white speaking out after falling through this hole in the snow and into the frigid water below. >> at first i thought it was just an indent but i fell in and i felt one of my legs hanging. >> reporter: samantha's father scrambling to help. >> i stuck out the snow pull for her to grab and she wasn't strong enough to hole on to it and i noticed that she was starting to sink. >> reporter: luckily, a search and rescue team was nearby on an overnight training exercise. >> if not for the actions of the search and rescue team, samantha's disposition might be quite different. >> reporter: authorities say a bridge underneath the weight of all that snow had collapsed creating an opening smaller than a manhole. samantha had fallen ten feet below the surface of the snow. this morning, thankful for her rescuers. >> i was happy that they were training there. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles.
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>> wow. >> thank goodness she's okay. >> that search and rescue team. >> we got some snow our way. >> this is a little snow. no one gets more than two inches out of this. take a look, because watches are already out. up comes this low, the small system today, not the heavy rain for tomorrow but today starting at around an hour in philly and probably by about noon today in new york you'll start to see the rain and the snow mixing in. this is mostly snow for north of the big cities, that's the weather around the nation. good morning.
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i'm abc7 news meteorologist with your accuweather forecast. a lot of sunshine, high clouds and spring warmth that could rewrite record highs. light rain possible across the north bay friday and sunday. for the rest of us cooler. 70 in san francisco, antioch, 75 in morgan hill. back in the 40s so chilly tonight. warmest thursday and coolest sunday. is have a great day. coming up, new developments in those sexual harassment allegations against peyton manning. coaches at the university of tennessee expected to speak out this morning. and amy is live on safari in africa on the great migration. amy, what do you see? >> oh, guys, we have a beautiful lake of pink as in pink flamingos right behind me and some zebras and wildebeest in the foreground. the flamingos are only here for a couple of months in this crater. so we are so fortunate to be
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able to bring that to you. look at them fly. they are gorgeous but we are on a mission to find even more animals. we are looking for elephants, black rhinos and lions, there are some of the hardest to find on safari but you'll see them with us live, so stay with us. we have so much more. this is my family. being a part of helping people in need is who i am. working at brookdale for me is not just a job, it's a life for me. i love it. i formed many connections with the residents. i feel like i am part of their family and they're part of mine. if you can get up in the morning, ya know, shake the dust and go up there and make somebody happy, when i go to sleep, i did my job. better things than for rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to a biologic, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill
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welcome back to "gma" and that is something you cannot see very often. that is a rhino on safari at the ngorongoro crater in tanzania. zebras in the background, as well. amy is there this morning all morning long. we've got cameras all across that crater for the great migration and we're going to bring you more in just a little bit. >> we'll talk to amy in just a moment. but also right now, donald trump with the harshest words yet for ted cruz accusing his campaign of spreading lies as nevada gets ready to cast votes in the republican caucuses today. and camille cosby responding to questions about her husband during a seven-hour deposition. she's due to testify again in march. >> let's not waste another moment, let's go back to amy and her crew on safari in africa. how is it going, amy? >> oh, this is so incredible. incredibly rare.
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you are seeing live exactly what we're seeing here in the ngorongoro crater and that is the elusive black rhino. there are about 40 of them in this crater and it is extremely rare to see one up close and personal and you are seeing it along with us and i have here with me wildlife expert animal planet's dave salmoni. you haven't seen this very often yourself? >> this is really rare. this is quite a sight. i rarely see them. >> dave also -- something most of us haven't done -- spent six months alone with lions. that will come in handy. we are on the move for lions and elephants and incredibly rare to see and to bring it live we have our two drones. so, let's get them flying on their mission. guys, take it away and you are just going to be wowed and wowed and wowed but what we're going to be able to show you over the next hour and a half, stay with us, there's so much more to come. >> all right, amy, completely covered.
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but first, we have the latest on peyton manning under growing scrutiny because of a sexual harassment lawsuit against his alma mater, the university of tennessee. that suit is bringing up an accusation made against peyton 20 years ago by a female trainer and abc's ryan smith is here with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, robin. 16 coaches from both men's and women's sports teams at the university of tennessee are making a rare move, holding a joint press conference to answer questions on a variety of issues they're defending the university's storied reputation. this morning, 16 head coaches at the university of tennessee speaking out, expected to hold a joint press conference for the first time since six women filed a lawsuit alleging the university violated title ix by creating a hostile environment for women. >> i can tell you think, the tennessee athletic department is
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as god -- we'll be honest and direct. >> reporter: this after football coach butch jones made his first public comments regarding the suit saturday, defending the football program. >> we've worked very hard to build our culture. we're continuing to defend it. >> reporter: the plaintiffs allege that the school acted with deliberate indifference in its response to incidents of sexual assault. >> manning gets the pass to fowler. >> reporter: and among those major athletes cited in the filing, peyton manning, the good guy quarterback fresh off his super bowl win. >> my relationships with my teammates have been important to me. >> reporter: allegations resurfacing from a 20-year-old incident in which a highly regarded female trainer claimed manning sexually assaulted her while at the university of tennessee allegedly placing his genital area on her while she examined his foot. in a book manning described the 1996 incident as a crude but harmless locker room exchange. naughright catching him mooning another athlete.
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>> it took social media to make this a news story. it's been out there. it's a story that is potentially incredibly damaging to peyton manning. >> reporter: this is just the latest in a slew of claims filed against numerous universities for their handling of sexual assault cases. just last month, florida state and baylor university each settled claims last month by female students alleging football players assaulted them. the university of tennessee's lawyer says the school acted lawfully and in good faith in the situations outlined in the lawsuit against them. >> a lot of people are watching this mighty closely. thank you, ryan. we move now on to a bitter legal battle between the guy you've seen in those dos equis ads and his talent agency. in the adds, jonathan goldsmith is being called a deadbeat in court filgs. nick watt has the story. >> he can speak french and russian. he's the most interesting man in the role. >> reporter: but the man who played him for ten years jonathan goldsmith now knee-deep in the most interesting legal battle. >> i prefer dos equis. >> reporter: apparently goldsmith's preference for dos equis intoxicated him into believing that he could ignore
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his promises reads a complaint filed by his manager claiming he owes him a cut of close to $2 million in pure money or >> i don't always drink beer -- >> reporter: parentally, always pay that manager he stopped paying in november 2014. >> his two cents is worth $37 and change. >> reporter: the suit declaring there is nothing interesting about being a deadbeat refers to goldsmith as the least honorable man in the entertainment business. >> the last time he flirted with danger, danger got clingy. >> reporter: goldsmith just countersued his manager. >> my client, i have to tell you, has been in the business over 50 years. he's an honorable man. he's never cheated anyone. >> reporter: goldsmith claims by dishing details and dollars involved, his now ex-manager is jeopardizing this gig and calls him a failed "c" list actor, now a failed personal manager. >> stay thirsty, my friends. >> as one of the most interesting men in the world he is a fighter. >> reporter: for "good morning
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and we're back now with "gma" on safari. amy in tanzania in the ngorongoro crater. that is home to hundreds of thousands of animals right now and, amy, what are you seeing? >> oh, we told you we were on a mission to find lions, elephants and rhinos and look what we have right behind me, we have a pride of male lions and a female lion right there. it is really hot here. it's about 90 degrees. you can see them panting and looking for shade just to try
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and stay cool. they hunt at night but it is really remarkable that you're seeing this live with us with our five cameras here capturing it all for you. and we want to find lion, elephants and rhinos because among many things they are threatens in this continent and our t.j. holmes is actually in south africa with more on the efforts to try and stop illegal hunting to protect these beautiful creatures. t.j., how's it going? >> hey there, robach. it's going actually really, really well. i know we've been using drones a lot on this "gma" in africa and have been using them to track the animals but i want you to take a peek at something on this screen. take a look at that white van and keep your eye on it. we're using unmanned aerial vehicles here, as well. you know what we're doing. we're using those unmanned aerial vehicles to actually track me this morning as i step out of the van, hopefully you can get a glimpse of me but this thing is circling. this is the latest technology being used to try to save the rhino from extinction.
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they look like soldiers. they're actually park rangers in south africa and this is their battlefield. what's a bigger threat to your rangers, is it the animals or is it the poachers? >> it's the poachers, definitely the poachers. they've got deadly weapons. >> reporter: i'm on patrol with rangers at hluhluwe-imfolozi park, the oldest game reserve in africa. armed poachers come after rhinos every night on these grounds. but tonight the rangers have air support. this is the latest attempt to combat the killing of rhinos in south africa. the project is called air shepherd. drones with infrared cameras patrol the air and send back images in realtime to a mobile command center where a team monitors them. >> someone stopped there. >> reporter: look closely. those white dots, that's me and the rangers on patrol. but if a poacher is spotted the drone team can tell the rangers where to intercept. south africa is home to over 80%
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of the world's rhino population, but they're facing extinction in the wild because of their highly coveted horns. the high demand comes from asia where the horns are believed to have medicinal power. this man says he's heard from friends that it can cure diseases. he mixes up the horn and puts it in a drink. >> there is no scientific proof that rhino horn has any medicinal benefits but people firmly believe that rhino horn does have the attributes that it's said to have. you know, it's the same as telling a christian jesus christ doesn't exist. >> reporter: rhino poaching has reached unprecedented levels in south africa. ten years ago 25 rhinos were poached. the number last year, 1,175. i met with a former poacher who asked us not to show his face. through a translator he said he's killed at least 50 rhinos and did it to support his family. did you ever feel bad for what you were doing for killing these
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animals? he says at times i would feel sorry for the animals but i had to do what i had to do. park rangers say trying to save the rhino from poachers is like fighting a war. some would say they're getting close to wiping the rhino off the planet and you all are fighting that battle right now. >> we're trying, of course, it's very bad. >> reporter: but for now the war continues to save some of africa's most majestic creatures. ♪ it's africa >> reporter: all right, as the drone above continues to circle around, i'm the guy down here in the blue shirt hoping you can still make me out but i'll have my photographer mark who is sitting in that command center turn on around to the camera and you'll see where i am now. turn on around here, here i am at hluhluwe-imfolozi park. the drone can cover a whole lot more ground than the guys on foot, the rangers on foot and even though this is new
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technology being used certainly going to be helpful just in the time we've been here, guy, there's been four rhinos poached, killed right here at this park. after that coveted rhino horn so they have new tools they will be using. but they're not foolproof but this could be the future, robach, i'll send it back to you in tanzania. >> all right, t.j., fantastic reporting. such an important message. we want to take you back to where we are right now live right near a pride of lions, this is one of eight prides that we know of here in the ngorongoro crater and speaking of endangered animals, the lions are the quickest -- they're moving towards extinction faster than any other species on the planet right now so protecting these beautiful creatures is so very important. and coming up, you know, you're seeing this live with us as we're seeing it. we will tell you more about the groundbreaking technology we are using that 360-degree virtual experience that you at home can use and watch and enjoy this incredible garden of eden. we'll be right back. his incredible garden of eden. we'll be right back.
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look at that shot. live, a pair of lions, it is hot
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out there, and you are looking at another way you can experience "gma" on safari, the true circle of life. amy in tanzania on a mission to find some of africa's most majestic creatures. she has five cameras with her including an incredible camera from our partner in this, im-360, it is shooting 360 degrees right now to give you a virtual reality experience unlike anything you've ever seen on tv. >> all right, it is jaw-dropping at home but no one is more surprised than me. when we said great migration i thought we were looking at 95 going into the beltway in d.c. but we're not. this 360 camera can take you around and i'm going to -- look at this -- all the way around the ngorongoro crater, look at the mountains, by the way that's a little cirrus crowd and cumulus popping up right around there. just to show you. >> it really enables you to think you are there and we have more coming up. >> great technology. up. >> great technology.
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and 70s by 4:00 p.m. after topping off in the low to mid 70s. record highs possible today, more than likely tomorrow and thursday our warmest day. it will be about 10 degrees cooler sunday with a slight chance after rain. we have an early medical emergency on muni, they have delayed. no delays here as well. no problems if you want to get out on mass transit. slow and go up to 101 northbound. it's more in the san jose area. very slow from 85, reggie. >> sue, thank you. coming up "gma" on safari. you'll go life into the heart of the african wild as gma cameras
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♪ and dreams of para para paradise ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and we're on safari live right here. the great migration is on the move, lions, elephants, hippos, our expert animal trackers bringing you face-to-face with some of the world's magnificent animals. drones deployed to bring you right up close. amy and our team plunging you into the heart of africa's garden of eden. get ready. we're just moments away from the adventure of a lifetime right here live. also this morning, health alert. what's behind the dramatic spike in mastectomies. new research revealing more and more women choosing surgery. when it is and isn't the right decision. dr. ashton is here live. ♪ and the startling picture of the slam dunk jump. this teen appearing to levitate in midair.
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but it's not photoshopped and he's no jedi. the story behind the photo everyone is clicking on this morning. ♪ oh paradise all that and buckle up. it is time to go on safari live as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. and good morning to amy and her crew there. in africa. our audience joining in on the safari this morning. look, they've all got their phones on sharing in this incredible experience the great migration in africa. >> oh, yes, and amy is live in tanzania this morning. absolutely stunning, that crater, amy. how much are you loving this? >> these animals are really cooperating with us. it's incredible. i know and you're there with us. we've got our five live cameras and there is so much to see. i'm here with animal planet's dave salmoni and we just found a
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herd of buffalo. these are incredible, majestic creatures. we just saw those lions live, and, dave, it's funny. they're not afraid of much but they are afraid of these guys. >> although lions are the king of the jungle, they do have to watch out for these guys. these guys are the reason more lions die than any other reason exist. when they feel threatened they react aggressively. if this herd felt threatened they'd send a couple sentinels and just kill whatever is in their way. >> we're at a safe distance. that's a good thing, and we'll have so much more interesting and fun facts as dave likes to call them about all these incredible animals and we just got word, our two drones, our live drones may have just found a herd of elephants, so we're going to be headed over there next. cannot wait to bring that to you. >> we can't wait either. >> that's going to be great. that buffalo is storing up his energy there. >> but to see them in their home on their turf. >> all these interesting facts, too. i love this. >> and technically amy is in exactly the right position
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because she's upwind of the buffalo. >> i knew you couldn't resist that. >> buffalo don't smell so -- >> you ran that fact -- >> i did a test run. don't say that, sam. >> no, it's beautiful. >> you can see he listens to us. we'll go to cecilia vega. >> don't come to me after that. good morning, guys. we begin with today's republican caucuses in nevada. donald trump is trying for his third consecutive win. he has a commanding lead overnight drawing a large crowd in las vegas and delivering his harshest attack yet on ted cruz calling him sick and attacking his integrity. the texas senator hoping to recover from a campaign shake-up after firing a staffer for posting a misleading video about marco rubio, and rubio is gaining ground picking up endorsements from bob dole and several other big names who previously supported jeb bush. and missouri senator claire mccaskill has been diagnosed with breast cancer. she says her prognosis does look good as she begins treatment in st. louis. mccaskill says the cancer was diagnosed through a mammogram.
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and we have breaking news to tell you about. for more we turn to abc's ryan smith. >> president obama has just released his plan to close the "ghostbusterg guantanamo detention center. he says he wants to work with congress to determine where the detainees can safely be held. others will sent overseas. the plan could save up to $85 million a year. many republicans citing security concerns oppose closing it. this sets up another confrontation with congress. cecilia, now back to you. bill gates is siding with the fbi in its battle with apple. gates tells "the financial times" he agrees that apple should hack into the phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters saying the fbi's request for access is, quote, no special thing. a new poll finds that most americans also side with the fbi.
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and there is a new warning this morning about climate change. scientists say global sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 2,800 years. they say there's more to come. another one to four feet by the end of this century depending on how much carbon dioxide and other gases are released into the atmosphere. and a close call in southern california when this small plane crashed onto a busy street. surveillance video shows the plane nearly taking out a car. the pilot was the only person on board and was not hurt. five parked cars were damaged. and whatever this high school student is eating, i want some of this. check it out. walker stillman looks like he's floating on air right there. this picture is not photoshopped. he says when he knew he had no chance at making that rebound, he just relaxed midair. guys, he was only in that pose for a split second. his mom says she's going to of course hang it on the lawn of -- wall of the house. that's amazing, right?
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>> he's the most chill rebounder around. >> thanks for bringing that to us, cecilia, appreciate it. now, a surprising new report about mastectomies. the u.s. department of health and human services revealing the number of women who undergo double mastectomies has tripled. abc's news chief women's health correspondent jennifer ashton is here to talk about this so tell us, give us some details about this increase. >> so, robin, this was not a study but it was an accumulation of data from 2005 to 2013 and over that eight-year period some interesting trends were observed. as we just heard, the rate of mastectomy overall has increased by 36%. the number of women having double mastectomies, that tripled over the eight-year period, and women who are choosing double mastectomies were about ten years younger than those women who were having single mastectomies, and this was all in the face of the breast cancer rate staying stable. >> yeah, so it's staying stable but yet women are taking these measures because they -- it's individual. and they have to do what they feel is best for them. >> exactly. >> as a doctor, when do you think it is right for a double
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or single mastectomy? >> so, difficult question and obviously, as you said, it does have to be individualized but this is really the why. three kind of main reasons why a woman would choose a mastectomy. number one, if they have a genetic mutation like the brca mutation that we've talked about and most people know about, second reason, if it's a large tumor in a relatively small size breast because, again, we have to take into account cosmetic issues, the risk of being disfigured with the treatment of the cancer and lastly, patient preference. women still can say, i don't want to go through that increased surveillance, stress, follow-up long term, and so i want to choose what i think is the best course of action. >> and quite a few think that way. when you look at it, there's some controversy about does it really prevent future recurring even getting it in the first place if you have a mastectomy. >> and this is what most people don't know, robin. to be clear, and we have known this for some time, the risk of recurrence or death after being
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treated with mastectomy versus lumpectomy with radiation is the same, so this treatment -- >> that is surprising. >> -- has to be individualized. >> when people hear that, you think -- >> absolutely the same so this is a discussion women need to have with that breast surgeon and needs to be right about them. it's about treating the whole woman and not just the body part. >> again, each woman and men go through breast cancer, as well. we're thinking of senator mccaskill, that she has been recently diagnosed and she said the prognosis was good so we're thinking of her. over to lara. >> thank you, robin. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." we are, as you have seen, on safari getting up close with the most majestic animals in africa. and then we are learning more about a tribe there. amy joining in on a wedding like you've never seen before. and then from morning time to primetime, it's my turn today to switch jobs and see if i can cut it in the acting world with "the muppets." and then outside we have
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amy promised and the drones have delivered. look at those elephants on safari in africa right now in the ngorongoro crater. this is a stop on the great migration, one of the natural most majestic wonders of the world and amy, you are right in the middle of it now. >> we really are. we are moving through this
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100-mile crater and i'm here with animal planet's dave salmoni headed to where the drones are right now. those live drones over that herd of elephants. it's simply incredible. we have five live cameras for you at home to be on safari with us so as we're experiencing it, so are you at home and, dave, i want to take a look at this drone footage and these elephants. we've seen these guy, right? >> we saw them fighting the other day. >> yes, we did. >> what happens is when there's babies around, which is right around now the girls, they kick all the young boys out so they don't hurt the babies so now there's a little group hanging out, bachelor's group, boys will be boys. have a little rumble. >> called satellite males because they hang out near the herd but not allowed to be in the herd. >> i love what you told me about the power of their trunks. >> the trunks, absolutely, one of their biggest strengths. they have over 100,000 muscles in their trunk. >> we've shown you the rhino and the lion and the elephant is the third threatened species here in this continent, those tusks are beautiful but they're certainly unfortunately a commodity on the
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black market in the asian market. >> yep. >> we need to do more to protect them. >> what happened was when the asian markets grew and more new wealth you needed to have ivory tusks and that rhino horn. there's a lot of time and energy into keeping them safe. >> and specifically in this crater there is a natural barrier, that 2,000-foot wall where a volcano once stood higher than mt. kilimanjaro. this is a protected area but there are also measures in place from anti-poaching patrols, tell me a little about what they do here that's been so successful. >> one of the big things i said, it's hard to get in here without being seen. but i think the biggest success of this park, it was the first park ever to partner with the local people, so, on top of the anti-poaching patrol and the geography, all the local maasai will identify people they don't recognize and tell anti-poaching people there's a problem.
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>> and take a look at this incredible live picture of an elephant. it's just incredible. you are seeing this elephant move through the tall grasses in the middle of the great migration here at the ngorongoro crater. you are seeing him do what so many, 2 million animals are doing right now, live, they are in search of the nutrient-rich grass here. >> absolutely. this is the largest mammal on the planet. imagine how much food they have to eat. they only digest 30% of the food they put in. he's pulling up that grass and putting it in. he's going to put in a lot to be that big. >> yeah, and these animals travel far and wide. >> yeah, another fun fact i like about these guys is that they actually talk to each other with a subsonic so we can't hear it but they can talk from miles and miles to each other to tell each other how they are doing. they're a real strong family. >> i was hoping we would see what we saw yesterday, those two young males sparring. but that's very common, actually. >> it's part of the social structure.
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these males will all at one point want to breed with the herd so the boys that win those little tussles right when if comes to breeding time the strongest, the fittest, he gets to have time with the ladies. >> but i also love speaking of the ladies as we look at these four cameras live over this incredible herd of elephants. the women are in charge. >> women, it's a hierarchal structure so the girls decide where they go, when they go and how they go. if they don't want a boy around send him out. >> just like us. they're just like us, dave. >> absolutely. ladies rule the house. >> and as we're moving through the crater and, oh, we're here. we made it. oh, my goodness. i just looked behind and saw the elephants. you're seeing them too. they are so beautiful but they're far away from the rest of the animals in the crater here. they move around. do they like to be alone? >> well, it's not so much the seclusion. it's just a matter of they're eating different things and moving in certain areas so the herd that's close is closer to this end of the park so what happens is, the crater has a lot of different habitats so you can see the water when we had the flamingos, there's a forested area and they're in the area
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that the girls like the most, the trees, because the herd will be around there. >> it's so incredible and we're showing this to you live with our five cameras but the one camera that you really can get an immersive 3d virtual reality experience is that im-360 camera near the forest here. >> that's where the black ryan rhinos and elephants will be there. >> you can check it out on your tablet, your phone. you can pan it, look up, look down, zoom in and really see everything as it's happening here in the crater during the great migration and this is something that is so spectacular. it's one of the wonders of the world. >> it's a natural wonder of the world and the reason is there's so many. we've never seen mass amounts of animals move together as a team. so obviously what they'll do is they'll follow the rain. the rain comes down and they have something to eat and when the grass gets eaten they have to move on. this is where a lot of these wildebeests and zebra and
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gazelle all come to have their babies. >> you say zebra, i say zebra. you say wildebeest. >> i say africa gets to name the animal because they have it. i grew up in north america so i used to call it zebra and wildebeest. >> but now you're correct and i'm wrong, it's all right. with all of those millions, 2 million migrating that is when the lions come out to play because they have a steady food source. >> all the predators so in the crater here you've got eight prides of lions and you've got hyena, everything eating, unfortunately, all the new nutrient that's coming in which is the animal. >> and this is nutrient-rich grass because of its volcanic beginnings. >> absolutely. the reason why they have all their babies at the same time because it's protection in numbers. it's the odds of, hey, i won't be the one that gets grabbed by one of these predators but all the babies are on the ground so only a small percentage can be grabbed by predators. >> it's really beautiful as we're looking at these live pictures of elephants just slowly moving. you pointed this out to me yesterday.
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it looks like they're moving in slow motion. you say they can outrun any man. >> the slowest elephant would outrun usain bolt. >> wow. >> you can see the ears flapping because it's so hot right now so he or she is cooling himself down because he runs blood through his ears. and the wind cools him off a bit. >> isn't this incredible back in new york. >> he's saying that the slowest elephant could beat the fastest man in the world, is that what we just heard? >> yes. >> that's a true statement. that's a true statement. >> that's unbelievable. i'm so glad you guys explained the great migration because we were all wondering where they're going from and where they're going to so thank you for the education. >> amy doing a great job holding on. hard reporting on the road, fast speeds doing an awesome job. >> i also learned my house is just like an elephant herd. women rule. >> you know what, amy, you're making us feel that we are there with you. that's the beauty of it so we do feel like we're there. thank you. >> that was the idea.
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>> yeah, mission accomplished. >> and because i've never seen an elephant out of captivity i never seen one reach down and grab that huge amount of grass and just take it in. >> a thousand muscles in the trunk, is that what they said? >> yeah. >> amazing. >> i love their big ears. so beautiful. i love these pictures. >> this has been a spectacular thing. let's get you -- by the way, need to talk about weather this morning because dallas pd is working fours youly. we've had a lot of bad accidents. i've already seen tractor trailers flipped in this area. a lot of strong winds and rough rain. dallas, it gets better in the afternoon. tornado warnings pop around corpus christi, also around galveston this morning so be very careful. this afternoon by about 3:00 that storm system moves towards new orleans. you don't have to be in the severe line to get bad weather. flash flood watches in the northern parts of these states, alabama also in georgia on into the carolinas as well. carolinas will have a tough time tomorrow afternoon as it moves good morning.
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i'm abc7 news meteorologist with your accuweather forecast. a lot of sunshine, high clouds and spring warmth that could rewrite record highs. light rain possible across the north bay friday and sunday. for the rest of us cooler. 70 in san francisco, antioch, 75 in morgan hill. back in the 40s so chilly tonight. warmest thursday and coolest sunday. is have a great day. wfaa doing an amazing job in dallas this morning keeping everybody -- letting them know where the trouble did on the road. >> very busy for you. very busy for me in "pop news." we'll begin with of course talking about the safari. congratulations, amy. amazing job there. things are heating up back here in the u.s., as well. with the countdown to the oscars in full swing, hollywood's hottest night less than a week away now and if you want to watch all of the nominated films we'll help you find a bunch of them. >> okay. >> "the martian" and "spotlight" now both available on itunes and amazon if you need to still
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them. "mad max: fury road," also a best picture nominee available on itunes. "bridge of spies" available on amazon, but you will have to change out of your cozy pants and slippers if you want to see "the big short," "brooklyn" or "the revenant." before this oscar sunday. all of those still in theaters. i think it's more fun to watch the oscars when you've seen the films. and for us we have to. >> it's like homework but good homework. watching great movies before an awesome weekend. >> movies you may not have otherwise been drawn to. i loved "brooklyn." i can't say enough about that film. get out there. >> the same with "room." brie larson. >> it's a tough topic so you're like, ooh, is that how i want to spend my enjoyment time? >> she does such a fabulous job. >> oh, it's incredible. >> i saw sam in front of the green screen after the show yesterday. >> in full rocky attire. >> i'm concerned about that. the other thing that disturbed me, i wear my onesie to the
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theater, is that not right? is that not -- >> now it's disturbing all of us. >> yeah. >> if it's dark in the theater, no. >> sorry you cannot unsee that so we'll move on. how about a little soothing baritone on the boulevard? your daily commute is about to get a whole lot more interesting thanks to morgan freeman. guys, i love this. he is the latest celebrity voice, the oscar winner now available to guide you to your destination on waze. on the app. listen to this. >> people are counting on you to drive, so, let's go. >> that's just a sampling. he will take you where you need to go. he will keep you company and, yes, it's all part of a promotion for an upcoming movie called "london has fallen" in which freeman plays the vice president, of course, if you were the vice potus you probably wouldn't be in traffic but that's semantics. >> suspend reality for this moment. >> and enjoy morgan freeman's
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good morning. check out your day planner. already inform in the 60 as the koegs. mid 60s for all of us at noon. near 70 near the coast. record or two possibly and then by 7:00 p.m., mid 50s to low 60s from the coast to the baf and inland. very warm day today. one of about three where we could set some records. slightly cooler friday and into sunday as a slight chance of rain will sideswipe the north bay both of those days. we'll have another local news update in 30 minutes and abc7news.com. join us tomorrow morning 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. if news continues now with "good morning america."
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take a look at that sunrise. i don't know about you, but we're all booking our trips.but >> yeah. >> it's a dream. >> we welcome you back to our "gma" safari. you're looking live at some amazing footage coming in right now from tanzania. oh, my goodness, and our im-360 camera is providing a live 360-degree virtual reality view. you can experience it on any device with a tablet like you, sam. you're playing along. >> yeah. i actually think you did a better job of this yesterday. i'm going to try to do this smoothly and calmly because this thing is actually sitting in the middle of the crater, so you can spin it. you could do this on your tablet all day long. you know, when they say sh, where is that report that i asked you for earlier this morning, you say, well, i'm a little busy right now. >> it's in the ngorongoro crater. >> it's in the ngorongoro crater
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here with -- and to me, amazing. i'm going to take you on a sky trip. >> okay. >> because, look at this. >> tell us about the clouds. >> because you have colder air aloft, you have these incredible cirrus clouds. you would not expect it with the heat in africa but just shows you the difference there. they're saying, no, sam, talk to amy. i'm fascinated by the clouds, guys. i am. it's just me. >> amy, you brought us rhinos and you brought us elephants and you brought us lions and now hippos? >> now hippos. we have our live drones over the hippos right now. they are in the water there because, as you said, sam, it is really hot in africa right now. dave salmoni here with me too. we are on the move once again holding on headed towards those hippos, but, dave, these are very dangerous animals. >> they are. towards humans the most dangerous animal in africa and responsible for more deaths than any animal in africa. >> you say they have natural sunscreen. i put some on. they do not. >> on a hot day like this they'll lay out and you'll see they'll turn like a little pink
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color and you'll think they're getting sunburn but actually it's an oil that comes out of their skin and protects them. >> is this common that they're all hanging out sleeping there in the lake? >> yeah, this is part of the day. they'll come and sleep in the water during the day, and at nighttime they come out and graze. even though they're that dangerous, they only eat vegetables, grass. >> all right. that is good to know. there are so many incredible animals here in this crater, and the ecosystem really works because it's the only place where people co-exist with animals. those people are called the maasai, and i got the opportunity to go into one of their villages and experience a very happy celebration for one young couple. ♪ they're known as the maasai, a nomadic tribe living across parts of east africa, historically cattle herders and fearsome warriors. the day we visited, a celebration, the village chief's daughter, 20-year-old endoya getting married to 27-year-old megaliki.
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she is the first wife of probably what will be many wives? >> oh, yes, it's a very big deal because no matter how many wives he can have, the first wife is always like the pillar of that family. >> reporter: these two of maasai descent are translators from abercrombie and kent tour operators showing us around. the bride somewhat shy leaving for a new one after the groom paid a dowry of cattle. >> see, just before they left the bride's home, you know, the elders from the tribe who ask her, are you ready to go with this man, and she said yes. the boy also was asked that, are you ready to take good care of our daughter? and he said, yes, he will. >> reporter: a tribe steeped in centuries old traditions, the maasai are grappling with change and reconciling their place in the 21st century. how do you keep them away from electronics and modern advances?
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>> it's hard because, you know, a few who have a chance to go to school, they see cell phones, they see television and, you know, as they see that, they come home and they want it. >> reporter: and yet the wedding we witnessed shows their determination to carry on their traditions for centuries to come. we saw the boys were jumping and the girls were singing. what is that tradition? >> whoever can jump higher and can maneuver the jumps impress girls, and whichever girl can shake the shoulders of their white necklaces better than the others will impress the boys. you know, it's one of the few tribes in africa which is still very proud to their culture. ♪ >> we want to thank abercrombie and kent for giving us that incredible access, and speaking of access, you have at home an amazing view of what we're seeing live here with five cameras and our two drones over those hippos in the pond cooling themselves. you say they're sleeping in there, dave. >> they sleep there during the
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day and then at nighttime they come out and have their grass. certain times they have pools like that where certain males will get a territory in that water and they'll try to convince a couple of girlfriends to come and hang out with them and those are his girls. >> those are his girls. the males are in charge in the hippo family. >> i doubt it actually. at times of the year they're more aggressive but it doesn't mean they're in charge. >> they eat grass during the night. during the day do they ever get out of the lake or water? >> that's where they get the grass, on land, so that's probably what makes them so dangerous is because they're walking around at nighttime. there are people walking around at nighttime without flashlights and because they're dark and gray, if a hippo gets nervous, he reacts with his mouth open and starts biting. >> those jaws are something. how big, how heavy are these hippos? >> they can be up to two tons. >> wow. >> so, once again, we talked about fast elephants. you'll never outrun a hippo. >> all right, dave. i'm going to send it back to you guys in new york. it's really stunning, breathtaking live video that you're looking at. >> by any chance do you know,
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it's pretty spectacular and vivid why that pond and the lake is so green? >> that's an algae, so when you have shallow water and lots of sunlight, you get a lot of algae. >> and do they eat that? do they like it? >> they won't eat it but they got fish in there. they're eating all that stuff. >> it all works. >> very vivid, though, thank you, both. >> jesse, i had a great question too. is the lake shallow enough they're standing, or are they that good of swimmers? >> i was wondering that too. are they floating right now? are their feet on the ground of that lake? >> they can do both. they can float. they can stand. most likely they're standing. that's where they feel most comfortable and that's where they'll sleep but a hippo can hold his breath for more than 20 minutes. >> two tons and they can float. >> yes. they can control their buoyancy from their belly. they come up a lot like a whale and come up and you'll hear their nose go pooof. >> dave can make a hippo sound. >> they chuckle. they go -- [ imitating hippos ] that's a really good impression if you know the sound.
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>> i'm learning so much. >> i'm embarrassing my family back at home. i apologize. >> we are loving every second. >> every second. >> we are, dave. >> let's go outside to sam. >> hippos all over the world were like, what did he just say? what did he say? hey, good morning, gang. how are you? nice to see you guys. where are you from? >> kansas city. >> and? >> new york. >> you were stumped by that? where -- you have many homes? i don't know. where are you from? >> i moved around. rochester. >> and, by the way, can we state your name? >> jim moran. >> beard to covet, my friend. beard to covet, even though he wears it in florida, which i'm not so sure, jim. i'm not so sure. let's get to the boards. one or two things we got to talk about. we've got this little hit of snow and rain we've got in the new york city area. also on to massachusetts and connecticut today. all from the low. this is probably about an hour away before we start to get sprinkles even in times square and then we get the mix but here's the big deal. this comes later. this is the big storm cruising through the south today with all that rough thunderstorm action, also it will deliver snow to the
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chicagoland area in through central illinois and we also think near poplar bluff, missouri, you'll be getting a little bit of that. and this is very heavy rain. look for the areas shaded in yellow and red, if that's you good morning. check out these temperatures. 70 to 75 under partly sunny skies. tomorrow mostly when it's warmer, thursday, slightly >> would you hold that? would you hold that as we talk better? this morning we've been watching the circle of life experience. and you can watch it through samsung gear powered by oculus, by the way. it's a full 360 view, but also rachel smith is showing you some other things you can do with it. she's at samsung's 837 wearing our gear powered by oculus. we're looking at what rachel is seeing and now you can see all the tanks around her and wait a
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minute. what is that? is that a shark? rachel, are those sharks? what is it like? like a fish? so, this is apparently ten times scarier than seeing a shark in real life is putting these goggles on and watching them. all right. 360 experience gear all thanks to samsung. lara. >> all right, sam. thank you so much. come inside because this week we are going from morning time to prime time and today is my day. i got to show my acting skills on "the muppet show." the classic is back. it's back and better than ever, kermit, miss piggy, the whole gang have returned. this time the show is documentary style, follows the muppets as they work just like our crew, goes behind the scenes and they're working on a show called "up late with miss piggy." i got to witness it firsthand and do play a part in the show thanks to a very dear friend of mine that you might recognize. he is the notorious shrimp known for dating some of the world's most beautiful women. in real life, he oozes that
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legendary je ne sais quoi. >> you have great shoes. >> oh, thank you. eyes up, pepe. eyes up. that melodious voice. ♪ my love there's only you in -- >> greg, please, i'm singing to my lara. >> reporter: those inquisitive eyes. >> i just want you to know that i love you. i missed you. call me, all right. >> okay, i admit it, i have become attached to that little prawn and slightly possessive. >> what is your phone numbers? >> lara, i thought pepe only had eyes for you. >> i'm very upset right now. i'm unhappy to learn that on tv. but i forgave him when he finally invited me to see him at work as a writer on "up late with miss piggy." >> oh, i love champagne. >> reporter: the new muppet show is a mockumentary of the muppets workening behind the scenes to get miss piggy's late night show on the air. >> desperate housewives with water bottles full of chardonnay. >> reporter: pepe told me he
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wanted me to be a guest but apparently as usual he had something else in mind. hi, pepe. i thought i was going to be a guest on the show. >> what happened? >> i have no idea. there is not a single person here except you and me. >> well, that's not so bad. >> i know, but i thought i was going to be miss piggy's like big get -- her big guest. >> well, you know what, you come back. >> why is nobody here, though? >> well, we're on a little hiatus, a little break. yeah, but you're here. why are you here? >> because i heard you were coming. >> oh, my gosh. how are you? >> i'm tired, very tired, lara. >> you are? you're just going to take a rest. >> just exhausted. >> you are. okay, you can lean on me. one of your hands is -- ♪ lean on me when you're not strong ♪ ♪ and i'll be your friend ♪ i'll help you carry on ♪ so -- go on. ♪ it won't be long
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>> yes. look into my eyes. >> i can't. >> look into my eyes, tell me you love me. tell me you love me. >> i love you. >> oh. >> adorable. >> lara, you got a lot of self-control. that is impressive. i mean, he's not an easy man to say no to. >> or an easy prawn. >> easy prawn. >> now, you are actually going to be on the show, though. >> i do have a part in the show and we'll tell you right now. we want you to go to "gma's" facebook and twitter and check out behind-the-scenes, there's a blooper of my muppets debut. the episode i'm on airs tonight 8:30 eastern, 7:30 central. i play myself, thankfully, and, yes, pepe is involved in the scenes that i'm in. so amy off-roading right now. we've got a lot more live in africa when we come back. no more wild prawns. ♪ when you're not strong
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from small prawns to this, a rhino. you're looking live at our amazing safari in tanzania. some rhinos right there. >> wow. >> we're going to get it back to amy. >> amazing. >> who is there for it all, amy. we are enjoying this. >> it is so cool, robin.
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yes, we have a very unusual sight here. we'll bring it to you live. these two black rhinos behind me and dave. dave, this is very rare. >> yeah, you don't see them together very often. they usually are solitary but when you do get a group together it's called a crash. >> a crash of rhinos behind us. this is a really important sighting right now because we are talking about those animals threatened here in this continent. t.j. holmes has more on how you at home can help the war on extinction. >> reporter: yeah, robach, that's perfect that you're seeing those black rhinos because on this reserve, hluhluwe-imfolozi here in south africa this is where rhinos are being decimated, at least four killed over the last week, week and a half but this drone camera that was flying around spotting me, the program is called air shepherd. you can certainly look them up but they are just getting off the ground. this could be key to the future of the rhinos and also an organization called tusk
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has helped 36 endangered species all around and including the black rhino and elephant but make sure you check these organizations out. there are a lot out there. check them out and find a way to help but, robach, you're about 2,500 miles away from me here. we'll hop in the car and drive up to see you in the crater. >> all right, that sounds great, t.j. by the way, if you want some names of some of these organizations to help, we have the world wildlife foundation, endangered wildlife trust and the wild foundation, and there are more organizations on our website, so check that out. it's so important and, dave, you were telling me part of what's helping these animals, the conservation effort is to have tourists come to parks just like had. >> absolutely. people always worry about the type of impact we have with vehicles and drones and what i tell you is that the most animals in the most wild spaces in africa are protected through ecotourism so if you come -- >> we're buying and paying for a very -- it's not cheap to come here to these places. >> absolutely. you're creating jobs and you're -- all the money you're spending on these safaris are going to partner with the local people who are living here amongst these guys, and if
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they're working here, they're not killing animals. >> and it's so incredible because that black rhino population in this crater is at 40. that is one of the largest -- >> it's the densest population of black rhinos in africa that i know about, so this is probably the most successful conservation program for black rhinos that exists that i know of. >> it is breathtaking and the rhinos are starting -- i was just told the rhinos are running. they are akind of running. they're sauntering maybe. >> having a little puff around looking around, checking things out. >> can they move quickly? >> they're very fast. these guys are ones you never want to walk into in the bush because when they see something, they come horn first. >> i will take a note of that before i walk into the bush, robin. >> so glad because we thought they were making a run at you there for awhile. but, amy, please thank dave. because that's so great what he is saying because there's some people on twitter, they're saying should we travel there? are we disturbing them when they're there, but you -- dave, an excellent point, you're going there providing opportunities so they won't poach. so they won't do things to harm
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the animals, right, dave? >> yes, absolutely, because if this wasn't here, then it would be farmland, and all the wild animals would be gone. >> wow. >> good point there. >> it really is. >> i love it when you learn -- these pictures are amazing, but we're learning so much too. >> yeah, i learned that a large group of rhinos is called a crash, and there's so many more fun facts as dave calls them. you guys have done a spectacular job. >> and then i saw some wildebeests, and i know he calls them zebras. i'm trying to work on that and the rhinos altogether. i imagine they would be like really, really far apart. i did not imagine that you would see them within like, you know, 50 yards of each other hanging out together. >> kind of minding their own business, yeah. >> wow. look at that. oh, i don't like the way -- >> he's looking at you. you're safe, robin. i know it's that im-360 but you're safe. >> yeah. we're going to have much more. come on back.
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as we look at those hippos right there in africa, we want to tell you that t.j. will have much more on the mission he went on with those park rangers in south africa. they're using, drones, infrared technology to track down rhino killers. that is tonight on "nightline" but right now we want to go back to amy. >> yeah, can you believe, george, all of the animals we've seen live here in the past two hours, we've seen lions, we've seen -- >> buffalo. >> buffalo, yes. >> elephants. >> with the rhinos there, elephants. we've seen hippos, we've seen -- i could go on and on and on, wildebeests, zebras. >> gazelles. >> it's just been remarkable and such a stunning, stunning live experience for all of you back at home. i want to thank dji for those drones because, wow, have they captured so much. in fact, let's take a look at what our drones captured for you this morning in just the past couple of hours. ♪ life goes on and gets so heavy ♪ ♪ the wheel breaks the butterfly
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every tear a waterfall ♪ ♪ in the night the stormy nights you close your eyes ♪ ♪ in the night the stormy night away she flies ♪ ♪ and dreams of para para paradise ♪ ♪ para para paradise para para paradise ♪ ♪ oh oh paradise oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ >> what an incredible experience and something that i know neither one of us will ever forget. i hope everyone at home felt like they were in the jeep here with us at the ngorongoro crater. back to you. >> we sure did, amy.
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good morning i'm abc 7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. what's going on, sue? >> i would say avoid the bay bridge if at all possible. three separate accidents, one the most serious one just before treasure island. look at this backup now before the toll plaza from highway 4, 1:20. on this side of the bay bridge, there's no cars coming through because of this accident. here is mike. thank you very much, sue. good morning, everybody. check out our temperatures today. spring warmth once again, 70 to 75 degrees is our range. here is my accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll be near records today, tomorrow and thursday. friday through sunday with a slight chance of rain and colder
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