National Geographic : 2011 Mar
FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS, GIFT MEMBERSHIPS, OR CHANGES OF ADDRESS, CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE AT NGMSERVICE.COM, OR CALL 1 800 NGS LINE 647 5463 . OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA PLEASE CALL +1 813 979 6845. DEPARTMENTS ngm.com PARAMOUNT PICTURES INC./NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK O Flashback Fauna This month's "Taming the Wild" story is the inspi- ration for a gallery of animal pictures from past issues: circus beasts, odd pets, a celeb chimp posing with Dorothy Lamour. On the Cover Wild foxes in Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park are so used to people that they beg for food---and sometimes pose for a portrait. Photo by Greg Schneider Editor's Note 4 Nat Geo Channel 6 Letters 10 Your Shot 12 Visions of Earth 14 Explorers Journal 148 Inside Geographic 151 Flashback THE BIG IDEA Grow Your Own Organs 30 One day, people who need a body part may be able to send some cells to a lab. POPULATION How Big Is Seven Billion? In years, it's half the universe's age. In text messages, it's the U.S. total every 30 hours. TECHNOLOGY Solar Magellan A European crew aims to be the first to sail around the world in a sun-powered ship. HISTORY Peace Corps Rising As the service group celebrates its golden anniversary, enlistment is up. SPACE Lunar Probe Bouncing laser beams have created a new map of the moon's pocked surface. CONSERVATION In the Pink With wet cloths and mattress-padded trucks, Bolivians save 20 trapped pink river dolphins.