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Giraffe- Circulatory System

‘Rete mirabile’ in Giraffe and other animals Have you ever wonder how a giraffe pumps its blood all the way up its long neck? Think about a giraffe reaching up to 5meters high, its heart must be incredibly powerful to … Continue reading

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Zebra- Why do Zebras have Stripes?

Zebras with their conspicuous black and white stripes have become one of the iconic animals of Africa. A keystone species which people all over the world travel hundreds and thousands of miles to see. So apart from the fame these … Continue reading

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Lion Anatomy- Teeth

Lions, being carnivores have specialised teeth to suit their diet and life style. The large canines are the first thing you think of when you imagine a lion tooth. but the molars and pre-molars are modified into what is called a carnassial shear, and play an important role in … Continue reading

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Lion Anatomy- The Eye

A lions eyesight is arguably their most important sense. Along with a highly developed sense of smell and incredible hearing, these apex predators have a big advantage over most of their prey. Their eyesight, all though no better than ours during the day … Continue reading

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Lion Anatomy- Paws

Lion Paws have evolved specifically for a lion’s way of life and are as important for survival as say the jaws or any other part of a lions weaponry. The Paws, hiding some of the lions most deadly weapons- the claws. As well as … Continue reading

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Musth in Elephants

‘Musth’ is usually a fairly misunderstood concept, even by people who spend a lot of time in the bush. The basic principle is easy enough, but understanding the finer details is a lot more complex and confusing. Musth (pronounced Must) … Continue reading

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Elephant Communication

To the casual observer elephants are largely silent animals, except for the occasional trumpet or squeal, made to show alarm or aggression. This magnificent animal comes across as silent because most of their ‘language’ is infrasound, meaning it is below the human hearing range. Humans … Continue reading

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