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Giraffe Food Chain
Botswana is a country of seemingly endless open spaces. Though it occupies an area the size of France, the human population is only 1.6 million. This is one country where wildlife does not face stiff competition for land resources from man. As a result the animals have multiplied with a flourish. Botswana can justifiably claim to host some of the finest game sanctuaries in Africa. The worlds’ largest exporter of diamonds by value, the country is not under pressure to get in more tourists. And the government has adopted a deliberate policy of keeping visitor numbers low. The hidden Read the rest of this entry »
Cheetah Food Chain
The Asiatic Cheetah is a magnificent animal that derives its name from the Sanskrit word Chitraka meaning ‘the spotted one’. Once found all over South-West Asia, India and her neighbors in the north west, the Asiatic Cheetah is now found only in Iran. However, some rare sightings have also been reported from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Because of this, this predator which was once known as the Indian Cheetah, is now more popularly known as the Iranian Cheetah.
The Asiatic Cheetah prefers to live in dry, semi-desert areas with less Read the rest of this entry »
Kangaroo Food Chain
Rats are a group of rodents, which have a long tail and are smaller in size as compared to mouse. The type kangaroo rat is commonly referred to as desert kangaroo rat or just desert rat. In total, there are 22 species of this rat group. They are equipped with special adaptations, which help them cope up with inhospitable environmental conditions. Do not confused them with the desert rat-kangaroo, which is an extinct species and resembles a small rabbit in size.
Desert Kangaroo Rat: Information
Despite their name, desert Read the rest of this entry »
Monkey Food Chain
Two years ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about monkeys who lived by a river. When they showed how a monkey went about foraging for his food, I felt as if I was watching a big billing recruiter work his magic.
The monkey was looking for insects underneath river rocks. He would pick up a rock, look at it, and put it back if there was no insect. Then another rock. And another. After about a dozen rocks without a juicy insect underneath, he finally found one. He quickly picked at it and ate Read the rest of this entry »
Gorilla Food Chain
Uganda and Rwanda are known for gorillas which are about to become extinct. A huge damage to their population was done during the civil strife that gripped the region in the early part of the 1990s � there was no safety cover that could protect gorillas from poachers. There were nearly 700 gorillas in 2002 which has been reduced to 260 in 2008. The curiosity to see the endangered gorillas forces travelers from around the world to come and know the close ancestors of human from close � they share 97% genetic material with human beings.