Posts Tagged ‘Monkey Food Chain’
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 »
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 »
Chimpanzee Food Chain
Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that benefits the musician physically, intellectually and socially throughout their lifetime.
Fine motor coordination
Have you ever noticed how clumsy a chimpanzee is? While immensely stronger than a human being, a chimpanezee is unable to perform delicate tasks. Somewhere along the line humans traded strength for dexterity and rose to the top of the food chain as tool makers.
Learning a musical instrument capitalizes on our natural abilities and hones our fine motor skills through repeated practice.
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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.
Elephant Food Chain
Now everyone has heard about the BIG Five of the Serengeti: The Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and the Rhino. Their abilities are in clear display through the strength, agility or endurance they demonstrate in the wild environment. But all of these are at the top of the pecking order in the food chain. Studying them to understand self preservation strategy is akin to following the strongest organizations in their tactics for survival. Surely not applicable to smaller firms that are unique in their strengths and capabilities.
To get interesting insights on hunting and survival strategies for Read the rest of this entry »