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Ungulates Gnawing: Osteophagia & Bone Modifications

Osteophagia: Osteophagia is the act of ungulates (including giraffes, camels, cattle, etc.) chewing on another species skeletal remains to gain nutrition (particularly minerals such as phosphorus and calcium) that may be lacking in other parts of their largely vegetarian diets.   831 more words

Archaeology

When life hands you lemons...

…are you allowed to throw them back and demand peaches???

I should really just stop making promises. To make up for my lack of posting this past week….. 299 more words

Animal Care

Any closer, you'd be lunch!

Since I seem to forget about the important details that people want to know about… Here’s just a little more about D/T…

Yes, we do have binoculars, and yes we can get out of the trucks to see in the creeks. 428 more words

Animal Care

Look, there's one! ... Nope, that's a dog!

Incase you missed it from the comments on last week’s post, I’m here to address the question of how to tell the difference between subspecies of Giraffe. 629 more words

Animal Care

The Watchtower of the Serengeti.

Well, I’ve been working with the Ungulate Department for about two weeks now. It has been a lot of work… and it’s not just the manual labor that can be exhausting, its also the information overload! 1,262 more words

Animal Care

Wildlife of Namaqualand -- mammals

While looking at flowers we managed to see quite a variety of animals in the Namaqualand National Parks near Kamieskroon and Springbok, in the northern Cape region of South Africa. 474 more words

Nature

Elk rut begins in Banff and other mountain parks

It’s time for the annual warning about the elk rut in the mountain parks.

Yes, that’s mating season. It means you’ll want to be extra careful around elk — particularly those big males — in the coming weeks. 67 more words

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