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Charges: mock or real?

A trumpet call, the ears flap, then comes a head toss and a shake. The dust flies off this bull’s head like a magical plume of red dirt as it captures the glaring harsh light of the sun and creates a dusty shroud around him. 193 more words

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What are you looking at?

Why are you pink? Carotenoids from blue-green algae, this bird’s main food source, provides a pinkish hue to its feathers, beak, legs, the eyes- well, just about everything. 80 more words

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Misleading names

Unlike its name suggests, the vulturine fish eagle isn’t quite a vulture nor a fish eagle- it doesn’t scavenge, and its diet does not resemble that of either bird. 68 more words

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Rock Jumper

An elegant Klipspringer surveys the land from the volcanic rock of Shetani Lava Flows.

This skilled ‘rock jumper’, as Klipspringer translates to from Afrikaans, has an incredible sense of balance and poise, prancing around on uneven kopjes and rock surfaces with absolute grace. 49 more words

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Be your own kind of beautiful

This solitary and elusive Shoebill Stork lives in wetlands in very small pockets around Eastern Africa. Their stealthy movements enable them to stalk and lunge at potential meals of lungfish. 167 more words

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The ultimate recyclers

Portrait of a lappet-faced vulture standing in the plains of the Maasai Mara.

Although these guys often get a bad rap, they play a crucial recycling role in ecosystems. 48 more words

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Giants of the plains

With long rough tongues, these guys can comfortably go through about 30kg of leaves a day, tearing leaves and buds off their stems, which is garnished with prickly thorns. 272 more words

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