Tag Archives: Wild things

Why some wild cats roar

In wild cat species who can roar, the epihyal bone, which forms part of the voice box, is replaced by a ligament that can be stretched. The more the ligament stretches, the deeper the sound of the roar that is ...

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Smitten in nature – romantic seahorses

Seahorses are known to court their chosen one for several days, and they put much energy into this process. During the period of courtship, they will engage in what appears to be a sort of ‘love dance’. They swim side ...

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10 cool things about the yak

You might remember Yax, the male yak character in the movie Zootopia. Let’s find out what the 10 cool things are of the yak. Rasta looks You’d be forgiven for thinking the yak looks like a Rastafarian, with his long ...

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10 cool things about the koala

You cannot deny it, koalas are super cute – there is just something about them that makes you want to cuddle them. By now you know that koalas are not bears; they are marsupials (mothers who carry their babies in ...

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10 cool things about the lyrebird

The tail feathers of a lyrebird look like an ancient Greek instrument – a lyre – which explains where the bird got his name. Let’s find out what else is cool about these birds. 1. Two species There are two ...

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10 most annoying flying insects

Nobody likes insects flying around and into our ears, eyes and mouths, or worse – delivering a nasty sting or bite. Although they have their place in the food chain, we sometimes find them irritating. Let’s find out which flying ...

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10 cool things about the Komodo dragon

The Komodo dragon is one of those interesting creatures that you want to know more about. Did you know he can run up to 20km/h? These are the other cool things about him. Big, bigger, biggest The Komodo dragon will ...

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10 cool things about the elephant shrew

Have you ever seen an elephant shrew? Did you know that compared to other insect-eating mammals, elephant shrews have large brains? Let’s find out what else is cool about this cute animal. Namesake Looking at the elongated snout of this ...

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10 cool things about the llama

Who isn’t fascinated by the llama? This is a unique animal and we can’t help to find the 10 cool things about him. Hippie looks The llama is related to the camel, and can also go for days without water, ...

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10 cool things about the shoebill stork

A shoebill stork has such an interesting bill. If you’re lucky, you might find a shoebill stork in swamps and marshlands in East Africa. Let’s find out what the cool things are of this bird. 1. What’s in the name? ...

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10 cool things about the Cape black-backed jackal

The Cape black-backed jackal most probably doesn’t know what it is to sit or stand still for a while, except when he sleeps. Let’s find out what else is cool about this sly animal. Night call Sitting around the campfire ...

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10 of the shiest mammals in Africa

Consider yourself very lucky if you get a glimpse of these animals in the wild. They make it their business not to be seen. 1. Porcupine A porcupine is a huge rodent who feasts on roots, bark, fruit and other ...

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