Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ins & Outs of Fluid balance in Desert Animals (Part 1)

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Maintaining their hydration is a major problem for desert animals. Large mammals e.g. Gemsbok & small mammals e.g. rodents use different strategies to cope with arid conditions. We will discuss the special behavioral or physiological adaptations that have evolved in … Continue reading

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Uncoupled heating: Warthogs lack brown fat & live in burrows.

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One obvious reason why warthogs live in burrows is to escape from their predators. But another important reason is for temperature control and in particular to keep warm in the cold months (1). Temperature in animals is regulated by changes in … Continue reading

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