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Discusses new research into behaviour of animals

Not too hot and not too cold: mammals (endotherms) in the Kalahari. (Part 6)

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The Kalahari Desert can get extremely hot in summer & very cold in winter. Large & small mammals in the desert maintain their optimal temperature despite these large changes in ambient temperature. As we have previously discussed in the reptiles behavioral mechanisms … Continue reading

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Not too hot and not too cold: reptiles (ectotherms) in the Kalahari.(Part 5)

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The Kalahari desert can get extremely hot in summer & very cold in winter. Snakes & lizards in the desert have to maintain their optimal temperature despite these large changes in ambient temperature. Behavioral mechanisms play an essential role & when … Continue reading

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Listen to the songs that dassies sing

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I didn’t realise just how interesting dassies are! Searching for their latin names for my keywords in my photography portfolio opened up a fascinating world. The information below was copied from two websites. They also have an unusual method of temperature regulation for mammals, but that … Continue reading

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