Charles Darwin thought that the giraffe have long legs, neck, and tongue to eat off of higher branches in trees (Holdrege para. 6). Pinche, in 1949, thought that the most fantastic thing about the giraffe was their legs because they could move fast for their size (Holdrege para. 17). In 1963, Brownlee said that the length of the legs and neck gives them a large surface area, which could disperse the heat (Holdrege para.
Web. 27 Nov. 2011. Rapson, Jackie A., and Ric T. F. Bernard. "Interpreting The Diet Of Lions (Panthera Leo); A Comparison Of Various Methods Of Analysis." South African Journal Of Wildlife Research 37.2 (2007): 179-187.
(... ... middle of paper ... ... Giraffa camelopardalis. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 74:202-229 Hassanin, A. et all, 2007. Mitochondrial DNA variability in Giraffa camelopardalis: consequences for taxonomy, phylogeography and conservation of giraffes in West and central Africa. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330:265-274 Lerner, E. and Lerner, B., 2008. Giraffes and okapi.
A giraffe’s lifespan is up to twenty-six years in the wild and thirty-six years in captivity. Giraffes live on dry savannas and open woodland. They range south in the Sahara and in large numbers only in East Africa. Giraffes are herbivores, they eat mainly on leaves from acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot trees. Scientists have discovered many interesting facts about giraffes.
(Minard, 1) When chimpanzee archeological sites were found in 2007 in West Africa, archeologist Julio Mercader along with primatologist Christophe Boesch observed the rocks used today by the chimpanzees in West Africa, the only chimpanzees to use rocks to open nuts, resemble those found at the prehistoric sites. (Bower, 24) Tool usage among wild chimpanzees may be dependant on the culture of each group. In Guinea, the size of the stick used by a chimpanzee to harvest ants depends on the type of ants. For ants that are more aggressive the sticks employed were twice as long as others to avoid being bi... ... middle of paper ... ...e Tools At Hand: Manual Laterality And Elementary Technology in Cebus Spp. And Pan Spp."
The Zoological Society of London, 266, 153-161. doi: 10.1017/S0952836905006710 Hayward, M., O'Brien, J., Hofmeyr, M., & Kerley, G. (2006). Prey preferences of the African wild dog (Canidae: Carnivora). Journal of Mammalogy, 87(6), 1122-1131. Retrieved from . Kat, P., Alexander, K., Smith, J., & Munson, L. (1995).
Tiger is a wild animal and usually thrives on the top of the food chain within its original ecosystem. They used the chasing feeding method, in which they chase their food. In the wilderness, the preys usually are large, hooved, and of high quality animals such as deer, antelope, or even horse in some cases. The term “tiger” are derived from the Latin word tigris, in which it mean “a spotted tiger hound of Actaeon” (Harper, 2014). This “big cat” falls within the genus Panthera, where some researchers suggest that it was derived from old French word “pantere” that mean “the yellowish animal”.
Davies, N. A., Gramotnev, G., McAlpine, C., Seabrook, L., Baxter, G., Lunney, D., Rhodes, J. R., & Bradley, A. (2013). Physiological stress in koala populations near the arid edge of their distribution. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e79136. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079136 This article examined the effect of climate and the stress it causes for the koalas.
Further, I will explore the symbiotic relationship that the Olive baboon shares with the elephants. I will further examine the pivotal role of the Olive Baboon in the ecosystem and their impact on human beings. Finally, I will explain the Olive Baboons place in the biogeochemical cycles that sustain life, in the biome through the recycling of phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen and water The Olive Baboons Living in the Savanna Classification The Olive Baboon is from the Old World monkey family. There are five types of baboons with the Olive Baboon being the biggest and having the largest geological range of all baboons. In order to differentiate it from other organisms, the Linnaean classification system classifies and identifies the animal.
The evolution of modern giraffes began about 1 million years ago from a similar species known as Giraffa jumae. Those species were known for their massive skeletons and antler-like structures, not found on giraffes of today (Simmons 772). Today, there are nine widely excepted subspecies of the giraffes which are differentiated by the spots on the trunks and their geographic region. In the article, "Winning By a Neck: Sexual Selection in the Evolution of Giraffes," Simmons and Scheepers state their purpose as to evaluate the theory proposed by Darwin as well as present their own. The theory by Darwin known as the Interspecific Feeding Competition has many assumptions that must hold up for it to be true.