The Critically Endangered Dryas Monkeys of DR Congo

If you happen to go on a primate safari in the Democratic Republic of Congo, be sure to meet exceptional wildlife species not found in other African countries, and the Dryas monkeys are one of them. Also referred as Salonga monkeys, the Dryas monkeys are scientifically known as Cercopithecus dryas  and are interestingly one of… Continue reading The Critically Endangered Dryas Monkeys of DR Congo

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Giraffe- Circulatory System

Have you ever wonder how a giraffe pumps its blood all the way up its long neck? Think about a giraffe reaching up to 5meters high, its heart must be incredibly powerful to force the blood up their neck. There are a few ingenious ways that they can achieve this- Firstly- A giraffe heart is very… Continue reading Giraffe- Circulatory System

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Namibia set to kill a third of remaining desert bull elephants

There are growing fears that Namibia is about to sell off hunting rights to a third of the remaining adult bull desert elephants in the country. With an estimated population of just over 100 elephants and just 18 of those being adult males the loss of a third of the breeding males would be devastating… Continue reading Namibia set to kill a third of remaining desert bull elephants

Zebra- Why do Zebras have Stripes?

Zebras with their conspicuous black and white stripes have become one of the iconic animals of Africa. A keystone species which people all over the world travel hundreds and thousands of miles to see. So apart from the fame these striking markings have bought them what is the reason, the evolutionary benefits of their stripes?… Continue reading Zebra- Why do Zebras have Stripes?

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