When a zebra foal is born the mother keeps all other zebras (even the members of her family) away from it for 2 or 3 days, until the young foal learns to recognize her by sight, voice and smell. This is done while remaining within the herd structure for safety against predators, but the mother will constantly move in front of the direct eyesight of the youngster to ensure that it only sees and smells her, and absolutely nothing else, for the first few days of its life
Interactions with crocs were a regular occurrence in tribal days thus the village healers often faced dealing with bitten off limbs. As a result 2 discoveries have been made – 1stly recordings of amputations done in remote villages of surprisingly advanced nature & 2ndly, archaeological finds have included artificial legs made from wood, ivory or metal. As part of the process, powerful oral anesthetics were also developed to kill the pain whenever amputations were required.
In earlier days, Zulu parents would often use the kudu to teach their children about the futility of fighting, as when 2 males fight their horns can interlock and become inextricably locked together and thus ends up killing them both from hunger and thirst as they are unable to separate. Kudu skulls found in this situation would be taken back to the Chief who would display them to the tribe to remind all of the futility of senseless strife
A cheetah, the fastest animal, seen running. Cheetahs have been clocked at 110 miles/hour. They have solid black spots and black tear marks, looking like tears running down from their eyes. I love cheetahs!
The Steenbok has an amazing ability to be able to go for months without water - it gets necessary moisture from roots, tubers and bulbs taken from the ground. They will sometimes dig shoulder deep to reach these highly nutritious food sources that are rich in moisture content.
Not only are these standard playing cards, but they also contain Animal Pursuit questions to test what you have heard on the CD's and to keep the kids occupied while in the car and in the evenings in the camps