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By Bruce Bryden

Bruce Bryden’s actual tales in regards to the lifetime of a bushveld conservationist attracts on 27 years within the carrier of the Kruger nationwide Park. It makes for a gripping learn, abounding with encounters with elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, no matter if darting for study, handling culling operations through helicopter or stalking walking. within the top culture of bushveld tales, there's a good deal of taking pictures, and a good quantity of working away; there are conferences with awesome characters one of the rangers; memorable gatherings; hilarious mishaps and slim escapes; and all through, a superb love and admire for either the wasteland and the creatures that inhabit it. Bruce Bryden begun his occupation within the Kruger nationwide Park in 1971 as a graduate assistant biologist. He advanced throughout the ranks as ranger, district ranger, park warden and local ranger, ultimately changing into leader ranger in 1983.

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They find somewhere cool where they can sleep during the hot months. Q How does a flamingo collect its food? A When a flamingo feeds, it holds its beak upside down in the water. Instead of catching fish, it eats microscopic plants and animals which it sieves out of the water. Its tongue works like a pump, and it collects its food with special fringes on its tongue and its beak. Flamingos usually live in shallow lakes or coasts and are the only birds to collect food in this way. Krill Blue whale Q Who eats the most food in a day?

It’s one of the world’s smallest mammals, and it needs lots of energy to stay warm, and to keep on the move. It eats more than its own weight of food every day, ferociously attacking earthworms, beetles, and grasshoppers with its needle-sharp teeth. Q Who puts on weight for winter? A The answer is lots of animals, Dormouse including dormice, marmots, bats, and hedgehogs. These animals all spend the winter in a deep sleep called hibernation. They feed up during the fall, and then hide away before winter starts.

N The snow petrel feeds in the sea around Antarctica and breeds farther south than any other bird. It builds its nest among rocks. Ptarmigan Q Which bird has its own snowshoes? A Ptarmigans live in the far north, Polar bear cubs Q Who enjoys getting into hot water? A Japanese macaques live in mountain forests, where winters can be long and cold. They have extra-long fur, but they also have a very unusual way of keeping warm. One group of macaques climbs into hot springs during the winter, and spends hours lazing in the warmth.

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