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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 5:47pm#83
The Horaltic Pose
Turkey Vultures are often seen standing in a spread-winged stance. This is called the "horaltic pose."
The stance may serve multiple functions, including warming the body and drying the wings.
Research on this pose suggests that turkey vultures spread their wings in the mornings,
once the sun's intensity reaches a certain level, to raise their body temperature (which they lower at night by a few degrees as an energy saving mechanism).
Many birds dry their wings using this horaltic pose
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 5:38am#84
Yesterday morning our conservation volunteers in Tembe Elephant Park (Paule Garnero, Pam Morris, Robert Shore and Brian Gunn), witnessed a remarkable discovery....!
The last official sighting was in 2002 by field rangers, and we came across 2 in fading light in February 2012 – but without any photographic proof.
Sun, 15/07/2012 - 7:00am#85
Sat, 14/07/2012 - 6:22am#86
Tue, 10/07/2012 - 5:52am#89
Sun, 08/07/2012 - 6:54am#90
lion went after a waterbuck lamb
very small- it spotted the lion turned around ran to right
very fast- lion ran off after it fast - followed by a second cat
WE HEAR DISTRESS CALL SO MAYBE A KILL
GOING full screen on video it was a waterbuck lamb
GIRAFFE AND WILDEBEEST WATCH
A giraffe can drink about 10 gallons of water in a minute without choking! And then they can live without water for several days
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 6:03am#91