Do you enjoy wild animal facts? Here are a few fascinating factoids about some of everyone’s favourite wild African animals.
Elephants have the largest ears of any animal in the world. All the better to hear you with? Not quite. They radiate huge amounts of heat from the network of blood vessels in their ears to keep the giant mammals cool.
Despite resembling dogs, hyenas are more closely related to cats! They live in clans of up to 80 individuals.
Impala are champions of the high jump – being able to clear 3 meters in height as well as leap about 10 meters forward!
Leopards are the strongest of the big cats pound for pound.
A giraffe’s tongue can be as long as 50 centimetres (20 inches) and is blue-black in colour to prevent it getting sunburnt.
A zebra’s stripes are as unique as a human fingerprint. They also form the animal’s camouflage in a strategy called “disruptive colouration” – meaning that, in a herd, it is harder to be individually picked out by predators.
This final, rather stunning image is from a hard-copy book called Homage by hyper-talented photographer Graham Springer. Compiled over the course of more than a decade, Homage celebrates the wonder and beauty of wild Africa.
Graham is not only offering all Wildlife ACT supporters a 10% discount on this amazing book, but has also pledged 25% of the cover price towards Wildlife ACT’s endangered species work.
To get your hands on a discounted copy of Homage, visit www.africanarteditions.com
Wild Animal Facts Text by Galen Schultz