By: David, Hudson and Jeffrey
African Wild Dog
The black rhinoceros is one of two rhinos native to Africa, along with the larger, more common, white rhinoceros. Black rhinos have a nimble, pointed upper lip, a reflection of a browsing diet versus the white rhino's grazing lifestyle. Poaching and habitat loss have caused the Black Rhino to be endangered.
The giant anteater has a very long snout, a massive bushy tail and a grizzled, black-striped coat, giant anteaters sometimes measure up to 7 feet in length and weigh up to 100 pounds. The Giant Anteater feeds on ants and termites by employing their foreclaws to tear open insect mounds and lash up the inhabitants with a lengthy tongue. Young anteaters will hitch a ride on their mother's back for about a year after their birth. The protected lands of Brazil's Pantanal Conservation Area (a World Heritage Site), which includes seasonally flooded savannas of one of the planet's great wetlands, provide refuge for giant anteaters. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature ranks it as "vulnerable," a step away from "endangered,"
Cool Sights To See
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Hwange National Park
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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