The Angola or Namibia Giraffe, which is now only rarely found in Angola but is still free-roaming in Namibia, is a desert adapted mammal. It can go for weeks without water and can close its nostrils completely to ward off against dust.
The heart of a giraffe is very large and can weigh more than 25 pounds. As the blood must travel a long way from the heart to the head, a giraffe’s blood pressure is approximately double that required by humans. Giraffes, furthermore, have unusually high heart rates for their size, at 150 beats per minute.
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The Damara of Namibia use one of three click languages found in Namibia. It is an official language and taught in the schools.
The Kelp Goose subspecies Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum is a coastal bird endemic to the Falkland Islands. It is bigger than other Kelp Geese found in the mainland of nearby South America.
There are approximately 15,000 breeding pairs spread around the rocky coastlines.
Courtship starts in the Spring, which in this deep southern area is about September.
Nests are made of grass lined with breast feathers and situated behind the beach in tall grass or shrubbery. Between 4 and 7 eggs are laid from late October to early November.
When Janice showed us her beautiful framed image at the Paradise City Art Festival, we immediately requested that she share it for out blog. Thankfully, she agreed.