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You’ve heard of the aardvark, but did you know there’s an aardwolf? It's in the same family as the hyena, but unlike its carnivorous relative, the aardwolf is insectivorous. It’s one of 18 mammal species that feed exclusively on termites. [📸: Derek Keats]

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Say “hi” to Klaas’s Cuckoo! Like other species of cuckoos, it exhibits a behavior known as brood parasitism: females lay their eggs in other birds’ nests & fly away, leaving other parents-to-be responsible for incubating & caring for their hatchling. [?: Derek Keats]

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Meet the Bateleur Eagle. It has a wide range across Africa, where it flies at low altitudes searching for snakes or carrion to munch on. Birdwatchers can recognize it with ease because of its long, narrow wings, short tail, and feet that stick out past its tail. [?: Derek Keats]

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Sunday evening mood? The 3-lb nocturnal fennec fox—the smallest fox in the world—has a few adaptations that help it survive in the African desert. One important physical feature? Its massive ears, which dissipate heat & let it hear prey moving under the sand. [?: Derek Keats]

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Meet the Cape Vulture. It’s native to South Africa, where it breeds & roosts on mountain peaks and cliffs within a colony of as many as 1,000 birds. From the skies, it searches for carrion to eat, with a preference for larger carcasses. [?: Derek Keats]

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It’s #InternationalWhaleSharkDay ! Often regarded as a gentle giant, the whale shark is vulnerable to fishing because of its slow-moving pace. The endangered fish is also threatened by boat collisions & habitat degradation. [?: Derek Keats] (1/2)

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White-browed sparrow-weavers’ brain activity synchronises when they sing a duet. (Image: Derek Keats)

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This is the bat-eared fox. It lives in Africa and its ears can grow to 5 inches long, that’s 30% of its height. (Image: Derek Keats)

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Irish man charged in US with trafficking of endangered rhino horns Pic Derek Keats

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