By Bruce Bryden
Bruce Bryden’s precise tales concerning the lifetime of a bushveld conservationist attracts on 27 years within the carrier of the Kruger nationwide Park. It makes for a gripping learn, abounding with encounters with elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, no matter if darting for learn, handling culling operations through helicopter or stalking strolling. within the top culture of bushveld tales, there's a good deal of capturing, and a good quantity of operating away; there are conferences with awesome characters one of the rangers; memorable gatherings; hilarious mishaps and slim escapes; and all through, an outstanding love and recognize for either the desolate tract and the creatures that inhabit it. Bruce Bryden begun his occupation within the Kruger nationwide Park in 1971 as a graduate assistant biologist. He advanced in the course of the ranks as ranger, district ranger, park warden and local ranger, finally turning into leader ranger in 1983.
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How do pandas survive on bamboo? 42 44 46 48 How do termites avoid the heat? For all animals—big or small—getting too warm can be deadly. That’s why animals in hot places need ways of keeping cool. Some of them hide from the midday sun, or only come out after dark. Grassland termites beat the heat by living in air-conditioned nests. The part they Termite live in is buried below the ground. Above them is a gigantic mound, made of sunbaked clay. Up to 13 ft (4 m) high, the mound contains tunnels that cool the air that circulates through the nest.
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2 Desert hedgehogs can sense when it is getting hot. They find somewhere cool where they can sleep during the hot months. Q How does a flamingo collect its food? A When a flamingo feeds, it holds its beak upside down in the water. Instead of catching fish, it eats microscopic plants and animals which it sieves out of the water. Its tongue works like a pump, and it collects its food with special fringes on its tongue and its beak. Flamingos usually live in shallow lakes or coasts and are the only birds to collect food in this way.
A Game Ranger Remebers by Bruce Bryden