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    1. 1. 1. Klipspringer 32. Monitor Lizard3. Hooded Vulture4. African Grey Parrot5. Puff Adder6. Spotted Hyena7. Striped Hyena8. Gecko 2 49. Fennec Fox10. Hare 5 611. Elephant Shrew 112. Honey Badger13. Caracal 23 1614. Bat Eared Fox 715. Leopard 18 17 816. Giraffe17. Meerkat 19 15 918. Grysbok19. Cheetah 21 1420. Serval 11 1021. Crocodile22. Wild Cat 22 2023. Greater Kudu 13 12
    2. 2. Interesting facts:They can run up to thespeed of 35mph when using Stripedfull speed!It can weigh up to 100 to Hyena1509 pounds when its 3 to4 feet long.They are the smallest out ofall it’s relatives.It’s species is H. Hyaena.It’s order is Carnivora.It’s class is Mandia.It’s genus is Hyaena.It’s family is the Hyaenidae.It’s phylum is Chordate.They follow there own rules Prey:made by themselves. Predators: Its prey is some types ofThey can swim swiftly with Its predators are fruits or insects ,great speed. leopards , cheetahs, vegetables and bird eggsThey can live in woodlands , lions and social when needed .semi-deserts , scrub-land wolves, vultures, It’s a meat eater whichand they are usually found dung beetles, means it usually eatsin Savannas . crocodiles etc. dead animals or kills animals instead.
    3. 3. Monitor lizard The monitor lizard eatssmall reptiles, fish, birds, small mammals, snakes and snails. Some interesting information about the monitor lizard is that they can camouflage. they are not threatened nor endangered. Hatching starts on months March and April. Hatchlings weigh 10 grams. Some things which threaten the monitor lizard are african people, bigger monitor lizard, large birds, large cats.
    4. 4. Honey Badger Interesting Facts Did you know that Honey Badgers are the most fearless animal in the world? They are so fearless that they can even eat large and poisonous snakes! Prey Because Honey Badgers are the most fearless animal in the world, the Honey Badger can eat Snakes, Carrions, Small Rodents, Birds, Eggs, Insects, Lizards, Tortoises, Berries, Roots and Bulbs. Threats / Predators The Honey Badger doesn’t have any Predators because of the reputation of being fearless, so few animals fight with fully-grown Honey Badgers.
    5. 5. Something interesting about leopards is they can flip there tail over their back and that means they are not looking for prey so they can walk through herds of impala’s without disturbing them. Another thing is that the scientific name of the leopard is panthera pardus. Leopards eat carrion, fish, rodents, hares, hyraxes, warthogs, antelopes, monkeys, and baboons.Leopard Leopards are prey to humans because humans want their furs, claws, whiskers, and tails.
    6. 6. The ears of the bat Bat Eared Foxeared fox protects thecreature from the sunand keeps it cool. The at The bat eared fox eatseared fox is nocturnal. termites, grasshoppers,The bat eared foxes live scorpions, spiders,in pairs and have a cub rodents, lizards, fruits andtogether and live for six eggs.years maximum. What isa little bit strange is thatthe fox is half carnivoreand half insectivore. Thescientific name of thebat eared fox is otocyon The bat eared fox is eatenmegalotis. Did you know by the black backed jackal,that the bat eared fox is the brown hyena and thethe only member of the honey family that eatsinsects.
    7. 7. Caracals have really good sense ofhearing and vision. Maybe that’swhy they hunt so good like whenthey climb and leap to catch birdsin short flying. You might think thatLynxes are the same as a Caracal,but Caracals have much longer legsthan Lynxes.The Caracals eats rodents, birds,ostriches,antelopes,rabbits andgazelles.The Caracals are mostly killed byfarmers and killed for there skinand meat by bush people.
    8. 8. Interesting facts prey(what it eats)The crocodile has been Mostly any animal but theyaround since the have to be fish, mammalsdinosaurs. It has been and reptiles …around 200 million years. Predators what eats itIt is popular for skin. Well not much eats it butCrocodiles usually stay in there are some things thatthe water to catch there kills it like a plant calledprey. chromolaena odorata and itWhen animals try to get a starts small.drink from the water the Other killing things arecroc grabs it and pulls it mostly like people becauseinto the water and eats they will kill the crocodileit. then use the skin to makeThey try to get as many accessories like hand bags ,animals a time suit cases and much more .
    9. 9. Not very many animals eat The Spotted Hyena is very Mainly a lot of Spottedthe Spotted Hyena but unique to me because they Hyenas are found insome do like the Lion and eat a lot of things such as packs. Did you know thatthe African wild dog .The animals and plants that the women hyenas leadother thing that kills it is means they are called the pack and also docertain diseases. omnivores! mostly everything first . One smart thing they do is scavenge when its necessary but what makes me think the Spotted Hyena is tough is because they use various techniques to attack plus the thing that helps them fight is with their powerful jaws!
    10. 10. Geckos are the most largestfamily of lizards. Also geckoshave wide flat heads. Andgeckos are about 14 incheslong.Geckos eats small birds,reptiles, small mammalslike mice, insect andworms also they eatplants like moss.Geckos predator aresnakes.
    11. 11. The Fennec Fox The Fennec Fox is the smallest fox in the world and it’s ears can be half the size of it’s own body. The has sandy- colored fur that helps camouflage during hunting. The Fennec Fox’s feet are hairy and are like snowshoes to protect it’s feet from hot sand. The Fennec Fox can eat almost anything it finds. It eats small reptiles, fruits, plants, roots, rodents, and birds. The Fennec Fox’s biggest predator is people. People hunt them for fur only because the flesh is considered really smelly.
    12. 12. Puff Adder A Puff Adder Snake is a huge snake. It is the Killer Snake in the Grasslands in The Cobra, Mamba, Africa. It is a reallyA Puff Adder eats Birds, Rattle Snake, Copper poisounous snake. TheAmphibians, lizards, Small head, Red Spitting Cobra, Puff Adder can grow up tillmammals, badgers, wart King Cobra eat the Puff about One Meter anddogs. Adder. wiegh about 40 Kg. In Africa it kills about 60% of animals and humans.
    13. 13. Cool facts : the spring hare got its name fromhow it uses its really long and strong hide legs to spring themselves through the grasslands. Did you know they canhop up to 30 feet in onehop? or that a little more than half of its body length is its bushy tail? What a fascinating animal!Prey(eats) : plants,insects, soil, fruit, andveggies.Predators: large owls,African villagers, and wildcats.
    14. 14. Interesting facts: Prey:The Serval can leap The Serval eatsreally high and it Hares, birds, frogs,can catch a bird fish, insects andflying! Servals have hyraxes.the longest ears andlegs in relation tothe size of their Predator:body of any cat. The Serval’s predators To call Servals they are leopards, dogs,use a high pitch cry hyenas, and big catslike snarling,growling. They spitwhen they areangry.
    15. 15. The Wild-Cat Interesting Facts: - Male Wild-Cats are larger and heavier than female Wild- Cats. -African Wild-Cats have a reddish brown color on the back of there ears. The Wild-Cats eat rodents, amphibians(Frogs and bull- frogs)snakes, skinks, mice, rats, birds, spiders and other small Mammals. The Lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals, servals, African civets, caracals, African wild-dogs, humans and domestic dogs are the ENEMIES!!!!
    16. 16. Interesting facts A Klipspringer is a small kind of antelope in theKlipspringer bovidae family. It has thick salt and pepper patterned coat shade of olive. They live in the steep rocky outcrops and places like the Cape Of Good Hope, East Africa and Ethiopia. The scientific name of this animal is Orteotragus/orteotragus and the African name is Mbuzi Mawe,. In Afrikaans/Dutch it means rock jumper and it is also known as Mvunda(xhosa from umvyndla=rabbit)This animal does Not drink water because the plants they eat provide them water which means that they are herbivores .Klipspringers are approximately 58cm(22in)at the shoulder. Only male klipspringers have horn which is as long as 10 to 15 cm. It`s life span is 10 to 12 years. Klipspringer`s eat plants because klipspringers are herbivores. They eat plants like moist plants and rock plants. It also eats things like fruits, leaves, berries, shoots and succulents. Klipspringer`s predators are Wild dogs, leopards,hyenas,baboons large birds and Jackals They are a bit protected byecause when one eats one keeps watch.
    17. 17. Did you know that some of the African people take the horns off of the Kudu which is very sad for the Kudu. The Kudu is 120- 315kg.That is two adultsGreater Kudu put together that is very heavy. Kudus can be active 24hours depending on what it does during the day. The Greater Kudu loves fruit like watermelons, melons, apples and a lot more. The Kudu is a herbivore so it also eats leaves grass and plants. Lions, cape hunting dog, eagle, vulture, humans are the biggest killer there are a lot more things that kill this animal it seems hard to be Kudu
    18. 18. Meerkats Interestingfacts: Meerkats live in large group called as a “Mod’ or “Gang’. Meerkats also called the “Solar panel of the animal in world’ because Meerkats use their dark skinned, specially furred bellies to warm up. Prey: Meerkats relies on scorpions, beetles, spiders, centipedes, crickets(fast food),small mammals, small reptiles, birds, eggs, tubers and roots.Predators: MeerKats predators arejackals, servals, martial eagles, lions andowls.
    19. 19. Cheetahs Interesting factsPredators ( what eats it /threatens it) The cheetah is the fastest mammal onLions and leopards often ` do kill cheetah’s but not to eat earth and is only found in southernthem but to remove competitors. Africa .Wild dogs also kill cheetah’s to remove competitors since Also it only eats a half hour after it’sthey both usually feed on gazelles. catch. The body and head of a cheetahHyenas kill 42 percent of cheetah’s grows 44 to 53 inches long its tail fullyLions kill 33 percent of cheetah’s grown is 26 to 33 inches long. TheWild dogs kill17 percent of cheetah’s scientific name for an cheetah isLeopards kill 8percent of cheetah’s acinonyx jubatu. Prey ( what they eat ) Cheetah’s usually eat small to medium sized animal like hares, impalas, wildebeest calves and gazelles.
    20. 20. Cape Elephant ShrewThe Shrew has five toes and is The shrew eatsnot a rodent. They weigh about Africans eat Shrews. invertebrates like ants,fifty grams and six cm long. They termites, beetles, spiders,are only active during the day. millipedes, and worms.
    21. 21. Grysbok tail is (4~8cm) . The cape grysbok can fluff out the fur at its rear end to make itself look bigger. Cape or southern Grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis) is a small antelope that is endemic to the western cape region of south Africa between albany and the Cenderberg mountains.Grysbok eats browse oryoung twigs, leaves andshoots that are fit for animalsto eat and fruits and grass. Grysbok are eaten by a leopards, cheetahs, jackals and hawks.
    22. 22. Giraffe is the word’s tallest mammal.They have long necks and long legs andSpotted patterns. Giraffe’s small horns on top of theHead are used to protect the head. Giraffe eat leaves from tall trees like Acacia trees. Giraffe don’t need too much Water because they get moisture from The leaves. Giraffe meat are eaten by wild animals And also humans.
    23. 23. Facts : They are veryintelligent birds. They canmimic sounds and rememberthem. They live western andcentral Africa. The beak isextremely powerful. They layup to 2-4 eggsFood: nuts fruits seedsPredators: monkeys becausethey steal eggs from the nest.Humans because increasesrarity. Cats falcons and hawksLength:13-16 inchesWeight 1 lbsWing span 18-20 inchesAge:70 years max