|Large Elephant Display|
Leopards, cheetahs, lions and wild dogs prey on the impala. However, the impala has an incomparable defense technique wherein if they are frightened, the whole herd will start to leap about to confuse their predators. To escape these predators, they can reach running speeds of up to 56 mph, can jump spans of more than 33 feet and 9 feet in height. When escaping and to keep their herd together they perform a high kick of their hind legs, in which they release a scent from the glands in their heels. What marvelous little idiosyncrasies Mother Nature has bestowed on some of her creative works!
|Baby Ostriches and Ostrich Eggs|
At maturity, males can reach from 5'11" to 9'2" in height, while females range from 5'7" to 6'7" and can reach an age of 40-45 years. One other fact, contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in sand.