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Monarto 2010

5 10 2010

October long weekend – beautiful weather and time for us to finally visit Monarto – we’d been saying that we wanted to visit for several years and now we have!

Here are some facts for you:

*Rhinos can run 40-45 km/hr.
*Chimpanzees live in areas where coltan for mobile phones is mined.
*Meerkats may live in groups of 20-30.
*There is one male in a chital deer herd who keeps the ladies safe and his coat gets darker brown with age.
*Mesopotamian Fallow deer like to sit in the shade and are camera-shy.
*Giraffes have high blood pressure and don’t deal with anethesia well. They have 7 neck vertebrae and eat up to 60kg of food a day.
*Eland horns get curly the older they are.
*American Bison populations were reduced by whites as a control mechanism over nomadic Native Americans.