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Elephant: Tell me, do you fly?
Buffalo: No. How could I fly when Idon't have wings..?
Elephant: You will.!!!!
Buffalo: Mummyyy....!!

That's what when when you mess with 4 tons meat.

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Wildebeest carcass flying even after death. Thanks to Giraffe! 


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A brave honey badger took on an oryx, a type of antelope 10 times its size, and was met with a hefty head-butt.
Credit: Dirk Theron/Caters News

https://www.livescience.com/62994-honey-...elope.html

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Rhino: I'm sorry, I never call you big eared pig again! Leave me...!!!


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Elephant: Do you see poop under my feet?
Hyena: giggling... (in hyena style)
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" Getting ****ed up both sides..."


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"yes, Like that gentle and calm. Scratch a Little bit more on the back down to the tail, it's really itchy down there..."(Croc Spa arranged by a Hippo)
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When you have lost all your hope and suddenly you see a big male Tusker in the bushes, that's the beauty of Jungle. Nature is full of surprises?.

#Elephant chase #Jhrina#Corbett National Park.




Now I know why Corbett is said to be one of the most beautiful parks in all of India.
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This is interesting study about zebras ans stripes.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl...ne.0210831
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The Mighty King from Dudhwa National Park UP


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Powerful elephant...

From Wild Africa ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsTxM4...eN4sP871Tg ): Elephants power pushing down trees to get to the tasty stuff.




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History of India’s last known hippo
Researchers deduced this from a small fragmented tooth unearthed in Madhya Pradesh

Nearly 5.9 million to 9,000 years ago, India was home to the hippopotamus. These entered Eurasia from Africa, then diversified in South Asia before going extinct.

Now, studying a small fragmented tooth unearthed in Madhya Pradesh, an international team of researchers has discovered the last known specimen of the Hippo Hexaprotodon species. However, this does not mean that it is the last one to have lived in India.

This fossil was unearthed in 2003 by Rajeev Patnaik (Panjab University) and Parth R. Chauhan (IISER Mohali) who spent days studying the fossiliferous silt near the river Narmada. “We believed that the species was older than 50,000 years and did not study it fully. Recently, I analysed the date using accelerator mass spectroscopy (AMS) in Taiwan. It revealed that the specimen was quite young and could possibly be among the last ones that lived in India,” Dr. Patnaik says. Accelerator mass spectroscopy does not require a large sample and it also has a higher precision than traditional radiocarbon dating.

Human-led extinction?
The paper published in Quaternary International also discusses the possible causes of the extinction. The researchers hypothesise that a “combination of climatic stress and anthropogenic impacts” could have led to their extinction.

Dating studies show that this hippo lived during a “particularly dry period in the late Quaternary” period (15,000-16,000 years ago). Severe drought in South Asia and weak Indian monsoons might have led to the extinction.

Researchers note that hunting, habitat alteration, ecological human encroachment were the reasons for species extinctions during this period in other parts of the world. While Hexaprotodon and Homo sapiens co-existed for several thousand years, researchers did not find any kill sites, but they note that this reason cannot be ruled out.

Direct dating
This is the only directly dated Hexaprotodon from the Indian subcontinent, the report states. “A direct date means that the fossil bone of the animal was used to determine the date. Usually, charcoal or shells found alongside the fossil are studied and this known as an indirect or associated date,” explains Advait M. Jukar, the paper’s lead author, in an email to The Hindu. He is from the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

He explains that carbon isotope analysis showed that the animal had a C4 dominated diet. “It refers to the kinds of plants the animal was eating. The plants leave a specific isotopic signature in the teeth of animals that eat them... basically, these hippos were eating grasses, and grasses prefer dry, seasonal climates.”

The report concludes that ancient DNA could provide insights into the causes of the extinction. When asked if fossils hold DNA, Advait explained, “DNA does degenerate as soon as the animal dies, but fragments remain, and in some cases, have been isolated from fossils that are a few hundred thousand years old. This Hexaprotodon specimen isn’t very old, so it may be possible to extract DNA fragments.”

Until recent history, the open grasslands of the Indus-Ganga Plain were inhabited by several large species of animal. The open plains were home to large numbers of herbivores which included all three of the Asian rhinoceros (Indian rhinoceros, Javan rhinoceros, Sumatran rhinoceros). The open grasslands were in many ways similar to the landscape of modern Africa.

Gazelle, buffalo, rhinos, elephants, lions, and hippo roamed the grasslands as they do in Africa today. Large herds of Indian elephants, gazelles, antelopes and horses lived alongside several species of wild cattle including the now-extinct aurochs. In the forested areas there were several species of wild pig, deer and muntjac. In the wetter regions close to the Ganga, there would have been large herds of water buffalo grazing on the riverbanks along with extinct species of hippopotamus.

So many large animals would have supported a large population of predators as well. Indian wolves, dholes, striped hyenas, Asiatic cheetahs and Asiatic lions would have hunted large game on the open plains, while Bengal tigers and leopards would stalk prey in the surrounding woods and sloth bears hunt for termites in both of these areas. In the Ganges there were large concentrations of gharial, mugger crocodile and river dolphin controlling fish stocks and the occasional migrating herd crossing the river.

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India once had all Pachyderms along with today's Elephants and Rhinos. Most African Fauna was also in Indian subcontinent once as it is part of Gondwanaland then; after separation and union to Asia, including Hippos and Giraffes etc..,
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A famous ‘white’ elephant playing around with a few of Africa’s finest.

Spot the rhino members...

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