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Ostrich Eyes Food

Ostrich tries to get people to hand over the food by putting on a skull display. It does not frighten humans. Maybe it scares the ostrich. Anyway, he gets the grub. He is all eyes about it. Yes the eyes have it. His beak can hold a lot as well. He is a formidable foe to withdraw snacks from.

ostrich facts ostriches african animals animal fact guide search main menu skip primary content skip secondary content home animal facts wildlife blog fun stuff teacher tools ostrich struthio camelus 2.5 m ft tall ostrich world’s largest heaviest bird significant weight 45 kg 320 lb prohibits bird taking flight ostrich unique abilities well-adapted living savanna desert open woodlands central southern africa ostrich equipped long muscular legs built running birds three four toes ostriches toes each foot allows greater speed sprint fast 70 km h 43 mph hold steady speeds 50 km h 31 mph stride span 3-5 m 0-16 ft confronted danger ostriches usually outrun animals posing threat fleeing scene option ostriches powerful legs kick 0-cm 4-in talon each foot downward kicks cause serious harm.

potential predators popular belief ostriches stick heads sand threatened sometimes ostriches flop ground heads outstretched front pink peach grey coloring blend sandy ground making appear heads buried ostrich elongated neck large protruding eyes shadowed long lashes likened camel scientific name struthio camelus similarities ostriches withstand hot temperatures long periods time water usually getting enough moisture plants eat diet consists mainly roots leaves seeds ostriches eat whatever available sometimes consume insects snakes lizards rodents swallow sand pebbles grind food gizzard specialized muscular stomach ostriches ability grind food.

eat things animals digest oftentimes groups ostriches graze giraffes zebras gnus antelopes presence useful alert animals danger ostriches generally live together groups ten led dominant male dominant female dominant male defends territory warning call loud deep far away mistaken lion’s roar ostriches hiss show disapproval breeding season march september dominant male performs ritualized courtship dance shaking wings tail feathers main hen impressed mate hens group mate dominant male lesser males dominant male scratches shallow pit dirt create nest dominant female lay 7-10 eggs center nest females place eggs.

communal nest 60 eggs male female ostriches turns incubating eggs each egg cm long weighs .5 kg lb ostrich eggs largest world eggs kept safe hyenas jackals egyptian vultures hatch weeks chicks born size chicken grow 30 cm ft each month six months young ostriches grown nearly tall parents chicks fast 55 km h 35 mph month fairly vulnerable predators cheetahs lions leopards hunting dogs hyenas confronted adults try distract predators lure away chicks born spiky greyish-brown grow brown feathers months 3-4 years ostriches reach sexual maturity males develop striking black white plumage females continue brown plumage wild ostriches live 40 years.

conservation status 8th century ostriches nearly brought extinction hunting feathers fashionable women’s clothing mid 9th century people started farming ostriches allowed farmers simply pluck feathers domesticated birds kill today ostriches classified species least concern iucn red list large range numbers declining threatened habitat loss due human development agriculture hunted feathers skin meat eggs fat you’d ostriches promote wildlife tourism africa encourages land conservation creating jobs local community donate organizations african wildlife foundation supports eco-tourism projects region ostrich distribution ostriches inhabit savanna desert open woodlands central southern africa ostrich resources san diego zoo’s ostrich page african wildlife foundation’s ostrich page animal planet’s ostrich page keenan donegan struthio camelus animal diversity web author abi cushman lifelong animal lover editor-in-chief.

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"I am the skull eater."
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Rocket Cat Test Launch

"It is a real pain doing this!"
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Bear Starts a Plane

"How do you start this darn thing/"
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Bushfires Cause Changes in Cave Water Below

The chemistry is altered in the cave water below a bushfire.
Raging fires on the surface of the planet affect caves that intertwine below. Research into climate history is now complicated by this finding. Australian and UK scientists analysed water dripping in cave after a fire and found that the chemistry of moisture changed.
Water on stalactites
There could be a new horizon, however. Stalagmites and stalactites store information about fires. The caves tested have clear data stretching back 200,000 years. Oxygen-16 is lighter than oxygen-18 and it evapourates quicker, so dripwater with more oxygen-18 would indicate fires or hot spells above.

Pauline Treble of the University of New South Wales found that sites in a cave only 23 meters apart had different water chemical readings. This was caused by a recent bushfire in 2005 localized to one of the cave sections.
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Frog Muppet Star

Frog stars on the Muppets
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Flying Cat

"Wait, I've forgotten something - PARACHUUUUUUUUTE!"
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ACEAS Database Explains Australian Animal Extinctions

How do we stop the mass extinction of native animals in Australia? That is the big question. Building up a database of endangered species will help but action is needed now. More than a hundred kinds of animal are under threat.

Species are quickly dying off. Small marsupials are becoming extinct. These are in remote regions where humans seldom go, so this is a bit of a mystery. The answer could be imported predators which have been brought here since Europeans arrived.

Though feral cats and foxes are seen as mainly responsible, changing the landscape for farming and housing has also had an impact. Open land assists cats and foxes - they can more easily see their prey.  Small slow-moving native animals
stand no chance at all.

The Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) database has identified areas most in need of conservation management plans. Animals are in the process of moving to new locations as the climate changes. Species fill environmental niches. They must move to places a place where their external needs are met. If they do not find suitable environments they will become extinct.
Conservation by Ty Buchanan
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Fracking and Conservation Do Not Mix

There is always conflict between industry and the natural ecosystem. With the arrival of extraction and even mass agriculture comes pollution detrimental to the flora and fauna. This is no different in Aboriginal regions as in urbanized cities.

Dean Mathews is a Yawuru Aboriginal and Project Officer for the Nyamba Buru Yawuru Aboriginal Corporation. He monitors the impact on groundwater by agriculture and mining. He has made a video. It is significant that the location he tested did not have any visible industry there, so it would be expected that the water was still pure. Test the water adjacent to mining activity and the results would be quite different.

Much has been made of Aboriginal cooperation with industry - too much for my liking. One has the feeling that local Aboriginal have been duped. The mining industry employs people whose sole motivation is to change public opinion to accept the "job-creating" mining companies. The problem is of course that few Aboriginal are qualified to get these jobs.

In my opinion this is just a public relations exercise. As modern agriculture and mining becomes widespread pollution will occur. The states have allowed fracking for natural gas to take place anywhere. The effects of this is disastrous with farmers showing that gas which seeps up after fracking can be ignited with a lighter.

Aboriginals should try as best they can to have their native regions isolated completely from industry. They got the vote and ownership of their land. Now, they have to go one step further and fight for the right to keep minerals where they belong: in the ground.
Conservation by Ty Buchanan
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Eucalytus Trees Store Gold in Their Leaves

A way of detecting gold deposits beneath the ground has been right in front of our eyes for years. Eucalyptus trees take up gold particles into their leaves. X-ray imaging could replace test drilling.

Eucalyptus roots go down a very long way in search of water. Some sinker roots reach 40 meters below the surface. If there is gold in the ground it is concentrated in the leaves. It is pushed to extremities of the tree because gold is toxic.

Research has proven the theory. Trees above gold deposits store gold, but in gold-free areas there is no stored gold. It is place specific as well: the amount of gold particles varies with the level of gold deposits in the ground.

There is no threat to the trees as the amount of stored gold is minuscule. All types of plants store minerals besides eucalyptus. However, the overwhelming number of plant species in Australia are eucalyptus.

It is no longer necessary to drill in difficult, rocky places. Taking a few leaves for analysis does not damage the trees. This will make the search for gold much easier and cheaper.
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Coal and Oil Production Brings Radioactive Sludge to the Surface

It seems it is not only nuclear power that pollutes the earth with radioactive substances. For centuries coal and oil production has brought thousands of tons of polluted material from beneath the planet to the surface. Further processing concentrates it even more.  Apparently the sludge is left lying around and is not isolated from the population. For every barrel of oil pumped up into storage, ten barrels of polluted water is dragged up as well. Uranium and radium occur naturally below ground. In the US plastic pipes used in the production process were given to kindergartens to make playground equipment.

The coal and oil industry has known for many years about the problem but has kept very quiet about it. While nuclear power stations are closely monitored, limits are set high for coal and oil which allows producers to pollute at will. Tests for radioactivity on dumps of sludge give readings 700 times higher than clean areas.

With new housing estates being built on top of discarded polluted sludge it is only a matter of time before a disaster takes place. When the general population finds out the truth about this there will be street protests across the globe.
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