EPCAR (AFA) 2011
Did you know?
... some interesting facts about African Wildlife
Four of the five fastest land animals live in Africa – the cheetah (70mph), wildebeest, lion and Thomson’s gazelle (all about 50 mph).
Having a wingspan of only 1/2”, the smallest butterfly in the world is found in South Africa. It is known as the Dwarf Blue Butterfly.
Madagascar is the home of the world’s _________ as well as the _______ chameleons!
The African elephant is the largest living land mammal. An elephant can weigh up to 6-7 tons and has no natural enemies for he is not a predator and there is no other animal large enough to challenge him.
Did you know elephants drink up to 160 liters of water per day?
An African elephant possesses such “manual” dexterity in his/her trunk tip that he/she can actually turn the pages of a book with it.
The only place are found is in Lake Tanganyika.
Did you know that the tongue of a giraffe can be ______________ 45 cm? Giraffes are 6 ft tall when they are born.
South Africa has a penguin colony, which thrives thanks to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast near the Cape.
Adapted from Google/ The African Guide
Dexterity – the ability to perform a difficult action quickly with the hands.
Trunk – an elephant’s nose.
The sentence “…he/she can actually turn the pages of a book with it.” means that an African elephant
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