A) The central purpose of national parks is to conserve ecosystems
rather than species.True:
The essential difference between a national park and other
institutions devoted to conserving biological diversity is that national
parks preserve not only the plants and animals, but also the processes
that allow them to survive and adapt to a changing environment. In
other words the central purpose of national parks is to conserve
ecosystems rather than species.
B) The genetic makeup of all Cheetahs is virtually identical.True:
The genetic makeup of all cheetahs is virtually identical. The world
population must have been reduced to a handful of individuals at some
time thousands of years ago. This would have led to a reduced gene pool
and eventually to a similarity of genes once the population recovered.
C)The thorns of acacia trees become embedded in the coating of the
giraffes tongue as it feeds on them, slowing the feeding to a level tolerable to the plant.True:
Giraffe are not deterred by thorns but their rate of feeding is
reduced to a level tolerable to the plant. The thorns embedded in the
thick mucous covering of the tongue are gradually shed as it is replaced
with new cells.
D) Vultures get most of their food hanging around predator kills.False:
Contrary to popular perception that vultures get most of their
food by hanging around predator kills, this source accounts for less than
one tenth of their food intake. They get most of their food from animals
dying of natural death, road kill etc.
E) The Bateleur which is restricted to the Lowveld in South Africa is
usually the first bird to arrive at a predator kill.True:
The Bateleur was once widespread in South Africa but is now
restricted to the Lowveld. It is common in the skies around Pretoriuskop
and a few other areas is Kruger and you may be lucky enough to see it
performing aerial acrobatics. Although it is a bird of prey it obtains a large
part of its diet from carion, especially while young.
The Bateleur is highly maneuverable and adept at low-altitude cruising
which often makes it the first bird to arrive at a carcass.
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