The markings on the buttocks and tails of impalas,Β resembling the logo of a well-known fast food chain, serve both to keep the herd together when they’re fleeing, and to confuse the pursuing predators, preventing them from singling out a specific individual.


Symmetry” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge


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  4. scrapydotwo

    Sjoe maar jul het lekker reaksie op die foto gekry! Dis werklik simmetries is dit nie? Mooi foto. Ook inligting baie interessant. Nou kyk ek met n ander oog na die logo!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Dankie Dina! Ai ja, ons het ook n sagte plekkie vir die rooibokkies. Aan die een kant is dit jammer hulle is so volop in baie van ons wildreservate, so baie mense sien hulle amper nie eens raak nie…

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      That they are Sedge. Poor things are the staple on the menu of all the large predators though, so being cute alone doesn’t quite cut it… Luckily they’re very fast and nimble, and excellent jumpers, which gives them at least a chance of escape.

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