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By Bruce Bryden

ISBN-10: 1868423158

ISBN-13: 9781868423156

Bruce Bryden’s real tales in regards to the lifetime of a bushveld conservationist attracts on 27 years within the carrier of the Kruger nationwide Park. It makes for a gripping learn, abounding with encounters with elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, even if darting for examine, dealing with culling operations via helicopter or stalking taking walks. within the most sensible culture of bushveld tales, there's a good deal of taking pictures, and a good quantity of operating away; there are conferences with remarkable characters one of the rangers; memorable gatherings; hilarious mishaps and slender escapes; and all through, a very good love and admire for either the desert and the creatures that inhabit it. Bruce Bryden began his occupation within the Kruger nationwide Park in 1971 as a graduate assistant biologist. He advanced throughout the ranks as ranger, district ranger, park warden and neighborhood ranger, finally changing into leader ranger in 1983.

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A scientist learned to imitate the sound of a female grasshopper. Once he made the sound while holding a male grasshopper in his hand. The grasshopper jumped up the scientist’s arm and onto his shoulder. It was heading toward his mouth when the scientist ended the experiment! When did a grasshopper start a war? In 1872. Until then, the Delaware and Shawnee Indian tribes lived together in Pennsylvania. That year two boys, one from each tribe, argued over who owned a pet grasshopper. The argument grew and grew until the two tribes were at war!

A honeybee needs both nectar and pollen to live. To get these foods, the honeybee may visit 500 flowers in a single trip. 6 km). 5 kg) of honey! Why do honeybees make honey? To feed the bees in their colony. A large colony of honeybees has up to 80,000 bees. They eat nearly 500 pounds (225 kg) of honey a year. Honeybees collect nectar from flowers and bring it back to the hive, or nest. Other bees place the nectar into six-sided cells, where it changes into honey. The bees eat some honey and feed some to the larvae.

A honeybee stings when in danger. It plunges the stinger into the victim’s flesh. But as the bee flies away, the barbs hold fast. The stinger pulls out of the bee’s body—and the bee soon dies. Bee stings can be dangerous as well as painful. In the United States alone, about 40 people a year die from bee stings. 33 How do ants find your lunch in the park? By smell. An ant finds a crumb you dropped. It carries the crumb back to the nest. As it goes, it presses its abdomen to the ground. This leaves a smell trail.

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