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Male Sable Antelope (Bull)
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The Sable (Hippotragus niger) is one of the characteristic large mammals that one may see when visiting game parks in much of southern Africa. The image shown here was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500 mm F/4 L IS lens in January, 2006, in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Sable Antelope
Mammal. Like others of their kind, sable antelope have a social structure based on territory, age, and strength. The strongest adult males, called “bulls,' set up territories in good grazing areas. They constantly patrol, encouraging females to enter and challenging other males.

Sable Antelope do not start life with a dark coat. A newborn calf is born with a camouflaging, sandy-brown coat. As the calf grows and achieves status in the herd, its coat will continually darken (Wolfsen 1997).

Sable antelopes were much sought by hunters. Ernest Hemingway, who used to hunt sable antelopes, gives an interesting account of their habits in The Green Hills of Africa. Lions are about the only predators strong enough to bring down a healthy sable.
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Sable antelope
Taxonomy Hippotragus niger [Harris, 1838]. Citation: Athenaeum, 535:71. Type locality: South Africa, Transvaal, Cashan Range (= Magaliesberge), near Pretoria.
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Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), also known as black cod, are a groundfish species in the family Anoplopomatidae, which has only one other species, the skilfish (Erilepis zonifer). Sablefish are elongate in shape and are dark gray to black on their upper body with a lighter gray under side.

The Sable Antelope is a large, dark coloured antelope with curved horns in both sexes and conspicuous black-and-white head markings. The name "sable" refers to the black colour of the male's coat. The male's head-body length is 210-255 cm, with a shoulder height of 127-143 cm.

Sables mostly eat grass but at times will eat herbs and leaves from shrubs and trees. They are never found very far from water and are especially dependent upon it during the dry season.

The Sable {Hippotragus Niger}
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Sable live in herds of between 10 and 20 animals, occasionally up to 80. Herds generally consist of a master bull, breeding females, and a number of young and subadult animals. Bulls often become solitary or form their own herds, as do females with calves.

Sable Antelope - Hippotragus niger
Sable are the most striking of all the African antelope and one of the top trophies in any hunter's mind. Their magnificent horns, contrasting colours and relative scarcity make them highly desirable.

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Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix I
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Sable Antelope
Africa Mammals Guide Information: The handsome Sable Antelope is the national animal of Zimbabwe and is one of the most sought after for photographers and trophy hunters alike due to its...
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Opposable Chums: Guts and Glory at the World Series of Birding (Jason Kessler) - This documentary about the 2002 WSOB is entertaining, informative, and, who knows, if you show it to a non-birding friend they might be convinced to give birding a chance! ...

Capable of rotation so that the fingerprint surface of the thumb or big toe approaches the corresponding surfaces of other fingers or toes.
A membrane-bound protein or pigment, which absorbs light.

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Sable antelope, Hippotragus niger
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Opposable Thumbs
Monkeys and apes have thumbs that are higher up on the palm than the rest of the fingers so the thumb can work with the other four digits to grasp branches or food. Howler monkeys also have five-toed grasping feet, including an opposable thumb.

opposable " Capable of being placed opposite something else; said of the first toe of the hind foot in an opossum in the sense that it can be placed opposite each of the other toes on that same foot.
overhair " The longer hairs of the pelage of a mammal that project above the fur (shorter hairs).

Opposable Thumb
A thumb that is placed somewhat opposite the remaining digits of the same hand, so that it can be brought to touch the fingers, and thus can be used to pick up objects. Opossum, like humans, have opposable thumbs.
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Recognisable by her pale appearance and pastel orange spots, mother-to-be Sally is shy but sweet in nature.

The Red Sable, Hippotragus niger, is one of the most stately of the antelopes. Mainly a grass eater, it prefers open sunlit glades. Alarmed, it utters a series of snorts much like a horse. If wounded and cornered, it will fight savagely for its life.

Wear disposable gloves or wash your hands thoroughly with hot, soapy water after handling reptiles, reptile cages and equipment, and the stool of reptiles.
Do not allow reptiles to have access to the kitchen, dining room, or any other area in which food is prepared.

First toe opposable to other four
Second and third toes partly fused with separate claws but one sheath of skin (syndactyly)
The syndactyl toes used as comb to keep fur groomed (Smith 1979a)
All toes with long, sharp claws except first digit of hind foot.

A highly recognisable bat, due to its small size combined with exquisitely coloured fur. The hairs…
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Instantly recognisable by their red fur, ear tufts and long, fluffy tails, red squirrels were once the only squirrel species in Europe. This changed when grey squirrels were introduced from America to the UK in the late 1800s.

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The long and releasable tail of the gerbil is around the same length as the gerbils body, but it appears to depend on the individual gerbil species. The gerbil uses its long tail to help the gerbil balance when the gerbil is standing on its hind legs.
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The opossum has opposable hallux. A hallux is like a thumb. The opossum's "thumbs" are on its rear feet. The hallux helps it grasp branches when it climbs.

Martens, sables, and fishers: Biology and conservation. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press: 262-271. [65914] 25. Bernard, Stephen R.; Brown, Kenneth F. 1977. Distribution of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians by BLM physiographic regions and A.W.

scarce and shy, but we met them in sufficient abundance in the majestic pine forests of the Columbia, where, in autumn, their loud and trumpeting clangour was heard at all hours of the day, calling out djay, djay, and sometimes chattering and uttering a variety of other notes scarcely recognisable ...

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Geckos are immediately recognisable lizards, with large rounded heads, blunt snouts, large eyes sometimes with vertical pupils (and in most cases without eyelids), and large, flattened toes.

Their hands and feet are a lot like ours with four long fingers and a smaller opposable thumb. Their feet have five toes, but their big toe is opposable, too. Because they are an ape, they have no tails.

Wear disposable protective gloves, a hat, coveralls, and boots. When finished, and while still wearing the respirator, remove this protective clothing and place it in a plastic bag.

River Otters are of the Mustelidae Family, along with wolverines, weasels, skunks, ferrets and sables. There are more than a dozen different species of otter, only two of which live in North America (River and Sea Otters).

Their front feet have five clawed toes and their hind feet have four clawed toes and an opposable "thumb." The naked, prehensile or grasping tail assists them when climbing. Opossums may give birth in the spring and again later in the summer.

There are two specimen records for baroli: one found dead Sable Island, NS, 1 Sep 1896 (AMNH ###; Tufts, R.W. 1986. Birds of Nova Scotia, 3rd ed. with revisions by I.A. McLaren and the Nova Scotia Bird Society. Nimbus Publishing Ltd. & The Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, NS); ...

Like other monkeys and apes, black-handed spider monkeys have opposable big toes on their feet that can grab onto branches easily. However, their hands are quite different from most other primates. They only have 'vestigial' thumbs with hinge joints.

"Dusky" Seaside Sparrow became extinct in 1987; "Cape Sable" form is localized and vulnerable, as are some other populations. Species as a whole has declined owing to destruction of coastal marshes.
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Birds acquired in the early stages of the hobby should be regarded as disposable or for want of a better explanation a stepping stone to the future. I say this because in the early days the new fancier does not have the skill or knowledge to get the best out of their birds.

The principal limits to its distribution seem to be impassable rapids, waterfalls, and very small or shallow rivers.

Ticked: these have a steel gene and ticking, colors include: gold tipped or silver tipped black/blue/chocolate/lilac steel, silver fox, sable or smoke pearl steel.

With two opposable digits, their forepaws are well-adapted to gripping branches and picking eucalyptus leaves, their main form of nourishment. Tough textured skin on the soles of their feet along with long sharp claws provide traction, and strong thigh muscles aid in climbing.

Didelphimorphs have a plantigrade stance (feet flat on the ground) and the hind feet have an opposable digit with no claw. Like some primates, opossums have prehensile tails. The stomach is simple, with a small cecum. Opossum reproductive systems are extremely basic, with a reduced marsupium.

The silver fern is a very well known tree fern recognisable by the silver/white underside of the fronds. Having an extensive natural range the silver fern is found in the north and south islands of New Zealand as well as the Three Kings and Chatham Islands.

They have two opposable "fingers" on their front paws, which allow them to easily grasp tree branches. This, in addition to their excellent sense of balance and long, strong arms, makes them expert climbers.

Lineage B and C are diagnosable based on color (most likely red ventral coloring, though they do not say) and the Carrizo population of Lineage C represents an intergrade or hybrid population. They stop short of calling any of these lineages distinct species, but they do state that "...

A koala has 5 fingers on its front paws, 2 of which are opposable (like the thumb of a human). Its rear feet also have 5 'toes', but only a single opposable thumb. The koala is not a bear; it is a special type of mammal called a marsupial. Marsupials carry their young in pouches on their bodies.

They come in three major color varieties: black, ASCOB (Any Solid Color Other than Black) and parti-color The other solid colors are chocolate, red, buff, and sable. Parti-color dogs are all of the above colors and white.

ANATOMY: They have a truly opposable thumb, so that the forefeet are really like hands. This inter digital grip allows them to pick fruit or grasp slender branches. The big toe is also opposable. Their cheek pads act as megaphones to project "long calls," which sounds like a loud roar.

Disposable forms of water bowls, such as deli cups, are another option.
Young boas will often soak before or during a shed cycle. This aids in shedding their skin, but usually occurs only when proper cage humidity is not being met.

The male, or drake, is very recognisable nearly all year round by its metallic green head, brown breast that is delineated from the head by a white neck ring, grey body and black tail.

These include the role of information and educational outreach in resource management, the development and increased tourism interest in the jack pine forests, the Au Sable River corridor, and the wintering grounds of the Kirtland's warbler.

The true opossums are small, and generally parole at night,being nocturnal animals that have long noses, long naked ears and prehensile tails, and opposable hind toes tips with flat pads. Their diet consists of small animals, insects, eggs, and fruits.

Two of Florida's resident sparrows are endangered, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow and the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow. The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, once found in many locations, is now found in limited numbers in the dry prairies in a few southcentral counties.

Fingers and Toes - Mandrills have an opposable first digit on their hands and feet. These opposable digits aid in foraging for food throughout the day as they pick up fruits and seeds and turn over rocks and debris to find food.

It is advisable not to treat a bird on your own, unless you are left with no choice and are sure of what you are doing. Also check with the rules of the state. In many countries, only licensed individuals are allowed to care for specific species of birds.

Use a DOUBLE SET of substrate material, OR use disposable substrates to facilitate weekly cleaning. A double set of pebbles or small stones means that one set can be washed and disinfected carefully, dried and stored ready for the next cleaning.

The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy residents, long-tailed tits are most usually noticed in small, excitable flocks of about 20 birds.

They also have very long arms (50 percent longer than their body length.) Chimpanzees have an opposable thumb and are often seen using "tools". These tools are usually used for food procurement.

Pelts of marten are marketed as Canadian or American sable and generally command a high price. It was this high price that led, in part, to drastic declines in the numbers of marten since European colonization of North America. Annual harvests of over 100 000 martens were common in the mid-1800s.

These are high maintenance birds not advisable for inexperienced breeders. Sunbirds are the Old Wold counterparts of hummingbirds, however they lack the ability to hover while feeding and need to be perching to suck the nectar of the flowers.

They do not have opposable thumbs. This benefits them by giving them a hook-like hand to allow for great speed in swinging through the trees. They have a prehensile tail, prehensile means "able to grasp" and their tail can be used like a fifth limb.

The thumb is not opposable and the tail is not prehensile. All the digits bear pointed, sickle-shaped nails except for the great toe which has a flat nail. Saguinous are considered long-tusked tamarins since the lower canines are longer than the incisors.

The general consensus is that this attracts the attention of predators towards the disposable tail and away from the significantly less disposable head and body.

The namesake red belly is really ony a light red wash on the belly and is rarely visable. Usually the belly will be a dirty white. All birds have zebra stipped backs and white rumps visable in flight.

Rainforest Parrots are also most recognisable by the well-developed beak. A large hook-shaped, down-curved top beak over a smaller up-curved lower beak. They have a broad skull with a large brain case, which constitutes towards their intelligence.

Primates have five fingers on each hand, fingernails and an opposable thumb. The bones in their forearms and hind limbs are unfused. The forearm consists of two bones, a radius and ulna. The lower portion of their hind limb also consists of two bones, the tibia and fibula.

Fecal sacs are like disposable diapers for birds!
Sometimes the parent carries the fecal sac away in their beak and drops it far from the nest. Other times the adult swallows the fecal sac at the nest site - yuk. Apparently, the parents may eat the sacs for extra nutrition.

There is no single feature that is unique to primates versus other mammals, but there is a combination of characters that set primates apart, including opposable thumbs for grasping, flat nails rather than claws in most species, forward facing eyes, and relatively large brains.

Their thumbs are not fully opposable and their hallux (big toe) is located back from the other digits (similar to a bird’s big toe) and retained its flat nail.
Unlike most New World primates, golden lion tamarin tails are not prehensile.
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They have short, broad hands with opposable thumbs that are adapted for “knuckle walking.' Of all the great apes, the gorillas’ feet are closest to those of humans, as the big and second toes are less opposable and are set closer together.

Since 1999, the Canadian government permitted the killing of a few hundred gray seals per year in areas other than Sable Island, and is considering additional proposals for gray seal hunts.

The opposable outer toe and the sharp spines on the soles of the feet, help the Osprey to grasp the wriggling fish until a safe perch is reached. Male Ospreys provide virtually all the fish for the family while the females remain at the nest for much of the summer.

An expert at navigating the steep and rocky apline regions of Central Asia, the snow leopard is recognisable by its long tail and almost-white coat, spotted with large black rosettes.

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Even the earliest Agnathans had recognisable heads with a brain of some sort, two or more eyes and a notochord persistent throughout their lives. They had no teeth, though modern Agnathans do, and no pelvic fins.

It can use its tail to hang from tree branches, and it has paws with opposable "thumbs." Males are usually larger and heavier than females. Life History The opossum is active only at night, and is a solitary animal.

Behavior-like the Cooper's Hawk's flap-flap-glide flight style-is indispensable in identifying birds. Watch our Inside Birding video series to learn how-right from your computer.
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Attempts to examine the internal structure of a fossilized echinoderm were similarly unusable. Digital scan results of a hermatypic coral (Monastrea cavernosa), however, were excellent, due to the effective density differences between the coral and the pore space of the polyp chambers.

The Asiatic black bear, recognisable by the cream coloured v-shape on its chest, and the South American spectacled bear with its notable face markings are also kept in several zoos. All these bears are essentially forest dwelling omnivores.

Did you know that leatherbacks mistake plastic bags floating in the ocean for jellyfish.
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How do you pick up branches if you don't have opposable thumbs? If you're a tapir, you use your nose! Contessa the tapir enjoys a…
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Scientists use behavior and health monitoring and voluntary tool-use and computer touch-screen sessions to better understand chimpanzees.
Long fingers and an opposable thumb allow for object manipulation. The big toe is also opposable for grasping.

5. The giant panda's front paws has fingers plus a movable wrist bone. This wrist bone acts like an opposable ____________________ .
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Its pseudo-opposable thumb suggests that Thylacoleo may have also been at least partly scansorial (adapted for climbing). Western Australian and Tasmanian specimens are smaller than eastern Australian specimens, and sexual dimorphism (where one sex is larger than the other) is reported.

Chimpanzee faces are pinkish to black, and the apes' bodies are covered with long black hair. Chimps lack a tail. Their opposable thumbs and toes help them grasp objects easily.

Possibly confusable with female Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos, but rather pale neck and underparts with dark scaling/mottling rufous-buff to buffish-washed rump, belly and vent, and long, straight barred tail distinctive.

Anatomy: The loris has enormous eyes, grasping fingers, and toes with opposable digits. The Loris ranges from 7 to 15 inches (18 to 38 cm) long. It has a stubby tail, only about 1 inch (3 cm) long.

Diet: The larvae eat snails, worms, and slugs, which they inject with a numbing chemical to disable. Adults eat other fireflies, nectar, or pollen, although some don’t eat at all.
Typical Lifespan: Approximately 2 months in the wild.

Like humans they have opposable thumbs - the thumb can reach over and make contact with the other digits - that lets them use tools to gather food.
Like humans, they use facial muscles to communicate without language or sound.
Chimpanzees have a highly developed language of grunts and barks.

When feeding your Pacman frog keep in mind that it does have teeth and will bite just about anything that moves. With this in mind it is advisable to either place the food on the ground or use tongs to feed it to your Pacman Frog. Common food for these frogs includes crickets, mice and fish.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Leopard, Monkey, Antelope, Genet, Squirrel?

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