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Robyn Morrison

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Robyn grew up in Johannesburg and every family holiday was spent exploring the Lowveld or camping around Southern Africa. Her love of nature and conservation propelled her to complete her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh’s school of Geoscience. Although this gave ...

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on In the Eye of Evolution: Why are Mammals Warm-Blooded?

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Great topic and wonderful images of lesser seen creatures to go with it. 😊

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Nice job, Robyn, and you’ve chosen some great photos to go along with your discussion. Thanks.

Not surprising with the cheetah. After a chase and a take down, the cheetah’s chest is heaving for a long period of time. It was incredible watching it recover.

Dear Robyn,
a really great and very interesting article about being warm-blooded. Thanks!

Robyn, Thanks for an amazing education! It is truly incredible to think back in time and realize how lucky we are to be here! We found it interesting to understand the different body temperatures of the different species. Boy do we have a lot to learn!

This is such a fascinating article covering a subject that I’ve given very little thought to, until I reach the extremes of being too hot or too cold. As far as humans are concerned, it seems when the weather is very cold, we tend to eat more, I suspect to generate heat and more energy. However, during hot and humid days, it seems appetites are not as strong, rather cold beverages and food are more appealing and tend not to generate as much energy. If I understand your article correctly, it seems other mammals are not as affected by climate changes in order to maintain their energy and control their body temperature…. I think more reading needs to be done on this subject.

Quiet an interesting subject on warm and cold blooded animals. Such beautiful foto’s of the different mammals and reptiles.

Robyn, thank you for the information on the evolution in the animal kingdom. Our world is always fascinating.

Super fascinating post Robyn, and brilliant images as well! Like all good articles, you leave us with more questions than answers!!

I love the idea of evolution as a journey! And, yes, life is still full of mystery – we must save it before more of those lovely mysteries are lost!

That is a lot of interesting info on the topic! I’ve never thought of the why we are warm blooded – it does seem to have some advantages though as you say.

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