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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 Structural Adaptations: The Digestive Diversity of African Animals

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Fascinating information Robyn, especially learning about the digestive system of the zebras. I knew about the ruminators and wild dogs, but assumed zebras fell into the ruminator group as well. Your blogs are filled with so much interesting information that I learn something new in each post. Thank you!

Thanks for this very informative blog, Robyn.
The different ways in which nature works are really amazing.

Robyn, thank you for continuing my education about African animals. Fascinating information about the development of the different species.

So Robyn, we’ve heard that wild dogs begin eating their prey even before it is dead and then run back to regurgitate that meal to the pups. When do they eat for themselves? Presumably some food must get to their stomach for them to survive especially since they appear to be so active so much of the time. Do they eat for themselves first and then load up for the pups or vice versa?

Robyn thank you for your story with so much information about the digestive systems. Very interesting and I have learned a lot.

Thank you so much for sharing these interesting adaptations. Mother Nature is so creative!

Super interesting post Robyn! I love the diversity in the digestive systems in the animals you wrote about, and especially the need for such systems based on the their environments and food sourcing.

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