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Kelsey Clark

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Kelsey has many fond memories of family camping trips across South Africa when she was growing up and for her, this sparked a growing love for the wilderness and opportunities to seek new adventures. Although she studied BComm Financial Management and spent five ...

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on Structural Adaptations: Vocalisations

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Thanks for this interesting blog on vocalization. I love the photo of the klipspringers and of course the lions roaring. Always sounds fantastic.

My pleasure Christa, I glad you enjoyed it and the pictures.

Nice job, Kelsey. Thorough research and clear presentation.

Thank you David 🙂

What a fine post, Kelsey. In my first visit in 2018 I was able to video one of the Birmingham males as he vocalized for a long time. That’s the moment I became wedded to the bush (and more specifically, to Londolozi).

Thank you Willa. I’m so glad to hear you were able to witness the impressive roar of one of the Birmingham males and capture it!

Great topic Kelsey and quite informative, keeping in line with the other blogs that delve into specific features of animals. Whilst the whistle of the Klipspringer and snort of a hippo is interesting to hear, there’s nothing like the shivering roar of a lion to raise the hair on your body, and feel the sounds in the very core of your body. Even better is being in the presence of two lions roaring, seemingly each trying to out sound one another.

Thank you, Denise. I think everyone will agree there is something spectacular about being in the presence of a lion roaring, never mind two or more! 🙂

Thank you for your interesting take on the vocalisations of mammals, humans and antelope. I have heard kudos barking and also the impala’s snorting. Even the ram makes a sound here by us on the reserve and it is rutting season now. I never knew that the klipspringer whistles, we do have them here on the reserve and I have only seen them once. It just goes to show the vocalasion difference between mammals and humans and antelope. Even the huge hippo has his say in the end, which is such a beautiful sound, just like all the animals have their own way of vacalizing.

I’m glad you enjoyed the blog and learning about all the unique vocalisations Valmai 🙂

Kelsey, interesting blog on vocalization. Thanks for continuing my education on the animals of Londolozi.

Always a pleasure William, there is always something new to learn!

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