Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while they are at rest. When they are flying however, their heart could beat up to 1000 beats per minute.
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Barbary Lion

The Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo), also known as the Atlas lion or Nubian lion, is a subspecies of lion that became extinct in the wild or extinct in the 20th century. Its former habitat range was in North Africa encompassing the region from Morocco to Egypt.

Birds

These are warm blooded, egg laying vertebrates that are covered in feathers and whose forelimbs are modified into wings; in most instances these are used for flying. Some birds such as penguins are flightless and instead use their wings to propel themselves through the water. There are close to 10,000 known bird species worldwide.

Biodiversity

The variety of plants and animals and other living things in a particular area or region. Biodiversity is important because plant and animal species interact and depend upon one another for food, shelter, oxygen and soil enrichment. 

Broadleaf Forests

Deciduous forests, as opposed to evergreen coniferous forests. Structurally, these forests have four layers: a canopy of mature trees, with emergent trees poking through the canopy layer, a shrub layer and an understory of grasses and other herbs. The most species-rich broadleaf forests occur in central China and eastern North America, with some unique regions in the Caucasus, the Himalayas, southern Europe and the Russian Far East.

Biosphere Reserves

Internationally recognized areas within UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program that promote a balanced relationship between people and nature to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. In September 2001, there were 411 biosphere reserves in 94 countries.

Broadleaf Forests

Deciduous forests, as opposed to evergreen coniferous forests. Structurally, these forests have four layers: a canopy of mature trees, with emergent trees poking through the canopy layer, a shrub layer and an understory of grasses and other herbs. The most species-rich broadleaf forests occur in central China and eastern North America, with some unique regions in the Caucasus, the Himalayas, southern Europe and the Russian Far East.

Birds

These are warm blooded, egg laying vertebrates that are covered in feathers and whose forelimbs are modified into wings; in most instances these are used for flying. Some birds such as penguins are flightless and instead use their wings to propel themselves through the water. There are close to 10,000 known bird species worldwide.

Biosphere Reserves

Internationally recognized areas within UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program that promote a balanced relationship between people and nature to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. In September 2001, there were 411 biosphere reserves in 94 countries.

Biota

The plants, animals and other living organisms found in a specific region or during a specific geologic period.

Biodiversity

The variety of plants and animals and other living things in a particular area or region. Biodiversity is important because plant and animal species interact and depend upon one another for food, shelter, oxygen and soil enrichment. 

Bushmeat

any wild animal hunted for food, medicine, or traditional cultural uses

Biodiversity

the number and variety of organisms living within a specified geographic area

Brachiation

also: brachiating, brachiate swinging with arms, hand over hand, between from one branch or tree to the next

Behavioral Plasticity

an organism's ability to vary its behaviour in response to environmental changes

Bipedalism

also: bipedally, bipedal walking upright on two feet instead of on four limbs

Biome

a major regional biological community characterized by its distinctive plant and animal species and climate

Breast

Front part of the chest.

Battery Cage

A wire cage, measuring no more than 16 inches wide, in which four or five hens are housed. These cages are lined up in rows and stacked several levels high on factory farms. This system of production has been outlawed by countries in the European Union.

Broilers

Chickens raised for meat consumption on modern factory farms. These birds have been selected or bred so that their bodies grow very rapidly.

Breast Spot

Small, differently coloured area on the breast.

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