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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Invertebrate

Most animal life on Earth belongs to groups other than vertebrates – vertebrates represent less than 5% of known animal species currently living on our planet. There is no single unifying characteristic for invertebrates, although they do not usually posses internal skeletal structures; some invertebrate groups have extensive exoskeletons (e.g., arthropods, mollusks). Invertebrate animals dominate, and are often directly responsible for the creation of all aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on the planet. While not considered primary producers (only plants are), their actions and existence make the life of other organisms possible. Examples of invertebrates include Oligochaeta (earthworms), Calcarea (sponges), Gastropoda (snails), Gordioidea (horsehair worms), Arachnida (spiders and relatives), Insecta (insects), Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs), and many, many others.

Iucn Red List

a list of the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and some subpopulations on a global scale that is compiled by scientists to highlight taxa threatened with extinction and to promote the conservation of these species. It is a widely used reference and is an authoritative compilation of species' status in the format of an online database as well as a published handbook.

Iucn

AKA The World Conservation Union, the largest and most important network of people, governments, institutions, and non-governmental organizations working towards conserving the integrity and the diversity of nature around the world through the equitable and sustainable use of natural resources

Iucn Categories Iv

IUCN categories IV-In the IUCN classification system for protected areas, categories I-IV refer to higher levels of protection.

Invertebrate

Most animal life on Earth belongs to groups other than vertebrates – vertebrates represent less than 5% of known animal species currently living on our planet. There is no single unifying characteristic for invertebrates, although they do not usually posses internal skeletal structures; some invertebrate groups have extensive exoskeletons (e.g., arthropods, mollusks). Invertebrate animals dominate, and are often directly responsible for the creation of all aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on the planet. While not considered primary producers (only plants are), their actions and existence make the life of other organisms possible. Examples of invertebrates include Oligochaeta (earthworms), Calcarea (sponges), Gastropoda (snails), Gordioidea (horsehair worms), Arachnida (spiders and relatives), Insecta (insects), Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs), and many, many others.

Intraspecific

also: intraspecies between individuals or populations of the same species

Insectivore

also: insectivorous, insectivory animal that primarily eats insects

Ischial Callosities

areas of hardened, leathery skin on either side of the base of the tail on the rump

Iucn Red List

a list of the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and some subpopulations on a global scale that is compiled by scientists to highlight taxa threatened with extinction and to promote the conservation of these species. It is a widely used reference and is an authoritative compilation of species' status in the format of an online database as well as a published handbook.

In Situ

in its original or natural place, as in an animal in its natural habitat

Interbirth Interval

the elapsed length of time between births, it is usually longer for larger species and shorter for smaller primates

Iucn

AKA The World Conservation Union, the largest and most important network of people, governments, institutions, and non-governmental organizations working towards conserving the integrity and the diversity of nature around the world through the equitable and sustainable use of natural resources

Igapó

a type of Amazonian flooded forest that occurs along black- and white-water rivers. This type of forest has lower nutrient soil, lower biomass and lower diversity than other flooded forests in the region.

Infanticide

also: infanticidal the practice of killing infants or juveniles

Inbreeding Depression

a reduction in overall health and vigor of individuals in a population as a result of breeding with close relatives over multiple generations

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