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
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Mazori

The marozi or spotted lion is variously claimed by zoologists and cryptozoologists to be a distinct race of lion adapted for a montane rather than savanna-dwelling existence, a rare natural hybrid of a leopard and lion, or an adult lion that retained its childhood spots. It is believed to have been smaller than a lion but slightly larger in size than a leopard and lacking any distinguishable mane. It has been reported in the wild and the skin of a specimen exists, but it has yet to be confirmed as either a separate species or subspecies. Belgian cryptozoologist Dr Bernard Heuvelmans proposed the specific name Leo maculatus in 1955.

Menagerie

A menagerie is/was a form of keeping common and exotic animals in captivity that preceded the modern zoological garden. The term was first used in seventeenth century France in reference to the management of household or domestic stock. Later, it came to be used primarily in reference to aristocratic or royal animal collections. The French-language "Methodical Encyclopaedia" of 1782 defines a menagerie as an "establishment of luxury and curiosity." Later on, the term referred also to travelling animal collections that exhibited wild animals at fairs across Europe and the Americas.

Mustelidae

Mustelidae (from Latin mustela, weasel), commonly referred to as the weasel family, are a family of carnivorous mammals. Mustelids are diverse and the largest family in the order Carnivora, at least partly because in the past it has been a catch-all category for many early or poorly differentiated taxa.[citation needed] The internal classification seems to be still quite unsettled, with rival proposals containing between two and eight subfamilies. One study published in 2008 questions the long accepted Mustelinae subfamily, and suggests that Mustelidae consists of four major clades and three much smaller lineages.

Mangroves

Salt-tolerant woody plants that grow in muddy swamps inundated by tides. Mangrove plants form communities that help stabilize banks and coastlines.

Muriquis

(Brachyteles arachnoids - Woolly Spider Monkey; Family: Cebidae) One of the world's rarest animals (fewer than 1000 remain), muriquis (15 kilograms) are only found in the Atlantic forest of eastern Brazil. Habitat destruction has dramatically reduced their habitat. They live in trees, and eat leaves and fruits.

Multiparous

pertaining to a female mammal having more than one brood of young, with each brood containing one or more offspring

Multi-male/multi-female

a social group comprised of multiple sexually mature males and multiple sexually mature females and young of all ages

Mottled

 spotted or blotched with different colours

Mate Guarding

an individual remaining near its mate to prevent others from copulating with the mate

Montane

growing or living in mountainous regions

Malagasy

of or originating from Madagascar

Mangrove

a tidal salt-marsh forest in the tropics dominated by trees and shrubs that have roots which are exposed at low tide and which is inundated with salt water at high tide

Mixed-sex Dyad

an interrelationship of two individual animals in which one is a male and the other is a female

Mammary Glands

the milk secreting glands in female mammals

Male Philopatry

a social system in which males remain in the groups or home ranges in which they were born while females leave at sexual maturity; this means that a group of males is related it some way - brothers, fathers, uncles, or cousins and these males attract unrelated females

Mental Map

an animal's internal representation of the layout of an area in its environment; sense of geography and the elements within the surrounding environment such as food and water sources

Menarche

the first ovulatory cycle

Mental Map

an animal's internal representation of the layout of an area in its environment; sense of geography and the elements within the surrounding environment such as food and water sources

Mangrove

a tidal salt-marsh forest in the tropics dominated by trees and shrubs that have roots which are exposed at low tide and which is inundated with salt water at high tide

Mixed-sex Dyad

an interrelationship of two individual animals in which one is a male and the other is a female

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