(2008) showed that species modify their activity, herd size, and drinking frequency at water holes, probably in response to the higher predation risks perceived there. Prey composition depended on the distance to the nearest water point (χ26 = 13.84, P < 0.05; Table 2), with buffalo, greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), and wildebeest taken relatively closer to water. The pools go by a variety of names: prairie potholes, whale wallows, hog wallows, sinks, and kettles. Notes: Years with missing data left empty. Seventy-seven artificial water points and 40 catchment dams provide drinking water over the entire year, over an area of 579 km2, so temporal fluctuations in water availability are not significant. Lion kills of waterbuck are significantly closer to water points than expected based on chance simply because this prey species is not randomly distributed over the landscape. (2003); the lower the value, the lower the chance of finding the species far from water sources. Differences in prey selection (Jacobs index) could not be explained by the water dependency of the species (odds-ratio: rs = −0.123, n = 12, P > 0.05) or the density of the species (rs = −0.212, n = 12, P > 0.05). 1). Always try and be in the park as early as possible as this will undoubtedly help in you getting that sighting. Hence, kills of smaller, grazing ruminants are expected to be found closer to water than those of larger, browsing nonruminants. The Black Umfolozi River is a good area to keep an eye out for cats, there is lots to eat around the water. In the most comprehensive analysis, Hopcraft et al. Privacy Notice | Sustainability Policy | Terms of Service | Code of Ethics, Boyd Matson, in his work for National Geographic, has been bitten, scratched, or pooped on, and occasionally kissed by most of the creatures found at your local zoo. We have dug wells, drilled boreholes and built a water purification plant. We checked for spatial autocorrelation of the distances between kill sites and water with Moran's I, using SAM version 3 (Rangel et al. http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Hydrogeology_of_Cameroon Hence, we expect kills of water-dependent species to be closer to water than kills of species not dependent on water. Expected values were calculated based on the average of the annual abundance estimates for each prey species from aerial surveys carried out between 2002 and 2006. In the wet season the availability of ephemeral water sources increases, and the tendency of prey to enter high-risk areas such as those near water decreases (Hopcraft et al. Our results indicate a similar prey selection, with species such as zebra, wildebeest, and waterbuck as the positively selected species. 2001; Prins and Iason 1989; Van Orsdol 1984). Across Africa & Asia we have built schools, medical clinics and community centres. Search for other works by this author on: Klaserie Nature Reserve, P.O. To learn more, visit. The smaller-sized impala (Aepyceros melampus) generally is negatively selected (Funston and Mills 2006; Hayward et al. (2005). Mammal population regulation, keystone processes and ecosystem dynamics, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B. Seasonal Water Sources. United States Geological Survey (USGS) resources on surface water: 1. All rights reserved. Don't have access to safe drinking water. Water that attracted prey, and not the vegetation density in riverine areas, increased predation risk, with kills of buffalo (Syncerus caffer), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), and wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) as water-dependent prey species. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. Cameroon - Cameroon - Resources and power: Cameroon is endowed with abundant mineral wealth, but meaningful exploitation has been slow to materialize. Accessed [date you accessed the information]. 1 being water and season. National Geographic Headquarters 1145 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20036, National Geographic Society is a 501 (c)(3) organization. To compare the difference in vegetation density between artificial water points and sites along natural water sources, we also determined NDVI values at these artificial water points and compared those with an equal number of randomly located sites 150 m from the middle of the river, which was assumed to represent the riverine vegetation. 2008; Ripple and Beschta 2006, 2007). Redfern et al. From the start to the end of the Millennium Development Goals, access to better water sources in the country increased by a total of 19 percent. Water dependency of the species affected the kill location, with water-dependent species killed closer to water than species not dependent on water. 2007a), sometimes modified by environmental factors such as rainfall that affect the body condition of prey (Funston and Mills 2006; Mills et al. Water dependency is one of the traits that determines the spatial distribution of lion prey, because prey availability is higher closer to water (De Leeuw et al. Currently Matson is the host of the weekly radio show, “National Geographic Weekend.” Conducting interviews from the studio and from the field, Matson connects with some of the greatest explorers and adventurers on the planet to transport listeners to the far corners of the world and to the hidden corners of their own backyards. Although lions are now protected in many parts of Africa, they were once considered to be stock-raiding vermin and were killed on sight. These rivers are part of the world's freshwater streams with large biodiversity and importance to local communities. They are a little bit smaller than the others lion in Africa. 2001; Hayward and Kerley 2005; Hayward et al. Lion kills were closer to rivers and to artificial water points than expected by random distribution of the kills. Diniz-Filho J. © 1996 - 2019 National Geographic Society. When lion kills were encountered—identified by the presence of lions or lion tracks at the kill site—they were recorded by Klaserie staff members in a central database; data recorded included date, location (global positioning system coordinates), and species. Operating eight water bowsers, five of which have a capacity of 20,000 litres, we have the ability to rapidly transport 124,000 litres of water at any one time. Having once tried to give my cat a bath, I have the scratch marks to prove most cats... You can lead a cat to water, but can you make him swim? In total, 215 lion kills were found from July 2002 to May 2007 (Fig. Tsavo lions, famous for man-eating in the late 19th century, are also novel for being maneless. The clustering in space of the lion kill locations was tested in ArcGIS, using a Z-test on the average nearest-neighbor distance between lion kills. They fill small basins at the base of trees or or in natural depressions in the landscape with rainwater or snow melt. We found that lion kills in Klaserie were located closer to water than expected based on a random distribution of kills. In summary, lion predation is skewed toward medium-sized species and is distributed nonrandomly over the landscape, and water-dependent prey species are killed closer to water than are water-independent species. Water use can include water used and then returned to its source (renewable resource). And when I traveled to #SelindaExplorers in Northern Botswana, I encountered another pride of lions who’ve adapted to living in a watery environment and added swimming to their hunting repertoire. – Raven A. Rentas. The spatial distribution of lion kills in relation to the distribution of their prey, and the traits of the prey species that determine their distribution, are not clear. Carpenter S. R. Brock W. A. Cole J. J. Kitchell J. F. Pace M. L.. Creel S. Winnie J.Jr. Lion [Panthera leo] Best places to see Lion in Botswana Lions are commonly seen in most parts of Botswana. 2007), but feeding type was not related to the type of the water source that was closest to the kill site. He even wrote a book about his adventures titled The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, published in 1907. Spatial autocorrelation did not compromise the analysis (Moran's I = 0.036, lag = 3.8 km, P > 0.05). It was later the basis for a handful of different movies. Discover Cameroonian animals you've never heard of, and learn amazing facts about the ones you have! 2009) but also the local community structure of the mammal assemblage (Mills and Shenk 1992; Owen-Smith and Mills 2006; Power 2002). Mills M. G. L. Biggs H. C. Richardson P. R. K.. Hayward M. W. O'Brien J. Hofmeyr M. Kerley G. I. H.. Hopcraft J. G. C. Sinclair A. R. E. Packer C.. Lehmann M. B. Funston P. J. Owen C. R. Slotow R.. Palomares F. Delibes M. Revilla E. Calzada J. Fedriani J. M.. Patterson B. D. Kasiki S. M. Selempo E. Kays R. W.. Rangel T.F.L.V.B. 2001). Willem F. de Boer, Marc J. P. Vis, Henrik J. de Knegt, Colin Rowles, Edward M. Kohi, Frank van Langevelde, Mike Peel, Yolanda Pretorius, Andrew K. Skidmore, Rob Slotow, Sipke E. van Wieren, Herbert H. T. Prins, Spatial distribution of lion kills determined by the water dependency of prey species, Journal of Mammalogy, Volume 91, Issue 5, 15 October 2010, Pages 1280–1286, https://doi.org/10.1644/09-MAMM-A-392.1. (2009) showed that species react to the spatial heterogeneity in lion predation pressure, with browsers shifting to more open areas as an antipredator strategy but grazers being less affected. Box plots show ranges (whiskers), 25% and 75% quartiles (boxes), and medians. 2003). We expected to find kills of browsers and impala (the only mixed feeder species) closer to rivers and grazers closer to artificial water points (Smit et al. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. The Klaserie River runs through the area and Olifants River forms the northern boundary of the conservation area. A male Lion will develop a mane by year 3, this will vary in color from blond to black. Buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest modify their activity patterns and habitat use in relation to lion predation risk (Fischhoff et al. According to the JMP, Cameroon is therefore on-track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for the drinking water sector of 75 percent by 2015 (see Figure 1). These forests provide a source of livelihoods for communities and habitat for over 9,000 plant species, about 900 bird species, and roughly 320 mammals — including the critically endangered western lowland gorilla and the endangered chimpanzee. Zambiatourism.com is privately owned, funded and managed by AfricaInSites.com and Biggestleaf.com, neither of whom wish to support … 1995; Owen-Smith and Mills 2008). Does interspecific competition or predation shape the African ungulate community? Sightings of Lion in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi vary according to various factors. For lion prey in the Klaserie Nature Reserve, estimated population density (individuals/km2, from mean survey values from 2002 to 2006), percentage each species comprised of reported lion kills (2002–2007, n = 215), Jacobs’ index (D) for prey selection (+ values) or avoidance (− values), adult body mass, and digestion and feeding types. 1994; Palomares et al. We tested with Mann–Whitney tests whether the NDVI values at lion kill sites were different from those at random sites, and if there were differences in NDVI values between artificial water points and rivers. What he refers to as his job, others might describe as a career spent attending summer camp for adults. This is because they sweat through their paws, as well as the mucous membranes in their mouths. A. F. Bini L. M.. Redfern J. V. Grant R. Biggs H. Getz W. M.. Sinclair A. R. E. Mduma S. Brashares J. A generalized linear model, carried out in SPSS version 15 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois), was applied with shortest distance between lion kill and water source as the dependent variable. Box 150, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa, ARC Range and Forage Institute Nelspruit, PB X05, Lynn East 0039, South Africa, ITC, P.O. Lions in Cameroon are different from all of those lions from the southern part of Africa. We tested our assumption that vegetation density would be higher around riverine areas compared to artificial water points. 2005). 2007; Prins and Iason 1989; Winnie et al. 2003). Lions have long been killed in rituals of bravery, as hunting trophies and for their medicinal and magical powers. Map of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve showing the lion kill locations (x), the Olifants and Klaserie rivers, and the distribution of the artificial water points and catchment dams (◯). 2005). Valeix et al. 2005). We found no relationship between selection–avoidance of prey and the water dependency of prey. Selection or avoidance of prey in our study is similar for all species to the results obtained by Hayward and Kerley (2005), except for the porcupine, which was negatively selected in our study. A vulnerability is like a hole in your software that malware can use to get onto your device. The dependent variable was positively skewed; therefore, a gamma distribution with a log-link was used. 2005), or the vegetation structure (Fischhoff et al. 1995; Owen-Smith and Mills 2006; Sinclair 1985; Sinclair et al. Exploits take advantage of vulnerabilities in software. Bibliographic reference: Upton K, Ó Dochartaigh BÉ and Bellwood-Howard I. It was a scene I first filmed seven years ago and some of the cubs from that time are still splashing around today. 1998, 2001; Lehmann et al. Moreover, impacts of lion predation differ among prey species, with medium-sized species being selected (Owen-Smith and Mills 2008; Sinclair et al. An index of the vegetation density, and thereby for stalking opportunities of lions, was obtained using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data from 19 February 2006, in the middle of the rainy season, from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER; https://lpdaac.usgs.gov, accessed 2 June 2009). Well one has to take into account when these amazing predators are most active and that would be early morning or late afternoon. Sometimes the shrimpers operate off the Sanaga River. 2003), which influenced the composition of lion prey. Water weed which has invaded and is choking Harare’s main water sources like Lake Chivero. We usually take water for granted yet in a lot of regions worldwide (including Africa) water is a scarce resource. Predation is known to influence the behavior of prey species (Fischhoff et al. Water use can include water used and then returned to its source (renewable resource). Some plants increase their water content by 25 to 40 percent, so when the gemsbok feed late at night or early in the morning, the plants provide them with both food and water. Residual analysis indicated that the differences between observed and expected values were significant for each species individually (P < 0.05), and that lions strongly selected for buffalo and giraffe. Perhaps the high density of water points and the year-round supply of water, creating a low gradient in water availability, are the reasons that these factors were unimportant in determining the distribution of herbivores. The last column was calculated from the distance to water odds-ratio taken from Redfern et al. Valeix et al. Matson also writes about his experiencs in his monthly column, “Boyd Matson Unbound” for, The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Data analysis was done in ArcGIS, selecting only those grid cells (15 × 15 m) where lion kills or random points were located. Larger species generally have a larger home range to satisfy their requirements (Haskell et al. Traits of prey species, including feeding type (food habits), digestion type (ruminant or nonruminant); or body size, did not explain locations of lion kills, and no seasonal patterns in lion kills were apparent. Vernal pools are a type of wetlands - sometimes resembling larger puddles. Dr Kirsty Upton and Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey, UK Dr Imogen Bellwood-Howard, Institute of Development Studies, UK Please cite this page as: Upton, Ó Dochartaigh & Bellwood-Howard, 2018. Moreover, we tested for differences in the spatial distribution between kills of different prey species. The demarcation between these 2 groups (5.3 km; Table 2) was chosen so that sample sizes for the groups were equal. 1998, 2001; Hayward and Kerley 2005; Lehmann et al. Surfac… We used a chi-square analysis to test for differences in prey composition by using the observed kills for each prey species. (2005) showed that certain landscape elements increase prédation risk: prey vulnerability is more important to lions than prey availability. Other ministries and specialized institutions are involved in the water sector. Body mass, feeding type, or digestion type of the prey species were not related to the distance from the kills to water. We argue that the cascading impact of lions on local mammal assemblages is spatially heterogeneous. Thus, our study shows that prey availability is more important than prey vulnerability, consistent with the predictions of Ogutu and Dublin (2004) and inconsistent with the findings of Hopcraft et al. They are not connected to any other water source. Lion kills were spatially clustered and were significantly different from a random distribution (Z = −39.67, P < 0.01). Lions get their water like most other savanna mammals, relying on watering holes and temporary pools to hydrate. Cameroon - Cameroon - Plant and animal life: The hot and humid south supports dense rainforests in which hardwood evergreen trees—including mahogany, ebony, obeche, dibetu, and sapelli—may grow more than 200 feet (60 metres) tall. There are large numbers of orchids and ferns. Some efforts being made to better Cameroon’s water quality have proven to be successful. Having once tried to give my cat a bath, I have the scratch marks to prove most cats have a real aversion to taking a dip, but these Botswana lions have learned to dog paddle their way across the rivers and wetlands of the Okavango Delta. We found that lion predation pressure is not distributed uniformly over the area but is higher closer to water holes. An ongoing debate exists about the importance of landscape elements, such as erosion gullies, river confluences, kopjes (small rocky hills), and proximity to water, each with different structure and vegetation cover that influence predation risk (Balme et al. Predation risk from lions (Panthera leo) has been linked to habitat characteristics and availability and traits of prey. 2003). Water-dependent and water-independent species are found at different positions in the landscape, with water-dependent species closer to water (Redfern et al. 2007a, 2007b; Mills and Shenk 1992; Mills et al. The resulting set of shortest distances was compared with an equal number of randomly generated shortest distances, calculated from the distance between randomly located points and their nearest artificial and natural water points. 2018. We demonstrated that it was not vegetation density around natural water sources that increases predation risk for prey species but the actual presence of water, which was attracting prey species (Redfern et al. This analysis yields chi-square values for each prey species, and the discrepancies between observed and expected values (residuals) were tested for each of the individual species when the overall chi-square test reported significant deviations from expectation (Siegel and Castellan 1988). They are often found lying on their backs with their paws overturned. Type of water source (natural or artificial) or random point was included as a fixed factor, together with several other fixed factors—feeding type, digestion type (ruminant or nonruminant), and season—and the covariates body mass and water dependency. 2003). 34.6 % of the population of Zambia (2015) See also. Venter F. J. Scholes R. J. Eckhardt H. C.. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Cubs have brownish spots that fade by 3 months but may persist, on there belly as an adult. This week I talk about swimming lions and efforts to save big cats in Africa as part of Big Cat Week on my radio show, “National Geographic Weekend.” Tune in and tune in to adventure. British Geological Survey. They live in groups of between 15 to 20 lions with at most 3 males. The lions’ exploits and their eventual demise became legend, and Patterson became famous for ending it all. The lower the odds-ratio, the closer to water a species was found. Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands. 2008; Mills et al. 2004; Van Bommel et al. Statistical analysis.—The selection by lions for each prey species was calculated using the Jacobs’ index D (Hayward and Kerley 2005; Krebs 1989), ranging from +1 to −1 for maximum selection and avoidance, respectively. The question remains whether the locations of lion kills are influenced by the availability of water sources, and if this effect is due to the attraction of wildlife to water and hence the higher prey densities there, or if it is caused by the increased cover for stalking lions around these water sources. This also might explain why we did not find the seasonal pattern in lion kills documented in other studies (Patterson et al. Lions found in south Cameroon forest, far from their known range. Learn about all the amazing animals in Cameroon. This variable is a better classification of the spatial distribution of a species around water than classifying the species as either water-dependent or water-independent. Surface water is constantly replenished through precipitation, and lost through evaporation and seepage into ground water supplies. Because the reserve is rather small, the road network is very dense, and foot patrols cover the full extent of the reserve, even small carcasses are recorded and the bias for certain species in the lion kill database is minimized. The presence of natural water sources therefore can influence the location of lion kill sites (Hopcraft et al. Kills were classified with respect to feeding type (Table 1), digestion type, and body mass. These results indicate that water was the major factor influencing lion prey choice and prey location, and that vegetation cover was unimportant in the selection of the kill site at the scale measured by ASTER. The last 2 columns represent the prey composition at 2 distances from the nearest water source. 2008; Ripple and Beschta 2006, 2007; Schmitz et al. Several studies found that the composition of lion prey is determined mainly by prey body mass (Funston et al. 4.3.3 Water sources 73 4.3.4 Piped distribution systems 74. Water dependency of the prey species and the distance of the kills to water were negatively associated. bulb”. Water dependency of the prey species and the distance of the kills to water were negatively associated. Composition of prey differed significantly (P < 0.01) from availability. (2003), as a proxy for water dependency of the different prey species. However, the lower the odds-ratio (representing species with high water dependency), the smaller the distance of the lion kills to water (Wald χ21 = 9.15, P < 0.005). Cameroon does not have specific legislation on environmental protection, but in a number of sectors a number of texts and regulations deal with environmental issues. 2003), which influenced the composition of lion prey. Differences between observed and expected values for individual species (* P < 0.05; *** P < 0.001) was based on residual analysis (Siegel and Castellan 1988). Large amounts of kyanite (an aluminum silicate) and bauxite are deposited at Minim-Martap and Ngaoundéré on the Adamawa Plateau, and Cameroon’s cobalt deposits are significant enough to make it a major world producer. 2008), their density, spatial distribution, and habitat selection (Creel et al. 2009), and prey assemblage (Hayward et al. Bulawayo on the other hand, obtains water from the Zambezi River to carter for the acute shortages of water for the city. Grant C. C. Deveraux B. J.. Valeix M. Fritz H. Matsika R. Matsvimbo F. Madzikanda H.. Van Bommel L. bij de Vaate M. D. de Boer W. F. Iongh H. H. de. While there has been an improvement in the water quality in Cameroon, much work is necessary for the future. The 3 species with the lowest Jacobs index were the 2 smallest species (impala and porcupine [Hystrix cristata]) and the heaviest (white rhinoceros [Cer atotherium simum]). Therefore, the composition of lion prey (Table 2) was dependent on the proximity to water. We found that kill sites were indistinguishable from random sites in terms of NDVI (Mann–Whitney test: Z = −0.92, nl and n2 = 215, P > 0.05). Hence, water availability in Klaserie is not strongly constraining the distribution of prey species. Our results are surprising because the density of water sources is very high in Klaserie (100% of the Klaserie area is within 3 km from a water point), in contrast with Kruger National Park where 92% of the area is within 5 km of water (Redfern et al. 2003). Hence, the impact of lions on population sizes of species in local assemblages has a spatial component. Difference in vegetation density is not an important feature to distinguish kill sites at this scale of analysis. The mean annual rainfall in the study area was 460 mm/year (1997–2007), of which 80% falls between October and the end of March. 2002), so that smaller species would be found closer to water than larger species. Prey species are attracted to water, and lions exploit this nonrandom distribution. May 7, 2019. Maxwell B. Hamlin K. Creel M.. Fischhoff I. R. Sundaresan S. R. Cordingley J. Rubenstein D. I.. Funston P. J. In some areas, livestock predation remains a severe problem. Cameroon is a country in central Africa which borders 6 countries including Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Gabon. Study area.—To test these hypotheses we analyzed the spatial distribution of lion kills in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in South Africa (24.203°S, 31.179°E), which forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserve abutting and contiguous with the Kruger National Park. The differences in distances between kill sites and random sites did not differ for artificial water points and natural rivers (Wald χ21= 0.316, P > 0.10), indicating that water is the main factor in determining the kill location and that vegetation density around riverine areas does not have any effect on the kill location. 2007); hence we expect that kills of grazers will be closer to artificial water points and those of browsers and mixed feeders closer to rivers. Africa Groundwater Atlas: Hydrogeology of Cameroon. We were able to separate the confounding effect of vegetation differences around water holes and water supply. The northern province in Cameroon, Bénoué, hosts the largest hippo population in the entire West-Central region of Africa. 2009; Sinclair 2003), might have a keystone role in the composition of savanna systems (Van Langevelde et al. 2008). Wildlife species are not distributed randomly over an area; some species (e.g., waterbuck [Kobus ellipsiprymnus]) are always found close to water, whereas other species (e.g., giraffe [Giraffa camelopardalis]) are less dependent on water (De Leeuw et al. Moreover, grazers are more water-dependent than browsers because of the lower water content in grass, and nonruminants would need a larger home range than ruminants of similar size because of their generally larger intake requirements (Redfern et al. 2007b; Spong 2002), as is also documented for other carnivores (Murray et al. People with no access to a safe drinking water source in Zambia. 2002). Work of the lion is to provide protection to the territory while the lionesses hunt. Here at Global Angels we have had many years of success in affecting change in villages and communities throughout the world. No significant effects of digestion type of the prey species (Wald χ21= 2.635, P > 0.10), their feeding type (Wald χ22 = 4.88, P > 0.05), their body mass (Wald χ21 = 0.95, P > 0.05), or season (Wald χ21= 0.53, P > 0.10) on distance of the kills to water points were observed. Biological Sciences, Population consequences of predation-sensitive foraging: the Serengeti wildebeest, Patterns of predation in a diverse predator-prey system, Do artificial waterholes influence the way herbivores use the landscape? The odds-ratio was available for most species (94% of all 215 kills), but the water dependency of the missing 13 kills (5 species) were estimated using the expert opinion of the Klaserie Warden (for instance, the water dependency of warthog [Phacochoerus africanus] is characterized as intermediate to that of impala and water-buck). The Kalahari Desert is no exception. 2007; Prins and Iason 1989; Sinclair and Arcese 1995). 5,494,259 people. Lions selected medium-sized prey species. Prey composition deviated significantly from prey availability (χ26 = 562.32, P < 0.001; Table 2) for prey species that comprised >5% of potential prey numbers. The lions have learnt to thrive there - mainly due to the large buffalo population. Well when swimming is the only way to get to their next meal some big cats in Botswana have adapted to the life aquatic. Several studies show that female lions (Panthera leo) generally take medium-sized species such as plains zebra (Equus burchellii) and blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), whereas males prey on larger species such as African buffalo (Syncerus caffer—Funston et al. However, you will notice that the Bushmen people (also known as the San people), have found a great way to adapt to the harsh environment. 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