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a woman who tends a herd.

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Re: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?

... in the nature, nothing is simple and there are surely many other aspects that also affect the final outcome. Quite clearly, wildebeest living in herds of thousands of animals cannot have that much bigger social cortices in their brains that, say, lions do. I will see if I can find more detailed ...

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by biohazard
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
Replies: 6
Views: 13689

Re: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?

... spider monkeys, chimps, gorillas, howler monkeys, lions, elephants, etc. living in five hundred to thousand individual size groups or shall we say herds? All of them and a mass of other such small group animals live in groups in numbers per group that stays within a certain range. In most, there ...

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by charles brough
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
Replies: 6
Views: 13689

Anthropogenic global warming?

... area long enough, or faced with limited forage, they will eat nearly every green thing in sight - which is exactly what occured in the historic herds of thousands across the western us. They would leave a devastated wasteland in their wake, as the shepherds moved them along. The biggest problem ...

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by AstusAleator
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Anthropogenic global warming?
Replies: 188
Views: 162604

Re: Zebra Stripes

... 1) Lions prey on Zebras even though they are (Zebras) striped. However, stripes might reduce the individual risk as long as the animals stay in herds. 2) Stripe-Patterns of Zebras vary from species to species (there are four with more subspecies). There is a significant correlation between stripe ...

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by Uwe
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Stripes
Replies: 14
Views: 19628

Who did we evolve from?

... and goats. *One theory is that transhumance just sort of developed by itself out of the seasonal wandering involved in following wild animal herds.

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by catfishjim
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Who did we evolve from?
Replies: 157
Views: 84936
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