Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route Adventures South Africa
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Cat Trivia

Jukani is home to many apex cats, but it is also home to about 10 domestic cats.  Here is some trivia about cats you might not know. The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death. 95% of cat guardians admit they talk to their cats. A cat can jump as much as seven times its height. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor. A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones. ...

The normal temperature of a cat is 101.5 degrees

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Jaguars

Jaguars weigh 200-250 pounds with a body length of 5-7 feet.

Jaguars are the largest cats living in the wild in North and South America - and 3rd largest cat, after lions and tigers.

Jaguars can live up to 25 years in captivity. In the wild the jaguar’s average lifespan is 12-15 years.

Jaguars kill with either a bite to the neck or a crushing paw strike.

Tequila the jaguar

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The Zebra

There are three species of zebras: Mountain, Plains, and Grevy’s zebras.

For the most part, the different species cannot interbreed.

Each zebra has unique stripes unlike any other zebra - like human fingerprints.

Zebras are 4-5 feet tall at the shoulder.

zebra

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Cougars Are Cool

Other names: cougars are also called pumas, mountain lions, panthers, and many more. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the cougar as the animal with the most names. 
 
Male cougars are 4 to 6 feet long (not including their tails that are about 2 feet long), weighing 150-230 pounds. 
 
Female cougars are 3-5 feet long, weighing 75-135 pounds.

cougar cats are also known as pumas

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All About Snakes

Snake’s scales are made up of something called Keratin, which is the same thing that our fingernails are made from.    Mother Pythons will coil themselves around their eggs and make their bodies shiver in order to heat herself up and keep her eggs warm until they hatch.    The biggest snake is the Reticulated Python. It can grow up to 11 meters or 36 feet long!    The thickest snake is the Anaconda. The biggest one found measured 111 centimeters or 44 inches around. That's huge!    The...

some snakes have amazing colours

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