By Thomas F. Tyning
With this 'Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles', you could realize and comprehend the lives of universal frogs, salamanders, alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards to an volume that hasn't ever been attainable, in the course of the specific behavior-watching method of the Stokes Nature publications.
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4 hectares. This may be partly due to the nature of the natural habitat—relatively open bush which is likely to be less productive than dense forest. Boundaries of home ranges are not strictly rigid and may shift over the course of a year. Natural boundaries are formed by roads, breaks, or large open spaces, but there is usually a slight overlap between the ranges of adjacent individuals. Figure 2 illustrates the observed movements of individuals forming three major sleeping associations over a period of several consecutive months.
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Senegalensis, possible predators include civets, snakes, owls, genets, jackals, raptorial birds, cats, and man. Of these, the last mentioned causes by far the most serious depredation of populations and the species has disappeared from many regions surrounding towns and villages. Despite protective laws they continue to be caught and kept as pets. Of the nocturnal predators, only the cats, snakes, and genets are able to climb trees but none are sufficiently agile to catch an alert bushbaby. Owls, raptorial birds, and ground-dwelling predators are no threat while the bushbaby remains in the cover of trees, but may well be in the open.