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    'A Young Cattleman' Cattle with enormous horns follow the lead of a small Dinka boy, a striking visual reminder of the surprising relationship humans have developed with these mighty animals. South Sudan Photos by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

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    Johannesburg. south africa Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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    Holy cow! :) Dinka of Southern Sudan by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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    Cows. Photo By Angela Fisher & Carol Beckwith, National Geographic.

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    "Ankole-Watusi" or Egyptian Longhorn, native to Africa. © Beckwith/Fisher (Angela Fisher & Carol Beckwith). Original in colour. S)

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The Greater kudu has a wide range of habitat, but human encroachment, loss of habitat, and hunting for its horns and meat has begun to diminish kudu numbers. Greater kudu are one of the tallest species of antelope, with adults standing at 90-110cm at the shoulder.

grew up seeing these faces peering from between fence posts...awwww

One of the most beautiful moths in the world, the Comet moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, is named after its long red 'tails'. There are a number of moon moths with tails varying in length from mere stubs to long streamers. Biologists now think that those with the longest tails such as this species have evolved more recently than those with shorter tails. The Comet Moth is still fairly common in its native Madagascar.

Well, that explains the difference of Horns vs. Antlers. The latter will be dropped, usually once a year, horns just keep growing until the "host" dies. It's safe to assume this specimen is quite old, measured by it's heads jewelry.

Splitting Image Taxidermy will soon be starting on a wonderful new project mounting some of the worlds most beautiful Sheep species. Kashmir Markhor

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