Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Monkeyland and Birds of Eden provides the primates and birds at the sanctuaries with a stable environment, one with permanence and where there is definitely no exploitation.
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Gonad

The gonad is the organ that makes gametes. The gonads in males are the testes and the gonads in females are the ovaries. The product, gametes, are haploid germ cells. For example, spermatozoon and egg cells are gametes. Although scientifically, the term "gonad" can refer to either male gonads (testes) or female gonads (ovaries), the vernacular, or slang, use of "gonads" (or "nads") usually only refers to the testes.

Galagos

also called bushbabies, galagos are found in forests of Africa. They are cat-sized (about 30 centimeters and 500 grams), furry with large eyes, ears and tails. They live in trees and eat almost anything, although they mainly eat insects.

Guenon

(Cercopithecus spp.) A genus of small-sized monkeys found in Africa. They live in trees and eat invertebrates, plant parts and fruit. Many guenons are threatened or endangered due to habitat destruction, hunting and a restricted geographical distribution. Guenon comes from the French word, meaning fright, because they grimace and expose teeth when they are excited or angry.

Gallery Forests

Corridors of forests that form alongside rivers.

Genera

(plural of genus) A group of organisms marked by common characteristics and evolutionary background; more precisely, it is the category of biological classification between Family and Species.

Gigantism

Animals or plants that are far greater in size than normal. For example, on some islands animals become huge, such as the moas of New Zealand, the dodo of Mauritius, the elephant birds of Madagascar, the marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands or the Komodo Dragon of the Indonesian Komodo Island. It may be that the islands are free from predators and thus, the prey no longer need to be agile to escape predation, but gigantism may also result from abundant food or reduced competition.

Geophagy

the eating of earth, often to attain necessary mineral nutrients

Gestation

the time from fertilization to birth in mammals

Genera

(plural of genus) A group of organisms marked by common characteristics and evolutionary background; more precisely, it is the category of biological classification between Family and Species.

Gigantism

Animals or plants that are far greater in size than normal. For example, on some islands animals become huge, such as the moas of New Zealand, the dodo of Mauritius, the elephant birds of Madagascar, the marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands or the Komodo Dragon of the Indonesian Komodo Island. It may be that the islands are free from predators and thus, the prey no longer need to be agile to escape predation, but gigantism may also result from abundant food or reduced competition.

Grebe

(Family: Podicipedidae) 20 species of duck- and loon-like diving birds found worldwide. They feed on fish and invertebrates and nest on floating platforms of vegetation.

Guan

(Family: Cracidae) 41 species of large, pheasant-like birds found in Latin America and the southern USA. They often have ornate knobs and wattles and many have crests. They live in trees, feeding on fruit and leaves.

Guenon

(Cercopithecus spp.) A genus of small-sized monkeys found in Africa. They live in trees and eat invertebrates, plant parts and fruit. Many guenons are threatened or endangered due to habitat destruction, hunting and a restricted geographical distribution. Guenon comes from the French word, meaning fright, because they grimace and expose teeth when they are excited or angry.

Grebe

(Family: Podicipedidae) 20 species of duck- and loon-like diving birds found worldwide. They feed on fish and invertebrates and nest on floating platforms of vegetation.

Galagos

Also called bushbabies, galagos are found in forests of Africa. They are cat-sized (about 30 centimeters and 500 grams), furry with large eyes, ears and tails. They live in trees and eat almost anything, although they mainly eat insects.

Grassquit

(Family: Emberizidae) Small, brightly colored songbirds with conical bills found in Latin America. They are seed eaters, although they occasionally eat insects.

Gestation

the time from fertilization to birth in mammals

Genetic Variability

the measure of variation in genetic makeup between individuals in a population; high levels of genetic variability are better than low levels within a population

Gallery Forest

forest found along streams and rivers

Graminivorous

feeding on grass or the seeds of grass

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