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December 21, 2015

AFRICAN WILDLIFE - CHEETAH, LION

The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal. With acceleration that would leave most automobiles in the dust, a cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles (96 kilometers) an hour in only three seconds. These big cats are quite nimble at high speed and can make quick and sudden turns in pursuit of prey. Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa.

 Kenya's Pride

Living in the grasslands, scrub, and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa, the lion is the second largest cat in the world. Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. 
Size: Head and body, 1.4 to 2 m; Tail, 67 to 100 cm
Weight: 120 to 191 kg
Group name: Pride
Protection status: Vulnerable

Stamp: red-and-yellow barbet

The red-and-yellow barbet is about 8 or 9 inches long. It has a long, strong, pointed red bill. It has red, yellow black and white upper parts and yellow under parts. It lives in eastern Africa, in woodlands, scrubland and savannah, where it usually forages on the ground near trees or bushes. The Masai use the feathers of red-and-yellow barbets as clothing decorations. 
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3 comments:

  1. Z Kenii udało mi się też zdobyć kartkę, ale ta przyznam, że też bardzo mi się podoba i jest wyjątkowa!:) Chętnie znalazło by się dla niej miejsce u mnie :)

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  2. Ależ egzotyczna pocztówka ! Dla mnie Kenia to marzenie. Pocztówkowe i nie tylko :)

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  3. Ja dopiero kilka dni temu dostałam z wymiany kilka swoich pierwszych pocztówek z Afryki - niedługo pokaże je na blogu. Ładna pocztówka i ciekawa zdobycz.

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