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Serengeti

A vast plain in Tanzania, to the west of the Great Rift Valley. In 1951 the Serengeti National Park was created to protect the area's large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's ...

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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2018

...Serengeti , Tanzania A national park, created in 1951 , which is known to the local Maasai as Serenget ‘Great Open Space’ or ‘Flat Grassy Plain’....

Serengeti National Park

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

... National Park Park in northern Tanzania. Established in 1941 , Serengeti National Park covers about 14,750 sq km (about 5,700 sq mi) and consists mainly of flat, open grassland, with a few rocky kopjes (small hills) and some areas of woodland and bushy savanna in the western part of the park. The Serengeti is the only national park in Africa where seasonal migrations of plains animals take place. Serengeti National Park is inhabited by more than 200 species of birds and thirty-five species of plains mammals, including cheetahs, leopards, lions, and...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... a vast plain in Tanzania, to the west of the Great Rift Valley. In 1951 the Serengeti National Park was created to protect the area's large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • batty , bratty, catty, chatty, Cincinnati, Dolcelatte, fatty, flattie, Hattie, natty, patty, ratty, Satie, Scarlatti, scatty, Tati, tattie, tatty • faculty • Alicante , andante, ante, anti, Ashanti, Bramante, Chianti, Dante, dilettante, Fante, Ferranti, infante, scanty, shanty ( US chanty), spumante, vigilante, Zante • Asti , pasty • pederasty • Amati , arty, Astarte, castrati, chapatti, clarty, coati, ex parte, Frascati, glitterati, Gujarati, hearty, illuminati, karate, Kiribati, lathi, literati, Marathi, obbligati ( US obligati), party,...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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50 words
Serengeti

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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40 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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37 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Serengeti

Serengeti  

A vast plain in Tanzania, to the west of the Great Rift Valley. In 1951 the Serengeti National Park was created to protect the area's large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle.
territorial behaviour

territorial behaviour  

A form of defence of food sources, nest-sites, or other resources, against other members of the same species. Many animals defend patches of ground against intruders, usually of the same species. ...
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania  

City in northeastern Tanzania, at the foot of Mount Meru, that is an important center for tourism and trade and that has been the site of some important political events.[...]
biomass

biomass  

The total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area; for example, the world biomass of trees, or the biomass of elephants in the Serengeti National Park. It is normally ...
Meru

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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2018

...Meru , Kenya, Malaysia, Tanzania 1. Kenya: named after a loose grouping of peoples who inhabit the eastern slopes of Mt Kenya. 2. Tanzania: a mountain, probably also named after the Meru, who inhabit a part of the Serengeti...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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2019
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...biomass The total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area; for example, the world biomass of trees, or the biomass of elephants in the Serengeti National Park. It is normally measured in terms of grams of dry mass per square metre. See also pyramid of biomass...

Olduvai Gorge

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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...layers of remains dating from c .2 million years ago to c .15,000 years ago. In 1964 , he announced the discovery of Homo habilis , whom he believed to have been a direct ancestor of modern humans. The gorge, which is 40km (25mi) long and 100m (320ft) deep, runs through the Serengeti...

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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...Gorge, Tanzania [Si] An ancient lake basin on the edge of the Serengeti Plain in northern Tanzania containing a long sequence of sediments that incorporate one of the longest sequences of cultural remains currently known in the world. Excavated and surveyed by Louis and Mary Leakey intermittently between 1931 and the late 1960s, these deposits contain stone tools, faunal assemblages, and hominin fossils spanning the period 1.9 million years ago through to about 10 000 bc . The earliest hominin fossils are those of Homo habilis and ...

territorial behaviour

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A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)

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2014
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271 words

...both costs and benefits, and animals defend territories only when it is economical to do so. For example, spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta ) defend territories in the Ngorongoro crater, where their prey is predictable and abundant, but not in the Serengeti plains, where it is very seasonal. The hyenas in the Serengeti wander over a wide * home range , but do not defend any territory. Many animals vary their defence strategies depending upon the food supply. When food levels become high, intruder pressure increases, and both sunbirds (Nectariniidae) and...

Tanzania

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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741 words
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...products and textiles. Tourism is increasing. Tanzania has beautiful beaches, but its main attractions are its magnificent national parks and reserves, including the celebrated Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. These are renowned for their wildlife and are among the world's finest. Tanzania also contains a major archaeological site, Olduvai Gorge , west of the Serengeti. The British archaeologist and anthropologist Dr Louis Leakey discovered 1.75 million year-old fossils of Homo Habilis at Olduvai in 1964 . area 945,000 sq km (365,000 sq miles)...

Cheetah

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The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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2,274 words
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...cats choose flight over fight. The dogs have proved effective not just against the nonaggressive cheetah, but also against more formidable opponents such as leopards, caracals, jackals, baboons, and even human poachers. Laurie Marker Serengeti Survival Cheetahs' strategies for defending territories On the Serengeti plains of Tanzania, female cheetahs either live alone or with their dependent cubs, and have enormous home ranges as broad as 800sq km (300sq mi) that circumscribe the annual movements of Thomson's gazelles. By contrast, males live either in...

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