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Although okapi look kind of like zebras because of their black-and-white stripes, these herbivores are actually related to giraffes, USA Today reported.
As herbivores disappeared, trees encroached into the park’s formerly open grasslands, and predators became virtually nonexistent.
The filtering left 253 populations of large herbivores, which had comparable data for at least two timepoints.
Their extremely bitter rind keeps most living herbivores from snacking on their fruit.
These Ice Age herbivores, whose closest living relatives are the Asian elephant, lived on several northern continents and had a thick, furry coat that protected against the extreme cold.
Drawing from his previous research restoring the coloration of a small horned dinosaur called Psittacosaurus, Vinther points out that this small herbivore likely preferred more closed, forested habitats.
By grazing tree seedlings, large herbivores keep grasslands from turning into forest and reduce fire risk.
Nancy Huntly, now an ecologist at Utah State University, created experimental enclosures for the skittish herbivores by carrying boulders out to meadows, far from their dens.
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First Known Use: 1854See Words from the same year
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