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These striking stripes pose some difficulties for would-be zebra predators. When herds of zebras are in motion, the stripes disorient stalkers, making it difficult for them to attack.  
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Kenya's Amboseli National Park is well known for its elephant population and stunning vistas of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which, at over 19,340 feet, is Africa's highest peak.  
Credit: Dan Morrison 
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A hippo's pores secrete droplets of moisture to keep the skin cool while the animals are not in the water. The liquid's pinkish hue once led to the myth that hippos sweat blood.  
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Weighing up to 25 pounds, a giraffe's heart may be over two feet long. It also pumps 16 gallons of blood and beats up to 170 times per minute—double the rate of the human heart.  
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The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal, capable of speeds over 60 mph. But its name originates from its appearance—cheetah comes from the Hindi word chita, meaning 'spotted one.'  
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'Wild thing, I think I love you.' The Masai Mara is one of the best places to catch lions in the act. Mating couples stay together for a furious couple of days, then pretty much ignore each other once a cub is conceived.  
Credit: Dan Morrison 
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Biomass in motion: hundreds of thousands of wildebeest flee the dry season and head north across Tanzania's Serengeti Plains every spring.  
Credit: Skip Brown 
 
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