Tag: ears

  • Black-Eared Beauties

    This beauty is the Caracal. The name caracal comes from the Turkish word ‘Karakulak’, which means “black-ear”. The biggest of the small cats, the caracal is sometimes called a Persian, or African Lynx, despite not being a lynx at all. Capable of leaping 3m (10ft) in the air, they were once trained for bird hunting […]

  • Sealing the Deal

    Seals and Sea Lions are both semi-aquatic mammals belonging to the group Pinnipeds, meaning “fin-footed”. The main difference between the two is that sea lions have little flaps over their ears, whereas “true” seals are truly earless.  “True” seals also have backward-pointing flippers which means they undulate along the ground, and fur seals and sea […]

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