The Lowvelder

Different animals interact differentl­y with fire

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An abiotic scientist, Tercia Strydom, shares a talk in the Kruger National Park about animals and how different ones interact with fire.

Animals have the instinct to come to sites to find the correct minerals they need in their diets, even if it is fire ash. Some animals realise that there is a fire and will move away from it, but several animals still move towards the fire. This includes birds and insects.

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