The word "kiwi" often brings to mind the image of something small, brown, fuzzy, and found in the produce section of your local supermarket. But the kiwi is not a fruit—that's kiwifruit, which is native to eastern Asia! About the size of a chicken, the kiwi is a small, flightless, and nearly wingless bird found only in New Zealand. Like its larger cousins the cassowary, emu, ostrich, and rhea, the kiwi is classified as a ratite. Most birds have a special ridge on their sternum, called a keel, where flight muscles attach, but ratites don't need keels because they don't fly. Scientists thought for many years that the kiwi's closest relative was another ratite called a moa, an extinct bird that was also native to New Zealand.
Kingfishers are known for their looks: stocky body; long, thick bill; and striking colors and markings. Many kingfisher species are decked out in feathers of bright blue, green, turquoise, red, or gold. Some have splotches, dashes, stripes, or speckles. The dagger-shaped bill often seems too long or too big for the rest of the bird, but it is well designed for capturing food. Most kingfishers have short legs and strong feet, since they spend most of their time perched on a stalk, twig, or branch while keeping an eye out for a meal. Even though they are chunky birds, kingfishers are fast flyers. Some, like pied kingfishers, can even flap their wings fast enough to hover over water.
Watch a hippo, on land or in the water, and you’ll soon discover that this roly-poly is one of the animal world’s great characters. It is the most rotund land mammal and spends its daytime hours in lakes, pools, mudholes, or in the preferred moving waters of rivers.
The name “hippopotamus” comes from a Greek word meaning “water horse” or “river horse.” But hippos are not related to horses at all—in fact, their closest living relatives may be pigs or whales and dolphins! There are two species of hippopotamus: the river, or common, hippo and the much smaller pygmy hippo.Hippos have unique skin that needs to be kept wet for a good part of the day. Staying out of the water for too long can lead to dehydration, so hippos try to remain in water during the day.
Nimble, quick, and sure-footed, the klipspringer springs from rock to rock in search of tasty browse. This type of dwarf antelope lives among rock formations in Africa called kopjes, (pronounced ko-pea), a Dutch word meaning “small head.” This is a great description of how the ancient kopje rock formations jut from the savanna floor, providing excellent vantage points and shelter for its residents. Kopjes of the Serengeti are home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates. Even leopards take refuge in these “islands of life” in the savanna.This hollow-horned ruminant is about 2 feet (0.6 meters) tall at the shoulder and weighs 22 to 40 pounds (10 to 18 kilograms). While it is fleet-footed, it can also stand stock-still for long periods of time.
Raccoons are one of the few native animals in North America that have not been restricted by urbanization and human development. They have adapted to living with and near humans. Often seen as a pest to farmers, raccoons play an important role for our ecosystem by controlling the rodent populations that they prey upon. Raccoons are highly intelligent and curious animals. Their superior dexterity has proved no match for combination locks on dumpsters or fastened windows. They will do anything in their power to acquire food of all kinds.Raccoons weigh between 12 and 35 pounds (females are usually smaller than males).
💫LOSS OF MEMORY🤕 💥Dementia is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities that are required for activities of daily living. 💥Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide. 💥The primary known risk factor for the disease is aging, but AD is not a normal part of aging. ⚠
⚠ 🔟 Warning Signs of Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
1⃣Memory changes that disrupt daily life
2⃣Challenges in planning or solving problems
3⃣Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
4⃣Confusion with time or place
5⃣Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6⃣New problems with words in speaking or writing.
7⃣Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
8⃣ Decreased or poor judgment.
9⃣Withdrawal from work or social activities..
🔟Changes in mood and personality. 💫🔗Stages of Alzheimer's Disease ⏺️Mild Alzheimer’s Disease (early stage)
⏺️ Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (middle-stage) ⏺️Severe Alzheimer’s Disease (late stage)
TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE :
💧 Group Therapy with all the old age people in the near by community. 💧Exercise for - Cognitive, mobility, daily activities and blood pressure management. 💧Aerobic Exercise - walking 🚶, cycle ergometer for upper limb. 💧Fall Prevention exercise 💧Balance and Stability Exercise.
Caring For Those Who Ones Cared US is a Privilege @dr_vivacious 😇❤