African Oryx Eat Poisonous Plants to Survive Periods of Drought

Nature World: Researchers in Africa have observed two similar grazing animals adopt markedly different feeding habits during periods of drought. The gemsbok, a type of gazelle found in Africa, was documented surviving during periods of drought by eating high quantities of poisonous plants. The behavior is striking when compared to similar animals such as the springbok antelope, which survives through drought by feeding on every type of plant material it can find but avoiding poisonous plants. "We wanted......

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