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Some creatures are not deterred by the long sharp thorns of African Acacia trees. Meant to prevent overgrazing by herbivores the tree's long, narrow thorns making a perfect perch for colorful birds. Richard Du Toit brings us images of undeterred climbing monkeys, grazing giraffes and nesting weaver birds in this gallery of images. How do animals consume these prickly branches? They graze on the new outer growth where the thorns are softer...
Mouse-colored Sunbird (Nectarinia veroxii) perching on thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599928 Mouse-colored Sunbird (Nectarinia veroxii) perching on thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) female grazing, Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa
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00582771 Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) female grazing, Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Savanah Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) in thorny tree, Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa
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00578754 Savanah Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) in thorny tree, Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
South African Giraffe (Giraffa giraffa giraffa) browsing, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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00542240 South African Giraffe (Giraffa giraffa giraffa) browsing, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Cape White-eye (Zosterops capensis) perching on thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599916 Cape White-eye (Zosterops capensis) perching on thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Amethyst Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina) perching on thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599914 Amethyst Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina) perching on thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Speke's Weaver (Ploceus spekei) male perching in acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya  -  Richard Du Toit
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00439991 Speke's Weaver (Ploceus spekei) male perching in acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya© Richard Du Toit
Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa reticulata) male browsing on acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya  -  Richard Du Toit
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00439985 Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa reticulata) male browsing on acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya© Richard Du Toit
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) in acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya  -  Richard Du Toit
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00439988 Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) in acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya© Richard Du Toit
Amethyst Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina) male perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599920 Amethyst Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina) male perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis) perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599918 Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis) perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599917 Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Mouse-colored Sunbird (Nectarinia veroxii) perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599913 Mouse-colored Sunbird (Nectarinia veroxii) perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis) male perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599912 Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis) male perching on thorny branch, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia afra) male perching amid thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
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00599911 Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia afra) male perching amid thorns, Garden Route National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Savanah Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) in thorny tree, Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa
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00578753 Savanah Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) in thorny tree, Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) feeding on acacia, Kruger National Park, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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00551375 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) feeding on acacia, Kruger National Park, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) trunk grasping vegetation, Limpopo, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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00513096 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) trunk grasping vegetation, Limpopo, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
South African Giraffe (Giraffa giraffa giraffa) browsing, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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00542239 South African Giraffe (Giraffa giraffa giraffa) browsing, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa© Richard Du Toit
Speke's Weaver (Ploceus spekei) male in acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya  -  Richard Du Toit
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00439992 Speke's Weaver (Ploceus spekei) male in acacia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya© Richard Du Toit
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