golden mole


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Noun1.Golden mole - mole of southern Africa having iridescent guard hairs mixed with the underfurgolden mole - mole of southern Africa having iridescent guard hairs mixed with the underfur
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
Chrysochloris, genus Chrysochloris - type genus of the Chrysochloridae
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Docofossor, which lived around 160,000,000 years ago, had a skeletal structure and body proportions strikingly similar to the modern-day African golden mole. It had shovel-like fingers for digging, short and wide upper molars typical of mammals that forage underground, and a sprawling posture indicative of subterranean movement.
He says: "There were so many moments of disbelief throughout our filming, turning a camper van into a giant speaker, walking alongside a six-tonne African Elephant, being mesmerised by the unsuspecting Golden Mole and defying gravity with the power of sound.
"By showing that African elephants spontaneously understand human pointing, without any training to do so, we have shown that the ability to understand pointing is not uniquely human but has also evolved in a lineage of animal very remote from the primates," says Richard Byrne of the University of St Andrews, noting that elephants are part of an ancient African radiation of animals, including the hyrax, golden mole, rdvark, and manatee.
He noted that elephants are part of an ancient African radiation of animals, including the hyrax, golden mole, rdvark, and manatee.
During the campaign, the NTB invites online users to use Facebook and Twitter to interact with four conservation ambassadors namely; Dara the Damara Tern, Chase the Cheetah, Roger the Rhino and Holden the Golden Mole. In order to bring the four characters to life, the NTB has worked with four conservation organisations in the country, the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) project, the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the Save the Rhino Trust and the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDDEET).
The creatures we get to know a little better tonight include the golden mole of the Namib Desert - it "swims" through the sand - armadillos, pangolins and giant anteaters.
Comprising of more than 170 000 hectares of biodiversity, the NamibRand Reserve is astonishing and includes the endangered cheetah and Lappet faced vultures as well as many of the Namib famous endemics, the Dune Lark and Grants Golden Mole, making up all-in-all a soulful destination to loving travellers.