Monday, May 21, 2007
Spring hares are found locally in the semi-arid steppes and dry savannas of Kenya and Tanzania, as well as in southwestern Africa.The peculiar springhare, which appears to be a cross between a kangaroo and a rabbit, has caused scientists much confusion. It was once grouped with jerboas (jumping rodents), then with porcupines, then with scaly-tailed squirrels, until finally it was allotted its own family. The springhare’s large back legs enable it to make gigantic leaps of 20 to 30 feet, using its long tail for balance.
The 60-year-old chimpanzee called Fifi eats pieces of watermelon as a treat for her birthday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Sydney May 21, 2007.
Fifi, who is believed to be one of the oldest chimpanzees in captivity, is the oldest member of the zoo's chimpanzee family which is recognized as one of the most successful breeding groups in the world.