Glossary

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ubendian belt Belt of metamorphic rocks formed 1 800 million years ago in southern and central Africa

undercoat The soft insulating underfur beneath the longer, coarser guard hairs of the outer coat.

ungulate a hoofed animal

unguligrade an animal (ungulate) that walks on the tips of its modified toes (hooves)

ur Believed to be the Earth’s oldest continent, consisting of cratonic areas of South Africa, Madagascar, India and Western Australia; believed to have formed between 3 000 million and 1 500 million years ago

urea a non-protein nitrogen source often included in licks as a protein supplement

urine energy energy lost from the animal through urination in the form of heat and nutrients

urohydrosis the practice of urinating or defecating on oneself as a mechanism of cooling down. Well noted in Marabou Storks, and accounts for the white streaks frequently seen on thier legs.

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