Glossary

This glossary is a FREE SERVICE to assist the student and enthusiast alike to get a better understanding of scientific terms, wildlife industry jargon and ecological concepts.
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water dependent animals that require water to drink on a daily basis

water table the level at which water is found underground

waterlogged the saturation of the soil with water whereby the water table is at ground level

wattle skin flaps usually on the sides of the face of certain birds, e.g. Saddle-billed Stork

weaned when a juvenile mammal stops suckling

weathering the process whereby rock is eroded by either chemical or physical means

weathering (2) Chemical decomposition of rocks as a result of exposure to the atmosphere

wetland an area that is seasonally or permanently flooded

whelping The young offspring of a mammal, usually from the Family Canidae (dogs, wolves, foxesand jackals).

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