A savanna is a transitional biome with both grasslands and woodlands that is characterized by a very long dry season. Due to the lack of rain in the environment — only about four inches each year — forests aren’t able to fill in, but many residents have developed unique skills and characteristics to take advantage of the tall grasses and large, scattered trees. Here are some of the most interesting animals that have adapted to life in the savanna.
By Reynard Loki
The exact origin of the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which started the COVID-19 pandemic, is still unclear. Early reports suggested that the virus jumped from an animal to a human at Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, a “wet market” that sells live animals. On March 30, the international team of scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report of their recent visit to Wuhan to investigate the source of the virus and confirmed the “zoonotic source of SARS-CoV-2.”
“Evidence from surveys and targeted studies so far have shown that the coronaviruses most highly related to
The lifespan of a domestic cat – the maximum length an individual can expect to live – is around 30 years. However, this doesn’t mean that the average cat will live this long: the real length of a feline’s life is influenced by genetics, environment and lifestyle, as well as injury and illness.
Cats tend to live around 15 years, on average.
As in humans, female cats tend to live for longer than male cats. Neutered cats are also likely to live for longer than intact ones, and pure breed cats are less likely to live as long