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Leopards Treat Marula Trees Like Pantries for Their Kills

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Leopards Treat Marula Trees Like Pantries for Their Kills

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Leopards can lose their kills to scavengers on the ground. That's why storing them in the hard-to-access branches of the Marula tree is a winning strategy.

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There is much more to the African savannas than just predator and prey. Here, some of the most remarkable trees provide its inhabitants with two fundamentals: food and shelter. In the Manyeleti Game Reserve, one tree stands out above all others: the marula. It feeds many herbivores, from the smallest insects and rodents to the largest land mammal on Earth. See the integral role it plays over the dramatically extreme seasons in South Africa, and see why this tree is undeniably a tree of life.

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