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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body segments  >  Head  >  Horns (Skin)

Animal Olympians: antelope

This is a colour clip showing male antelopes locking horns in battles for dominance, described here as 'fencing'. The narrator explains that these battles are for the right to mate with females. The clip shows three different species of antelope fighting and includes footage taken in Africa and Israel. It concludes with ...


King stag beetle

This is a colour photograph of a male king stag beetle ('Phalacrognathus muelleri') found in north-eastern Queensland. The large mandibles and hardened forewings, or elytra, are clearly visible. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Coleoptera, Family: Lucanidae.)