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Over the coming months the association will take part in a number of events - on August 4th/5th we will have a stand in the Countryside Alliance Ireland marquee at the Borris Game Fair in Co Carlow and Birr Castle on August 25th/26th. On August 11th we will host a HCAP exam in Portlaoise with a preparation workshop for our members on August 7th. The association’s annual shoot takes place at the Midlands Rifle Range, Co Offaly on July 22nd. A Driven Wild Boar Hunt in Poland takes place in November. For further details on all events you can go to , like the WDAI Facebook page or follow on Twitter.
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When birds began to fly, their energy requirements skyrocketed. Today’s bats, for instance, and , just as birds live far longer than similarly sized mammals. Mammalian life-expectancy in which size, metabolism, and longevity are all closely related. The general rule is that all mammals have about the same number of heartbeats in a lifetime. A mouse’s heart beats about 20 times as fast as an elephant’s, and an elephant lives about 20 times as long as a mouse. Larger bodies mean slower metabolisms, or less energy burned per unit of time per cell. Birds have the same kind of size/metabolism/life-expectancy curve, but it sits on a higher level than mammals'. A pigeon lives for about 35 years, or 10 times as long as a similarly sized rat. On average, birds live three-to-four times as long as similarly sized mammals.
By 20-17 mya, apes became common in East Africa, , up to 90 kilograms, and some . Nearly all apes eventually abandoned tropical canopies, and although monkeys were scarce in the Miocene, they stayed and dominate them today. The number of monkey species increased and ape species have decreased rather steadily over the past 20 million years. With that late-Oligocene warming that continued into the , tropical forests began expanding again. When Africa and Arabia finally crashed into Eurasia and , apes escaped Africa beginning about 16.5 mya. They had thickly enameled teeth suited to the non-fruit foods available outside rainforests. Their migrations resulted in new homes that spanned Eurasia, from Europe to Siberia to China to Southeast Asia. It was a spectacular that tallied more than 20 discovered ape species so far, and has been called the Golden Age of Apes. That is how gibbons and orangutans arrived in Asia. About 14 mya in Africa, the , and about 12.5 mya the . By that time, and orangutans continued down their evolutionary path, isolated from their African cousins. One . A descendant from the , at three meters tall and more than 500 kilograms. Below is a comparison of that primate to humans. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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When that likely human ancestor made the , it was the culmination of a process of increasing encephalization and manipulative ability that probably began its ascent with and accelerated when humanity’s ancestors became . and applying those findings to humanity’s ancestors is problematic, but there has probably not been significant evolution in great apes since they descended from the last common ancestor that they shared with humans, particularly chimpanzees. About one mya, and became a separate species, but for many years scientists did not realize it. Another chimpanzee split about 1.5 mya created east and west chimp species that are virtually indistinguishable today. It is widely considered to be very likely that the last common ancestor of chimps and humans looked like a chimp.
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I think it very reasonable to believe that relatively sophisticated tool use among humanity’s ancestors predates, perhaps by several million years, those stone tools dated to 3.4-3.3 mya. Tools may be hundreds of millions of years old, and , , , and use tools today. The protohuman equivalent of (although it may have been a female) discovered how to bang two rocks together to create a hard edge used for cutting, perhaps with a little inventor’s serendipity. It may not be possible to overstate the significance of that invention. More than a million years of free hands, due to australopithecine bipedal posture, probably led to the most significant tool-making event in Earth’s history to that time. The shortening fingers and lengthening thumbs of australopithecines led to more dexterity, and in training today’s great apes to make stone tools, their relative lack of dexterity has been noted as an impediment. Also, the is linked with neurological changes, from the hands to the brain, as early protohumans took tool-making to a new level, in .
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has many branches, so many that no one person can become intimate with all of them, and innumerable lines of animals arose, radiated, and died out, almost always . All australopithecine branches came to their ends, except perhaps for the line that led to humans. About 2.6-2.5 mya, , a , another in , and . Many , and . But all early tools would have been made of twigs, bones, sticks, unshaped rocks, and the like, and they have not left behind much evidence for scientists to study. Stone tools were an energy technology that mimicked the .