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The sural is a medium sized scavenger that roams the northern region of The Red Valley. This species is well suited to roam across sand dunes and rocky hills in search of food, due to its padded feet that keep it agile as it strides across the desert.
The species is characterized by its large, bright frill along the bottom of the neck. This flap of tough skin mostly aids in heat dissipation but also serves as a signal to other surals in the area. The sural prefers to be solitary and will loosely defend particular territories by scent marking.
The sural is a true nomad, only stopping to rest during the heat of the day. Even offspring begin following their mothers only days after they are born. Young are usually born in late winter and reared in spring so mothers do not have to travel far to find food.
Learn more about the Sural and The Red Valley at: http://www.theredvalley.com