Hunting Residence aka Palace of Stupinigi, Italy

Hunting Residence aka Palace of Stupinigi, Italy

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The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Built as a royal hunting lodge in the early 18th century, it is located in Stupinigi, a suburb of the town of Nichelino, 10 km southwest of Turin. The palace is also surrounded by impressive formal gardens. The surroundng area is now designated as the Stupinigi Natural Park. Within the palace there are also a large number of rooms that form part of a museum dedicated to 17th and 18th century furnishings, the Museum of Art and Furniture, collected from across the Piedmont region. Many of the enormous rooms are libraries, galleries, salons, private apartments, the King and Queens chambers etc decorated with paintings, trompe loeil, fine furniture and magnificent tapestries.

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What Do Hyenas Eat ?

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They eat everything. Hyenas consumes animals of various types and sizes and even other hyenas, carrion, bones, vegetable matter and other animals droppings. Their favorite food is the wildebeests and the zebras. Hyenas have sturdy jaws that can crush bones, and strong digestive juices that make them excellent scavengers. Their gastric juices are bactericidal so they do not become sick even after eating food that has been rotting.

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Weight: 90 to 190 pounds
Lifespan: 25 years in captivity
Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, woodlands, forest edges, subdeserts and mountains to 13,000 feet
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Gestation: 90 to 110 days

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