Auto Racing: Crash Course in Zoology

In the 3,100-mile East African Safari, it helps if a driver knows his zoology. Cows confronted by cars act plain stupid: they have to be bumpered off the road. Sheep and goats scatter at the first toot. Elephants are cops, happily waving on traffic with their trunks. Rhinos just charge. Gazelles, zebras and wildebeests are timorous but hardheaded: if a car gets between them and their water hole, adieu auto! As for the little creatures—like 150-lb. wart hogs—a driver can only keep his fingers crossed. "They're impossible to see until you hit...

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