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An indication of a Lions age is linked to how much black there is on the animals nose. As they age their nose develops black spots eventually covering up the pink.

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A giraffe tongue can be upto 18 inches long and they have 7 veterbrae in their neck- the same as humans.

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The Giraffe can lick its ear with its tongue. It does this to clean the ear out.

A lion has one claw in a strange place on its body. The tail.
When you pull back the dark brown tip of the lion's tail, you will see a small claw. We do not know if the lions use this claw or not, but it's still cool to know.

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A lion has one claw in a strange place on its body. The tail.
When you pull back the dark brown tip of the lion's tail, you will see a small claw. We do not know if the lions use this claw or not, but it's still cool to know.


I think this is a myth Shangri-la.

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CuriousCanadian wrote:
Sorry to hi-jack your quiz for a bit...

shangri-la wrote:
The correct answer was The tail.
When you pull back the dark brown tip of the lion's tail, you will see a small claw. We do not know if the lions use this claw or not, but it's still cool to know.


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3. What do you know about the claw in the tail?

I know that it is a complete myth!!! No such a thing exists in lions.


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"The lion is the only cat with black tufted tails (both sexes) and manes (males). The tufts hide a strange hard "spur" which is separated from the last vertebra of the tail, and is unique only to lions (although not found in all lions!). It is said to contain nerves and blood vessels, and has thought to be some sort of tactile organ. It was once believed to have been a remnant of a claw that was found in ancient lions but disappeared as they evolved. When the lion attacked its prey, the tail's claw locked in for extra gripping support."


some say a myth!!! and some say it's right they do have a strange hard "spur" (Claw) at the end of the tail!!!! :hmz:

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When hunting in packs, wolves use different howls to communicate with one another. Because echoes can distort communication, a wolf's howl does not produce an echo, even when emitted in a valley surrounded by mountains.

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I dont think its that weird that a hippo would do that.If u think about it they are herbivores.There must be nutrition left in the dung.If u throw either horse or cow dung onto your lawn it grows greener.Think what we would eat to stay alive in the middle of nowhere for a long time and it wouldn't sound anything like McDonalds!
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Did you know that any mature Kudu Bull can see the tips of its horns through the curls at any time...It needs this asset when it runs through thick bush and has to throw its head back in order that it doesnt get entangled in the bushes and it then knows how high or low to tilt its head

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A Black Rhino Calf runs behind its mother and a White Rhino calf runs in front of its mother

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The brain of a roach is located inside of its body. If a roach loses its head, it can live up to nine days. A decapitated roach dies not because it cannot think, but because it cannot eat.

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Snails have four noses.

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Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur.

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Emily86 wrote:
shangri-la wrote:
A lion has one claw in a strange place on its body. The tail.
When you pull back the dark brown tip of the lion's tail, you will see a small claw. We do not know if the lions use this claw or not, but it's still cool to know.


I think this is a myth Shangri-la.


I know that the WWF is confirming this............. :roll:


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The stomach of a crocodile is a rocky place to be, for more than one reason. To begin with, a croc's digestive system encounters everything from turtles, fish and birds to giraffes, buffaloes, lions and even (when defending territory) other crocodiles. In addition to that bellyful-o'-ecosystem, rocks show up too. The reptiles swallow large stones that stay permanently in their bellies. It's been suggested these are used for ballast in diving

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Bet you didnt know that up at Punda they call springhares punda roos! :lol:

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