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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:33 pm

Pilane wrote:By thier manes


Yes!

Their manes will always stand erect. If you however see a zebra with manes lying down, you know it is in bad shape!
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:38 pm

Q 4:

Can an elephant:
1. Run?
2. Lie down?
3. Jump?
4. Dance?


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Unread postby Muhammad » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:41 pm

1.Yes
2.Yes
3.No
4.Yes

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Unread postby Pilane » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:42 pm

1. Yes
2. yes, they do when they sleep!
3. No ( :shock: ) imagine a jumping elle.....
4 ??? That is a human thing.. but I suppose you can link certain movements to dancing
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Unread postby Muhammad » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:49 pm

Pilane wrote:4 ??? That is a human thing.. but I suppose you can link certain movements to dancing


only saw them dancing at the circus...

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Unread postby Jay » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:51 pm

1. Yes
2.Yes
3. No
4. Yes....even have photo evidence to support this :lol:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:27 pm

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No
4. Yes.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:15 pm

:lol: Well done you guys! You are all wrong! :shock: Well at least on one account! :wink:

1. Run ... No they can't.

Technically elephant can only walk very fast and not run in the true sense of the word. (Much like an human speed walker.) They are not able to lift their huge weight in to the air to propel themselves forward in the way it is done while running. They have to keep at least two feet on the ground at all times!

2. Lie down ... Yes!
3. Jump ... No!
4. Dance ... well beauty is in the eye of the beholder! So judge for yourselves! :wink:
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Unread postby SIVA » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:56 am

Hi all

I would say there is 2 thing to look at.
1. Their manes.If the hair of the mane falls to the side and not standing upright.
2. The ears of the zebra.If the ears are hanging down.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:56 pm

ELEPHANT FEET:

Q 5:
Is it true that an elephant spoor is as distinctive as a human fingerprint? In other words, would a tracker be able to i.d. an elephant say four years later, just by the patterns in its spoor?

Q 6:

True or False, and motivate your answer!

It is easy to judge from a spoor in which direction an elephant is moving, simply by looking at the direction its 5 toe nails are pointing!
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Unread postby SIVA » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:30 pm

Fals. You cannot see the direction from the toe nails (Not visible in spoor).You can See the direction by looking at the impression of the spoor.

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Unread postby Pilane » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:41 pm

Q5. No, soles exfoliate all the time.

Q6. 5 toenails? African elephant normally has four (front) and three (Back) toenails, but in some cases 5/4 were recorded. They have 5 toes on all four feet which are not connected to the nails. Nails wear down and are also often lost when digging up roots etc. Direction can be seen by imprint of back foot onto the front... sometimes the toenails are visible...

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Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:09 pm

8) Well done Pilane and Siva! :clap: You "nailed" it! :twisted:

Q 8:

Now for a difficult one ... just because you are so intelligent!

The size of the eye of the elephant is approximately the same as the size of the eye of which other animal? :roll:
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Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:19 am

Hippo? :?

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Unread postby gwendolen » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:50 am

About the size of a horse.


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