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Unread postby Pilane » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:51 pm

:shock:

Plus/ Minus more or less :roll: :?:
I'll agree with Gwen on this one.(Not the whole horse though :twisted: ) Just the eye :D Don't like horses so I'll prefer to say Zebra

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Unread postby Jose » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:35 pm

Pilane wrote: <...>Don't like horses<...>

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Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:42 pm

:whistle:
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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:11 am

gwendolen wrote:About the size of a horse.


Horse's eye :!: :doh:

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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:32 am

OK! STOP HORSING AROUND NOW! :naughty:

An elephants eye is in fact about the same size as that of the human eye!!! Rather small for such a huge animal. It has limited view towards the side and back, but good eyesight to the front.

Q 9:

The elephants tusks are enlarged incisors. How many pairs of tusks do an elephant have in its lifetime?
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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:35 am

I'll say one pair of tusks.


My eyes are about the size of a horse's. :|

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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:48 am

:lol:

Gwen. Now I will be able to i.d. you when I meet you in a national park. You should look something like this: :big_eyes:

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Oh yes, can you tell me why your answer is wrong? :wink:
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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:55 am

Imberbe wrote:You should look something like this: :big_eyes:


Gave myself away there huh, :ohgod:

Imberbe wrote:Oh yes, can you tell me why your answer is wrong? :wink:


Eh, can I change to two pairs of tusks?

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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:57 am

five pairs?

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Unread postby Pilane » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:08 pm

Q9.
Elephants are born with milk tusks (normally not visible) which they lose at about a year. These are replaced by the permanent tusks and they become visible from about two years old. These tusks will grow throughout their lifetime and are not replaced.

It has limited view towards the side and back, but good eyesight to the front.


Don't fully agree on this.... The eye placement is as such that there is good view to the sides and down the side of the body. Almost right to the back. (Ever noticed how the head is swayed when an elle walks away from you to keep you in sight?) They do not have to turn the head...

My eyes are about the size of a horse's.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:29 pm

Yes, Gwen got it (the second time that is) and Pilane explained why.

Q 10

This might be difficult ... :roll:

The warning whistle of which small mammal, who lives in trees, is often mistaken for the call of a bird?
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Unread postby gwendolen » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:20 am

Tree squirrel. I hope.

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Unread postby Deville » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:04 am

Bushbaby :?:
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Unread postby restio » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:03 pm

I agree with Gwen. Tree squirrel.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:47 pm

:D

Well, in fact I had a tree squirrel in mind when asking the question ... but the lesser bushbaby would qualify just as well!

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