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 Post subject: Dung Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:04 pm 
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This quiz is related to South Africas animals dung.

Now this may sound sick but it is acctually interesting!!

So it is a revolving quiz and the questions have to be related to a South African animals dung.

Here is the 1st question........


What would you normally find in Elephant Feaces?

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 Post subject: Re: Dung Quiz (RV)
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Interesting quiz Batmad!

Umm, would you normally find undigested vegetation in elephant dung? e.g. grass, bark, twigs etc..

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 Post subject: Re: Dung Quiz (RV)
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Yes!! well done!!

you are IT :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Dung Quiz (RV)
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You are hiking through a rocky outcrop and come across a dung midden. It could belong to one of many species, but these droppings are elongated and tapered at both ends. Who does this dung midden belong to?

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 Post subject: Re: Dung Quiz (RV)
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Lets see, :hmz:

It cant be Rhino because there droppings are roundish.

Maybe a Genet?

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 Post subject: Re: Dung Quiz (RV)
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Not genet (and not in the order Carnivora)

"You are hiking through a rocky outcrop"

The pellets are 0.5-1 cm long

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Rock Hyrax maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: Dung Quiz (RV)
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Good try, but no. :(

Clue: On a nearby twig you notice a black sticky secretion.

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Klipspringer?

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Klipspringer pellets are more elongated and tapered than those of rock rabbits, dassies and mountain reedbuck which share the habitat.

Batmad, you are IT!

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Thank you :dance:

Next question.......

Hyena pellets are normally white.

1- Why is this?
2- What causes it?

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1 - Hyena's have both very powerful jaws and an efficient digestive system, the end result being that they can derive nourishment from entire carcasses including the bones.

2- Bones contain large amounts of calcium, so hyena droppings are white due to the excessive amounts of calcium that are passed through their system.

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Weldone Nyamandlovu :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Both black and white rhino males kick their dung around after defecating, but females of only one of these species displays the same behaviour. Which species?

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White Rhino?

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