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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:13 pm 
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"The Gemsbok (Oryx) is well adapted to the harsh arid and semi-arid environments of the region, with Morphological dentition features enabling both grazing and browsing, and remarkable thermo-regulatory physiology that prevents dehydration in these environments".

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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I'm still looking for a little detail that I haven't gotten yet!

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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Philip1 wrote:
"The Gemsbok (Oryx) is well adapted to the harsh arid and semi-arid environments of the region, with Morphological dentition features enabling both grazing and browsing, and remarkable thermo-regulatory physiology that prevents dehydration in these environments".

"Tissues in its large nose present a means of cooling this large animal, by exposing a large area of veined tissue to the surrounding air".

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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Good detail Philip1, however I am looking for something different in terms of 'arid' adaptation!

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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"Gemsbok can derive almost all the water they need from the food they eat, and if they can maintain a healthy diet, and not get ill, then they might never need to drink fresh water. But what do gemsbok eat? Their habitat can be quite desolate, however, where there are grasses the gemsbok will be found grazing. They are also quite adaptable with their diets and will browse on leafy plants if grasses are unavailable and in times of severe drought and food scarcity, they will dig up roots and tubers from the ground using their hooves; they will also do this to expose ground water hidden under the top soil".

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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I also read that when they're in the sun they turn their bodies so less are in the sun and more in the wind to control the heat like this they also prefer staying in shade and would even lie on the cooler sand...

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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:thumbs_up: Philip1
I was looking for the independence from drinking water! But I learnt even more about gemsbok than I knew before - thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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:thumbs_up: What does the male Porcupine do before mating?

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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He rubs his nose against the females and then urinates over her...

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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:) Heksie :thumbs_up:

"Porcupines mate in a very bizarre way. They first begin their ludicrous lovemaking with some nose rubbing. If the female accepts the nose rubbing and, after the initial nose rubbing test, the female is still keen on the male, the male will then stand on its hind legs and the female allows him to urinate all over her body"

Just a bit of info about Porcupines elswhere......The North American porcupine often climbs trees to find food.

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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I'm just so glad that it isn't something that us humans do... :pray:

A very easy one :w:
Which spotted cat can be found in SA but not KNP?

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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Blackfooted or Karoo Small Spotted Cat.

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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Yes Philip1 :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The easy quiz (RV)
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:wink: Which of the senses is the weakest in almost all primates?

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Sense of smell :hmz:

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