Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 91 of 111
 [ 1657 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 ... 111  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:41 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:58 am
Posts: 3946
Location: Far South in South Africa.
Hi OWN and Heksie :)

Quote:
Piet Grobler: A nyala bull. Interesting is that the male is called a bull and the females are called ewes where it is in all other cases bull/cow (Larger animals) and ram/ewe for smaller animals.

Quote:
WildLife Ranching.com: The nyala antelope shows a marked sexual dimorphism in size with a large male and a much smaller female. As a result the male is known as a bull in common with the larger antelope species and the female a ewe in common with the smaller antelopes. Young males are camouflaged by their colour pattern which resembles that of a female. This protects them from the aggressive behaviour of the dominant male.


It could be interesting to see what other Wild Life experts can tell us :?

Maybe the two of you will have the answer in your Library? (Help) :thumbs_up:

I have been taught it is a bull :redface:

_________________
"Lose yourself in Nature and find Peace!" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
UNITE AGAINST POACHING...What we protect,
do not let poachers take it away!

Extinction is forever and survival is up to---every last one of us!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:28 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 9:51 pm
Posts: 1441
Location: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Definitely a Bull. The nyala is the only antelope where the female is a ewe and the male is the bull. This is due to their size difference and this is where you find the divide - any male equal to or larger than a nyala is a bull, and any female equal to or smaller than a nyala is a ewe. This is one of the first "interesting facts" you are taught in African vertebrate classes in Zoology. This is also common knowledge among the hunting community. So I'm with Philip on this one :thumbs_up:

_________________
Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:32 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 4177
Location: Pretoria
But I said mos false in the beginning as I knew a kudu was called a bull and I just guessed they are almost the same :hmz:

_________________
CAMPING

12 Jul Tambotie
13 Jul Sable Hide
14+15 Jul Punda
16-19 Jul Tsendze


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:34 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 9:51 pm
Posts: 1441
Location: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
My mistake Heksie! In that case I'm with Philip AND you on this one :)

_________________
Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:36 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 4177
Location: Pretoria
:thumbs_up: Bushfairy :D

_________________
CAMPING

12 Jul Tambotie
13 Jul Sable Hide
14+15 Jul Punda
16-19 Jul Tsendze


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:26 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:58 am
Posts: 3946
Location: Far South in South Africa.
Thanks Bushfairy :thumbs_up:

Heksie :clap: Maybe your Mom can help you (mean it in good spirit) :wink: Hope she enjoy your trip :)

While driving, think of something 8)

_________________
"Lose yourself in Nature and find Peace!" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
UNITE AGAINST POACHING...What we protect,
do not let poachers take it away!

Extinction is forever and survival is up to---every last one of us!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:34 pm
Posts: 277
Location: Witrivier
False. Nyala Bull


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:19 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 4177
Location: Pretoria
Thanks Philip :D
Will think of something tonight with the help of mum :tongue:

_________________
CAMPING

12 Jul Tambotie
13 Jul Sable Hide
14+15 Jul Punda
16-19 Jul Tsendze


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:25 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21265
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Good Q, Philip! :clap:

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:23 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 4177
Location: Pretoria
True/False
1) Scorpion is a mammal?
2) Scorpion is an insect?

:twisted:

_________________
CAMPING

12 Jul Tambotie
13 Jul Sable Hide
14+15 Jul Punda
16-19 Jul Tsendze


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:54 pm 
Online
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 1:15 pm
Posts: 1115
Location: Joburg *sigh*
FAC Member (2013)
Heksie wrote:
True/False
1) Scorpion is a mammal?
2) Scorpion is an insect?

:twisted:


1. False
2. False

It's an arachnid :)

_________________
The simple rule to follow with all animals is one of respect.

Is the bush calling loudly? Read about the Bush Camps presented by the HR's

July/August 2014
27-30 Tamboti (Number 40!!!)
30-1 Letaba
1-4 Shingwedzi
4-6 Mopani


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:39 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21265
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
True, a scorpion breastfeeds its live young and has hair all over its body.
True, all insects are mammals.

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:11 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 4177
Location: Pretoria
Porridge you are it :thumbs_up:

1. False
Quote:
No, scorpions are not insects.

They are arthropods - meaning they have an exoskeleton and jointed legs - but they are in a different group of arthropods from the insects.

Insects have six legs, and most have four wings, with three body sections (head, thorax, abdomen).

Scorpions are arachnids, more closely related to spiders, ticks and horseshoe crabs than they are to insects


2. False
Mammal:
Quote:
Mammal (Mammals, the class of vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including sweat glands modified for milk production, hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in the brain)


Scorpion
Quote:
Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger.
and an exoskeleton... I don't believe they are mammals. Are spiders mammals?

_________________
CAMPING

12 Jul Tambotie
13 Jul Sable Hide
14+15 Jul Punda
16-19 Jul Tsendze


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:01 am 
Online
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 1:15 pm
Posts: 1115
Location: Joburg *sigh*
FAC Member (2013)
Heksie wrote:
and an exoskeleton... I don't believe they are mammals. Are spiders mammals?


OWN says so, so it must be true :lol: :lol:

True or false: Elephant cows are normally the more aggressive of the sexes?

_________________
The simple rule to follow with all animals is one of respect.

Is the bush calling loudly? Read about the Bush Camps presented by the HR's

July/August 2014
27-30 Tamboti (Number 40!!!)
30-1 Letaba
1-4 Shingwedzi
4-6 Mopani


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:57 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:58 am
Posts: 3946
Location: Far South in South Africa.
:hmz: Let me give it a try: False

_________________
"Lose yourself in Nature and find Peace!" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
UNITE AGAINST POACHING...What we protect,
do not let poachers take it away!

Extinction is forever and survival is up to---every last one of us!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1657 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 ... 111  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by BevAnn at 18:14:24 Submitted by Aristocat at 21:34:19 Submitted by kcilliers at 05:33:24 Submitted by kcilliers at 10:19:11