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Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:43 pm

Hi!
I am starting a quiz on cats (duh...) and my first question is
What three scent glands does a leopard have?
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Unread postby madach » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:52 pm

Facial, anal and in between the pugs on their claws.

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Unread postby African Storm » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:31 pm

AGREED... :wink:
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:35 pm

:shock:
Well Done! All correct... :wink:
Next question, What is the life span of a serval?

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Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:37 pm

17 years.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:44 pm

Nope, close though

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Unread postby Freda » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:56 pm

20 years :?

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Unread postby restio » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:06 pm

My mammal book says about 12 years.
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Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:48 pm

Wild about cats wrote:Nope, close though

Well, my mammal book, Southern Africa's Mammals, by Robin Frandsen, says 17 years. :P I'd guess that there may be no truly definitive answer ....
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Unread postby madach » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:30 pm

I've checked various books and references and they don't seem to agree on the lifespan. According to the various books the lifespan varies between 12 and 20 years. I guess not enough scientific research has been done to acurately determine the lifespan. Twelve years sounds about right for a serval in the wild and 20 sounds more like a serval in captivity. My guess would be that the lifespan for a serval in the wild is probably something like 12-14 years.

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Unread postby Freda » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:35 pm

I think you are right, Madach.
I googled and found this

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Unread postby madach » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:44 pm

Freda wrote:I googled and found this

This website is very optimistic about the lifespan for various animals. It states that female lions live up to 18 years and leopards up to 20 years. Those figures sound more like maximum lifespan in capticity than average lifespan in the wild.

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Unread postby Jazil » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:10 pm

I would not think that a serval in the wild would live on average to 20 years as google says, that must be in captivity. So therefore I agree with Madach, 12 to 14 years in the wild.
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:29 am

+/- 12 Years :?:

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:40 pm

To all who said so, my research shows that a serval lives for between 10-15 years.
Next question.
What size are the front and hind paw spoor size for a caracal?


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