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 Post subject: Re: Questions on culling
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Hi Lauren,
Warm welcome to the forum!
Here is a topic which might be of interest to you. :wink:

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 Post subject: Question re: Most endangered in South Africa
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Hello. I hope someone in the know can answer these questions for me. They were posed to me by kids and I need to answer them correctly. I do not have all the facts. Maybe you can redirect.
1: What is the most endangered animal in Africa?

2: Are there any animals that are in danger of becoming endangered?

3: Do you think that people should try to help protect endangered animals?

4: Why?

5: How do you define an endangered animal?

6: What are the requirements for a species to appear on the endangered list?

7: Why do you think animals are endangered?

8: Is there one big reason for the endangerment of animals?

9: Have you ever seen someone poaching or capturing animals?

10: Why do you think people hunt animals?

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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Most endangered in South Africa
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1,5,6. Dunno
2+3. yes
4. So that our grandchilden's grandchildren can see then as well
7. Habitat loss, predation.
8.Probably habitat loss.
9. yes
10. for the pot, or to satisfy the bloodlust of low-life gits.

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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Most endangered in South Africa
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Hi naomirsa, have a look at the IUCN Red List, i'm sure you'll find some answers there.


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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Most endangered in South Africa
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:56 pm 
Hey, Naomi!

The most obvious point is that mammal endangerment worldwide is 99% caused by human expansion into wild areas...not necessarily hunting/poaching etc.


boorgatspook's link is perfect, and one could add that species go onto and off the various levels of the list should conservation be successful - such as with rhino and elephant...

Also, it is important that most endangered mammals are small and not glamorous, compared to the big 5, and can be conserved in urban areas! (eg bats, porcupines, hedgehogs etc! :P )


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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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 Post subject: African Male Elephant
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Apart from their sex organs and probably size of the males, how can I identify a male African elephant?

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 Post subject: Re: African Male Elephant
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He won't have any calves around him .

Females always have calves around them in the herd .


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 Post subject: Re: African Male Elephant
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He won't have any calves around him .

Females always have calves around them in the herd .


Thanks Mike
Someone mentioned the shape of the skull?

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 Post subject: Re: African Male Elephant
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Start getting used to the shape of the face then it becomes relativly easy - a females forhead is very squared of whereas a males is much more rounded out. Start by comparing profiles and then head on - with a little practice it becomes obvious even from a distance and within a big heard.

If the ele is alone or some distance from a heard it is almost certainly a male

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 Post subject: Re: African Male Elephant
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Also, the females rarely have tusks worth mentioning, and are often tuskless.

The penis is rarely extended, and engorged breasts are sometimes visible between the forelegs of a female.


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 Post subject: Re: African Male Elephant
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Start getting used to the shape of the face then it becomes relativly easy - a females forhead is very squared of whereas a males is much more rounded out. Start by comparing profiles and then head on - with a little practice it becomes obvious even from a distance and within a big heard.


Agree. But a word of caution. This only starts becoming obvious from approx. 12 years of age.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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Anyone has a video of a grey rhebok ? I've been trying to find one to no avail.

ETA: I've only found this one but that's a baby :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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i hav a question for the experts
are there any species of animal that are native to the kruger np but they hav not been introduced into it or are not there......yet?????
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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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sheldogz23, do you mean they've become extinct in the area at some time in the past, and are still absent?

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