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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:40 pm 
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:!: Lions are non-seasonal breeders,
but if there is a breeding peak I guess it will
be Jun - Jul.
(so the birth falls in the Nov bokkie bonanza) :?:


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According to Heike Schutze, it's in March-July :D

There are always people saying what a leopards favourite food is, baboon, dassie, impala, warthog etc.

Acording to you, what is it?

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Well, according to a study done by Kruger scientists, out of 63 kills observed:

28 Impala
15 Warthog
14 Duiker
11 Small carnivores
10 Primates
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(Percentage)

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:!: All the above and ostrich :?:


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1. Bushbuck
2. Reedbuck
3. Waterbuck
4. Impala


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Where was the word serval derived from?

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Portuguese for wolf-deer?


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That was fast :shock:

This is an interesting fact. ____________ servals are killed to make one fur coat.

Fill in the number.

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Too many :cry:
13 is an unlucky number for some.


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You are right Freda, it is way too many :cry:
And yes it is 13.

Male servals have a strange fighting ritual that SOMETIMES ends in a full-blow fight. Explain.

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Many animals practise ritualised fighting behaviour. The main reason for this, is that fighting is dangerous. An animal can get injured or even killed. Even the stronger one may get injured. In nature, any injury can have serious repercussions.

It is thus better to try and intimidate your enemy rather than fight him. Ritualised behaviour enables the opponents to size each other up, and may prevent a serious fight.

If neither is willing to back down a true fight may ensue.

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I just googled and found this:

"Weird combat ritual: During an aggressive encounter, both servals remain seated facing each other. One cat extends a long front leg placing a paw on the chest of the other which responds by repeatedly bobbing its head up and down, sometimes biting the first cat’s paw. The "paw prod" usually ends with a protracted staring contest after which both cats leave, or may escalate into a full-scale fur-flying cat fight."

Interesting, I learn something new every day here :D


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Congrats Freda, that is 100%! :clap:

In Kruger, serval have been recorded to take prey that is very large for it's size. This does not happen often, but it has happened. There ae three main buck. What ae they?

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ok, I'll give you one. Impala lambs, two more.

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Nearly a whole year and yet you people still haven't found out?? :wink:

The other two are Steenbok and the Common duiker.

Describe the leopard's contact call.

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