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Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:49 pm

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Unread postby Jose » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:01 am

A quick, little add-on just for Gwen...

At what age (approx., max. off allowed is 2 months) do giraffe get their front teeth back from Santa?

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:08 am

:lol: Now that is a photo for a CC!

Gwen ... What does Google say? :wink:
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Unread postby Jose » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:15 am

Imberbe wrote: :lol: Now that is a photo for a CC!

Tee hee. Done.
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Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:41 am

A quick, little add-on just for Gwen...

At what age (approx., max. off allowed is 2 months) do giraffe get their front teeth back from Santa?


This is a trick question, right? They get their back teeth from the tooth fairy! :twisted:

Okay, off to do some research

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:44 am

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Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:38 pm

I found a very cool giraffe fact sheet.

A giraffe can poke its long tongue up its own nostrils so it can clean them. :lol:

@ José: Giraffes have front teeth only on the bottom jaw. On top is a hard pad. The teeth and pad work together kind of like a knife and a cutting board. Giraffes use their teeth to snip off leaves and even small branches.

I'll post the link after Imberbe picks another animal.

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Unread postby Freda » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:47 pm

gwendolen wrote:
A giraffe can poke its long tongue up its own nostrils so it can clean them. :lol:


:shock: and I always thought giraffes were refined :shock:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:57 pm

gwendolen wrote:They get their back teeth from the tooth fairy!


I mean front teeth back.

I think I finally woke up. 16.57 NL time. :roll:

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Unread postby Jose » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:15 pm

gwendolen wrote:
gwendolen wrote:They get their back teeth from the tooth fairy!


I mean front teeth back.

I think I finally woke up. 16.57 NL time. :roll:

Welcome! :lol: Been sitting on your hands all this time?

But you found the right answer to the teeth question. And you got the other bit correct as well: was indeed trying to trick you! :P Well done.

a sleepy mod wrote:I made a boo boo here José.

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Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:35 pm

*hihi*

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:24 pm

OK. Last Giraffe questions ... for now.

Q 19

True or False. Giraffe are unique amongst horned mammals, in that their young are born with horns.

Q 20

As with the antelope in our region, the horns of the giraffe is made of bone. How then do they differ from those of all local antelope?

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Unread postby DebM » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:08 am

Q19. True - horns lie flat against the skull when the giraffe is born and pop upright in the first week after its birth.

Q20. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giraffes have horns called ossicones. These are fur-covered bumps on their skulls. The term "ossicone" refers to the horn-like protuberances on the heads of giraffes. Ossicones are similar to the horns of antelope, save that they are derived from ossified cartilage, and that the ossicones remain covered in skin, rather than horn.
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Unread postby gwendolen » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:20 am

Q 19 False. I'm going to say (male) Okapi (Family:Giraffidae) are also born with horns.

Giraffids have short horns that project from the parietals and frontals. These are unique among mammals, consisting of bony cores ( ossicones) covered by furred skin.

What is it with these animals: The tongue is about 35 cm in length and long enough for the animal to lick its own eyelids

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Q 20
What Bouf said and the horns are part of the skull.

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Unread postby DebM » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:02 pm

Mis-read Q19. read it as T/F as to giraffe's :redface:

Have also read that some sheep are born with horn buds and that there is a debate as to Orynx (Gemsbok) also being born with horns .
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