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Unread postby jonty1 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:28 pm

hey. well, this one had me researching a long time, since most antelope have hooves and horns :lol:
after all this time i have decided:

a) Water Buffalo (since all the rest have scent glands)

b) when feeling threatened, they move toward the threat while tossing thier head and snorting . Attacking threats on sight also takes place in more aggressive situations. they charge head on and are difficult to stop at short range.

c) buffalo need plenty grass, shade and water. they occur all over the kruger, but predominantly in woodland savannah regions. In general buffaloes are found throughout the northern and southern savanna areas of the kruger as long as water is near.

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Unread postby christo » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:59 pm

1) Syncerus caffer
2) In fights the atack is directed to the opponents head, alignment during fights is head on. It involves locking of horns, pushing etc. within the species, but towards humans it is goring, sweeping of horns and being trampled that causes most fatalities.

From practical experience:
First the stare & sometimes sniff of air.
Secondly the tossing of the head before the lowering of the head.
Third creating dust, then the charge.
Believe me if you know about a number 4, you would not be writing about it!

3) Throughout kruger, but herds toward the North tends to be larger.

Look for me near water, grass and plentiful shade.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:20 pm

Well Done Guys. The score stands as follows:
christo : 16 points
jonty1 : 14 points
MarkWildDog : 11 points
Freda : 3 points
WELSH_ASH : 1 point
inasmal :0 points.


The answer

a) The Cape buffalo

b) Stiff-legged gait, head level or raised, horn threats, head tossing and grunting. Herds will defend any member that is attacked, and adults encircle vaunerable members. During an attack, herd members defend themselves by lowering and tossing their heads, while prsenting their horns. They may mob-attack intruders. And what christo says is experience :wink: . Hard to stop at short range.

c) Found everywhere in Kruger, especially in wooldland savannah and up North.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:27 pm

Question Seven

I am in the viverridae family. I am found in some Kruger camps. I breed in the summer rainy season. I prefer habitat dense and near water. I am omnivorous.

a) Who am I?

b) Give 3 facts about behaviour.

c) What is a male's average mass?
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Unread postby jonty1 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:33 pm

:hmz: :hmz: :idea:
a) Large spotted genet (Genetta tigrina)

b) Large spotted genets are solitary and nocturnal.
Males and Females only come together to mate.
Genets are arboreal and spend large amounts of time in trees
they can live in close proximity to man, in towns and on farms

c) The male weighs approximately 1.4 to 3.2 kg, with 2kg being the normal weight.
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:41 pm

Wild about cats wrote: a) Who am I?

African Civet

Wild about cats wrote:b) Give 3 facts about behaviour.

They are nocturnal and usually solitary. Their shelters include hollows, abadoned burrows, termite mounds and thick vegetation.

Wild about cats wrote:c) What is a male's average mass?

9-20 kg

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:23 pm

What happened to all the angels who said they were going to partake? :?
Freda, Macho, etc? :wink:
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Unread postby christo » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:15 pm

Will just miss you in KNP, as I'm taking a group from 2-6 April.

Will answer shortly.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:56 pm

We should arrange a meet for when you are on your way out and me in. :D
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Unread postby Freda » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:02 pm

Wild about cats wrote:What happened to all the angels who said they were going to partake? :?
Freda, Macho, etc? :wink:


We have to work all day then pack for Kruger :roll:
I will go with Jonty on this one :)

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:19 pm

Now, Freda, thats not fair.
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Unread postby christo » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:25 pm

1) Large spotted genet, as the small spotted does not breed in summer.
2)Nocturnal, solitary but can be seen in pairs (Usualy mating), move mostly on ground, but are very good tree climbers that can jump from one tree to another, run with head held low and tail horizontal.
3) Males can be from 1.4kg up to 3.2kg, but average at 2kg.
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Unread postby jonty1 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:07 pm

Wild about cats wrote:What happened to all the angels who said they were going to partake? :?
Freda, Macho, etc? :wink:


well, you have one angel participating here WAC :angel: come on girls. what happened to girl power :angel: :D :D

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Unread postby christo » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:43 pm

What happened to WAC?

NO new quiz yet?:naughty:
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Unread postby jonty1 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:16 pm

WAC must be away. :D

i'm sure she'll be back soon. :D

:thumbs_up: Go angels Go :angel: :angel:


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