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 Post subject: The Friday Animal Quiz
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:17 pm 
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This quiz involves in gathering information, pics and sound files of a particular mammal. A new mammal every Friday. You get 1 point for each. People may work together and share points. After each round a scoreboard will be posted. At the end you could win a cool prize!

Here is an example:
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1. Description
bla bla bla

2. Photo
(Photo)

3. Sound Clip:
(Sound clip)


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:20 pm 
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This weeks animal is...

Spotted Hyaena


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:50 pm 
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this quiz is gonna be great i think markwilddog. :D

Description:
The Spotted Hyena is the largest and best-known member of the family Hyaenidae. They are moderately large terrestrial carnivores native to Africa. They are dog-like animals with a sloping body, as their front legs are longer than their hind legs. They have a short, sandy coat, covered with dark brown spots on the body and legs. They are known for a chirping, birdlike bark that resembles the sound of hysterical human laughter. Though often labeled incorrectly as a scavenger, the spotted hyena is actually a powerful hunter, the majority of its nourishment being derived from live prey. Spotted hyenas are the most common predator in sub-Saharan Africa, living in savannah, dry woodland and desert habitats. Their body length is approximately 1.3-1.85m, and their weight 45-82kg. Females are about 10 per cent larger than males. Spotted hyenas are often seen in groups called clans, which can range in size from 5-80 members and the clans are female-dominated. After a gestation period of about 90 days, females give birth to only 1-2 cubs. All of the cubs in the clan share a den and are weaned at 12-16 months.
(RESOURCE: Wikipedia.com, BBC.co.uk, Wildwatch african wildlife and conservation)

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Sound Clip:
http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=47a3eit
(RESOURCE: www.partnersinrhyme.com)

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June: Addo (1st time... can't wait)
Sept: KNP


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Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:30 am 
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Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:42 pm 
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Friendly photo Gwen :wink: I'm off to do some research................. :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Scoreboard:
Jonty1 - 3 Points
Gwendolen - 1 Point


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This weeks animal or should I say bird is...

Hadeda Ibis


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:53 pm 
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My photo:
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My sound:
Soundfile [Macromedia Flash]

I've had this file on my hard disk for quite a while, and have forgotten where I got it from. :redface:


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:09 pm 
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The Hadeda Ibis, Bostrychia hagedash, is a large bird with short legs. It has a metallic purple-green colour on its wings. The Hadada Ibis is found throughout open grasslands, savanna and rainforests of Sudan, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Gabon, Zaire, Cameroon, Gambia, Kenya, Somalia and South Africa, and also in urban parks and large gardens. It feeds mainly on earthworms, using its long scimitar-like bill to probe soft soil. It also eats larger insects, such as the Parktown Prawn, as well as spiders and small lizards. The Hadeda Ibis moves around in flocks numbering between 20 to 100 birds. It breeds from July to January, and incubation takes place with the aid of both parents.
(References: www.wikipedia.com, www.bushveld.co.za, www.sa-venues.com)

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(Unfortunately, i dont have my own photo of a Hadeda Ibis on digital, so these photos are taken from www.sa-venues.com and www.ejphoto.com)
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Sound clip:

http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=4dmup3n
(Resource: www.wildcam.com)

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Sept: KNP


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:43 pm 
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Does this count :?
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They also drink out of our pool and come in the kitchen to eat the dog's food :shock: I shoo them out gently so that they don't leave messages behind :roll:
Right now they are noisily going home to sleep in my fir tree 8)


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Scoreboard:
Jonty1 - 6 Points
Gwendolen - 3 Points
Freda - 1.5 Points


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This weeks animal...

African Wild Dog


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:55 pm 
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The average size of the Wild dog is approximately 130cm in length and 80cm in height, and they weigh approximately 25kg. their coat is white, black, brown, and yellow patches in colour and are thin with slender legs. they also have a tufted white tail. they are generally found in savannah woodland areas and in hilly country. they live in packs of about 12, where there is usually only one breeding pair per pack, and usually hunt together during early morning or late afternoon. they generally prey on impala or small antelope, but are able to bring down larger animals such as zebra. during reproduction, gestation lasts for 2 and a half months afterwhich a litter of about 7 pups are born weighing approximately 300g each. the Wild dog is known as one of africa's most endangered species.
(Reference: SASOL, first field guide to mammals of southern africa)

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Unfortunately, once again, i don't have my own picture of the wild dogs on digital format, and scanner still not working.
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(References: www.ccjonesphotos.com, www.wildnet.org)

Sound clip:
http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=2ahayxt
(Reference: www.awdconservancy.org)

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:11 pm 
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Lots of info here and even a sound file :D
http://www.predatorconservation.com/wild%20dog.htm
Only just learnt about the 4 toes :roll:
This is my own pic taken on the S44 near Olifants:
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Scoreboard:
Jonty1 - 9 Points
Freda - 4.5 Points
Gwendolen - 3 Points


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