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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:12 pm 
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:redface: :cry: :cry: .. yes, me too .. but .. it's a confusing question .. according source found on internet the answer was .. 3 (for me) ...

Olifants lookouts :rtm: :lol:
The Olifants River is generally considered to be the dividing line between southern and northern Kruger. From Olifants Camp, the river takes a wide northerly sweep towards its confluence with the Letaba in the Lebombo foothills. There are three lookout points over this wide, rocky section of river, all set high above the water and off ering expansive views across the savanna. The first is a get-out point about seven kilometres east of Olifants on the S44. The second is in Olifants Camp itself, directly in front of the restaurant, while the third, Nwamanzi, is on the H1-4, about 10 kilometres west of Olifants. Apart from the obvious hippos and crocs, abundant game moves to and from the river in an unending stream.

http://www.getaway.co.za/content/magazine/features/print.asp?id=1323

.. so, impossible for everyone to answer correctly at this question Boorgatspook. :cry: :cry: if you never been at this lovely place.. :x

.. :cry: :cry:

Congrats to Freda & mikev :clap: :clap: .. off course ...

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.. sorry for the back up .. but what about the scarlets .. :lol: :lol:
.. Remember BGS, the answer of your question was : 5 species ... According my sources ( Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa , Steve Woodhall) ... 4 species are only described in SA ( Common, Dark-banded, Black-tipped and Bush scarlets) .. please, give me the name of the fifth, for my personnal education ?? ... Thanks ...

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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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@ JF: Firstly i apologise for the rather confusing aspect of question two in Round 2! Maybe it was the little devil inside me :lol:

Regarding the scarlets: According to my source: "What's that Butterfly?, Steve Woodhall, there are 5 species of Scarlets to be found in SA. The fifth being Scarce Scarlet. Common and Bush Scarlets being well known and the lesser-known Scarlets being the Black-tipped, Dark-banded and Scarce Scarlets.


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Apologies for the delay :whistle:

Round 3 (Nov):

Question 1:
This SANPark host 5 different species of tortoises, the highest density of species per equivalent area anywhere in the world.
Name the SANPark
Answer: Karoo Nat. Park

Question 2:
Of the 4 orders of reptiles, three are well represented in Southern Africa:
a: Chelonians
b: Crocodilians
c: ?

Name the third order
Answer: Squamates

Question 3:
The class Amphibia has three orders:
a: the Anura
b: the Caudata
c: the Apoda
Only the Anura order occurs in Southern Africa

True or False?
Answer: True

Question 4:
I'm jackal-like, but i'm not a jackal. I'm noturnal and solitary and if you find me in Kruger, well then you're extremely lucky. I have a mane of long course hair and i weigh about 8.8 kg
Give my scientific name
Answer: Proteles Cristatus

Question 5:
Liquor became available to tourists at restaurants and shops in Kruger during the 19..s
Give the periode
Answer: 1960's

Answers must be in by 24th Nov 2008 at 08:00PM

Enjoy :D


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Forumites that have send in their answers for Round 3

Freda
Pooh Bear
mikev
Karl Jaacks
Bricklady (Wild about Cats)
Pumbaa
jfthibeau
Scorpy


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Points Table after Round 3 (Nov):

1. Freda +75 points
(+25; +25; +25)
mikev +75 points
(+25; +25; +25)

2. Pooh Bear +61 points
(+19; +17; +25)

3. jfthibeau +59 points
(+17; +17; +25)
Scorpy +59 points
(+17; +17; +25)

4. Pumbaa +55 points
(+19; +11; +25)

5. Karl Jaacks +51 points
(+17; +17; +17)

6. WAC +17 points
(-; -; +17)

Next round will be posted SOON!


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Hi JF!

They both received +19 points as follows:
+20 points for 4 correct answers (4 X +5 points)
-1 point for a "don't know, haven't a clue or No answer to a question)

Just to refresh:
+5 for a correct answer
-3 for a incorrect answer
-1 for a No answer, Don't know or haven't a clue answer

I did have a look at the rules for this quizz after i started it, and will make some changes to it after the November round is finished. I hope then it will be more clear to everyone. Will let you all know about the new rules once i have made the changes :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: BGS: Open Category Quizz (QM)
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Round 4 (Nov):

Question 1
I was one of the pioneers in Kruger history. You can learn much of me in this camp if you had the time at hand (you might as well learn about Wolhuter's lion attack), but to find my memorial tablet, you have to follow the faiding path of the last choo choo of many years back towards a well know dam not far from camp. From this dam just around the koppie, you'll find my memorial tablet.
Who's memorial tablet would you find?
Answer: James Stevenson-Hamilton

Question 2
In which year did Mopani Camp in Kruger opened?
Answer: 1992

Question 3
Kruger expanded it's area over which wildlife can roam by taking down fences between the Park and the private reserves of the Western Boundary.
In which year did this took place?
Answer: 1993

Question 4
Who of the Magnificent Seven had identical tusks, both 251 centimetres long and weighing 55.1 kg?
Answer: Mafunyane

Question 5
At Golden Gate Highland National Park you will find three main layers of rock, the characteristics of which have lead to the famous cliff formations.
Name the three main layers
Answer: Drakensberg Basalt, Clarens Sandstone and Elliot Mudstone

As i'm late on this round, all have time untill 03 Dec, 08:00pm to send in their answers!

Enjoy 8)


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Points Table after Round 4 (Nov):

1. Freda +100 points
(+25; +25; +25; +25)
mikev +100 points
(+25; +25; +25; +25)

2. Pooh Bear +86 points
(+19; +17; +25; +25)

3. Scorpy +84 points
(+17; +17; +25; +25)

4. Pumbaa +80 points
(+19; +11; +25; +25)

5. jfthibeau +76 points
(+17; +17; +25; +17)
Karl Jaacks +76 points
(+17; +17; +17; +25)

6. WAC +17 points
(-; -; +17; -)

Well done everyone! :clap:


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Winners for the months:

Sept: Scorpy
Oct: Scorpy & Karl Jaacks
Nov: Freda & mikev


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Round 1 (Dec):

Question 1
After traveling along Kruger's road network for a while and staring sideways into the bush looking for beasties, a desire starts growing to get out there into the wilderness. Near Pretoriuskop there's a trail that does just that. This trail circles the camp, beginning at the Fayi loop.
Name the 4x4 Trail
Answer: Madlabantu Trail

Question 2
More than 30 years ago, Kruger's head warden decided to elevate the park's biggest tuskers to star status. The promotion began in earnest in 1980 with paintings by recognised wildlife artsit Paul Bosman.
Who was the head warden?
Answer: Dr U de V Pienaar

Question 3
Large animals are a rare site but there are some herds of Zebra and Eland in this park. It's home to at least 250 species of birds. And then there's the "Venus Pool" and "Neptune's Dairy" amongst places to visit in this SANPark.
Which SANPark would you visit?
Answer: Table Mountain National Park

Question 4
(a) There are three species of Terrapins to be found in Kruger, namely: Serrated Hinged Terrapin, Pan Hinged Terrapin and Marsh Terrapin.
(b) The Pan Hinged Terrapin is confined to the far North of the Park.
(c) The Marsh Terrapin is the largest Terrapin found in Kruger.

Which statement is incorrect?
Answer: c

Question 5
I am a mammal, but don't leave any spoor behind where I go. If you try to find me in water, then you would be way off. Some forumite is quite mad about me....
Who am I?
Answer: Bat

Answers must be send in by 10 Dec at 08:00pm

Enjoy :D


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Points Table after Round 1 (Dec):

1. jfthibeau +25
mikev +25
Scorpy +25

2. Amedeus +17
Pumbaa +17

3. Freda +09

Well done to jfthibeau, mikev and Scorpy :clap:


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Round 2 (Dec):

Question 1
Name the koppie in Kruger that is at 840 metres above sea level the highest point in the Park
Answer: Khandzalive

Question 2
In which camp will you find Wolhuter's Hut?
Answer: Pretoriuskop

Question 3
The cliffs at the southern point (Table Mountain Nat. Park), towering more than 200 metres above the sea, consist of three clearly defined promontories - namely:
1. Cape of Good Hope
2. Cape Point
3. ?

Name the third one
Answer: Cape Maclear

Question 4
Up to how many kilograms can the heart of an elephant weigh?
Answer: Between 20 - 29, average 25

Question 5
Just like the bark of the Amaroela tree, the bark and leaves of this tree can be used in the treatment of malaria, while the leaves also can be used to reduce fever.
Name the tree that you'll find in Kruger
Answer: Baobab

Answers must be send in by 15th Dec 08:00 AM

Enjoy :D


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Forumites that have send in their answers for Round 2 (Dec):

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Pumbaa


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