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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:09 am

False. :)
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:56 am

False; they had man and manes. :wink:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:14 am

False :wink:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:00 am

You mean the man eating lions of Tsavo? True they had no manes.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:00 pm

True Rooies :thumbs_up:

But not just the tsavo lions...

Osama
Osama terrorized Rufiji, Tanzania, from 2002 to 2004; he was accused of killing more than 50 people from eight villages. Part of a pride of males and females, Osama likely didn’t kill alone, but he was the lion villagers singled out to star in billboard-size depictions of the bloody deeds (according to Tanzanian lion scientist Dennis Ikanda, the lion was named after Osama bin Laden, whose terrorist attacks made headlines even in rural Tanzania.) Osama was just 3 1/2 years old when game scouts shot him in April of 2004. Some have blamed his eating habits on a large abscess on one of his molars, but, according to Packer, whose research team studied the case, plenty of man-eaters have perfect teeth. Osama “probably got started when his mother started eating people,” Packer says.


Saw a doc about Osama and he was maneless as well...

And...

Lion of Mfuwe
This cat terrorized Zambia’s Luangwa River Valley—near Msoro Monty’s old stamping grounds—in 1991. After killing at least six people, the lion strutted through the center of a village, reportedly carrying a laundry bag that had belonged to one of his victims. A California man on safari, after waiting in a hunting blind for 20 nights, later shot and killed him. The lion was more than ten feet long and, like the famous Tsavo lions, totally maneless. His body is on display at Chicago’s Field Museum.


They are of the well known lions...

Another fact is that...

Most are nameless, but a few of the most notorious have been rather colorfully christened: Namvelieza, or The Cunning One, killed 43 people near Kasawa, Zambia. Tanzania’s Paper Lion got his name because he seemed to drift from victim to victim randomly, like a scrap of paper floating in the breeze.


And...

This list of the most famous man-eaters includes mostly males, but females are actually responsible for more killings, according to University of Minnesota lion expert Craig Packer. However, lionesses tend to eat people in isolated instances, then return to their normal diet, while males “are more likely to become recidivists,” Packer says. The worst-case scenario, he says, is when a whole pride of males and females starts feeding on people: these lions are the most “persistent” threat to their human neighbors.


So most are maneless :tongue:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:51 pm

Rooies wrote:You mean the man eating lions of Tsavo? True they had no manes.


"While a big mane impresses everybody, even a small mane can be imposing in hot dry climates, where the costs of overheating are great and most male lions have little or no mane. This is the case in Tsavo, Kenya, where most lions are maneless," said Bruce D. Patterson, PhD, the MacArthur curator of mammals at The Field Museum and lead author of the research.


:thumbs_up: Rooies... Nice question Heksie. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:02 pm

Fact or Myth, Lions use their paws to regulate their body temperature.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:14 pm

Fact.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:08 pm

Fact? :hmz: or is it their ears...
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:44 am

Fact.

Lions can only sweat through their paws and mucous membranes in the mouth.
They also use panting to cool down.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:15 pm

Philip1 Your "IT"
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:16 am

Fact or Myth ... A squirrel has color vision. Every part of its field of vision, is in perfect focus, as with man.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:51 am

Fact or I hope so as I know they have excellent vision
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:04 am

Myth
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:39 am

DrPhil. :thumbs_up:

:gflower: Heksie, they have perfect vision as follows. So :( it is a Myth.

A squirrel has no color vision. It sees only in black and white. Every part of its field of vision, however, is in perfect focus, not just straight ahead, as with man.
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