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

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

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True Rooies :thumbs_up:

But not just the tsavo lions...

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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...

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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...

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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.


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


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"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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True or False: A successful means of reducing conflict between elephants and humans is to build a barrier out of beehives?

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Why beehives?
Electric fence works well in the Parks as well... :hmz:
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Agree with Timepilot....True. :thumbs_up:

"It was back in 2002 when it was first found that the African Savannah Elephant seemed to be afraid of honeybees. They specifically will not feed on acacia trees which often contain beehives because of this.

The observations led to the digital playback of bee sounds and observing reactions. This led to the development of the idea that a beehive fence could be used as a way of preventing migration of elephants to agricultural areas".

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TP, Philip, Phokojwe :thumbs_up:

Heksie, yes, electric fences are one effective way to deter elephants, but it is difficult to cover large areas, they can be difficult to maintain, and may short out easily. Beehives have increasingly been found to be highly effective and, not only can a "beehive fence" be rapidly constructed, it is also a natural way to increase the presence of bees in an area (bees in recent times have been scarce in some places). I would assume, though, that bee maintenance has its own sting in the budget? :hmz:

Over to you, TP.

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And before I move on - Peri Peri fences are another cost effective way of minimising elephant / human interaction - I believe this is being used in Mozambique.

Now, for the statement.

T or F: Chloroquinine is still the most effective means of preventing malaria and is used around the world without issue.

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Thanks for the additional info, TP. :thumbs_up:

FALSE; malaria parasites have become increasingly resistant to chloroquine in many parts of the malaria areas of the world.

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