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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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B and D are correct. I made up C, but if you find any info. that it is true in some species, I'd like to know!

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Which of the following is true for the cheetah:

A) The stride at full running speed can be around 12 metres in length.
B) Are rarely successful hunting adult antelope until about 18 months of age.
C) The black tear stripes are useful as marker blueprints between cub broods.
D) The dew-claws are used primarily to trip the prey whie hunting.
E) Are genetically similar throughout every population in the world.
F) Most deaths before adulthood are due to lions?

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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By the way, please all climb in and answer this question, but know that I'll be back to validate the answers on Monday.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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a) False. Isn't the stride length"only" in the order of 6 - 8 meters?

b) True. The mom's still teaching them. May even be at a later stage, so may be false as well depending on what you ahve in mind.

c) False? Do know that it helps with eyesight.

d) True

e) True. The so-called generic bottle-neck that followed the near-extinction of some 10,000 years ago.

f)False. A lot of deaths occurs to other predators, not just lions, so I'm going to say false here.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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I would say b, d and e are True.

a - I would agree with Mr 30-06 :wink: that the stride is about half your figure. c - I believe the tear stripes act as a sun block, much as a american footballer uses a black stripe under his eyes to block glare.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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isn't this thread beginning to look suspiciously like a T/f thread again- not my fault this time Imberbe....honest. :lol:
Nevertheless, great questions, enjoyed (trying) to answer them.
A) F -I read 20feet is a avg stride- thats about 6mtrs
B)T -I think they would leave mum at 18mths, stay with siblings for another 6mths, usually leaving home co-incides with wet season when new borns make easy prey
C) F- think they reflect sun
D) T - also remain very sharp as they never contact the ground
E) T-
F) T- though hyenas are responsible for a lot of deaths too -I was surprised to read that only 1 in 20 cubs survive to adulthood


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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Kath U.K wrote:
isn't this thread beginning to look suspiciously like a T/f thread again- not my fault this time Imberbe....honest. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Imberbe wrote:
Kath U.K wrote:
isn't this thread beginning to look suspiciously like a T/f thread again- not my fault this time Imberbe....honest. :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Noooo.... :roll: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Bishop, you were awefully close, and your explanations are spot on (no pun intended)! Thanks for excellent explanations. :clap: All of them except (f) - yes, many predators do kill cheetah cubs, but it is mostly the lion that is responsible for the highest cub mortality.
So, Kath (U.K), I must give it to you. YOU'RE IT! :thumbs_up: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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In what park was Domkrag, the leapard tortoise found.
A) Addo elephant park
B) Kruger national park
C) Mountain Zebra national park
D) Table Mountain national park
extra brownie points if you tell us what his name means and why was he called that ?


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8) Proud of you Kath! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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A) Addo National Park

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Oh, the tiny brownie points too ...

DomKrag means "dumb strength" in Afrikaans, which translates further into a jack (that thing that is used for lifting cars up). Domkrag was a giant mountain tortoise that lived in Addo, and he was called this because he had the nasty habit of shuffling under a car and lifting it up with his unbelievable strength! Sadly, he died when he fell into an aardvark hole and couldn't lever himself out.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Thankyou OWN - absolutely spot on.
YOU ARE IT !!!! and don't be naughty this time :rtm: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Yes! :naughty:

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