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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:59 am 
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DB has opened a new thread: "News from Kgalagadi TNP Guru". I will ask it there!


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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
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Maybe there is somebody that will give us the correct dates and figures or maybe rectify where I am wrong.



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:clap: Thanks for that, it gives interesting info ... :thumbs_up:

Back to the quiz ... think it is still Ingrid to ask a question ... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
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Thank you Toddelelfe; that gave a lot of information :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
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Sorry,for beeing late! :redface: (the giraffes confused me a bit)

Now,here is my question:

Can anyone tell me the originally names of the
thirteenth and fourteenth borehole?

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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
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Ingrid, don't let these guys bamboozle you into thinking you HAVE to ask a question! This is an open quiz... :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
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Hi Bishop3006,

I'm an "old" newbie in the quizz thread!
Thank you for warning me!! :lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ
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Well done Spook! :thumbs_up:

What special adaptations does the Gemsbok (Oryx) have that enables
it to survive comfortably in temperatures that would kill most animals
in the dry arid regions of the kalahari?

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The most vulnerable part to such high body temperatures is the hypothalamus in the brain. The feature that protect the hypothalamus of the gemsbok,is a feature known as the “carotid rete”. It is a maze of blood vessels that work like the radiator (cooling device) of a vehicle. Warm blood from the heart to the brain passes through this network of vessels. Veins that carry blood already cooled through evaporation (in the nasal area) surround the network. Heat is exchanged in this process and thus lowering the temperature of the blood to the brain. It is a very efficient way to protect the body and simultaneously avoid too much sweating (which has the result of fluid loss).

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The gemsbok (oryx) is supremely adapted to the desert environment and can go for months without water as it reabsorbs its own waste fluids and barely sweats. Its core temperature can rise far beyond that which would kill most animals, and to avoid literally boiling its brains, blood is first passed through the nostrils to cool it down.

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What's the name of the smallest falcon in Africa,often seen in KTP??

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Would that be amur falcon? Don't know birds too well, especially raptors, I am afraid... :redface:

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Has to be the pygmy falcon

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