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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Black Backed Jackal has a saddle of long dark hair on its back and has a black tipped tail.
Side Striped Jackal does not have the dark saddle of blackish hair on the back and has a white tip to its tail.
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Unread postby jaytea » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:06 pm

Phokojwe :thumbs_up:
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:11 pm

How many sets of molars does an elephant have in its lifetime?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby jaytea » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:31 am

6 sets of molars?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:07 am

jaytea :thumbs_up:
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby jaytea » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:29 am

Great!


Which animal has the shorter gestation period and why?
Rhino or hippo?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:54 pm

Hippo - 8 months

I'm assuming because their breeding season is linked to the dry season so that most births happen during the wettest time of the year.
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby jaytea » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:57 pm

:thumbs_up: - you're right on the gestation length but I was looking for another answer as to why hippos can have a shorter gestation vs rhinos.
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:30 pm

:whistle: :popcorn: Anyone?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:03 pm

Phokojwe - you're it!

The reason that hippos have a shorter gestation is because their offspring don't have to be super precocious as they are in the water (get to float) and in a group - rhino calves have to run and follow mom on hard ground right away!
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:37 am

Why are old buffalo bulls referred to as 'dhaga boys'?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:21 am

"A common term used...'daga boys' - pronounced 'dugger' which in the native Shona language means 'mud'. This term is usually used in referring to old Buffalo bulls, which are not part of a herd. They are named after the way they wallow in muddy waters and the large cakes of mud that get left on their skin".
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:58 pm

Philip :thumbs_up:
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:03 am

What is mastication? :)
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 am

Grinding or crushing of food so it becomes easy enough to swallow.
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