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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:15 pm 
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White rhino is one of the only land animals that will drown if it swims??


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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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They aren't known for their swimming and are sometimes seen backing into water. Because of their humps, white rhinos cannot swim. They, however, like to wallow in mud.

There are many reports of drowned white rhinos.

I have yet to see a white rhino swim. :roll:

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Its a myth and fact depending on how you look at it. The fact is that white rhinos will drown in water that is deep enough, they can't swim, but the myth is that there are other land animals that can't swim. like the land tortoise (leopard tortoise for example).


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soory for the long wait!!! the damn computre, say no more....

FACT, The white rhino ifeats only grass there for is made not to lift its head and in the case of the black rhino that can lift its head to reach the branches...
The white rhino will die if it tries to go into a river that is too deep ( abouthuman chest hight) because it can not lift its head....


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Its a myth and fact depending on how you look at it. The fact is that white rhinos will drown in water that is deep enough, they can't swim, but the myth is that there are other land animals that can't swim. like the land tortoise (leopard tortoise for example).



So akadwa you are the closest so you are it!!!!! :clap:

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Ok, here we go, Fact or myth:

Sitatungas are the only antelopes known to be able to sleep under water.

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Myth: no antelope has the breathing mechanism to remain under water while sleeping.

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Myth ??
I know that they live in and near water but NO!!!

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The sitatunga is the most aquatic antelope in Africa, and one of the most poorly researched animals. Its Afrikaans name “water-kudu” refers to its aquatic behaviour and its relationship to the kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros.
Sitatunga live in papyrus swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface. They have been known to sleep underwater, obviously with their nostrils not submerged.

I have found many sources indicating that they sleep under water. But none specifies exactly how. This one does:

Usually half-submerged, they can dive deeper if in danger, staying hidden with only part of the head out of water.

http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/sitatunga

So depending on how you look at it, the answer is yes, they sleep under water, but obviously no, not completely submerged.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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:redface: :redface: I think I kinda confused people om this one. I should have said IN water and not UNDER water. I am truly sorry for that. However the answer I was looking for is fact. Sitatungas are known to sleep in or very near water, though their nostrils do remain above the water as Elzet said.
So ELZET you had the closest and very informative explanation so, you're it. :thumbs_up:


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Ranger Harold Trollope was sent by the Provincial Administration from Kruger to the Addo area in 1930 to shoot as many of the elephants there as he could as there was major economic conflict between the citrus farmers that were developing the Sundays River Valley and the 135 or so known elephants that were destroying crops in the area.

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Many people, including the Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage Farmers’ Associations, called on the South African government to exterminate the Addo Elephants and in 1919 Major P.J. Pretorius was tasked to shoot the remaining Addo Elephants. He set up his camp in Kinkelbos. He used various methods while hunting, including a ladder to see over the thick Addo bush. He shot 114 elephants between 1919 and 1920. He also caught two elephant calves and sold them to Mr. Boswell for his circus. Pretorius then applied to shoot one elephant in the Knysna forest for “scientific purposes” but shot between two and five (according to various reports). His activities generated publicity and sympathy for the elephants, prompting the halt of the killing when only 16 Addo Elephants remained.

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In 1931 the Addo Elephant National Park (about 5 000 ha) was proclaimed when there were only eleven Addo elephants left. The first Addo Park manager, Stephen Harold Trollope (a former Kruger National Park ranger), chased the elephants into the Addo Park area using shotguns, firecrackers and fires. The area was inadequately fenced and the movement of Addo elephants continued to cause problems on surrounding Addo farmlands. Elephants were killed as a result of conflicts with farmers and collisions with trains.

http://www.ngunilodges.co.za/addo_eleph ... story.html

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F or M?

Flying termites and flying ants are the same thing.

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