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Well then, my audience seem more inteligent than I initially thought :lol:

The answer is false. Things that will tell you what killed and ate an animal would be:
Prey Location: I.E. In bushes, in a tree, under a tree etc
Prey size:
Amount of claw marks:
Stomach intact, eaten or moved aside:
Fang mark location:
Bite Width:
Parts Eaten:
Prey Bone condition:

With this information, you will almost always be able to tell what predator the culprit would be.

Pilane, Very interesting on Wildebeest being equally effective, but I am not sure they will work as well against Lion and Leopard??

Bush Baptist, stop hijacking my quiz :lol: But I think the answer is false. Their skin is tight, but not that tight ;-)
Gosh, now for another one.

Lions cannot lose their fear of water.

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For the sake of all the people visiting the Antwerp zoo I sincerely hope the answer is TRUE :lol:

Don't know really.

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LOL, Salva.

I don't think they fear water. Like most cats they just don't like getting wet, but are pretty good swimmers.


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False

There are prides in the Okavango Delta that hunt in wet conditions all through the year. They are frequently observed stalking prey while being half submersed. Their cubs even play in the water so from being a cub water is a normal part of their habitat.

Generally speaking it would be fair to say that lions don't like water, but if they grow up in permanently wet conditions then they won't mind the water.


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Sorry Loams, I thought it was a free for all.

The answer to the warthog one is false, although the ranger who told the story was pretty convincing!

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I recently saw a (I think Animal Planet) doc on Swamp Lions in the Okavango and they live in the swamps and seem not only to not fear the water, but actually to prefer it. So the answer here is defiitely false.


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I recently saw a (I think Animal Planet) doc on Swamp Lions in the Okavango and they live in the swamps and seem not only to not fear the water, but actually to prefer it. So the answer here is defiitely false.


Whey swim the channels to get to islands with game.

I went there in 1973 and camped out in the open on an island and 33 years later I find I was not as safe as I thought I was!

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False. :D
Also, like Gwen said, I believe it's more dislike and not fear per se.


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I am feeling like a parrot. I also say false. I would say lions just don't like getting wet but they do not fear water.

Anyone going to the Antwerp zoo :shock:

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Red a bit in the Bradt Botswana guide, yesterday evening! It seems that some lions even cross the chobe river from Botswana to Namibia for easy prey (lifestock). So false!

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False it is indeed.

Those Lions Arks was talking about was in a documentary called relentless enemies. You should see the size of the muscles on those guys. They make Kalahari Lions seem small!!! :shock:

Because they swim everyday, and almost all day they are extremely muscular. Oh and another thing that I found interesting was that they live on a smallish island in the Delta, and feed mainly off one herd of buffalo that keep on attempting to escape from the island and the Lions keep herding them, so they are essentially prisoners on the island.

Bush Baptist, no harm done, you are welcome to post quizzes, but I think to keep confusion at an all time low, PM questions to me so we can have them asked one at a time ;-)

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I think the guys that have seen relentless enemies will also know this answer ;-)
Lions never kill their own family members on purpose, only rival families, and when males take over prides.

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I've seen relentless enemies so I'll skip this one :wink:


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I didn't see it but I'd say: true

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Salva wrote:
For the sake of all the people visiting the Antwerp zoo I sincerely hope the answer is TRUE :lol:
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Or the one in Amsterdam for that matter...

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This happened a few years ago. A little boy, sitting on his mother's arm had kicked off his shoe and into the water surrounding the lion terrace. The big male didn't think twice, plunged in and went for the shoe. :lol:

Pic "borrowed" from De Telegraaf, one of our online newspapers.


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I'm not sure, but I'd guess True. Althought I think it might also be false. im going to choose kinda, but i really have no reason except for not being able to make up my mind :?

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