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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:07 am

Great question BF!! :clap: will give it a try just now :thumbs_up:
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:11 pm

Thanks for playing LL711, great answers, and a big welcome to the quizzes from me (I've been MIA for a while) :wink:

Looking forward to your answers odds :D

Anyone else.....?
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:42 pm

a)cheetah
b)leopard
c) caracal (cant think of the other one :doh: )
d)caracal
e) Brown hyaena (but only 3 were released :hmz: other animal released was cheetah, but they are not solitary :hmz: )
f) spotted hyaena
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:12 pm

Would anyone else like to give it a shot? Pleeeeeease ;)

I will post the answers this evening!
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:17 am

Hi BushFairy,

Great question. Think I should pay more attention to the quiz pages as there's loads to learn here :thumbs_up:

Ok, here is my attempt at these,

a. Cheetah.
b. Leopard.
c. Lion & Leopard.
d. Caracal.
e. Brown Hyena (reintroduced 2008?)
f. Spotted Hyena.

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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:02 am

Thanks for playing LL711, oddesy and barcud :dance:

These are the answers: :D

a) cheetah

b) leopard

c) leopard and caracal (lions do not usually do this IF feeding in a pride as they are in a rush to get their share, BUT they will do this if feeding alone, or with cubs when they are not under pressure)

d) leopard/caracal (the answer I was looking for here was the leopard - that's why I hinted at the stunted vegetation, BUT caracal will also do this to hide their prey, so both answers are correct :thumbs_up: )

e) brown hyena (sorry about that odds, the research wasn't conducted in MZNP, I just gave that as an additional, but separate hint)

f) spotted hyena

So very well done to all of you!! :clap: :clap:
Your scores were all virtually the same, so whoever has a juicy question please fire away! Once again, thanks for playing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:07 pm

I have a quick question, but don't mind if any of the others also ask one as well.

Apologies if this is a repeated one :redface:

In a study of Kruger Leopards, how often, on average, does an adult Leopard kill an Impala?

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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:56 am

Interesting question Barcud!!!

I'll have to do some digging in my books and papers and see what I can find ;)
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:06 am

Great question BF :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Nice one barcud! :clap:

will have to go do some research :dance:
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:45 pm

:hmz:
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:30 pm

I'm on my annual maintenance shutdown from now on, so won't be able to reply for a few weeks :hmz:

If anyone wants to ask another question in the meantime, feel free to ask away and I'll answer any replies to my question after I've done some of my own "research" into this question :dance:

Now then, wheres my passport gone?...........

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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:36 pm

Barcud wrote:In a study of Kruger Leopards, how often, on average, does an adult Leopard kill an Impala?


Everytime it's hungry?
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:49 pm

Close :lol:

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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:16 pm

once or twice a week :hmz:
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Re: Predator Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:39 pm

Wildflowergirl :thumbs_up:

Nice one!

Scientists in Kruger found that an adult Leopard kills on average one Impala a week.

(Source - Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Vol 1 - Carnivores. Lynx Edicions).


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