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Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:23 am 
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a) Hedgehog
b) Loud shuffles and grunts
c) Four-clawed toes, 1.5-2cm in length
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:( Looks like i'm outnumbered on this one. :(
I didn't realize there were hedgehogs in the Kruger :redface:

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I'll see if it matches the description.

For the time being this quiz is closed. I will carry on when I am less busy at school.

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Wild about cats wrote:
For the time being this quiz is closed. I will carry on when I am less busy at school.

Thanks heavens, my schoolwork will give me heart attacks.

When does the piles of work end? :x


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shame you guys. I remember what the work load was like at school. just get stuck in. you'll manage. :wink:

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MarkWildDog wrote:
Wild about cats wrote:
For the time being this quiz is closed. I will carry on when I am less busy at school.

Thanks heavens, my schoolwork will give me heart attacks.

When does the piles of work end? :x


Good question :wink:

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Hey guys...Long time eh?

Well Done Guys. The score stands as follows:
MarkWildDog : 20
jonty1 : 17
woerie : 4
Freda : 3
WELSH_ASH : 1


MarkWildDog : Sorry You wont be able to participate anymore :(

jonty1 : I'm sorry, but as you said it was a porcupine. You're now in the lead so keep it up!

Woerie : Nicely answered, simple.

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a) The South African Hedgehog

b) Contact: sniffs, snorts, spits and chatters.

c) Front : 1,5 Back: 2. Claws visible with 4 toes.

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Question Ten

I am a small animal that loves rock. My distinguishing features are: a patch of long, blackish or whitish hair around the dorsal gland in the centre of the back. I live for about 10 years. I am predominantly a grazer, feeding mostly on grasses and herbs. Grazing increases during the dry season. I breed in the summer rainy season.

a) What am I?

b) Am I nocturnal?

c) List 3 of my predators.

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1. Rock hyrax (dassie)

2. No

3. Eagles, leopard, caracal


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:dance: Yay. you're back on :dance:
hope all the work went well

ok, here goes..... :)

a) What am I?
Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis)
The tree hyrax, however, has the white hair around the dorsal gland, whereas the rock hyrax has the black hair.

b) Am I nocturnal?
Mostly active during the day, and therefore not nocturnal, but can be found feeding on moonlit nights.

c) List 3 of my predators
Pythons, Leopards and Verreaux's Eagles.

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Well Done Guys. The score stands as follows:
jonty1 : 20 points
Freda : 6 points
Woerie : 4 points
WELSH_ASH : 1 point


jonty1 : Brilliantly answered, especially b). BTW the work hasn't ended, its just been getting worse. I guess I've learned to manage :wink:

Freda : I'm glad you've joined!

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a) The rock dassie or Cape hyrax

b) Mostly diurnal, but may possibly be active in moonlit evenings.

c) Leopard, cheetah, jackal, caracal, serval or even civet. Less threatening include : eagles, pythons, mongooses and large snakes.

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Question Eleven

This is a common animal. The male has horns, but the female does not. This animal is mostly diurnal, but sometimes active at night as well. They make a real noise in the mating season, competing for females. It is a grazer and a browser.

a) What animal am I?

b) Where in Kruger am I found?

c) What is the females average mass?

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a) What animal am I?
Impala

b) Where in Kruger am I found?
Very common in the KNP, and usually found within 8km of water. they are very dependant on water. Open woodland is main habitat

c) What is the females average mass?
Female weighs approx 50kg

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Well done Jonty. The score stands as follows :
jonty1 : 23 points
Freda : 6 pints
Woerie : 4 points
WELSH_ASH : 1 point


jonty1 : great! :clap:

Freda : Where did you go? :(

The answer:

a)Impala

b) They are found throughout Kruger, always close to water.

c) The average mass in between 45 - 80kg

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Question Twelve

This is a small, not-so-often seen antelope. It lives in the Berg-en-dal, Pretoriaskop, Skukuza, and Paul Kruger Gate areas. The only thing distinguishing it from another small antelope is its size is slightly larger, and a blacker tail.

a) What antelop am I?

b) Have I been re-introduced?

c) When do I breed?

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