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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Anthony » Sat May 09, 2009 10:20 pm

Yes Timepilot!! Well done.

But... the largest biome in South Africa is not the grassland OR karoo biome!! It is in fact the savanna biome!!

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Mon May 11, 2009 5:50 am

Thanks Anthony

Hokay, here goes:

When hunting buffalo, lion have an equal chance of making the kill as they do of being ‘treed’ or otherwise chased away.
“ Every year elephants were becoming scarcer and wilder south of the Zambezi, so that it had become impossible to make a living by hunting at all. ” FC Selous 1881

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon May 11, 2009 10:01 am

Let's take a stab and guess true, though I wonder whether they're successful as much as 50% of the time. That is unless you speak of the prides that specialise in buffalo, which probably have a higher success rate.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Mon May 11, 2009 6:36 pm

false? :) They are usually only successfull an average of 1 in 5 hunting attempts?
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Tue May 12, 2009 7:19 am

Way to go odessy, you're IT. :thumbs_up:

Their "strike rate" is very low - 1 in 5 is probably about right.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Kath U.K » Fri May 15, 2009 10:29 pm

Oddesy - :whistle:

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Sat May 16, 2009 7:49 pm

very sorry about the delay :redface: :redface:

ok,
true or false, Ginko Biloba is the only extant species in its class
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun May 17, 2009 12:14 am

True.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Kath U.K » Sun May 17, 2009 10:44 am

I agree with Imberbe AND I learn't a new word (thought you'd made a mistake at first and spelt 'extinct' wrong - till I looked it up). :redface:

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby oddesy » Sun May 17, 2009 10:57 am

Kath UK :thumbs_up: im also always learning new things on the forums!

Your IT, imberbe :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun May 17, 2009 6:45 pm

True or false and motivate your answer.

A large male elephant can loose up to 120 liters of water per day just through sweat.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Sun May 17, 2009 6:56 pm

I say false. The blood that passes through the large blood vessels in their ears as they flap them, enables them to keep cool.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun May 17, 2009 9:03 pm

Agree with Siobain. Elephant don't sweat. So they lose no water that way. But they lose a lot of heat through their ears.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun May 17, 2009 9:28 pm

:thumbs_up:

:hmz: Siobain's answer is correct, and Bishop gave the correct explanation. :doh:

First of you two to post is IT!
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun May 17, 2009 10:27 pm

Since he answered first I'll leave the floor to Siobain. (I still like answering more than asking! :twisted: )
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