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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:29 am 
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exactly onewithnature!!!!
and animals that are indigenous but hav not been reintroduced yet???

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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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 Post subject: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:29 pm 
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Hi all,I'm new here and could anywone tell me which is highest registered speed of springbok antelope?I was watchion on internet,some sources said that speed is 80km/hr,other sources 88km/hr,other over 90km/hr.Have anywone of you ever been in Khalahadi or Etosha and ask that question?Thank you all for future answers!!!! :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
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Hi and a very warm welcome sergei79 hope you will enjoy our forums :D
I don't know the answer but I am tempted to say depends whats chasing it :wink:
:redface: sorry I am sure someone will come up with a serious answer :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
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Hi and a very warm welcome sergei79 hope you will enjoy our forums :D
I don't know the answer but I am tempted to say depends whats chasing it :wink:
:redface: sorry I am sure someone will come up with a serious answer :thumbs_up:

Thank you for warm welcome Dotty :) ,I hope that someone who has experience could offer me answer :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
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Check out the quizzes and the Mammal thread, while you are waiting for a sensible answer sergei79 :wink: There might be some information there

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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
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Welcome to the Forum Sergie!

Found on Google: Top speed of a springbok? They can reach running speed up to 90km/h.

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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
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I would say the entire back row is faster than the forwards, with Habana being the fastest. :twisted:

Seriously, 90kph can be reached with each bound being 15m.


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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:21 am 
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You sure Sprocky? Just ask the All Blacks what they think of Spies's speed! Not sure that even most backrowers are faster'n him!

Sergei, I'm not close to the books now, but that thing is VERY subjective, really. Measured speeds in tests and such doesn't really approach real-life situations, and those are very difficult, if not impossible, to measure.

If you look at the springbok when it takes off in the face of danger it is not a straight-line run, but a very jagged run, and that is normally where a chasing predator struggles, not necessarily being as agile. The pronking normally comes in when it is safe, not really when the chips are down.

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 Post subject: Re: Can anywone know top speed of springbok?
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You sure Sprocky? Just ask the All Blacks what they think of Spies's speed! Not sure that even most backrowers are faster'n him!

Sergei, I'm not close to the books now, but that thing is VERY subjective, really. Measured speeds in tests and such doesn't really approach real-life situations, and those are very difficult, if not impossible, to measure.

If you look at the springbok when it takes off in the face of danger it is not a straight-line run, but a very jagged run, and that is normally where a chasing predator struggles, not necessarily being as agile. The pronking normally comes in when it is safe, not really when the chips are down.

Thanks Bishop,i also think that is very hard to measure,and speed is diferent with any individual animal,what i found in books i very confusing and i think that will be allways diferent opinion about speed of animals.I also had been searching of speed of North American pronghorn antelope and that is also mess from 50 mph to 61mph.Thanks anyway :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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Greetings Forumites,

I have abit of a Bat problem, well actually my Gf does. About a week ago she saw 5 bats hanging outside her palm tree, now they are more than 8. Seems like they inviting their friends over :hmz:

It might not seem like a serious problem but they starting to get messy :roll:

Is there any way we could get rid off them or does anyone know of any organisations that can help remove them in the Durban area? :huh:

Your help will be highly appreciated :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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Wow, I wish I had 8 bats frequenting my garden.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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Hi Gunner

Get rid of the palm trees, problem solved. No bats die, no poisons, everybody happy

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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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I am not sure if anyone can give me info but on a recent trip to Kruger we came across a pride of lion with quite a few lions that had swollen "elbows". Has anyone seen this before and do you know what it is from?
I will post photos if no-one knows what I mean.
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 Post subject: Re: Mammals: Q & A
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Please do post the photos. :wink:

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