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Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:29 pm Unread post
Roan? Would you do the honors? :) Or anyone else?
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Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:44 pm Unread post
Ok Owley.
What is the reason for a warthogs' tail standing upright when it is running?
Now, think a bit out of the box (my answer to Sleepyowl21's cheetah question will tell you in which direction this is going)
Then more on a serious note:
When dung beetles roll their dung balls all over the place, they sometimes get on top of them and make a few turns before they carry on rolling them away. Whay do they do that?


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Question1
When they run through the grass they almost closes their eyes for the grass seeds and stuff. The skin on their back is so tight that when the eyes closes the tail get pull up by the tight skin. Something like that in English

Question2
They get on top to make sure they go in the right direction, that their partner is still on the ball and that no other male is trying to steal the ball or his mate.


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Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:21 pm Unread post
Heloooo guys! I'm so glad that you mites are keeping this topic alive as it was one of my favorite topics back in the day :thumbs_up:

Now I would like to participate in this one as well soooooo:

Question one:

Because they are searching with their periscopes for new designs to put up as our forums logo...

Question 2:

:hmz: maybe this link will give us an answer: answer to question2


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Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:41 pm Unread post
Well done Laeveldleeu! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Jjust to add onto question 2 : They use the sun to navigate and maintain direction.
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Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:52 am Unread post
My first question on the quizies

How do Vultures know that there is a carcass 300km from where they are sitting in a tree. Surely they can't see that far?!


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Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:27 pm Unread post
They have a keen sense of smell and the wind carries the smell of decaying meat to them?


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LaeveldLeeu wrote
My first question on the quizies

How do fultures know that there is a carcass 300km from where they are sitting in a tree. Surely they can't see that far?!


I know that I am not allowed to answer here but 300km away and sitting in a tree? :whistle: Unless they have a Blackberry phone, I think that it is well neigh impossible.


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Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:48 pm Unread post
I was wondering if the distance was exaggerated just a teeensy bit, but I was a bit embarrassed to ask :redface: How far away can they detect food from? :hmz:


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Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:42 pm Unread post
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I agree, 300km is very far (even travelling in a car), however, if they are capable of this , it could be because there is a constantflow of vultures in the same direction . . that is; the one in the front is seen by the next one in the que, and so on. :hmz: (Actually got NO idea)


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Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:47 am Unread post
Roan :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is what I was told long ago at Moholoholo

Vultures do travel far to a carcass. The ones nearest to the carcass go down. Then the next ones a bit further spot them and then fly in and so the ripple continues. 300km might be far but the ripple could continue to them but I think they might arrive a bit late at the party.
The distance was just to get sight and smell out of the way.

Roan go for it.


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Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:18 pm Unread post
Easy one:
Which snake in SA shows maternal instincts by "incubating" its eggs and protecting the young for the first few days after hatching?


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:think: African rock python?


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Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:20 pm Unread post
:thumbs_up: Sleepy!
Actually got hammered by a big momma once when I stumbled upon the nest.
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