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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Let's get this one rolling again :D

Todays animal of choice...... the AARDVARK (antbear)

1) The aardvark is related to the pig family
a. True
b. False

2) Aardvark are aggressive....
a. When appoached by antelope
b. When approached by other aardvark of the opposite sex
c. When approached by other aardvark of the same sex
d. When approached by aardwolf trying to feed on the same termite mound

3) Which of the following senses is the least effective of the aardvark?
a. smell
b. taste
c. hearing
d. sight

4) How many digits does the aardvark have?
a. four front; four hind
b. four front; five hind
c. five front; five hind
d. five front; four hind

5) What distance (max) will an aardvark cover in an evening of feeding?
a. 5km
b. 25km
c. 15km
d. 3km

6) What are the nostrils surrounded by to help exclude dust and dertritus when feeding?
a. hair
b. fur
c. mucus
d. nothing

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Hi BushFairy,

Tough one this, had to trawl several papers to find the answers, and I'm still not entirely sure on a couple of them?

1. b. False.
2. d. When approached by aardwolf trying to feed on the same termite mound
3. d. sight
4. b. four front; five hind
5. b. 25km
6. a.hair

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Great answers Barcud ;) I won't reveal your score yet as I am hoping one or two more 'mites might give it a shot?? :D

P.S. I'm sorry if this is a bit tough, but I learnt a lot researching the questions and hope you will all too ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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1.b.False
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3. d. sight
4. b. four front; five hind
b. 25km
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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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1. b False
2. c
3.d
4. b
5.b
6.d
eish that was a challenge!

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Barcud, Dirk and jaybabe well done and thank you all so much for taking part in the challenge! I'm sorry it was rather tough, but hope that you all learnt as much about this weird creature as I did.

So now, the answers.... (and take note that I used 2 sources which could be wrong, or different from yours, so please do challenge them if you disagree :D)

All three of you got 5/6 so you are all it! First one of you to post is the lucky one I guess ;)
CONGRATULATIONS!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
And I look forward to your questions!! :dance: :dance:

BushFairy wrote:
1) The aardvark is related to the pig family
a. True
b. False
(ref: beat about the bush: mammals)

2) Aardvark are aggressive....
a. When appoached by antelope
b. When approached by other aardvark of the opposite sex
c. When approached by other aardvark of the same sex
d. When approached by aardwolf trying to feed on the same termite mound
(ref: beat about the bush: mammals; I couldn't find reference to any of the other answers)

3) Which of the following senses is the least effective of the aardvark?
a. smell
b. taste
c. hearing
d. sight
(ref: signs of the wild)

4) How many digits does the aardvark have?
a. four front; four hind
b. four front; five hind
c. five front; five hind
d. five front; four hind
(ref: signs of the wild; beat about the bush: mammals)

5) What distance (max) will an aardvark cover in an evening of feeding?
a. 5km
b. 25km
c. 15km
d. 3km

6) What are the nostrils surrounded by to help exclude dust and dertritus when feeding?
a. hair
b. fur
c. mucus
d. nothing
(ref: beat about the bush: mammals)

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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1. The record horn length of a steenbok is...
a) 19 cm
b) 19. 05 cm
c) 19.1 cm
d) 19.15 cm

2. In KNP steenbok territories are estimated to be how large on average?
a) 0.01 square km
b) 0.02 square km
c) 0.03 square km
d) 100 square km

3. What is unusual about the way steenbok defecate?
a) They don't
b) They only defecate in the presence of other steenbok
c) They defecate whilst running
d) They defecate in shallow holes that they dig

4. The steenbok's gestation period is roughly how long?
a) 7 days
b) 150 days
c) 170 days
d) 200 days

5. In which of these countries is the steenbok not found?
a) South Africa
b) Republic of Congo
c) Botswana
d) Namibia

Hope these Q's are alright :D

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Hi Tom, thanks for posting. :)

There as so many varying discussions on this, I suppose it then depends on the source you are using.
I have read up on quite a few different sources, and this is what I have I have based my answers on:

Q. 1) A - my source states they are no longer than 19 cm, usually about 16cm

Q. 2) C - The territory of a steenbok is dependent on rainfall and availability of food, so they can vary. One of my sources states that in Kruger the average territory of a male is about 1 km which can be shared with 2 females.

Q. 3) D

Q. 4) D - not sure if the exact gestation period is known, however, it is said to be no longer than 192 days, so as you have asked for an estimation, I picked D.

Q. 5) C

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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Sorry, sorry, sorry!

I completely let this one slip my mind - old age I'm afraid :wall:

Anyway let's get this going again.

Thanks for the answers Siobain - 2/5

I agree it depends very much on the source, as my book (Chris and Tilde Stuart's field guide) disagrees with some of the extra info you have given. :?

So now that this is active again, I should let this one rest for a few days. I'll check back on SATURDAY. If I don't post...well... send a search party or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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1.b - The Rowland Ward Trophy length held by D. MacIntosh since 1909!
2.a - See discussion below.
3.d - They use middens, hence the same shallow hole to defaecate each time.
4.c - Again this varies according to conditions, but the two most reliable sources I have suggest 170 days (166-177 and 160-180).
5.b - The Congo is too wet for them; they prefer drier areas.

Addendum: Question 2 is highly variable as territory depends on numbers of steenboks, distribution movements, rainfall patterns, and food availability. Therefore, territories can vary substantially, and I don't believe one can pin it down to within 0.01sq.km., which is far too static a number. However, I know that they are fairly densely congregated within their frequented areas of Kruger (in some areas, the Sharpe's Grysbok surplants them), so I've taken the most dense conglomeration you offer - 0.01 sq.km.

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 Post subject: Re: Multiple Choice (RV)
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I'll give it to you OWN - 4/5

According to my source the average KNP steenbok has a range of 0.03 square KM, but I agree in hindsight it was a slightly vague question.

Well done - IT!

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Cnidarians are characterized by a _________ grade of organization.
A) cell-tissue
B) tissue-organ
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