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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:28 pm

Is it to do with the fact that the leaves are very nutricious, being high in protein and vitamin A, thus being a good food source for aniamls? Thus, while resting beneath the tree, lunch may just come to them? :mrgreen:
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:07 pm

Yes, the Shepherd's Tree does provide good shade! In summer the sand temperatures can become extremely hot and the sand temp under the Shepherd's Tree can be up to 21 degrees C (70 degrees F) lower!

It is also a good food source for browsers in the Kalahari.

A 'coffee' is made from the lateral roots by the folk of the Kalahari. The roots are dug up, debarked and dried to make a 'coffee' ... which one would probably only enjoy if there was little chance drinking the real thing for a while.

The tree has many uses and this makes it protected and have almost holy status amongst the local tribes.

Cheetah mom and cubs enjoying the shade of a Shepherd's Tree
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The tree from a distance
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Unread post by Siobain » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:42 pm

Name 2 plants animals in KTP eat to supplement their water intake
in the drier months.
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Unread post by ingrid60 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:29 pm

Tsamma melons and Gemsbok cucumber!!
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Unread post by Siobain » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:37 pm

Well done Ingrid :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by AFRICAT » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:44 pm

Concur! Nice to see you here Ingrid60! Guess our work's REALLY cut out for us now that we have yet another Kalahariaholic onboard!

Should be FUN! C'mon the rest of you, we're a force to be reckoned with. Join in!

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Unread post by Micetta » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:02 am

Not a Kgalagadiaholic yet but I am working on it :wink:

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Unread post by Rieks » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:23 am

Do you know the story of the Giraffe in KTP?
A very kind regular visitor from England told me the story and I found it very fascinating. I don't know if it's true though. :hmz:
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Unread post by Micetta » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:30 am

and the story Rieks? Let's have it; I for one do not know it. :)

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Unread post by Rieks » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:46 am

Some years back (don't know exactly) the Park decided to introduce Giraffe to KTP to see if they would survive. They brought in ±14 Giraffe from Namibia and kept them in a 'kraal' for a couple of years close to Mata Mata.
These Giraffes do look different than the ones in KNP - their spots are darker.

The lions lingered around this kraal day in and day out. They knew there was food. The Giraffe thrived so well in their new environment that the Park decided to let them free after a couple of years. The lions did not touch them as they did not know what it was and what to do with them. :huh:
They increased to more than ±60 and are having a 'jol of a time'.
Maybe there is somebody that will give us the correct dates and figures or maybe rectify where I am wrong.
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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:15 pm

Rieks wrote:...
Maybe there is somebody that will give us the correct dates and figures or maybe rectify where I am wrong.



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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:44 am

:clap: Thanks for that, it gives interesting info ... :thumbs_up:

Back to the quiz ... think it is still Ingrid to ask a question ... :wink:
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Unread post by Micetta » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:46 am

Thank you Toddelelfe; that gave a lot of information :D

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by ingrid60 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:55 pm

Sorry,for beeing late! :redface: (the giraffes confused me a bit)

Now,here is my question:

Can anyone tell me the originally names of the
thirteenth and fourteenth borehole?

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by bishop3006 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:43 am

Ingrid, don't let these guys bamboozle you into thinking you HAVE to ask a question! This is an open quiz... :twisted:
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