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Unread post by Siobain » Sun May 31, 2009 1:41 pm

The dominant male Lion? :lol:
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Unread post by AFRICAT » Sun May 31, 2009 9:25 pm

No to both frog and lion.....

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Unread post by bishop3006 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:18 pm

Ants?
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Unread post by AFRICAT » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:31 pm

No sir.

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Unread post by bishop3006 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:56 pm

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: Mole rats! Now how in tarnation did you come upon that!

South African mole rats: Proudly lazy

Quite interesting. Thanks.
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Unread post by AFRICAT » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:51 am

Yes indeed, mole rats! I hope everybody reads the article you referenced, as they are really pretty interesting animals.

(I found it by reading up on them after Dreamer and Caracal's trip report wherein they saw one, and as I knew nothing about this animal, so I started digging, so to speak...)

Next question, please....

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Unread post by Micetta » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:57 pm

:clap: :clap: Africat and bishop3006.

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Unread post by Siobain » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:59 pm

Opening the border crossing at Mata Mata has opened more than just
access between South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
This gateway has started talk about creating a corridor linking this Park with
several other parks, can you name the other parks in question?
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Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 am

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld and Augrabies? And in greater thinking even Namib-Nakluft as well as Central Kalahari? :hmz:
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Unread post by Siobain » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:25 am

Close enough Lionspoon, i see you are on a roll, well done. :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

The link is Augrabies National Park, due south. And from there, the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Area in the west. Just north of that is Namibia's 26 000 square kilometre Sperrgebiet National Park. That in turn abuts the Namib Naukluft National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in the world. Plans are afoot to link all.
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Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:37 am

I have to admit that I never heard of the Sperrgebiet National Park. Funny name for a park anyway. I associate it with something military. :hmz:

Okay, so I was right about the Namib-Naukluft, just for a different reason. :wink:
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:59 am

You guys rock!!

Here is a question from me.

If you were a cheetah in the Kgalagadi, and wished to rest in a shady spot for the day, why would a Shepard's Tree be a good choice?
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:13 pm

Sperrgebiet. Isn't that the forbidden diamond area? Or one that previously was such?
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Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:20 pm

I read it up earlier and found out that the Germans claimed this land and created an area where only they could do the mining. In World War I South Africa won from the Germans and in nowadays a small percentage still is mined for diamonds.
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Unread post by AFRICAT » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:29 pm

Really going "out on a limb" here...

The Shepherd's Tree provides shade all day, as it's branches are circular, and shade seeking animals do not have to shift position as they do under other desert trees.

Their branches often reach to the ground, providing limbs on which the cheetah can survey its surroundings, as well as mark its territory, via feces and urine, signaling other competing cheetahs in the area.


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