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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:13 pm

"The Gemsbok (Oryx) is well adapted to the harsh arid and semi-arid environments of the region, with Morphological dentition features enabling both grazing and browsing, and remarkable thermo-regulatory physiology that prevents dehydration in these environments".
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by jaytea » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:04 pm

I'm still looking for a little detail that I haven't gotten yet!
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Philip1 wrote:"The Gemsbok (Oryx) is well adapted to the harsh arid and semi-arid environments of the region, with Morphological dentition features enabling both grazing and browsing, and remarkable thermo-regulatory physiology that prevents dehydration in these environments".

"Tissues in its large nose present a means of cooling this large animal, by exposing a large area of veined tissue to the surrounding air".
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by jaytea » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:56 pm

Good detail Philip1, however I am looking for something different in terms of 'arid' adaptation!
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:14 pm

"Gemsbok can derive almost all the water they need from the food they eat, and if they can maintain a healthy diet, and not get ill, then they might never need to drink fresh water. But what do gemsbok eat? Their habitat can be quite desolate, however, where there are grasses the gemsbok will be found grazing. They are also quite adaptable with their diets and will browse on leafy plants if grasses are unavailable and in times of severe drought and food scarcity, they will dig up roots and tubers from the ground using their hooves; they will also do this to expose ground water hidden under the top soil".

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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:14 pm

I also read that when they're in the sun they turn their bodies so less are in the sun and more in the wind to control the heat like this they also prefer staying in shade and would even lie on the cooler sand...
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by jaytea » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:50 am

:thumbs_up: Philip1
I was looking for the independence from drinking water! But I learnt even more about gemsbok than I knew before - thanks!
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:42 am

:thumbs_up: What does the male Porcupine do before mating?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:43 am

He rubs his nose against the females and then urinates over her...
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:21 pm

:) Heksie :thumbs_up:

"Porcupines mate in a very bizarre way. They first begin their ludicrous lovemaking with some nose rubbing. If the female accepts the nose rubbing and, after the initial nose rubbing test, the female is still keen on the male, the male will then stand on its hind legs and the female allows him to urinate all over her body"

Just a bit of info about Porcupines elswhere......The North American porcupine often climbs trees to find food.
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:07 pm

I'm just so glad that it isn't something that us humans do... :pray:

A very easy one :w:
Which spotted cat can be found in SA but not KNP?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:19 pm

Blackfooted or Karoo Small Spotted Cat.
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:16 pm

Yes Philip1 :thumbs_up:
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:11 am

:wink: Which of the senses is the weakest in almost all primates?
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Re: The easy quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:28 am

Sense of smell :hmz:
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