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Unread post by Salva » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:11 am

Red a bit in the Bradt Botswana guide, yesterday evening! It seems that some lions even cross the chobe river from Botswana to Namibia for easy prey (lifestock). So false!
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Unread post by Loams » Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:24 pm

False it is indeed.

Those Lions Arks was talking about was in a documentary called relentless enemies. You should see the size of the muscles on those guys. They make Kalahari Lions seem small!!! :shock:

Because they swim everyday, and almost all day they are extremely muscular. Oh and another thing that I found interesting was that they live on a smallish island in the Delta, and feed mainly off one herd of buffalo that keep on attempting to escape from the island and the Lions keep herding them, so they are essentially prisoners on the island.

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I think the guys that have seen relentless enemies will also know this answer ;-)
Lions never kill their own family members on purpose, only rival families, and when males take over prides.
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Unread post by madach » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:44 pm

I've seen relentless enemies so I'll skip this one :wink:

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Unread post by Salva » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:55 pm

I didn't see it but I'd say: true
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Unread post by NitaNTee » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:39 am

I'm not sure, but I'd guess True. Althought I think it might also be false. im going to choose kinda, but i really have no reason except for not being able to make up my mind :?
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Unread post by gwendolen » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:36 am

Loams wrote:Lions never kill their own family members on purpose, only rival families, and when males take over prides.


I say false and that they will sometimes kill a family member.

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Unread post by restio » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:20 pm

True, I think (and hope). I have heard of lions killing family members accidentally.

Genetically, it wouldn't make sense to kill relatives, so that's another reason to believe that the statement is true.

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Unread post by Jock » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:02 am

I would say true. I should imagine a mother lion could lie on her baby killing it but I don't think they would kill family members on purpose.
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Unread post by Loams » Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:58 pm

The answer is *drumroll*

Kinda

Lions are supposed to not kill family members intentionally. But in the documentary "Relentless Enemies" The grandmother of the pride, became very aggressive towards the cubs, and she kills them while the rest of the pride is on the hunt. She killed a good few litters over a period of time, so this was definately not accidental. This is however an isolated case.

Those of you that hasn't watched this documentary should do so. It's well worth it.

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Unread post by Salva » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:20 pm

I wouldn't be surprised!

I know that ellies in Damaraland - Kaokoveld (Namibia) are constantly on the move to look for water. So I would say: TRUE
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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:28 am

I say true.
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Unread post by Loams » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:06 pm

It is indeed true!!

There are Elephants in Timbuktu that migrate 700 Miles every year in search of water. In fact, the people that live in the vicinity of these elephants also migrate, and they wait for the elephants to start migrating, because then they know that the rain has fallen at their destination.

I am a bit rushed today, My mind not as sharp as it should be to tap into my volumes of useless knowledge. I will post another tomorrow. If anyone wants to pop a quiz, please feel free ;-)
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Unread post by Loams » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:11 pm

Oh ok then ;-), here goes

bushbabies don't use anything on their hands and feet to enhance grip on trees.
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Unread post by Salva » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:22 pm

Oh dear I wish I would not have insisted! I have absolutely no clue! Don't know anything about bushbabies (exept for the fact that they live in the bush).

Let's just say: False! But don't ask me what they are using!
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Unread post by Katja » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:29 pm

Loams wrote:bushbabies don't use anything on their hands and feet to enhance grip on trees.

I say true.

They are known for "urine washing" their hands and feet but the purpose of that is scent marking/olfactory communication.
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