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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Elzet » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:59 pm

After World War 1 was over, Scottish born Rodger “Malkop” Jackson surveyed the region and a theoretical subdivision was made into farms of 10 200 and 12 800 hectares. Jackson named many of the farms after landmarks in homeland Scotland, most of which are still in use today as boreholes in the Park. Several white farmers settled as borehole caretakers along the Auob River and they stayed rent-free as long as the boreholes were kept in good repair. ...

This corridor was never used to invade South West Africa and the borehole guards stayed on, largely forgotten by the authorities. Instead, the Government appointed a Scottish land surveyor Rodger “Malkop” Duke Jackson to survey the area and divide it into farms. ...


Bedinkt: Omdat die tsammas op was, het landmeter Jackson hom hier bedink om met sy wa en span osse verder te trek./ Because the tsammas were finished Jackson had a re-think at this point if he should proceed with his oxen.


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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Elzet » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:01 pm

lion queen wrote:OWN,

I don't want to make the Quiz thred a Chit chat, but would you like to see them??? or are you just shocked??? :D




Yes, please. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Micetta » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:41 pm

Elzet, for a change you are IT :thumbs_up: :roll:

LQ, I would like to see the pics too :wink: 8)

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Elzet » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:36 pm

Micetta wrote:Elzet, for a change you are IT :thumbs_up: :roll:



Whoop-whoop. :lol: :tongue: :tongue:


OQ - so I can't be IT per se. :twisted: :wink:
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Lionspoon » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

As Elzet doesn't insist on being IT, I have the chance to sneak back into this quiz with a new question. Or so I hope at least.
I did read along all posts at some point and think this questions hasn't been asked yet. If not so, I apologize. :roll:

Why is it that the KTP lions look bigger than those in KNP?
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Elzet » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:16 am

LS, how nice to see you sneaking in here. :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:


The KTP lions are not bigger than the KNP lions... But they do appear bigger. This is because of their lovely large manes. In KNP the thornbushes tend to pull out and shorten a lot of their hair, so they don't look nearly as impressive as the manes of the Kalahari lions. With these big manes - the Kalahari lions LOOK bigger. The Kalahari lions also have a muscular build - because of the large territories within which they move, but this also means they burn more energy. The KTP lions are more muscular due to the dune they walk (they get much more exercise that those in Kruger).


Source: Our own BB and Kgalagadi Guru. :thumbs_up:
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:32 am

LZ will have to check for you :tongue: :whistle: :tongue: :twisted:

Going there this weekend, hope to see lots of them and will try and get some photos to prove this mane theory!!! :slap: :tongue: :cam: :whistle:
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Micetta » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:46 am

Lion queen, remember the folding rule :whistle:

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Elzet » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:16 pm

lion queen wrote:LZ will have to check for you :tongue: :whistle: :tongue: :twisted:

Going there this weekend, hope to see lots of them and will try and get some photos to prove this mane theory!!! :slap: :tongue: :cam: :whistle:



LQ, just a warning. Don't want you to suffer from stress on your return from KTP. :twisted: I suspect there will be more people and more traffic in Kgalagadi than in Upington during peak hour. :twisted: :twisted: :tongue: :tongue: :whistle: :whistle:


Oh, I am so jealous. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Don't know what the folding technique is that wick.., uhm, sweet Micetta is referring to, but eisch, whatever it is, remember to do it properly. :lol: :thumbs_up: Go well.
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:59 am

LZ,

Don't know the folding rule ....... Thought it was only me and you would be so kind to tell me.......

Micetta........ :twisted: :rtm: ..............telllllllllll ussssssssssss.
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Micetta » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:24 am

Lq, you must measure the lions :wink:

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:27 am

Mi, with a tape measure or hand height as with horses???? :tongue: :whistle:

Do you think they will stand still enough if I say "nice lion, nice lion" ?????
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Micetta » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:37 am

Tape measure please, they might have short legs :hmz:

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Lionspoon » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:25 pm

Eish! What is this? Chit Chat thread? :twisted: But do enjoy, lion queen. Oh, I'm so :mrgreen: as well.

Elzet - spot on! :thumbs_up: You got good sources. :lol:
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Siobain » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:13 am

Why have the herbivores of Kgalagadi adjusted their feeding time to night and early morning?
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