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Unread post by onewithnature » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:59 pm

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Unread post by Siobain » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:24 pm

Thanks OWN! :D

Are giraffes mute? Please motivate your answer.
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Unread post by Tom124 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:12 pm

This information is derived purely from conversation with guides over the years, so may conflict with info in guide books etc... but here goes:

They're not really mute as they can make noise and actively choose to make noise. However, most "communication" is done by exhaling of air through the nose.
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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:52 pm

No they are not mute.

Reason: I have heard them making a sound.
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Unread post by Imberbe » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:39 pm

Tom, I believe you are IT! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:32 am

Ok, thanks IB.

How many species of big cat in Kruger National Park have spots?
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Unread post by Heksie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:13 am

Cheetah
Leopard
Serval
Are genets cats?
And the civet?
Are there black footed cats in the Kruger? :hmz:
Baby lions have faded spots as well, does that count?

Otherwise if all those questions are a no then 3.
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Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:16 am

Good points Heksie. I'm referring to mature specimens of the species. As for the BFC question... think big cat...
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Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:32 am

Cheetah and Serval.
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Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:38 am

Yep, OWN, that was the answer I was looking for. Although I accept the question was a little vague in referring to "big cats". The pitfall of the question was essentially that leopard have rosettes, and not spots.

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Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:48 am

Thanks Tom. :thumbs_up: I knew you had revolved the essence of the question around the word "spots". :wink: Let me think about a suitable Q ...
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Unread post by Heksie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:55 am

Ag man :slap:
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Re: Revolving Mammal Quiz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:46 am

At what average age can cheetah cubs outrun spotted hyaenas or lions in order to avoid predation?
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Unread post by Heksie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:40 am

Mmmmmm :hmz:
1-2years?
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Re: Revolving Mammal Quiz (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:30 am

Still waiting for a few more answers ...
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