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PostSubject: The Poached White Rhino   Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:12 am




We saw these two Rhinos about a month ago. Sadly, when we went to check up on them, we got the news that one of them was poached. Poaching is an increasing problem facing South Africa’s rhinoceros population. Only about 11,000 white rhinos survive in the wild, and many organizations are working to protect this much loved animal.
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PostSubject: Hyena's Labour Ordeal   Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:43 am




Our recent trip to a South African National Park resulted in some really interesting footage. We stumbled upon hyena cubs of about 2 weeks old.Telling the sex of hyena cubs however, is almost impossible. Hyena females have an inflated clitoris and it even has erectile tissue and a gland, just like the penis of a male hyena. Hyenas are also part of a very small group of animals that give birth through their clitoris, which is very narrow and makes this task even more difficult. This results in 10% of hyena females dying during child birth. It doesn’t really help that hyena cubs are the largest among carnivorous predators in relation to their mothers’ weight.
To make things even more bizarre, females also have a fake scrotum as a result of an enlarged vulva, resulting in the appearance of testicles with fatty tissue.It is mainly because of this that the myth of a hyena being hermaphrodite got perpetuated. Females also have higher levels of testosterone than males, which accounts for them being slightly larger and more aggressive than males.
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:59 am

I did not know that...

Is it true for all hyena or just the spotted species?

The only things I know about Hyena are that, despite appearances, they are classified as feliformia ( cat like ) and that, despite what I was taught at school, they are more likely to hunt than to scavenge.

Hopefully you're here to share knowledge and pictures, not just to advertise your site. grin
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:21 am

.tUrniP wrote:


Hopefully you're here to share knowledge and pictures, not just to advertise your site. grin

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:29 pm

.tUrniP wrote:
I did not know that...

Is it true for all hyena or just the spotted species?

The only things I know about Hyena are that, despite appearances, they are classified as feliformia ( cat like ) and that, despite what I was taught at school, they are more likely to hunt than to scavenge.

Hopefully you're here to share knowledge and pictures, not just to advertise your site. grin

It is true for all hyenas, not only for the spotted species.You are right, most people think that they are only scavengers but they do hunt.
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:07 am

Gaznandi wrote:
.tUrniP wrote:


Hopefully you're here to share knowledge and pictures, not just to advertise your site. grin

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....

Am actually here to share what Africa has in terms of wildlife, It's so amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:22 am

wildafri wrote:
Gaznandi wrote:
.tUrniP wrote:


Hopefully you're here to share knowledge and pictures, not just to advertise your site. grin

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....

Am actually here to share what Africa has in terms of wildlife, It's so amazing.

Carry on then, i'm sure many will be interested... wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:40 pm

Well here's the wildlife Africa has to offer.

Africa's most dangerous predator


Africa's wierdist fish


Frog with no hope of finding a princess.


Lunch


Whales


New handbag


Elephant park


Dumbo + cute baby elephant


Cool zebra posing with terrified human


She's so brave(not)


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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:25 pm

Sod the animals...

Who's the lovely lady...?
Would that be your daughter Gris..?

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Ta TW for the sig.
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:44 am

Gaznandi wrote:
Sod the animals...

Who's the lovely lady...?
Would that be your daughter Gris..?

mischief

Yes that's my spawn baby. N I wouldn't wish her on anybody, nobody deserves that kind of evil. lol! She went to South Africa with her, now Ex ahole, she loves the place and said I had to move out there as I would love it. She changed her mind when I said yes I would, providing my new home had a resident ravenous lion pride so I could feed my kids to them. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:03 am

and there was me thinking it was you Gris
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PostSubject: Re: The Poached White Rhino   Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:55 am

I can't poach an egg nevermind a Rhino, but sod it, I'll try anything once dinner
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