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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by ZYBen, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. ZYBen

    ZYBen Well-Known Member

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    ok heres a good tpic just for fun someone asks a question then the person who answers it corectlly gets to ask teh next question so it goes liek this

    first post
    'Whats 1 +1='
    Reply poster says
    '2.

    Whats 4+6?'

    so get the idea and dont do it with maths thats just an example

    First Q

    What sort of Galopogos Tortoise is Lonesome George?
     
  2. Zoo_Boy

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    he's the last of his kind of a galapogos sb sp from a particular island

    is tht right
     
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    yeah but what island
     
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    o the r pinta or somethin
     
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    correct now you ask a q, if you know your answer is right just ask the q in the sam post as your answer
     
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    3 part qn , goodluck guys

    a) how many species of elephant r there?(name them)
    b) how many sb. sp. for each of those species(and name them)?
    c) which sb species is currnetly under anaysis for species status?
     
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    how about we make it like we post it one day, and everyone has a go, then the nxt day we see who's right, and go by the first correct answer submitted. ok all i will add the correct answer to my qn 2 about elephants 2morro
     
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    I will have a go ,
    A) 2, African, Asian
    B)African = Forest, Desert, Savannah
    Asian= Indian, Sumatran, Bornean Pygmy, Vietnamese
    c) the Borean Pygmy and Sumatran
     
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    Elephant Species.

    A) Three species as follows;

    African Savannah Elephant Loxodonta africana
    African Forest Elephant Loxodonta cyclotis
    Asiatic Elephant Elephas maximus

    B) There are no officially recognised subspecies of the two African species, though some authorities regard the forest Elephant as being divided into a nominate subspecies and another pygmy race, Loxodonta cyclotis pumilio. Genetic testing has divided the Asiatic elephant into the following races;

    Mainland Asiatic Elephant Elephas maximus indicus
    Sri Lankan Asiatic Elephant Elephas maximus maximus
    Sumatran Asiatic Elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus
    Bornean Asiatic Elephant Elephas maximus borneensis

    C) The African forest elephant was officially recognised as a distinct species as opposed to its previous classification as a subspecies of L.africana in 2001.
     
  10. Zoo_Boy

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    well the annswers, patrick was correct, with a and b, but on c he was incorrct, currenlty the asian- borneon elephnat is under anylisis. it is discticlty smaller and has varying genetics to the others. it was separated from the mainland population1000's years ago and has become very distictive.
    pat was the most correct sorry ben, so pat your qn plz
     
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    i had read that the bornean elephants had recently undergone genetic tests to establish that they where indiginous to the island and actually a distinct race but i had no idea that there was the an investigation into the possibility of them being a distinct species! where abouts did you read that Zoo_Boy? i would be keen to read the article myself.

    the sumatran elephant has an additional set of ribs (20 vs 19 in other asian elephants) - thats a pretty big difference if you ask me! i wonder how many the little studied bornean elephants have. there is actually one living at the oregon zoo.

    i'll have to think of a quiz question....
     
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    alright aptrick, on the borneons, i ahve read articles of my own in my collection of animal books and stuff, recent books in the last yr, and it has said that it is distinctivly smaller, and has a diffeernt genetioc make up due to isolation, i will check it out soon
     
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    quiz question....

    okay, whats the most expensive animal to keep at melbourne zoo?
     
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    seals are cause of the cost of the salination of the water
     
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    nope. and i'll give you a clue - it has nothing to do with exhibit costs....
     
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    kk the elephants, do u mean as in the food expensese
     
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    hay pat is tht the right answer
     
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    nope - the right answer is the platypus!

    the food bill of yabbies costs the zoo a fortune!!

    there was an article about it a couple of years ago in The Age.
     
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    really, thts amazing. how many platypus do the zoos have, like all 3 victorian zoos
     
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    not sure but theres at least one pair at melbourne and quite a few at heallesville where they have bred them. taronga and heallesville recently swaped (who have both bred twins) a zoo-bred male for a zoo-bred female giving both zoos a pair each that is first generation captive bred. both zoos want to see if they can breed second generation captive platypus. the woolemi exhibit at taronga seems very good for breeding them.