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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:52 am

Tadays view, The White Rhinocerous.... so who knows the difference between the white and black rhino's?

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and of course, the horse with stripes, The Zebra

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby aster » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:22 am

Lovely! :D Thanks Robbie...

Well, I got some help from Wikipedia and here are my results:
The white rhinoceros is actually larger, wider, and heavier than the black rhinoceros which is narrower and weighs less.
The white one also has a wide mouth form while the black one has a pointed mouth form.
The white ones majorly live in South Africa while the black ones are prone to east and central Africa habitats.

And the white ones outnumber the black species... :)

Yildiz

ps. I hope I pass the test.

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:48 am

aster wrote:Lovely! :D Thanks Robbie...

Well, I got some help from Wikipedia and here are my results:
The white rhinoceros is actually larger, wider, and heavier than the black rhinoceros which is narrower and weighs less.
The white one also has a wide mouth form while the black one has a pointed mouth form.
The white ones majorly live in South Africa while the black ones are prone to east and central Africa habitats.

And the white ones outnumber the black species... :)

Yildiz

ps. I hope I pass the test.


Yildiz you just won Robbie's A700 :lol:
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby aster » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:06 pm

Dr. Harout wrote: Yildiz you just won Robbie's A700 :lol:


Well...Thank you your Imperial Excellency!
I'm much-humbled by your generosity, much as it comes at the expense of an other mortal being's sweet A700.... :D

Yildiz

ps.In that case we would have to collect money between us and buy the A900 and the new Carl-Zeiss lens series for Robbie to return the favor and also to get more beautiful Africa photos... :D :D

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:17 pm

ps.In that case we would have to collect money between us and buy the A900 and the new Carl-Zeiss lens series for Robbie to return the favor and also to get more beautiful Africa photos


Now this is an astounding idea. Please don't let me stop you.

Haha, yes, I think you got the answer. But the main difference is that the white one has a wider mouth and is more of a grazer of grass, the black one's mouth is narower and eats more from shrubs and bush. We have both of them in South Africa..

Wow, you see, this can become an educational post as well.. hahahahahaha :D :D :D

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby aster » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:11 pm

RobbieA wrote:
ps.In that case we would have to collect money between us and buy the A900 and the new Carl-Zeiss lens series for Robbie to return the favor and also to get more beautiful Africa photos


Now this is an astounding idea. Please don't let me stop you.

Haha, yes, I think you got the answer. But the main difference is that the white one has a wider mouth and is more of a grazer of grass, the black one's mouth is narower and eats more from shrubs and bush. We have both of them in South Africa..

Wow, you see, this can become an educational post as well.. hahahahahaha :D :D :D



Now I know what I'll be doing the next time I'm out and about doing shopping in the city: buying more than a couple of lottery tickets to increase my chances! :D :D

And yes, it's a very educational thread...

Yildiz

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:57 pm

aster wrote:Well...Thank you your Imperial Excellency!


You're welcome.

aster wrote:much as it comes at the expense of an other mortal being's sweet A700.... :D


That's what rulers are for, aren't they :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Javelin » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:17 pm

I love Zebras.

I'll have to get some pictures of Canadian Zebras and post them. :wink:

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:12 pm

Javelin wrote:I love Zebras.

I'll have to get some pictures of Canadian Zebras and post them. :wink:


Canadian Zebra's? You gotta be kidding??? is this for real? Didn't know you got something like that. Please educate me and post a pic!

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Javelin » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:11 pm

No kidding. there are 3 big farms near where I live that breed them (not so many wild ones around here :D So maybe I mislead you a little ) as well as Camels, Reindeer... one farm even had a Lioness they were tasked with raising to adulthood. llamas, Alpaca's, Kangaroo's too

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:33 pm

Javelin wrote:No kidding. there are 3 big farms near where I live that breed them (not so many wild ones around here :D So maybe I mislead you a little ) as well as Camels, Reindeer... one farm even had a Lioness they were tasked with raising to adulthood. llamas, Alpaca's, Kangaroo's too


Well, that explains that. Sorry, home bred animals don't count.. hahaha.. There are actually 2 breeds of zebra over here..Burchells and the Cape Mountain Zebra. And guess what? they are wild!! hehe.. it is Africa after all. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:40 pm

And since we on the subject of Zebras, they are the easiest animals to convert their pics to pieces of art.

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Javelin » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:17 pm

Nery nice. and yes I suppose so. no matter what you do to the pictures those stripes show through and there is no mistaking them.

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:23 pm

Javelin wrote:...those stripes show through and there is no mistaking them.


Unless you're a tse-tse fly :lol: :lol:
FYI, tse-tse cannot discern zebra's "costume" from the grass, thus not biting them and eventually not infecting them with "sleeping disease".
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Javelin » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:50 pm

Really? thats interesting. The navy painted their ships with patterns like that and they would dissapear against the horizon and make it hard to judge the range..


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