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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:57 PM   #51

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A panther is technically not a real animal, but a jaguar or leopard with an increased amount of melanin.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 12:39 AM   #52

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To get it over and done with as quickly as possible?
Yep. We're not the super-studs we like to believe we are.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:30 AM   #53

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Mosquitoes are attracted by blue twice more than any other color

Despite its size, the neck of a giraffe has only seven bones, the same number of neck bones of a man. The giraffe's head is more than two meters away from the heart. To make up the blood, the heart must be very strong. The heart of giraffe is 43 times greater than that of humans.



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Of the Panthera family, only the Jaguar and the Tiger are strong swimmers of the big cats.
the Jaguar is very good swimmer it is not dificult to see a jaguar jumping to the water to hunt the yacare caimans
jaguar showing to a yacare caiman who is the apex predator
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the Jaguar is a amazing animal but is not good when you hear they vocalizing near your home at midnight
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:48 AM   #54

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With that much similarity it does make you wonder whether in the distant past some desperate pervo had a go with a twenty stone gorilla.

Perhaps more curious would be to speculate how one goes about seducing a 20 stone gorilla?

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Recent genetic research suggests indeed two splits between the human and chimp lines. This can only mean chimps did it with humans. There's a historum thread about that iirc.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #55

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A panther is technically not a real animal, but a jaguar or leopard with an increased amount of melanin.
True, but Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards, and I think Snow Leopards all fall under the genus Panthera. It's the scientific name for the big cats.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #56

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the Jaguar is a amazing animal but is not good when you hear they vocalizing near your home at midnight
I don't think you ever want to hear ANY of the big cats vocalizing outside your house at night.

PBS ran a nature film awhile back which followed the end of Broken Tail's life. Broken Tail was a male Bengal Tiger, the son of the legendary Machli. At some point, he left Rathambhore Park in India and didn't turn up again until he was struck and killed by a train some 200 miles south of the park. The Nature film followed Broken Tail's movements through areas densely populated by people and included poachers in some places.

The scientist that was following Broken Tail came across one "incident" in the cat's journey that gets to the point. At some point he was apparently either following or close to a man on a scooter. At some point the man looked over his shoulder and saw the male tiger behind him, and he tells the scientist, "I took off at full speed. He took off in a different direction." The scientist asked, "Did you see where he went?" The man's answer, "I did not look back!"
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best thread ever, guys.
Thanks a lot for this thread, i learned a lot and certainly enjoyed it a lot.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #58

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I don't agree with all of this, but it's definitely funny:

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Old October 26th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #59

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Wisdom the Midway Albatross, first ringed while breeding in 1956 [Laysan Albatross females don't breed until they are 5] and now believed to over 60 years old. Latest reports from February 2012, Wisdom is not only still alive but still breeding;

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