Answer to Quiz #2

August 3, 2014
Today will be a travel day. We leave Victoria Falls, change planes in Johannesburg, and end up in Cape Town tonight.

I loved YOUR answers to Quiz #2 — and you definitely get points for creativity!

Here are MY answers.
1. Yes, deer have antlers and antelopes have horns.  The horns are actually part of the animal’s skull.  Antlers are shed every year.
We didn’t see any deer during our safari. Guess I’ll just have to wait till I get home and look on my back yard for one of them!

2. That is a termite mound! Africans use it to build their homes. Termites are edible, but our guide, Sondy chose not to demonstrate. He just dug into the mound with that stick and pulled a couple out for show and tell.

3. The two names are Wildebeest or Gnu hanging out with his buddies, the impalas.
4. Can you see the eagle peeking out of his nest?

5. The impala was dragged up the tree by a leopard who wanted to keep his dinner safe from other predators.

6. There are two correct answers for this one: lower jaw of a hippo, or African bush toilet.

Just flip it over, prop the back up with a stick, and you’re in business!

That’s all for today.  Thanks to all who have been playing along.  I hope it’s been as good for you as it was for me!

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I am intensely curious, with a spirit of adventure that is tempered by my very strong aversion to anything with potential to cause pain. I love travel, photography, reading, gardening, yoga, music and propelling myself through space (biking, dancing, walking, dancing while walking). I've never considered a lack of proficiency in any of the previous activities to be a hindrance, counting on abundant enthusiasm to make up for my shortcomings.

4 thoughts on “Answer to Quiz #2”

  1. OMG now I’ve thoroughly confused myself about wildebeests and gnus and wild buffalo – will look closely at photos in your two posts to see if I can us confuse me self!

    The toilet is ingenious and hilarious. I almost answered that it was “discarded angel wings” – glad I didn’t now that I find it’s the proverbial “out house”!!


    1. You are very observant.
      It was quite cold in the mornings at the first three camps. I wore two pairs of socks, fleece gloves, a fleece hat, sweater, quilted jacket on top of my long sleeved shirt and long underwear. (Pants too). There were blankets in the jeep which I wrapped around my legs. Two hora later we were shedding layers. It was like going from winter to summer within a couple of hours.


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