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2 years ago
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HAVE FUN!!!!!


SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.


HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!

2 years ago

This time, the scientific name, and the common name- HAVE FUN!

 

 

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Letters available

 

A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

 

2 years ago

Hi, there.  Ooh, a long one....great!  May I have an E please, Nyack?

2 years ago

Hi!

 

Letters Guessed

E

 

 

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Letters available

 

A,B,C,D,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

2 years ago

Hi, Nyack. Am I the only one playing? The latency problem is getting worse!

May I have an R, please?

2 years ago

How about "T" please Nyack

2 years ago

Letters Guessed

E, R, T

 

 

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Letters available

 

A,B,C,D,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,S,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

Anonymous
2 years ago

N please Nyack.

2 years ago

Hi, Brenda

 

Letters Guessed

E, R, T, N

 

 

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Letters available

 

A,B,C,D,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,O,P,Q,S,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hi Nyack.

S please.

2 years ago

Hi Nyack, Lynn and Brenda How about a P please

2 years ago

 

Letters Guessed

E, R, T, N, S, P

 

 

P _ N T _ E R _    _ N _ _    _ R _ _ _ N E N S _ S

 

 

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Letters available

 

A,B,C,D,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,O,Q,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

2 years ago

How about an A please Thanx Nyack

2 years ago

An O please, Nyack?

2 years ago

H please Nyack

2 years ago

 

Letters Guessed

E, R, T, N, S, P, A, O, H

 

 

P A N T H E R A    _ N _ A    A R _ _ O N E N S _ S

 

 

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Letters available

 

B,C,D,F,G,I,J,K,L,M,Q,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

2 years ago

I please Nyack

Anonymous
2 years ago

M please Nyack.

2 years ago

Hi Everyone Z please Nyack

2 years ago

 

Letters Guessed

E, R, T, N, S, P, A, O, H, I, M, Z

 

 

P A N T H E R A    O N _ A    A R I ZO N E N S I S

 

 

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Letters available

 

B,C,D,F,G,J,K,L,Q,U,V,W,X,Y

2 years ago

B please Nyack

2 years ago

Panthera Onca Arizonensis


Arizona Jaguar  (if I'm correct, your U is in the wrong place, Nyack. )



This post was modified from its original form on 20 Jun, 15:48
2 years ago

Panthera Onca Arizonensis "Arizona Jaguar"

2 years ago

WEll done Lynn

2 years ago

Thank you, Joan. Sorry Patricia, I beat you to it!

2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, LYNN!

 

Indeed... the "U" is in the wrong slot!

2 years ago

 

 

Jaguar

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar

 

Subspecies-

  1. Panthera onca onca: Venezuela through the Amazon, including
    • P. onca peruviana (Peruvian jaguar): Coastal Peru
  2. P. onca hernandesii (Mexican jaguar): Western Mexico – including
  3. P. onca palustris (the largest subspecies, weighing more than 135 kg or 300 lb):[25] The Pantanal regions of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, along the Paraguay River into Paraguay and northeastern Argentina.
2 years ago

 

 

 

PETITION

https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2461

 

 

As a constituent, a supporter of Defenders of Wildlife and someone who cares deeply about protecting endangered wildlife and our natural heritage, I am writing today to urge you to oppose HR 2578.

HR 2578 is a monstrous piece of legislation that would sacrifice our natural heritage by gutting decades of protections for our wildlife and wild places.

This extreme, anti-wildlife and anti-conservation bill would...

* Waive Endangered Species Act protections within 100 miles of our borders -- leaving jaguars, ocelots and other rare wildlife without a lifeline;
* Overturn hard-fought, sensible rules that protect endangered sea turtles and shorebirds from being crushed by vehicles on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
* Hand over tens of thousands of acres of old-growth forest in the Tongass National Forest to be clearcut by a private corporation. These ancient forests are home to rare pine martens, grizzly bears and other wildlife -- and provide clean water that salmon need to survive.

This bill would overturn decades of protections for our most special wild places and waive dozens of laws that protect our lands and wildlife, including the Endangered Species Act, the Wilderness Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

These attacks on our natural heritage threatens the continued viability of the Endangered Species Act and other landmark conservation laws... and with it the future of some of America's most precious and vulnerable wildlife and iconic federally protected parks, forests, seashores and other wild lands.

Please oppose HR 2578 and any other legislative attacks on our wildlife and natural heritage.

 

Stop the House's latest wildlife attack

Extremists in Congress are taking a wrecking ball to our natural heritage. They have packaged together a series of provisions into a monstrous, overreaching bill that sacrifices our wildlife and wild places -- and a vote could come as early as tomorrow.

This anti-wildlife bill would...

  • Waive Endangered Species Act protections within 100 miles of our borders -- leaving jaguars, ocelots and other rare wildlife without a lifeline;
  • Overturn hard-fought, sensible rules that protect endangered sea turtles and shorebirds from being crushed by vehicles on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
  • Hand over tens of thousands of acres of old-growth forest in the Tongass National Forest to be clearcut by a private corporation. These ancient forests are home to rare pine martens, grizzly bears and other wildlife -- and provide clean water that salmon need to survive.

 



This post was modified from its original form on 20 Jun, 20:53
2 years ago

 

 

 

 

Jaguar


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar

 

The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas.

2 years ago

The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar's present range extends from Southern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Apart from a known and possibly breeding population in Arizona (southeast of Tucson), the cat has largely been extirpated from the United States since the early 20th century.

This spotted cat most closely resembles the leopard physically, although it is usually larger and of sturdier build and its behavioural and habitat characteristics are closer to those of the tiger. While dense rainforest is its preferred habitat, the jaguar will range across a variety of forested and open terrains. It is strongly associated with the presence of water and is notable, along with the tiger, as a feline that enjoys swimming. The jaguar is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain (an apex predator). It is a keystone species, playing an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of the animals it hunts. The jaguar has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats. This allows it to pierce the shells of armoured reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal bite to the brain.

The jaguar is a near threatened species and its numbers are declining. Threats include loss and fragmentation of habitat. While international trade in jaguars or their parts is prohibited, the cat is still frequently killed by humans, particularly in conflicts with ranchers and farmers in South America. Although reduced, its range remains large; given its historical distribution, the jaguar has featured prominently in the mythology of numerous indigenous American cultures, including that of the Maya and Aztec.

2 years ago

ASIAN ANCESTRY

 

While jaguars now live only in the Americas, they are descended from Old World cats. Two million years ago, scientists believe, the jaguar and its closest relative, the similarly spotted leopard, shared a common ancestor in Asia. In the early Pleistocene, the forerunners of modern jaguars crept across Beringia, the land bridge that once spanned the Bering Strait and connected Asia and North America. These jaguar ancestors then moved south into Central and South America, feeding on the deer and other grazing animals that once covered the landscape in huge herds.

2 years ago

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

The jaguar is a compact and well-muscled animal. Size and weight vary considerably: weights are normally in the range of 56–96 kilograms (124–211 lb). Larger males have been recorded to weigh as much as 160 kg (350 lb) (roughly matching a tigress or lioness), and the smallest females have low weights of 36 kg (79 lb). Females are typically 10–20% smaller than males. The length of the cats varies from 1.2 to 1.95 m (3.9 to 6.4 ft), and their tails may add a further 45 to 75 cm (18 to 30 in). It stands 63 to 76 cm (25 to 30 in) tall at the shoulders. Compared to the similar coloured Old World leopard, this cat is bigger, heavier and relatively stocky in build.

Further variations in size have been observed across regions and habitats, with size tending to increase from the north to south. A study of the jaguar in the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve on the Mexican Pacific coast, showed ranges of just about 50 kilograms (110 lb), about the size of the cougar. By contrast, a study of the jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal region found average weights of 100 kilograms (220 lb), and weights of 136 kilograms (300 lb) or more are not uncommon in old males. Forest jaguars are frequently darker and considerably smaller than those found in open areas (the Pantanal is an open wetland basin), possibly due to the smaller numbers of large, herbivorous prey in forest areas.

A short and stocky limb structure makes the jaguar adept at climbing, crawling and swimming. The head is robust and the jaw extremely powerful. The jaguar has the strongest bite of all felids, capable of biting down with 2,000 lbf (910 kgf). This is twice the strength of a lion and the second strongest of all mammals after the spotted hyena; this strength adaptation allows the jaguar to pierce turtle shells. A comparative study of bite force adjusted for body size ranked it as the top felid, alongside the clouded leopard and ahead of the lion and tiger. It has been reported that "an individual jaguar can drag a 360 kg (800 lb) bull 8 m (25 ft) in its jaws and pulverize the heaviest bones". The jaguar hunts wild animals weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 lb) in dense jungle, and its short and sturdy physique is thus an adaptation to its prey and environment. The base coat of the jaguar is generally a tawny yellow, but can range to reddish-brown and black, for most of the body. However the ventral areas are white. The cat is covered in rosettes for camouflage in the dappled light of its forest habitat. The spots vary over individual coats and between individual jaguars: rosettes may include one or several dots, and the shapes of the dots vary. The spots on the head and neck are generally solid, as are those on the tail, where they may merge to form a band.

While the jaguar closely resembles the leopard, it is sturdier and heavier, and the two animals can be distinguished by their rosettes: the rosettes on a jaguar's coat are larger, fewer in number, usually darker, and have thicker lines and small spots in the middle that the leopard lacks. Jaguars also have rounder heads and shorter, stockier limbs compared to leopards.

2 years ago

COLOR MORPHISM

 

Colour morphism occurs in the species. A near-black melanistic form occurs regularly. Jaguars with melanism appear entirely black, although their spots are still visible on close examination.

The black morph is less common than the spotted form but, at about six percent of the population, it is several orders of magnitude above the rate of mutation. Hence, it is being supported by selection. Some evidence indicates the melanism allele is dominant. The black form may be an example of heterozygote advantage; breeding in captivity is not yet conclusive on this.

Melanistic jaguars are informally known as black panthers, but like all forms of polymorphism, they do not form a separate species.

Extremely rare albino individuals, sometimes called white panthers, also occur among jaguars, as with the other big cats. As usual with albinos in the wild, selection keeps the frequency close to the rate of mutation.

 

2 years ago

JAGUARS
. .Did you know...

...that jaguars lived in California until the 1860's?
...that they are the largest cat in the Americas and weigh up to 300lbs or more, over twice as much as a leopard?
...that jaguars has one of the strongest jaws of all the species of cats.
...they are one of the few species of cats that likes the water. In the wild jaguars are often found near or in the water and are considered very good swimmers.
...that there's relatively few in U.S. zoos. As of the middle of 2001 only eight have a known background traced back to the wild.
...that experts disagree over how many subspecies there are? Some say eight while others some only two?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Congratulations Lynn!

Beautiful animals. Thank you Nyack.

2 years ago

Congratulations Lynn Noted all the information and signed message Nyack ) ) ) Thanx

2 years ago

Thanks everyone! Here is another petition-

 

Save Arizona Jaguars

 

PETITION:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/164/212/574/save-arizona-jaguars/

 

An anti-wildlife and anti-conservation bill, HR 2578, seeks to overturn protections of the Endangered Species Act, the Wilderness Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

 

One provision in the bill would be especially disasterous to the Arizona jaguar and may mean extinction of the big cat. The bill seeks to waive Endangered Species Act protections within 100 miles of our borders.

 

Jaguars are known to be far ranging. Movements of 500 miles have been recorded. The Arizona Jaguar (Panthera onca arizonensis) ranges from Southern Arizona and New Mexico to Sonora, Mexico. Removing protections near the border would cause a crises for this species, as well as other wildlife species that travel between the two countries in seach of food prey and of mates.

 

For jaguars to thrive or even to persist in Arizona, a few modest needs must be met. They must be protected from being killed. They must have an adequate prey base. And they must have movement corridors to connect with source populations in northern Mexico.

 

Tell your Representatives to OPPOSE HR 2578. Contact your Senators 

 

 

PETITION:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/164/212/574/save-arizona-jaguars/

 

 

Anonymous
2 years ago

Signed. Thanks Nyack.

2 years ago

Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous animal. Signed both petitions and sent message. Thanks for all your hard work, Nyack!

Save Arizona Jaguars
2 years ago

Noted and signed Thanx Nyack

2 years ago

Petitions Signed. Thanks Nyack