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NKORHO Watering Hole Sightings Discussion - Saturday, June 2

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NKORHO Watering Hole Sightings Discussion - Saturday, June 2

NEW DAY!!!!!

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New day was started by Sagresta, so I'll close the door here if that's ok for you all :P

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Thanks! Terrific because that resolves that for me. I looked it up too. I wonder why it isn't just called mooing?

Low´ing
n. 1. The calling sound made by cows and other bovine animals

Lowing is my word of the day.

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smalldog wrote:
Thanks. I dont understand "lowing." Is that the cow like sound?

Yep, cows and other bovines mooing is called lowing.

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Thanks. I dont understand "lowing." Is that the cow like sound?

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Under COMMUNICATION:

Lowing Expresses rising impatience and often leads into fast whooping; voiced by hyenas kept waiting at a kill.

For SD :lol:

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The site Ex posted is where I first read about lowing after a friend that had been in Africa Wildlife conservation for 20 plus years told me that was what I was hearing back in January. :) I thought it was a dying buffalo. LOL

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Um. Is there a roar coming and going now?

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None of them mentions that cow-like sound, unless, that's the groan/grunt? I too think it has something to do with being startled off by Lions or Leopards. It's just not a sound we hear routinely out of them

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This is a really interesting Hyaena site:
http://blindftp.exis.net/~spook/hyenatxt.html

The calls are near the middle of the article.

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smalldog wrote:
Boy you all have great eyes. If you hadn't told me where to look I wouldn't have seen that critter or known it was a hyena.

Is there any information about when that particular sound, that cow-like roar, is used?

This is what I found on hyaena calls, in the book "Wild Ways" by Peter Apps :

Spotted hyaenas have a rich repertoire of vocal signals.
Cubs whine when they beg for food or milk.
When chased of a kill they giggle.
A series of short, quiet grunts is given by a hyaena that is surprised or frightened and louder grunts when a clan is advancing into battle against another clan or lions.
Grunts and growls signal an imminent attack, and a growl precedes retaliation in kind for being bitten.
Their most distinctive call is the long whoooo-oop rising in pitch towards the end. These calls are very loud, carrying for more than 5 km and it is very easy to locate their sound, which suggests that they are long-range signals to inform clan members of each other's locations. Fast whoops are used to attract members to carcasses and to recruit them.

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