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February 25, 2008 / milesandhisfavorites

Blog Contest!!!!!

 Well, hi!  Great news!  A blog contest is starting right here!  Just answer the following questions and comment your answers.    Our topic is animals:

  • Who is Shamu? 
  • What biome do okapis live in?
  • What arachnid has a very powerful neurotoxin?                                         

Remember, be specific! 



  •  Be detailed, if you win, you were specific.
  • One entry per person.
  • If 2 or more people get the answers right, we will have a name draw.
The winner gets to pick the next entry’s topic on this blog. 
Good Luck!! 


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  1. Diana / Feb 28 2008 2:54 am

    Shamu–killer whale at SeaWorld

    okapi biome–tropical rain forest

    arachnid with powerful neurotoxin–scorpion

  2. Piebrothersmomma / Feb 28 2008 3:18 am

    Shamu is the very awesome killer whale who lives at Sea World.

    Okapis live in the tropical biome – tropical rain forests

    Scorpions have a very powerful neurotoxin.

  3. Lea / Feb 28 2008 3:28 am

    Detailed and specific? Okay, I’ll do my best.

    1. Shamu – an orca born in 1985 who performs at Sea World
    2. Okapis live in a tropical broadleaf forest biome
    3. scary venomous arachnid – Androctonus australis – Fat Tailed Scorpion

  4. Beth (Joe's Mama) / Feb 28 2008 3:50 am

    Shamu is a killer whale
    Okapis live in the Ituri Rainforest in central Africa (thank you Wikipedia!)
    and a Venomous Arachnid is the Black Widow Spider

    happy blogging, Miles!

  5. Alan / Feb 28 2008 4:58 am

    Shamu is an Orca that lives at Sea World.

    Okapi’s like it warm in the jungle. Except for the ones at the LA zoo, they want to act.

    Scorpion’s! My friend used to catch them in the desert, he made a lasso out of dental floss.

  6. Ashley / Feb 28 2008 5:15 am

    1. Shamu- Sea World’s most famous Orca or Killer Whale

    2. Okapis live in rain forests in Africa

    3. The Sydney Funnel Web Spider is on the list of the top 8 deadliest animals. It rated higher than the Death Stalker Scorpian.


  7. DK / Feb 28 2008 5:24 am

    Shamu is the stage name shared by the performing orcas at all Seaworld locations.
    Okapis are the closest living relative to the giraffe. They live in the Central African rain forest.
    Australian Funnel-web spider is arguably the most venomous arachnid on the planet.

    Great blog dude. You met Dr. Tyson. I’m super jealous.

  8. mgmonklewis / Feb 28 2008 2:40 pm

    Shamu — a famous whale
    Okapis — live in the rain forest
    Venomous arachnid — black widow spider

  9. Louise / Feb 28 2008 3:16 pm

    Shamu was an orca whale captured in Puget Sound in the 1960s and thereafter held in captivity by Sea World. Shamu died in 1971, never having had an opportunity to watch Free Willy. Sea World continues to use the name for marketing and public relations purposes.

    According to the Bailey system of biome classification, Okapis live in the humid tropical domain, specifically in rainforests in Central Africa.

    An arachnid with a powerful neurotoxin is Shelob. She injected her venom into Frodo, causing him total paralysis like unto death, fooling his friend Sam. Some people believe Spiderman has similar venom; however, he is a mammal, not a true arachnid. Also, the black widow spider packs a bite with some pretty potent neurotoxins in it.

  10. milesandhisfavorites / Feb 28 2008 11:17 pm

    Doing good, I have a main answer for number 3, but good.


  11. Jen Deaderick / Feb 29 2008 4:37 am

    1. Shamu is the super cool killer whale who lives at the Seaworld in Florida. He does various jumping tricks and whatnot to delight visitors. As a killer whale, he would be the top predator in the ocean, if he lived in the ocean. Being a “wolf of the sea.” he would hunt in a pack with his killer whale pals.

    2. Okapis live in the tropical rain forest biome, just like half of the earth’s species, specifically in Central Africa.

    3. The Sydney Funnel Web Spider (Atrax robustus) has a very powerful neurotoxin. It is also rather unattractive, except to other Sydney Funnel Web Spiders.

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