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 Post subject: Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:45 pm 
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pietert wrote:
but why will a domestic dog want to hide his scent?


Instinct. No other reason why I can see why my dog would roll around in it. Unless it wants to irritate me! :roll:

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Somebody suggested it might have been some of the female lion's urine it was licking


That I have witnessed before as well. It is very common for the males to lick and smell the female's urine - but I've never seen it done without a "Flehmen response". This guy definitely did not have any Flehmen response there. That's why I did not think it was a female's urine. But hey - I am no expert - just my guess... :whistle:

But would love to hear what the experts say or think... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:14 am 
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But would love to hear what the experts say or think... :hmz:


That is what I was hoping for.


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 Post subject: Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)
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Nice video. Looks like my cats with catnip. :wink: Lots of good feelings happening there.

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 Post subject: Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)
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pietert wrote:
Two males have been mating with a female lion near the S99 and H13-2 junction in the Kruger Park near Punda Maria Restcamp. They made noises right through the night. When we drove there the next morning, we found this lion apparently licking something off the tar. What tickled us though was the way in which he did it. Maybe someone can explain?



Pieter



When was this Pieter ? Lions have a gestation period of 110 days , and we are visiting in September , so therefore , looking forward to spot the pride and their cubs at that time :) :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)
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It was taken 1 June 2013.


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 Post subject: Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)
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Hmmmm.... Seems we may not see them :x

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 Post subject: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (video)
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Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (video)

Wonderful interaction between a mother elephant and her calf, Mother cruelly injured in her youth. Watch the subtle interaction between mother and calf with the calf helping mother get along. Take your time and watch that left hind leg.

Seen at the Punda Maria camp waterhole from the hide.
Enjoy



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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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Poor mother elephant. Amazing that she survived and went on to bear a calf.


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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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Pietert......Thank you for sharing this amazing Video. Brings a tear to the eye. :clap: :clap:
Half the Video is green. (On the right side). Still a pleasure to watch. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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Such n amazing video, thanks for sharing :gflower:

Philip no green on the video my side :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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pietert,

Where did you see this?


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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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:( That is really a beautiful thing between mother and calf! Poor thing :(

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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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Hi Yoda, thanks for reminding me. It was taken from the hide in Punda Maria Camp. I added the info to the thread.


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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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This is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing this video with us pietert! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid
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Thank you Pietert....very well done. Sad but I think mom just accepts "that's the way it is" and goes on. :clap: :clap:

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