Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 7 of 11
 [ 158 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:57 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 544
Location: Okavango
Dr Rina Grant – Ecologist SANParks: 'They prefer long grass. They like to feed reasonably high on very good quality grass. There is a possibility that climatic change played a role and that the quality of grass is just not good enough anymore. These animals are very fussy about what they eat.'

Thanx for the article Toko. It really gets me worried to hear things like this. I do think, although possible, blaming Climate Change is quite a big statement considering all the other possible factors such as overgrazing and water abstraction outside the park (resulting in lowering of water table) easily leading to grassland communities being negatively impacted on. :|

_________________
Mana Pools: 11th - 20th Oct
KNP: 27th Nov - 5 Dec


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:23 pm 
Well, they are abundant in other areas of Southern Africa, so I don't think global warming yet! :D


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Sable with collar
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 2:13 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Gauteng
We saw a herd of Sable on the H1-2 to Tshokwane on Saturday 25th September and notice that the one below has a collar. Would be interested to find out why they are tracking them?

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sable with collar
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:44 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:57 pm
Posts: 3183
Location: Randburg, SA
Hi bat :)

Its most likely tracking the sable to acquire data on its ecology , range use, foraging ecology etc. I cant tell from the pic if the collor has a switch on the nase which would be pressed if the animal puts its head down, if it does then its most definately a foraging ecology study.

_________________
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sable with collar
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:34 pm
Posts: 110
Location: Benoni (Gauteng)
Hi Bat and Odesey.

Here are some pics of the same herd of Sable Anthelope, counted 32 in total.
Some close up pics of the one with the collor. Maybe this might help you make your decicion on the collor.

Enjoy the pics.
Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
A.K.T.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sable with collar
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:42 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:57 pm
Posts: 3183
Location: Randburg, SA
:shock: that is a massive herd! Great pics tiny :thumbs_up: :clap:

_________________
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:40 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Posts: 1197
Location: Centurion
We were very lucky on our recent visit to KNP - and saw Sable for the first time in KNP! And we didn't just see them once - we were lucky enough to have two sightings on two different days at two different locations! :dance:

Our first sighting was at night - I think it was on the S36 just South of the turn-off to the S145 (8 Aug 2010)

Image

The next sighting was the next day (9 Aug 2010) - it was actually a family of three - Male, female and youngster. We saw them on the S145 - in close proximity to the Mahlabyanini dam. Got one good shot:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:35 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:49 pm
Posts: 3047
Location: Burghausen, Germany
Beautiful sightings :dance: :mrgreen: :dance: :mrgreen: :dance:

_________________
Akukho nyon' endiz' ingahlali phansi. (Zulu)
There is not a bird that flies and never sits down.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sable video clip
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:18 am
Posts: 50
Dear friends, I am just putting the Sable video on for those who did not see taken in September 2010.
We saw this herd near Jones Dam, we actually saw 4 rhino drinking, and the next minute my hubby said forget about the rhino, check there. What a beautiful sighting it was, after not seeing them for years.

Regards Mama Faru


Sable


Last edited by Mama fariu on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:28 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:36 pm
Posts: 189
Location: Rustenburg
On 24 December 2010 we came across this herd of Sable near Orpen Rocks on H1-2. We counted 27 of them!! This was by far one of the highlights of the trip!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Then just a few minutes later we saw this lone Bull on the S36 just after Jones Dam.

Image

Image

_________________
SamoesaWoestyn

Rare Antelope Sightings!

Returning to Kruger in December 2013!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:29 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:49 pm
Posts: 3047
Location: Burghausen, Germany
27 Sables..what a phantastic sighting :dance: :dance: :thumbs_up:

_________________
Akukho nyon' endiz' ingahlali phansi. (Zulu)
There is not a bird that flies and never sits down.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:24 am
Posts: 118
Location: Back where I belong....in my Beloved Kruger
Staring to become like the late 80s early 90s when there was 2200 sable at one time in the park. Wonder whet the last count have been done :hmz: Would be intresting to see what there numbers are know. Aslo reading the TR and have notice alot of people are seeing them these days :clap:

_________________
My TR:
The " Great 8" in one trip to Kruger(+2 nights extra)

Been More than 3000+ Days in Kruger and counting!!
Have slept more than 350+ night in Kruger and more coming!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:28 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21257
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
True, Dirk - would be interesting to read the latest mammal counts in Kruger. :thumbs_up:

I'm still waiting for a good herd - been many years now since I've seen more than a handful together. :pray: In which case, increasing sightings is exciting indeed!!

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:28 am
Posts: 212
Location: Sabie
I was going through some of my old photos looking for birds and found this lovely photo of a Sable we saw on the S36 close to Jones Dam. He was very relaxed and just stared at us.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:29 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:02 pm
Posts: 432
Location: Nelspruit
We saw this sable bull close to Jones dam on 28th November. He was injured and limped badly. RP mentioned to me they saw a injured bull in the vicinity some time ago. His post is a few pages ago. Could it be the same bull? That will be amazing!!!

Image

Image

Image

_________________
TRIP REPORTS
March - Done & Dusted - TRIP REPORT HERE

TRIPS PLANNED 2011
April
11-12 - Tamboti
13 - Letaba
14-16 - Punda Maria
17-19 - Shingwedzi
20-23 - Balule
24-25 - Pretoriuskop


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 158 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by grannyb at 21:51:18 Submitted by CarolynR at 11:25:29 Submitted by KWAGGA C at 05:50:22 Submitted by KWAGGA C at 05:47:11