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 Post subject: Extinct Mammals
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:15 am 
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Are there any record of fossils of extinct mammals found in KNP ?


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 Post subject: Re: Extinct Mammals
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:21 am 
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I read that on the Nyalaland trail two types of fossilised dinosaurs can be seen, but unfortunately I dont know any more than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Extinct Mammals
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:48 am 
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heard of that 2 but the san art at hippo pools might be able to or we just need to find something


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 Post subject: Re: Extinct Mammals
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:56 am 
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Location: Amanzimtoti, KZN, RSA.
Why I ask is that the Bloemfontein museum had a display in the late eighties or some extinct buffalo remains with horns approx 2.5 to 3 meter wide which were locally found.

Also a large elephant tusk - if I remember correctly, from a road cutting in the Bethlehem area.

The Fossil Park close to Langebaan Air Force Training School has some very interesting fossils of a giraffe like animal as well as African Bear and a Sable Toothed Tiger like animal as well as hundreds of miniature mammals.

But so far I was unable to find any info of KNPs past mammals.


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 Post subject: Re: Extinct Mammals
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:09 pm 
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if we maybe send proper paleotologists we might find something


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 Post subject: Re: Extinct Mammals
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:57 am 
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100ponder wrote:
Sable Toothed Tiger

Sabre tooth tiger??


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