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 Post subject: Territories
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:44 am 
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Hey everyone. I was reading the threads yesterday, to be honest... during work hours, and thought we should start a thread of known groups of animals in certain areas in the KNP. For instance the Orpen pride of lions or the Berg-en-dal pack of wild dogs. So with this shared knowledge we know what to look forward to and what to look out for on our next visits. Maybe we could possibly post as follows:

1. The animal
2. The area
3. What you guess to be their boundaries of their territory.
4. The size of the Herd/Pack/Pride/Gander...

and maybe if you have a nice pic or two you could post them too!!


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 Post subject: Re: Territories
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:58 am 
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I think this is a lovely idea. Sadly I am no expert so can't kick things off but I might speculate a little!

I would imagine it is easier to identify particular groups where their range occupies an area which is not known for prevalence of that particular species?

Eg it is probably easier to identify and keep tabs on a pride of lions in the Punda Maria region where there are not that many prides, compared with in the Satara region?

Wild dogs I would imagine are even more complicated seeing as they have such a massive range!

I wonder how much the demolition of artificial waterholes will alter the movements of animals...?

I look forward to reading the views of people who know specific examples, rather than my waffle! ;-)

Berg en Dal: 10/08/2014 - 13/08/2014
Satara: 13/08/2014 - 16/08/2014
Croc Bridge: 16/08/2014 - 17/08/2014

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