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 Post subject: Re: S82 cheetah sighting
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: S82 cheetah sighting
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Wow you had a great sighting!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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As promised @ the Val & Duggie meet....

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Christmas present from Kruger, Ejoyed sharing the info @ Shing.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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I saw Gertie and the three little ones, on the 9 mars... and more :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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 Post subject: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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My brother and sister had a brief holiday in Kruger a week ago. On the short dirt road from Tamboti Tented Camp to the H7 tar road, they came across 6 male cheetah together! Unfortunately they could not take any photos as the camera was already packed away :? (they were busy driving out of the park).

Does anyone have more info on this coalition? Of course the area around Orpen has a lot of short sweet grass plains so I am wondering if this coalition is perhaps linked to optimized hunting of the large amount of blue wildebeest that frequent this area?

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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I think its probably some unrelated males joining up with a couple of siblings. I don't know if a litter of 6 cubs would survive in a high-density predator area such as Kruger. But you never know...

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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Dear Ifubesi

I spoke to the Section Ranger in that area who also agreed that he once saw them. He is of the opinion that it is a mother with five nearly full grown cubs.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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An amazing sighting! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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Thanks for the update StephensL! :) I will pass on the info to my family who saw them. It would be interesting to hear what happens to all the cubs. But it surely must be a remarkable mother cheetah to raise 5 cubs in that area!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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I think it is remarkable in ANY area.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
Unread postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:06 am 
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There are reported sightings of a 6 cheetah coalition near Croc Bridge . I saw a mother and 5 cubs (approx 3 months old) near Bangu windmill last week .


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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:thumbs_up: Looks like conditions are favourable for large cheetah litters.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Found this collared cheetah about 1.5Km downstream from Shingwedzi in the river bed - anybody an idea as to the collar?

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Another image of the same cheetah found on Sunday 16/06/13 just before the Kanniedood dam

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