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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:42 am

and his companion
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:46 am

At the dam we watched hippos and the sunset and relaxed
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:50 am

Heading back after dark I caught two porcupine out of the corner of my eye, and then shortly thereafter another one was slow enough to allow a proof shot finally, our 6th one of this trip (7th if you count the one from the camera trap)
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:53 am

And to top things off we found 3 more male lions
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:18 am

I woke up at midnight to the sound of breaking branches and ripping grass right outside the hut. I could even see a trunk by the moonlight reaching into the tree next door. My husband refused to believe there was an elephant in camp, as there is a fence, which is meant more to keep us in than animals out. We put shoes on and grabbed the flashlight and looked outside, but elephants are very good at hide and seek. In the morning Job asked if anyone had heard the elephant, so I wasn’t crazy! There was a nice sunrise
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:21 am

For today’s hike first we drove 30 minutes away, seeing elephant, including a good tusker
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:24 am

Today’s hike was quieter than yesterday’s, with squill
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:28 am

caterpillars
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:31 am

and spider nests
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:35 am

There was giraffe and warthogs and impala too. At camp I took a picture of the area map before siesta time
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:39 am

Getting together to plan the evening, we were treated to a hundred elephants coming to the water in front of camp to play
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KNP Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgWCvABMZi8) has 16 short clips, including these elephants
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:44 am

We voted to go for a short drive and a walk to a nice sundowner spot. However that got derailed when soon out of camp we came across these male lions…
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:47 am

and a honeymoon couple
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:51 am

Lots of pictures were taken as we stayed through 4 mating sessions...this is just the beginning
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Re: Both KTP and KNP in a month: Cats, Dogs, and a lot more

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:42 am

Session #2
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