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 Post subject: Going for the cats BIG5!
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:00 pm 
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Hi,

I have made several trips to Africa, with mainly visiting my beloved Kruger.
On these visits I saw Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs and was happy to spot them also on my recent Kruger visit in September 2013. :thumbs_up:

2012 I had the privilege of seeing a Tiger in India! :dance:

And October 2014 I´m off to Brazil. Also have booked trips in the Pantanal region where one has a decent chance to spot a Jaguar! :pray:

So that would be the cats BIG 5 then:
- Lion
- Leopard
- Cheetah
- Tiger
- Jaguar

:-)

Well, I hope we´ll get lucky!

Greetings from cold Germany

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KNP-trip No. 7: 2013!
4+5 September: Tamboti
6+7 September: Satara
8-10 September: Metsi-Metsi Trail
11 September Lower Sabie
12 September Berg n Dal
13 September Pretoriuskop

1993, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Next trip when?


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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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Quite an amazing achievement and I wish you the best of luck in getting #5! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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Safrica, quite an achievement. :thumbs_up:

I wish you luck on your next trip.

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I saw the Big 5 cats in a zoo recently.
Does that count?


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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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Where is you mountain lion? :wink:

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Then once you are done with the big cats ...

Asiatic Golden Cat
Bornean Bay Cat
Black Footed Cat
Bobcat
Canadian Lynx
Caracal
Eurasian Lynx
Iberian Lynx
Leopard Cat
Marbled Cat
Margay
Ocelot
Palla's cat
Sand Cat
Serval
Wildcat

I'm sure there are more than that even :hmz: Not many can brag to have seen our small cats of South Africa after years of Kruger!

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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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@cheetah2111:
I`ll also have a go at Mountain Lion (Puma), Margay and Ocelot at Brazil :D

maybe lucky... :whistle:


Still many missing I know. Though I also saw Serval and African Wildcat.

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KNP-trip No. 7: 2013!
4+5 September: Tamboti
6+7 September: Satara
8-10 September: Metsi-Metsi Trail
11 September Lower Sabie
12 September Berg n Dal
13 September Pretoriuskop

1993, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Next trip when?


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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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Safrica, in October you´ll be in the limit of the dry season, but if it´s dry and hot and if you´re going to Porto Jofre for a couple of days it will be easy to see your jaguar, last August in only 2 days we saw 3 of those gorgeous cats.


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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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Safrica wrote:
So that would be the cats BIG 5 then:
- Lion
- Leopard
- Cheetah
- Tiger
- Jaguar
I hope you will see a Jaguar :pray:

me too I saw the 4 of the BIG 5 you said :dance:
miss also the last one :?

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 Post subject: Re: Going for the cats BIG5!
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Thanks anne-marie!
Hope so too :roll:

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KNP-trip No. 7: 2013!
4+5 September: Tamboti
6+7 September: Satara
8-10 September: Metsi-Metsi Trail
11 September Lower Sabie
12 September Berg n Dal
13 September Pretoriuskop

1993, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Next trip when?


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