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 Post subject: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:13 pm 
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This is a quote by Pikasso from GavinW's trip report of his recent trip to KTP

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I am digressing a bit from gavin's TR here, but I am too hapy to tell you that we had a mail from Margie Mills confirming that Mummy (Elena) gave birth to 4 cubs lately.


Now I know 2 different people who were in KTP last week that had sightings of the new family in the Mata Mata area

I'm hoping to get permission to post a couple of the photo's here and would LOVE anyone else with sightings to please add them here as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:56 am 
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I didn't get to see them, so I don't have any photos. But the Cheetah Project people told me that the four cubs are doing fantastic.

I did see a mom and her three adorable kittens at Montrose (and thought at the time it might have been Elena). Those are going up on my TR.

KTP is sure swimming with cheetahs at the moment.


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 Post subject: Kgalagadi:Cheetah Information
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Pikasso suggested this topic following my trip report, when I wrote about a mom (collared) and her three small cubs in the Montrose area.

When I was in KTP last week, these cheetahs were spotted daily and everyone seemed to have a great story to tell about them (kills, chases, etc...).

Does anyone have any more information about them?

It would be fun to have a new cheetah family to follow in KTP!

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:15 am 
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Some news there...

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=185122





Hope Henry will post here too!

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:01 pm 
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Here we go (quality ?)

On 11 July 2009, Elena and cubs 2 km south of Sitsas water hole

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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@ Dalkieth,July 2009

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:01 pm 
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Road above waterhole @ Dalkieth,July 2009

Through the windscreen;
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Mum & Cubs were on the move,too fast for descent pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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Nice pics Muhammad
What was the date of your sighting?

Pikasso, i'm sure it was south of Sitsas, a week later we saw them again north of Sitsas app 4 km from first sighting. It was where the river bed becomes very narrow.
Had another interesting sighting <200m from where we had first seen them.

Hope to get video on soon, as said 'mischievous' bundles of fluff

Fosco, have a great trip and look forward to updates.

Thanks Henry great pics

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:09 pm 
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Yes ther were four of them,unfortunately could not get them togther in ,on11th July,4.30pm


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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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My last pic was at 11 July @ 11h27
I wonder if it is Elena as that is quite some distance appart?

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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Hi all
I just posted the following on the "WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!" thread, did not realise that this thread was started for the new cubs.

We saw mummy with 4 cubs playing in the road on 11 July 2009 between Craig Lockhart and Dalkeith causing quite a traffic jam!
Unfortunately we could not get all 4 cubs with mum in one image, but here are some footage.
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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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No big deal, we saw them on the other side too !
At what time did you take these pics, as there is a discussion on how fast they can possibly move?

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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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Hi Pikasso
The images were taken between 08:30 and 09:15. They were moving from the Dalkeith northern entrance towards Craig Lockhart. Hope it helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Updates on Elena's new cubs.
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Our almost 2 hours with Elena and cubs


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 Post subject: Seeing cheetahs in Kgalagadi NP
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Hi

I'm going to be visiting Kgalagadi for the first time in August, from the UK. I'm especially keen to see cheetahs. Is there a particular area, which can be visited in a sedan, which is best for them. Being a very experienced naturalist, I'm all too aware that no sighting can be guaranteed but I am keen to increase my chances.

Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks

Steve


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