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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:29 am 
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Hi,

I am so pleased to have heard of someone who has stayed at Eland cottage. We are going in December and I have been trying (without much luck) to find someone who had been and can tell me more about it.

Please can you tell me more about the accommodation and staying in the park?

You can pm me if this will detract from the thread.

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 Post subject: Himalayan Tahrs on Table Mountain
Unread postPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 12:19 am 
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Yes, this "woolly mammoth" thing is a Himalayan Tahr. Still on Table Mountain after many attempts to eradicate them.
Wikipedia: Himalayan_Tahr

Was out climbing last Saturday between Plattekloof and the Cable Way.
Saw this feral Himilayan Tahr which obviously is one of several that escaped the eradication effort in 2005.
I guess they will have to try again.
Position: -33.958047780636, 18.40711005174
Altitude: 915.5m

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I see others have been spotted in the same area last year.
See:
himalayan-tahrs-on-table-mountain-again

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:43 pm 
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Has anyone seen berg adders on Table mountain?


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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
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Hi Forumites :)

Latest from TMNP: Baby Zebra born - first in over 9 years... :clap:

Read full story here!

Kind regards

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:32 pm 
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MelanieG wrote:
Hi Forumites :)

Latest from TMNP: Baby Zebra born - first in over 9 years... :clap:

Read full story here!

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Excellent news :dance:

We will be down that aways in October, after a visit to Kruger. Hope 'it' hasn't grown too much by then; we'll be keeping our eyes peeled...


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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:06 pm 
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I remember going up Table Mountain at the end of 1963 with the school cadets. We came a cross a berg adder and a fool picked it up by the tail. We had the Field Ambulance there who injected antivenom. We then made a bier from branches and carried the victim down the mountain to the Ranger's hut. The victim spent a few days in hospital but was fine thereafter.

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:13 am 
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Last weekend whilst taking some friends visiting from the UK to Cape Point we had one of my most unusual sightings there. We spotted this Cape Vulture soaring high above the Buffelsfontein visitors centre!
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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:26 am 
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I was wondering if someone from SANParks could tell me what the three camera traps on the road to Olifantsbos beach are studying?
They are about 1km on the left before you get to the beach. They are pointing at the ground and so I was wondering if they were studying something unusual?
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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
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Your query has been forwarded to SANParks PR, AstroMatt.

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
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Thanks :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
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AstroMatt wrote:
I was wondering if someone from SANParks could tell me what the three camera traps on the road to Olifantsbos beach are studying?
They are about 1km on the left before you get to the beach. They are pointing at the ground and so I was wondering if they were studying something unusual?
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Hi Astromat;

I have sent an email to my colleagues in Table Mountain and have asked for their assistance in finding out more about the cameras.

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:45 pm 
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Thanks Lesego.

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
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Dear Astromatt and forumites;

At any given time there are 30 plus research studies being undertaken in the TMNP. Many of the studies employ camera traps and there are at least three applications using camera traps. The cameras are part of an existing research which we are not able to provide specifics at this current time.

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 Post subject: Re: Table Mountain National Park (Animal) updates...
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:36 pm 
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Thanks for digging for me.
It's a shame you weren't able to find out what these ones were specifically doing as they clearly weren't just there counting the usual animals.
Thanks

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