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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:12 am 
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Thanks JB for showing us OUR cubs :clap: :clap:

Have never been able to spot ONE :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Super!!! Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:37 pm 
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I believe the little cubs were spotted in a river bed where one turns off the Nuweveld 4x4 trail towards Embizweni.

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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What's up at Karoo ? Three months have gone by without some sighting news.

Please, update us with some photies !

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:54 am 
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We were in the park for 14 nights (12 - 26 May) recently. Although we did not see lions on our few trips doing the 4x4 routes, two of our "neighbours" saw lions. Two females were seen by Nols & Willa Volschenk near the Embizweni turn-off on 22 May. And a male and two females were seen at Kookfontein (old farm yard) on 24 May. The couple who saw the lions at Kookfontein also found a brown hyena cub on the road from Kookfontein to Afsaal. The cub disappeared into an aardvark hole, but fortunately they could still take a photo of it. Rangers were very glad when they informed them about the hyena cub.

I hope to have better luck during my next visit (13 - 24 Sep).

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Hyena cub :thumbs_up: :dance:

Wonderful news!

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Hyena cub :thumbs_up: :dance:

Wonderful news!


Especially one with long brown hair :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Especially one with long brown hair :dance: :dance:


I have not seen the cub myself, but according to the people who saw it, they thought it is a Spotted Hyena cub. The ranger, to whom they reported their sighting, told them that the Brown Heyna cub looks very similar to the Spotted Hyena cub. They could hardly believe the similarity of the cubs of the two different hyenas.

How I wish that I can see a Brown Hyena in Karoo on my next trip. I have never seen a Brown Hyena anywhere. We've been lucky to see lions in Karoo shortly after the first ones were released.

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Stoffel, never mind what it looked like. It's just very exciting to have seen it :gflower:

We saw a brown hyena in Kruger in 1979 between shing and what is now Mopani, been going thru thousands of pics to try and find the pic of it but haven't found it yet These forum mites will only believe me once I have a pic to prove it, so the search continues :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Ancient history doesn't count Carol g :wink:

I didn't know there were spotted hyena in Karoo NP?

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Ancient history doesn't count Carol g :wink:

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BB :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: I'll find that pic I promise :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Stoffel thank you for sharing the great news!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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You are correct - only Brown Hyena in Karoo. The guy who saw the cub did not know it and thought it is a Spotted cub they saw.

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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They have not been there long and are already populating the park. :thumbs_up: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings
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Arrived Friday 26th July – saw plenty of game on the way to the reception. The wind was quite hectic but we still managed to have a braai.
The wind was still very strong on the Saturday but the hearty breakfast inspired us to explore the park.
We had heard of the lions in the park but only saw springbok, plenty of Red Hartebeest and Kudu, Gemsbok, ostriches and of course zebra. Also mongoose and a steenbokkie. At night we could hear the Jackal’s warning barks.
On the Sunday 28th July we went to the interpretive centre and were told to be aware as one of the lions was in the area. We walked on the boardwalk and looked around and didn’t see anything and spent about an hour in the centre which we found to be very interesting and informative. On the way back my wife saw a lone Gemsbok on the other side of the river bank.
We got into our car and drove back to the camp stopping in the drift to see if we could perhaps spot the lion.
The next minute all we saw was dust as the Gemsbok jumped off the bank and the lion dive in mid air to try and catch his prey. The Gemsbok survived and after waiting for about 5 minutes the lion reappeared looked around and then wandered off into the bush

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