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Re: What is it???

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:39 pm

Yes, those are gemsbok, or oryx, Latin name Oryx gazella, and if you want to read more about them go to the mammals forum, and read about the gemsbok here.

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help identifying an animal

Unread postby rskippy » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:35 pm

I know this is a long shot as the pics are far away, at night and not too clear. Not even sure if the 2 animals are the same or not? Could someone maybe help me ID them?

Pic #1: I saw this animal just before 11:30pm on 24 July 2009.
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Pic #2: I saw this animal just after 10:15pm on 27 July 2009.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:52 pm

A little unclear, but I would go for Civet ... both. :wink:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby schooms » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:52 pm

Looks like a civet (Civettictis civetta)
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:53 pm

Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby rskippy » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:57 pm

Is there any chance that it could be the Cape Clawless Otter?
Just a thought?

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:59 pm

No, absolutely not! :D
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby schooms » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:13 am

Rskippy, I'm afraid not. The Cape Clawless Otter , although found in the Kruger is mainly a day time animal (Diurnal) and also wouldn't travel too far from its feeding ground. The nearest dam and river is 2km away (Timbavati) so it would be too far to travel at night, especially with limited defenses on land. Hope this helps.... :wink:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:47 am

Nice one Skippy :thumbs_up:

I think that I saw a Cape Clawless Otter once in Kruger on one of the walks. Unfortunately it disappeared so quickly that I could not be certain. If that was the case, it was even rarer than my Pangolin.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby rskippy » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:43 am

Thanks for the reply's guys :thumbs_up:

Much appreciated!

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby mastiffridge » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:08 am

this is probably a very common animal,but could someone please give me a name? and is that stripes i see on the side of it?
it looks part camel.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Micetta » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:13 am

mastiffridge they are female kudus!

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:22 am

Mastiffridge, you can read and see more about them here.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby mastiffridge » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:46 am

thankyou to both micetta and matthy's,thanks for the link mathys, they are a beautiful animal,the male is awsome.
close up pictures make a huge difference.

thanks again. : :D

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animal id

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:29 pm

nero wrote:does anyone know if this is a serval?
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could be if not it would be a black striped jackel
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