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 Post subject: Re: What is it???
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:39 pm 
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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.

Quite a beautiful, graceful antelope, the kings of the desert land.

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

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

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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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Is there any chance that it could be the Cape Clawless Otter?
Just a thought?


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

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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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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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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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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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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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Thanks for the reply's guys :thumbs_up:

Much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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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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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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mastiffridge they are female kudus!


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

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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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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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 Post subject: animal id
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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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