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Re: S82 cheetah sighting picture

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Re: S82 cheetah sighting

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Re: S82 cheetah sighting

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:25 am

Wow you had a great sighting!!!

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Sun May 05, 2013 10:18 am

As promised @ the Val & Duggie meet....

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon May 06, 2013 7:03 am

I saw Gertie and the three little ones, on the 9 mars... and more :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Cheetah

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Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Ifubesi » Mon May 20, 2013 3:19 pm

My brother and sister had a brief holiday in Kruger a week ago. On the short dirt road from Tamboti Tented Camp to the H7 tar road, they came across 6 male cheetah together! Unfortunately they could not take any photos as the camera was already packed away :? (they were busy driving out of the park).

Does anyone have more info on this coalition? Of course the area around Orpen has a lot of short sweet grass plains so I am wondering if this coalition is perhaps linked to optimized hunting of the large amount of blue wildebeest that frequent this area?
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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Ifubesi » Mon May 20, 2013 4:13 pm

I think its probably some unrelated males joining up with a couple of siblings. I don't know if a litter of 6 cubs would survive in a high-density predator area such as Kruger. But you never know...
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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Stephens.L » Tue May 21, 2013 9:44 am

Dear Ifubesi

I spoke to the Section Ranger in that area who also agreed that he once saw them. He is of the opinion that it is a mother with five nearly full grown cubs.
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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Elsa » Tue May 21, 2013 10:36 am

An amazing sighting! :clap:
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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Ifubesi » Tue May 21, 2013 3:07 pm

Thanks for the update StephensL! :) I will pass on the info to my family who saw them. It would be interesting to hear what happens to all the cubs. But it surely must be a remarkable mother cheetah to raise 5 cubs in that area!
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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 21, 2013 3:30 pm

I think it is remarkable in ANY area.
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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Highbury » Thu May 23, 2013 11:06 am

There are reported sightings of a 6 cheetah coalition near Croc Bridge . I saw a mother and 5 cubs (approx 3 months old) near Bangu windmill last week .

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Re: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu May 23, 2013 11:10 am

:thumbs_up: Looks like conditions are favourable for large cheetah litters.
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby RolfB » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:33 pm

Found this collared cheetah about 1.5Km downstream from Shingwedzi in the river bed - anybody an idea as to the collar?

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