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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:44 pm

So we are no closer.....Even the great researcher has said it.
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:08 pm

The same book states on page 19 under number of mammals in KRUGER:-
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"Brown Hyaena (Hyaena Brunnea). . . . .. . . . 100 - 200"

So according to PE Fourie - surely by some sort of censu - between 100 and 200 Brown Hyaena in 1980?

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby joekin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:17 pm

Jungle Junkie wrote:The same book states on page 19 under number of mammals in KRUGER:-
and I quote...

"Brown Hyaena (Hyaena Brunnea). . . . .. . . . 100 - 200"

So according to PE Fourie - surely by some sort of censu - between 100 and 200 Brown Hyaena in 1980?

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Malealea » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:41 pm

To tell the exact distribution is very difficult. esspecially Brown Hayenas will be diffucult to spot because (exception exist of Course e.g. in Namibia) life secretly. Best examples in Augrabies they belive that Brown Hayenas roam around. they found signs (checkt out Arid Parks--> Augrabies Nightdrives and then the talk between me and Augrabie Guru). He statted that the might come back. I belive it is the same with the hayenas. Because the distribution will scratch the Border iof Kruger. In Botsuana and Zimbabwe there occur Brown Hayenas. Because of the Civil war I belive they might join the kruger crew because of safte reasons. Best examples were the animals from Mocambique.

To summerize i belive there will be always a chance.
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:35 pm

Richprins wrote:Must agree, though, the books and censuses of those days included mostly guesstimates of predator numbers...they would mostly also have said 1500 lion in Kruger...totally wrong!
Not really. The 2005-2006 lion call+up census estimated 1,600 lions, give or take 225. So 1,500 would have been a pretty good guess.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Richprins » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:50 pm

Thank you, Johan! :thumbs_up:

Would the 1500 then also have been correct in the period under discussion? :tongue: (70's-80's)

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby okie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:35 pm

I have a book by David Steele , titled " Game Sanctuaries of Southern Africa " , published 1972 . In the chapter for Kruger National Park , he states : " There are a number of different carnivorous animals . Kruger Park is well known for its lion , but leopard , brown and spotted hyena , black-backed and side-striped jackals , wild dogs , civet , genet , caracal , serval and African wild cat may all be seen "

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Malealea » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:40 pm

Now the discussion will get an intresting turn Source from 1972 mentionen Brown Hayenas^^? Ok Doesanybody have statistis about The B. Hay.??? The whole guessing thing doesn´t make sense at all. :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Malealea » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:07 pm

by the way any news according to Brown Hayenas in KNP? when was the last spotting?
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue May 15, 2012 10:20 pm

15 May 2012
6:47am
Brown Hyena- mom and pup
S1, between the H11 and S65
On the move, crossed the road.
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Spotted by Stephan

Stephan (Reporter) went to the ranger at Skukuza and confirmed with him the Brown Hyena sighting. So it is the first confirmed sighting of them in a long time.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue May 15, 2012 10:25 pm

So it has been confirmed ossendryver :D That is fantastic :thumbs_up: Wow!!
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue May 15, 2012 10:27 pm

Yip! It has!

when was the last confirmed sighting?

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue May 15, 2012 10:30 pm

I am not 100% sure but read a comment about it being in the 1940's :big_eyes: I am sure someone can confirm!
Did Stephan get some photo's?
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue May 15, 2012 10:35 pm

ossendryver, On page 1 of this topic there are some comments about when the last time Brown Hyena was seen in Kruger.

I will try to do some finding out :wink:
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed May 16, 2012 10:07 am

Thanks Rosemary. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: This is almost an extinct subject. :wink:
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