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How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:32 am

I've generally found that, in Kruger, I see just over half as many cheetah sightings as I do leopard. Not sure why this is - perhaps it's the areas I'm frequenting, but even in suitable areas I find that cheetah is spotted less than its rosetted cousin. In Kgalagadi, the opposite is true - I see more cheetah than leopard.

After this last trip, my sightings have increased to 33. :D

Would love to have the input of others as to how many cheetah you've seen.
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:29 am

KTP way more than what we've ever seen in Kruger. December 2010 we saw Fifteen different cheetahs on one day in Kgalagadi.

Kruger in total 8........... :big_eyes:

Don't have the faintest idea how many we've seen over the years in Kgalagadi, but it must be over a hundred??? :hmz:
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:20 am

in Kruger ...
only two sightings of cheetah :shock: That is only 3 in total :(
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby picnic » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:25 am

:D OWN you search at the wrong place, KTP is the place to search for cheetahs. :thumbs_up:

When will we see Own in KTP? :hmz:

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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby spargish » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:30 am

For me its the otherway round, I have more than double the amount of Cheetah to Leopard sightings! I am siting at 12 sightings, it could be more as I cant remember all of them from my childhood :hmz:
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby picnic » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:35 am

I think maybe we were lucky Spargish, but we saw nearly 12 sightings in one day in the Kgalagadi. :dance:

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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:55 am

I think we can all agree there is a much higher chance of cheetahs at KTP :thumbs_up:

Spargs we are almost exact opposites :shock: You say 5 leopards and 12+ cheetahs. for me its 11+leopard and 3 cheetah! In Kruger. And we stay in more or less the same areas :?
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:29 pm

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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby picnic » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:41 pm

:shock: Heksie you need to get to KTP. :wink: Wrong places you are searching for cheetahs. :naughty:
KTP is the place. :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby spargish » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:06 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:I think we can all agree there is a much higher chance of cheetahs at KTP :thumbs_up:

Spargs we are almost exact opposites :shock: You say 5 leopards and 12+ cheetahs. for me its 11+leopard and 3 cheetah! In Kruger. And we stay in more or less the same areas :?


Indeed if I break up my sightings its:
5 in the Croc Bridge area
1 in the Vicinity of Skukuza
4 Between Satara and Olifants
2 in the Letaba area
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:08 pm

Aren't there like 200 in Krugs? :hmz:

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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby t-bal » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:17 pm

My cheetah count is 7 in 3 visits to the KNP. 5 of them this year in one day
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:32 pm

t-bal wrote:My cheetah count is 7 in 3 visits to the KNP. 5 of them this year in one day


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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:37 pm

1st : 1 fairly close to the Pambeni gate just after WorldCup
2nd : 4 brothers close to Babalala on the way to Shing last year
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Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?

Unread postby billyf » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:45 pm

Agree that KTP is the place to see cheetahs - my best is 32 sightings in 7 days - don't know how many in total as I cannot remember what I saw way back in 1983 :roll:

Only remember 4 in KNP - 2 near Pretoriuskop and 2 near Lower Sabie.

But then I've been to KTP many more times than Kruger. :wink:
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