Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 2 of 2
 [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:13 pm
Posts: 4688
Location: Centurion, ZA
Been to Kruger 68 times and have seen 40 cheetah. Best was mother and 5 cubs on H3 south of Afsaal and Mother with 4 cubs near Baobab Hill in the north. Best areas in our experience are the S28/S137 around Lower Sabie and the H7 around Orpen.

Have seen well over a 100 leopards in Kruger.

In the KTP saw in 11 cheetah in one day between UriKaruus and Craig Lockhart.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:18 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 4:30 pm
Posts: 2657
Location: Helderberg
Forgot to say that Cheetah Outreach has now located about 4km from my home - so I can pop over and see some "tame" cheetahs whenever I like :roll: :slap:

_________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:33 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:08 am
Posts: 3938
billyf wrote:
Forgot to say that Cheetah Outreach has now located about 4km from my home - so I can pop over and see some "tame" cheetahs whenever I like :roll: :slap:

:lol: Lucky for you. 8) :thumbs_up:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:51 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:10 pm
Posts: 182
Hi OWN, I do not have an exact count of total seen, but to give you an idea, at the end of 2009 beginning of 2010 we saw a total of about 60 within a three month period. Obviously, they were not sixty different cheetahs, but the same ones seen on different occasions. the highlight during this period was a group of eight cheetahs seen on two different trips in December 2009. the grand total, I guess should be around 150.

_________________
Wild Dog Club Member

Link to some of my pics
http://picasaweb.google.com/wildchildknp1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How many cheetahs have you seen?
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 58
Hi there ,

I'm no expert on finding cheetahs (probably seen 15 in Kruger) but my thinking has been this ....

1) Where there are lions, hyena's , leopard, you simply won't find many cheetahs. They can' t kill and eat in peace. They lose too many meals.

2) They need open space to use their speed.

3) They will hunt in the mid day, when other predators are snoozing.

4) Generally they are semi-lazy. They will find the high ground and wait for the prey to come to them.

5) Long grass gives them superb cover, and a quick quiet kill.

They pans above Satara on the main tar road 20kms or so have always been good. Once we saw a group of 7 of them there.

2 Years ago got this kill, just above mopani ( no lions, long grass, open space, 11am ) , just past the tropic line.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Cheetah closed to about 100 yards in the grass cover

Neilo.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: umtali1 and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by avidspotter at 11:26:17 Submitted by Mrs. S.K.L.Gauntlett at 10:55:30 Submitted by Trudie at 12:58:40 Submitted by Ton&Herma at 13:37:01