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 Post subject: Table Mountain NP: ANIMALS
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:35 am 
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New wasp specie for TMNP.

And if you would like to see how this wasp looks like have a look here

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 Post subject: Klipspringers in the Cape
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Don't know whether anyone has seen this interesting story about the successful reintroduction of klipspringer to TMNP. 8)

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Thanks for this link!

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Took Mrs BB for a woman's day picnic breakfast on TM road and we saw a Verreaux's eagle soar from below us up into the area above the saddle. It was too quick and far for a pic. Sorry.

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Hi all

The introduction of klipspringer to replace the tahrs is a big step in protecting bio-diversity on Table Mountain. Tahrs a incredibly destructive and are a major contributor to erosion.
By the way plenty of the tahrs have escaped and this I know this from a reliable source.


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Thars are still alive and well. Saw a healthy looking specimen happily consuming precious fynbos just below Fountain Ledge on TM about 2 weeks ago.
Oddly enough in almost the exact same spot where I saw a caracal not too long ago. Now, if only there were some bigger predators up there ...


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Hi all

The Cape Fox is also still present up there.


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Would love to see a Cape Fox on the mountain. Did once see one in the Constantia Green Belt. Has anyone actually seen any of the klipspringers while out hiking on TM?


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 Post subject: TMNP sightings of animals (and there numbers)
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I was just wondering about the animals/birds on table mountain.
I walk up every now and then and to be honest see very little animals and even very little bird activity, irrespective of that I still love the place and get up as often as i can.
I know there are Caracal,Rhebok,porcupine,black eagles,etc still on the mountain and was just wondering if anyone can give me even a vague idea of the numbers???(certainly don't expect an exact figure).
I would also love to know around about how many klipspringer were re-introduced? and were any other animals???

I was also very interested if anyone has while walking on the mountain seen any of these animals/birds(from mongoose to caracal to klipspringer) and if so, where???
Thanks so much
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Black eagles (2) - from the summit, the main tourist trap areas - 2004
Black eagle (1) - from TM road at the saddle, Aug 2007
Orange breasted sunbird - summit, main TT area - 2004
Boomslang - TM road 100 metres past lower cableway

Caracal - seen by friend - 2007 - Tokai mountain bike trail
Baboon - common

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What did Caracal eat before the Klipspringers were reintroduced?

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Liam wrote:
What did Caracal eat before the Klipspringers were reintroduced?


Probably rock hyrax (dassie) and young baboons and rodents.

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We saw Black eagles and Orange breasted Sunbird, starlings, doves, crows. That was about it, still enjoyed the visit though. We were hoping to see dassie, but didn't, nor anywhere else in SA, that's an animal we're hoping to see in February.
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There are lots of dassies near the top cableway station. Neil, if you're coming to CT in Feb, then you're bound to see them if you go up on the cablecar.

I've never seen the porcupine, but have often find quills. And friends who live up near the mountain in Fish Hoek complain about the damage they cause to their garden.

We've seen mongeese often in Kirstenbosch, as well as remarkably tame guinea fowl and francolin. It's also a good place to see sugar birds.

Zebra, wildebeest and deer are usually visible above you as you whizz round Hospital Bend. My son is always excited to see them.

I've seen a pair of otters in the sea at Scarborough - a very special sighting.

In the Cape Point section, there is lots of game to be seen. I was lucky to see a small herd of eland a few years ago.

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thanks a million!!!! :)

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