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Cheetah sighting in KNP 2 brothers very close

Unread postby Aat » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:28 pm

Love to share these pics of two cheetah brothers
S29 in november
Here is the link
http://www.studio-aat.com/cats/cheetah1.htm

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Gunner » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:35 pm

Seen the same Cheetahs on the 11th of December on the H7 & S36 junction. Spent about 2 hours with them, the one stood up and walked abit but the injured one just layed in the same spot. I wonder if that Cheetah never had its brother with him, would he have survived? Because i guess the healthy Cheetah is doing all the hunting. :hmz:

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:43 pm

The healthy looking one yawning
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The injured one
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healthy one walks over to injured brother
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...and offers him some support
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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Bennievis » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:58 am

Gunner, stunning pics!! that zoom lense again?
amazing how the healthy one sticks with his brother, this area has plenty of lion roaming around.

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby skywalker2251 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:22 am

Here is the healthy one.

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The injured one is laying down there.

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:10 pm

I did see the cheetah brothers! :dance:

Right on the corner of the s39 and H7, they were there the whole day!

But, still the second brother is badly limping, and I can only suspect the injury to be quite serious... :hmz: Anyway, here are the pics

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Marx » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:14 pm

I saw these two cheetah on the 1st of Jan about 2 km west of the s36 turn-off ( closer to Orpen than Satara) They were deep into the bush but we watched them for about an hour then they got up and jumped onto a log!! The healthy one got up first followed by his brother! He was limping a bit but not heavily so maybe he is recovering, I dont know!!

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby click click » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:35 pm

Martie saw the cheetahs today, read about it on the blog http://www.sanparks.org/blog/?p=2586

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby vida » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:49 pm

Just spent a fabulous 8 days in the park with DOGMAD (SO).
Saw the injured Cheetah on Saturday 16th Jan 2010 on the Satara - Orpen tar road.
We were about 3 metres from the injured cheetah.
Took great photos of the pair, and will post pics later this week.
I must say that the injury is worst that what it appears, the cheetah only managed to get up and walk about 5 metres, before having to stop and sit.
We watched this for about a half an hour and she only managed to walk about 20 metres.
We took close up pics of the injured leg and it appears that the leg is badly broken, just above the ankle joint, and badly swollen, SANPARKS should intervene and fix this leg.
The partner of the injured cheetah is fat and healthy.
The injured cheetah also looks fat, but obviously cannot hunt and is relying on its partner.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP......

Will post pics soon, just busy sorting out pics.

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:29 pm

Thanks for the info vida.

SANP will not interfere. It looks like the brothers have worked out some plan, but I wonder how long it will be before the injured one has to run for it.
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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Bushmom » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:22 pm

I might be wrong, but we first saw the two brothers about three years ago in the same area. For some reason we named them Amber and Jaden.

One was already injured and limping at that time, and we saw them quite regulary since then.

The first time we saw them, a ranger stopped and enquired whether he was holding out. KNP obviously knew about the injury even at that time.

If they are the same ones, the injured one is obviously a fighter and the other brother a real carer!
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:38 pm

I found the following article on cheetahs extremely interesting….well worth a read.
Bigcat.com: Cheetah’s Workshop

I never realized that there are different sub-species of the cheetah….I was especially fascinated by the Asiatic Cheetah…honestly did not know they exist!!
Not SANParks related…but just for interest sake? 8)
Wikipedia: Asiatic Cheetah
Apparently there are only about 50 to 60 of these cheetahs left, and only in Iran…where there is also a breeding program to try and save them from extinction. On the following site there are photos of these cheetahs…look how long their hair is!
Photos: Saving the Iranian Cheetah from Extinction

Here is also something on the Saharan cheetah…just as interesting.
Rare cheetah caught on camera trap in Sahara
Rare Cheetahs Photographed in Sahara Desert
These cheetahs can go without water…taking moisture from the blood of their prey.

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby JEG » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:38 pm

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Cheetah brothers - S28 12 Mar 2010

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:25 pm

JEG ... the last pic where those cheetahs look like sentinels at a soccer game, and the middle one where they are getting to know each other's mouths, are just SOOOOO cute! :clap:
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby JEG » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:27 pm

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