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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:01 pm 
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ndloti wrote:
I am making enquiries as well .


The section ranger in question has confirmed with my informant (head of a department in scientific services in KNP) that it was on the road to Pafuri gate , no photo , but confirmed .

The report says a renowned predator researcher in the scientific staff at Sanparks knows of 6 confirmed sightings over a number of years (up to the time of the above mentioned sighting)

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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They could appear anywhere in KTP DuQues. You didn't have to go far :dance:

We have not seen one on our last 2 trips, but wanderw, saw one 3 weeks ago, but she sees most things :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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BB, seen one @ Palaborwa gate on the little roads, no pic's though :evil: Trying to catch one so I have to go in often. :wink:

They are there but, dang, rare.....


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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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The fact that I saw a brown hyaena in a completely different area of the Greater Kruger National Park last year makes me very hopeful that this shy species is certainly alive and well and now that sightings are slowly happening indicates that they are certainly present in the GKNP!

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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Go on, prove me wrong, but with a photo please.

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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Lol BB was the video not good enough for that?

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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Will an email in 2002 from a lucky KNP section ranger to his colleagues and research staff suffice as proof for BB .... ?!!

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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A would like to see a photo in a current trip report ndloti.

Video, Penny?

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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Here's the link for the video of it on YouTube :

I was watching it 'LIVE' on my PC at home in the UK via http://www.wildearth.tv and there's absolutely no doubt that it is indeed a brown hyena :dance: :dance: on 1st May 2009. Pieter Pretorius was the Driver/Guide with Rexon Ntimane on the camera. :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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Richprins wrote:
Ndloti, yes please! :shock:
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I have permission from the section ranger (the person who wrote the email , who was lucky to see it from 30 m on a tar road - and has witnesses) and the moderators , am awaiting permission via the writer from higher authority in KNP scientific services .

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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Nice but brief shot of a brownie on the 10 minute video.
Now for one INSIDE Kruger please.

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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:36 pm 
ndloti wrote:
I have permission from the section ranger (the person who wrote the email , who was lucky to see it from 30 m on a tar road - and has witnesses) and the moderators , am awaiting permission via the writer from higher authority in KNP scientific services .


:big_eyes:

Was the hyena carrying National Intelligence Agency documents!? :roll:

Whereabouts was it, at least!
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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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I cant yet copy & paste this from the pc , so I will quote word for word , except where there are dots where I did not quote a part that would not add to the discussion , and the bold script where I added a comment .:

From : Rob Thomson (then section ranger at Pafuri)
Sent : 17 Sept 2002 10:50 am
To : KNP - rangers ; KNP - Research ; KNP - Regional Managers ; CIS )corporate Investigation Services)
CC : Wouter Jordan ; Phineas Nobela ; Marc Mc Donald ; Leon Serfontein
Subject : BROWN HYENA

Dear all

My parents and I had the most excellent sighting on Sunday night at 19h00 , while we were returning from Lanner Gorge from the west via Pafuri gate . Approximately 5 km east of the Pafuri gate running towards us was the the most magnificent specimen of a large Brown Hyena . Due to its size I assume it could be a female . It was in excellent condition , I could not find a scratch on its face from 30m . It ran in the road for around 30 sec , before it turned and vanished into the bush , its long hair flowing in the wind as it ran away from us .

This is onlysecond wild Brown Hyena I have seen , the first being at Venetia Limpopo reserve . Wilbert Von Voort said he thought he saw one two years ago in the Nyalaland trails area , and Dr Gus (I assume referring to Dr G Mills) reckons there have only been six other sightings(records) in his time in the park (...)

Could they be moving in and out the area , due to positive change in water policy(Pienaar/Mills)? An opinion which I beleive is valid , especially in the long term . (I would assume this would apply to the whole KNP ?)

The spotted "brother" does occur in the area but their numbers are not high , however they are the dominant predator in the Pafuri , while the lion population is minimal .

.......

Hope you find this e-mail of interest .

Anyway it was a priviledge to see this rare species in Kruger .....

Greetings

R. Thomson

Unfortunately no photographic evidence , but this is not hearsay !

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 Post subject: Re: Holy grail
Unread postPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:05 pm 
Thanks, ndloti!

Wow! :dance:

The area is very remote, but the last ranger sighting in the book was at Shantangalani, also north of Punda!

Difficult to agree with the predator theory, as most recent sightings on the thread were around Orpen...infested with predators!

On the other hand, obviously a totally different population, possibly well-hidden due to minimal human traffic!? :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?
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This is SUCH exciting news. They should perhaps run a competition in Kruger for anyone to get photographs!

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