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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:15 pm

Brown Hyena are nomads, especially the non territorial males. So I would not be totally shocked if the odd brownie appears in Kruger from time to time. They would wonder in from areas to the west, where there are populations, and where the populations can thrive, partly due to a lack of lion and spotted hyena.

Having a stable breeding population in KNP, is quite a different matter. I don't believe it exists at the moment. I think that that disappeared as part of the change which happened due to the introduction of huge numbers of watering points many years ago. The accompanying increase in numbers and distribution of lion and spotted hyena pushed the brownies out.
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:41 pm

I know of the person in scientific / conservation services who logs the field staffs cybertracker sightings , will make enquiries .

Edit on 14 Oct :
I received a reply , no report received since the 2002 sighting by the Pafuri section ranger .
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby mggdyer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:17 am

Imberbe - you raise an interesting issue re BH in Kruger - waterholes.
My understanding is that Nat Parks did open waterholes in northern KNP ( for Sable, Roan, Eland, etc ). However, this did not work out well as more zebra found their way north and trampled the grasses which those animals feed on. Again rumour has it that they are now closing waterholes in northern Kruger and, if this is fact, it might lead to an increase in BH residents.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:20 am

ndloti wrote:I know of the person in scientific / conservation services who logs the field staffs cybertracker sightings , will make enquiries .

Edit on 14 Oct :
I received a reply , no report received since the 2002 sighting by the Pafuri section ranger .


Since 2002! That about seals that, then. :cry: :cry: Maybe SANParks should give a reward to anyone finding BH in Kruger - that may hot things up!
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:43 am

mggdyer wrote:Again rumour has it that they are now closing waterholes in northern Kruger and, if this is fact, it might lead to an increase in BH residents.

Probably not a rumour, have a look here and on.
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby joekin » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:13 am

I found a book at home called "Agter die skerms in die Kruger-Wildtuin" by Piet Meiring.

the one chapter deals with life and death in the "oerwoud" there is a picture of a brown hyena eating what looks like a impala.

the book was printed in 1982.

quite interesting

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby Richprins » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:53 pm

Hello, joekin!

Willie De Beer was one of the official Parks Board photographers around that time, and visited all Parks. The book also contains a pic taken in a lion park, and what looks like Addo elephant.

Looks like a springbuck to me! :tongue:

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby joekin » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:17 pm

Richprins wrote:Hello, joekin!

Willie De Beer was one of the official Parks Board photographers around that time, and visited all Parks. The book also contains a pic taken in a lion park, and what looks like Addo elephant.

Looks like a springbuck to me! :tongue:



well that completely defeats the object of making a book on kruger and taking pics elsewhere lol.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby okie » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:19 pm

Right you are :thumbs_up:

Joekin , I am :mrgreen: about that book you have . Facinating -please tell us more :hmz:
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby joekin » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:48 am

okie wrote:Right you are :thumbs_up:

Joekin , I am :mrgreen: about that book you have . Facinating -please tell us more :hmz:
let me just check my posts quick i found another book awhile ago where it mentioned BH numbers in the park give me a few.............................. :hmz:

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby johanrebel » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:25 pm

Aquilla wrote:sorry folks, but no pics , no believe...
Well, having seen a picture, I now do believe:

"The picture was taken of a brown hyena at 05:38 am on the morning of the 2nd of December 2010. Animal was seen about a kilometre south of the Trichardt Rd and Lindanda Rd junction (S24.68226 E31.93635). Animal ran across road before stopping some way into the bush and turning, before running off again."

The photograph, which reached me via a circuitous route, was taken by someone working on a KNP research project.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:02 pm

Where is this pic, JR?
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:53 pm

Yes, I would like to see the pic!! :big_eyes:

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby johanrebel » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:36 pm

The photograph came as an attachment to an e-mail that has been forwarded any number of times. I do not know the person who took it personally, so don't feel that I'm at liberty to post the picture on a public forum like this.

It is not a very good photograph, but that the animal is a brown hyaena is beyond doubt.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread postby joekin » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:23 pm

onewithnature wrote:We're counting on you Ndloti, as there seems to be no conclusive evidence to-date! :wink: :twisted: Better take that pic. :lol: Have a fabulous time either way!! :D :D


guys why doesn't someone with the right connections speak to the anti poaching patrols. they are in the bush away from roads loads more then we can dream of, the BH i've seen in pilanesburg were all very scittish(and these are the ones used to cars as PB has the highest population density in SA maybe even africa, i have been there atleast 30 times and seen them maybe 5 times)

i believe that is our best option


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