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 Post subject: Re: Pangolin
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:59 pm 
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Seen on the S28 between Croc Bridge and Lower Sabie By Ian Brown in august 2007:

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 Post subject: Re: Pangolin
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Does anyone know how the Afrikaans name for pangolin; ietermagog originated? I read that the English name is from the Malay peng-goling. This is just for interest sake as this unique name has always facinated me.

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Hi Su...this is what I found on wikipedia...in Afrikaans. English translation for non afrikaans speakers below (I'll try my best :) )

Die naam "ietermagog" is waarskynlik afkomstig van Tswana: machocho ("mier") of magogwe ("ratel"). Die woordvorming van "ietermagog", asook die habitat en rol van die dier in die bygelowe van inheemse Suid-Afrikaanse stamme, ondersteun dié herkoms van die woord.

The name "ietermagog" probably stems from the Tswana language: machocho ("ant") or magogwe ("badger"). The form of the word "ietermagog", as well as the habitat and role of the animal in the beliefs/superstitions of the indigenous South African tribes, supports the origin of the word.

Hope this helps :hmz: :hmz: :D


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We were in Punda last month when someone spotted a Pangolin as well - was green with envy. The only time we were blessed to see one in ALL our visits, was in August 1998, was just outside Satara, as we turned out of the gate on the opposite side of the road.


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We spotted this guy last month in KNP - Follow the link in my signature for the full story and more pics

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 Post subject: Re: Pangolin
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Fantastic Bushcraft... :thumbs_up:

yet to see one in the KNP although had one sighting in 2 years of working in the greater KNP...thats about 1 sighting in 750-1000 game drives and my guests were from Russia and they couldn't understand the excitement - I told them if they ever speak to anyone who has been on safari that it will be serious bragging rights...they seemed happy about that!!

Interestingly of all sightings had amongst the guides, these animals were mostly found in late afternoon in winter and sometimes while following lions which discovered them for us.

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Very, very pleased to say that my wife Trish and I were lucky enough to see one of these delightful mammals on our recent visit to KNP. We saw it on the H5 at about 7am or so, after taking a wrong turning, ( we thought we were still on the S114)
Regretably, no photo, but the memory will live with us both for ever

Mike and Trish Goss


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 Post subject: Re: Pangolin
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BC and MikeG :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: What wonderful luck to have seen something so AWESOME :dance: :dance: :dance: and BC you then go and see bush pigs as well :big_eyes: am getting to your TR sooooon :thumbs_up:

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A Pangolin eats about 70 million ants a year.

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A Pangolin does not have any teeth, and mainly uses its long worm-like tongue to eat.

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Pangolins are born with their scales. The scales are however very soft at birth.

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In Tanzania, it is believed that Pangolins can predict the future and is brings good luck.

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Stunning sighting Leeukos!!!............. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And thank you for all the additional info...... :thumbs_up:

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superb sighting :clap:
thank you to share :D

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