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Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby JustNature » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:25 pm

Not sure if this has been done already but did not find anything on my search so Mods if it has please move/link.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts and animals would be in a list of Kruger Animals similar to the "Bird Five" list found here

We all know the
Big Five
Elephant
White Rhino
Buffalo
Lion
Leopard

And then we’ve got the
Little Five
Elephant Shrew
Rhino Beatle
Buffalo Weaver
Ant Lion
Leopard Tortoise

What would your choices be for the others?
My thoughts are:
Special Five
Cheetah
Wild Dog
Honey Badger
Caracal
Serval

Smallest Five
Suni
South African hedgehog
Dwarf Mongoose
Bat-eared Fox

Impossible Five
Brown Hyaena :hmz: :lol: :lol:
Black Rhino
Pangolin
Aardvark
Cape Clawless Otter
Sable
Roan
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby BushFairy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:36 pm

The Spotted five:
- cheetah
- serval
- spotted hyena
- small-spotted genet
- leopard (well not if one gets technical ;) )

The nocturnal KNP camp five:
- honey badger
- african civit
- large-spotted genet
- thick-tailed bushbaby
- lesser bushbaby
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby 100ponder » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Does it have to be KNP animals ?

Does it really have to be National Parks Board conservation areas ?

There are MANY animals out there that are hardly if ever referred to in the forums :-

Blue Duiker and Samango sometimes get attention.
Black Wildebees ?
Bontebok ?
Mountain Reedbuck ?
Grey Reebuck ?
Oribi ?
Cape Grysbok

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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:22 pm

Sorry to seem stupid, but the title says Bird Five...what is that? :redface: :redface:
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby FlorisCathy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:57 pm

Crested Val wrote:Sorry to seem stupid, but the title says Bird Five...what is that? :redface: :redface:

It's actualy a big 6 birds:
- Kori Bustard
- Martial Eagle
- Lappetfaced Vulture
- Pel's Fishing Owl
- Saddle-billed Stork
- Southern Ground Hornbill
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks FlorisCathy!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby JustNature » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:31 am

Like this concept thanks BushFairy
BushFairy wrote:The Spotted five:
- cheetah
- serval
- spotted hyena
- small-spotted genet
- leopard (well not if one gets technical ;) )

The nocturnal KNP camp five:
- honey badger
- african civit
- large-spotted genet
- thick-tailed bushbaby
- lesser bushbaby


100ponder not necessarily just Kruger was just wondering what animals would you pick :wink:
100ponder wrote:Does it have to be KNP animals ?
Does it really have to be National Parks Board conservation areas ?
There are MANY animals out there that are hardly if ever referred to in the forums :-
Blue Duiker and Samango sometimes get attention.
Black Wildebees ?
Bontebok ?
Mountain Reedbuck ?
Grey Reebuck ?
Oribi ?
Cape Grysbok
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:55 pm

JustNature wrote:Not sure if this has been done already but did not find anything on my search so Mods if it has please move/link.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts and animals would be in a list of Kruger Animals similar to the "Bird Five" list found here

We all know the
Big Five
Elephant
White Rhino
Buffalo
Lion
Leopard



Is it not the Black Rhino that makes a Big 5 sighting? :hmz:
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Eagle Owl » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:11 pm

Jungle Junkie wrote:
JustNature wrote:Not sure if this has been done already but did not find anything on my search so Mods if it has please move/link.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts and animals would be in a list of Kruger Animals similar to the "Bird Five" list found here

We all know the
Big Five
Elephant
White Rhino
Buffalo
Lion
Leopard



Is it not the Black Rhino that makes a Big 5 sighting? :hmz:


I was under the impression any rhino is part of the Big5... :hmz:

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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby JustNature » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:39 am

Jungle Junkie wrote:
JustNature wrote:Not sure if this has been done already but did not find anything on my search so Mods if it has please move/link.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts and animals would be in a list of Kruger Animals similar to the "Bird Five" list found here

We all know the
Big Five
Elephant
White Rhino
Buffalo
Lion
Leopard



Is it not the Black Rhino that makes a Big 5 sighting? :hmz:

JJ my bad :slap: , the Black Rhino is the Big Five one :thumbs_up:, but see on some sights they refer to just the Rhino and not specific :huh:
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby joekin » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:40 pm

Jungle Junkie wrote:
JustNature wrote:Not sure if this has been done already but did not find anything on my search so Mods if it has please move/link.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts and animals would be in a list of Kruger Animals similar to the "Bird Five" list found here

We all know the
Big Five
Elephant
White Rhino
Buffalo
Lion
Leopard



Is it not the Black Rhino that makes a Big 5 sighting? :hmz:



at the rate the poaching in kruger(and the selling of live rhinos to syndicates) the white wil soon be just as rare as the black

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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:18 pm

Nice thread JN.

It is subjective, as I would not have sable on impossible, desirable or rare yes.
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:41 pm

Great lists JustNature. My choice for your special five list would be:

1. Impala
2. Steenbok
3. Jackal
4. Duiker
5. Kudu

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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby Malealea » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:19 pm

@ Bushfairy,

I really like your nocturnal five, but can I add one Animal?
- Genets (Large and small spotted)
- Caracal
- African Civet.

I know that is not a 5 anymore :wink:
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Re: Animal Five List (similar to the Bird Five)

Unread postby josey » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:06 pm

I am not sure where I got this but there is also the Sectret 7 list:
Serval
African Wild Cat
Aardwolf
Pangolin
African Civet
Largespotted Genet
South African Hedgehog
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