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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Oumie » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:42 pm

Saw these two on the S28 on the 17 May 13
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:12 pm

wow Oumie... superb :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby ekoppen » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:46 pm

Cheetah mother of the year

[video]http://youtu.be/_D0sKB-cg6o[/video]

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:00 am

Maybe a coalition? H 1-3

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby shaheen » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 am

Cheetah mum and her 3 cubs.
H1-3 about 1km south from S86 southern entrance.
Was interesting viewing, they were VERY playful, running and playing with each other.
Were only 4 cars (the beauty of the central park, less traffic) for about 10 minutes until they walked off behind the reeds.

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Safrica » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:30 pm

saw my first cheetah in Kruger (or SA in total)! :dance:

ws sitting on top of a rock between Pretoriouskop and Transport Dam.
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:21 pm

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby manicwalker » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:06 am

Wow Gunner
That's a beautiful Cheetah photo :clap:
Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby ice » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:39 am

I have a question regarding the cheetah's claws: as far as I understand, their claws are semi-retractable whereas lions have protractible claws. In other words: in its 'regular" state cheetah claws are semi-visible whereas lion claws are usually sheathed by fur. Now the cheetah is able to "draw his claws in" while a lion may "push his claws" out - correct?

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:54 pm

ice, I can't say that your comment is correct or incorrect, I wish I had the knowledge to :wink: I have always understood and read that a cheetah's claws are "dog-like" and for this reason they are not very good tree climbers and may sometimes climb a tree with a slanted branch.

I also read in "Kruger National Park Questions & Answers" -by PF Fourie (Edited and revised by G De Graaff) the answer to the question "It is sometimes claimed that cheetah are not true cats. Is this so?" the answer very interestingly is "Cheetahs are true cats. The non-retractile claws of an adult cheetah and its method of hunting led to the popular misconception. Cubs can retract their claws and the loss of this ability in later life is an adaptation for running"

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Please see MZNP_Guides' post :
MZNP_Guides wrote:Hi me again!

If anyone has some good photos of the cheetah at Mountain Zebra NP and know which ones they saw (maybe told during a cheetah tracking drive or by a staff member), or even if you don't know, I would appreciate some to make a cheetah ID guide for visitors to the Park.

Preferably front and side photos, of the animal walking, sitting or lying. Walking or in an upright position is the best. The approximate location and date seen could also help us with the ID. This will also help us to know in which area the cheetah are, if seen by guests and will enhance the experience of visitors to the Park as they can get some info on the cheetah they spotted.

Photos can be emailed to me at charl.lyell@sanparks.org

Much appreciated!
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Re: Cheetah

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:20 pm

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Just a reminder to record (with as much detail as possible) your cheetah sightings in KNP and submit them to the above :D
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:51 pm

RolfB wrote:Found this collared cheetah about 1.5Km downstream from Shingwedzi in the river bed - anybody an idea as to the collar?

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RolfB :D I saw this boy too - 3kms north of Shingwedzi on Sept 5 this year. The most epic sighting. 10mins alone with him.
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I did some asking regarding the collar and EWT shared the following info with me :D

- Managed to identify the cheetah to the Timbavati Cheetah Project
- He was born in 2008 and collared in 2010 before he became independent in 2011 and moved into Kruger.

So please keep an eye out when in the Shingwedzi area and report any sightings of him :thumbs_up: It will be of great help.
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:09 pm

3 boys on the S90 late afternoon Monday 9 March 2015

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