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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:58 pm 
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What a fantastic sighting Oumie :dance: :dance:
But what makes me even more jealous are the details of your 2014 trip. 2 1/2 month in Kruger :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Isinkwe, Oumie, Ekoppen ... all magnificent sightings. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Maybe a coalition? H 1-3

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Location: Germany (Bühl) - but dreaming of Africa!
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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KNP-trip No. 7: 2013!
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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Wunderbar, Safrica. :clap: Always great to see cheetah. :thumbs_up: Just wondering, though, what you were doing sitting on a rock between Pretoriuskop and Transport Dam. :lol:

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


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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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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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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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"

Hope this helps :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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thanks Rosemary, it certainly re-assures me in my own opinion


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