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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:39 am 
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Wow Yves.

Great photo's.
We must have missed the fourth cub. Unfortunately I was not able to get any good pictures as she was quite far away. We sat there for over an hour hoping that when she decided to move it would be towards the road but unfortunatley we were out of luck and she moved off towards the dam and out of sight.
It was still great to just sit there and watch her and the cubs.

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Here are two pictures of King Cheetah Yolande Oelsen asked me to post for her. I will allow her to explain what is happening in the pictures.

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Hi

Thanks Jock for posting the pics for me.
These were taken at the Cheetah project at Kapama in Hoedspruit.
Not much to say except that these are two of only 70 King Cheetah's left world wide. Sad isn't it? as they are also beautifull. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Hi Anne-marie

I saw elsewhere in the discussion about King Cheetahs and white lions, that many years ago, there was a sighting of a KC in Kruger. I am not sure where all the places are where they can still be viewed. I just know about a place near Hartebeespoortdam, Pretoria, and then at the Cheetah project in Hoedspruit. Regarding the number - the ranger in Kapama told us that there is only 70 left.
What a sighting this will not be in the wild!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:39 am 
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Does anyone agree that sightings of Lions are these days becoming less and the sightings of cheetahs have increased?
I have seen cheetahs on every visit to Kruger since jan 2007.

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A very beautifull animal indeed - but my favourite is still the Leopard!!
Wish I could see them on each visit!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:41 am 
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On traveling from Malelane to Afsaal we encountered these two magnificent cheetah.

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My wife and I just returned from Kruger. We went for our first wedding anniversary. We spent seven days in the park. On the 1st September our wedding day, we travelled from satara to croc bridge. up until then we haven't seen any cheetah. A few km's south of Satara we saw two leopards at the palms. Less than a km further we saw two cheetahs walking next to the road. Spent a little time there.
We travelled further south and between Tshokwane and Lower Sabie my wife saw a cheetah standing on a ant hill. there were impala about hundred meters away. The cheetah got off and started stalking the impala.
about five minutes later the chase started. One impala ran over the road not more than two meters from our car with the cheetah on his heels. The chase was succesful and the cheetah killed it about 50 meters from the road, but unfortunately the vegetation made it impossible for us to see the cheetah feeding.

Anyway we travelled on, not believing our luck. We booked in at croc bridge and in the afternoon we went for a drive on the s28. We came across a female cheetah with four halfgrown cubs. We spent an hour watching the cubs play.
What a day!!! I don't think we'll ever forget our 1st wedding anniversary full of spotted cats. Some days you're lucky and some days you're not. I just thought I'd share this with you.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:22 pm 
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In December 2005 my son and myself spend a week in knp and enjoyed every moment. In my previous posting I shared one of my photos of 2 magnifficent cheetah. Here are some more.They stopped in the road and spotted a few Impala about 60 meters away.They stood starring and eventually chose a shady spot and lay down and as you can see they never took their eyes awayfrom the impala.They in turn stood barking at the cheetah. They did not bother runnig away.I suspect that the cheetah had already had a meal and were not that interested.

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They the crossed the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare Species
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WRT rare sightings, not sure how rare this is but I did see 5 cheetah hunt down a black backed jackal.

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A bit of a update on the cheetah and the cubs on the S28,there are only 3 now.Saw them to-day midway between Mac and the S107 turnoff.

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Here some more pics :)
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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Greetings all!

Visited a very popular KZN park that I frequent fairly regularly and had one of my most amazing sights yet!!!!!!
I know its not SANPark but please forgive me!. Just have to share with people who can appreciate such.

Last week Sunday, after a heavy thunderstom decided to drive out as gates open.
As I was driving I looked up at 2 impala rams about 5m from my van. Out of nowhere a cheetah came full speed towards us! Head still and almost in flight!
he chased 1 impala across the road 2m in front of my vehicle. Both animals made no sound, alarm call etc, only the sound of the feet on the ground!
in 2 sec they were already a distance away!
got nearer and by then saw the cheetah(not by any means a large cheetah) grab the nape of the impala's neck. impala was standing. Then the cheetah swung round and grabbed the throat with both front legs on the impala. in a matter of few seconds it was all over, the impala didnt fight much!
I was full of adrenaline to see my first kill- and I was the only one there!
the cheetah sat warily looking around for 15 min then pulled the carcass under cover and fed for only 20min then rested.
It was brilliant. had to share that.
got very shaky footage of the end bit, but will remember it forever!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:02 pm 
This "scan" from CUSTOS, 1988.

The sighting was in 1986, but the article also mentions a second "King" at N'watinungu waterhole, Dr Gus Mills replying that that covered both known "Kings" at that time! (1988)

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Pic of this beauty was taken in KTP,Oct.08,direction to Grootkolk!

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