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Kgalagadi: Resident Animals at camps, picnic areas and w/hs

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Re: Richtersveld: Help to identify an animal

Unread postby Damdan » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:01 am

Maybe just maybe.
But the face was smaller in comparison with its body, the eyes bigger and more stripes on the back.
Got the idea that the stripes were more brown than white.
Think I found the correct picture from Google but how to upload is the question.
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Re: Richtersveld: Help to identify an animal

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:10 am

I wonder whether it may have beena genet?

It is a beautiful slender cat like animal.
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Re: Richtersveld: Help to identify an animal

Unread postby Damdan » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:44 am

Ok, due to lack of uploading, the body, coat, colour, stripes are like this (longish, brownish, few spots):

(empty link)

The face, eyes, ears are like this (body has too many spots):

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=20381&hilit=Genet" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I will settle for a Genet, only because of the face features.
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Re: Richtersveld: Help to identify an animal

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:58 am

When seen at night and especially when moving the spots on the body forms a definite stripe.
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Re: Richtersveld: Help to identify an animal

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:36 pm

Don't think you get civets in RNP, but genets and aardwolf possibly.

Where were you camping.

Leopard are occasionally heard at night also.
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Re: Richtersveld: Help to identify an animal

Unread postby Damdan » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:46 pm

Saw the genet at Richtersberg campsite.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:40 pm

This thread has not been updated recently, so please help!

Will be in Mata Mata end of next week, then travel down to Twee Rivieren. What dens, regular sightings do I need to know about?
Obviously cheetah moms and cubs near veertiende boorgat, and leopard with cubs near Twee Rivieren.
What about hyena den near Urikaruus?
Any specially attractive male lions, cubs near Mata Mata?
Any other regular sightings would be appreciated!

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby Jo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:49 pm

FvH

When we were there in Feb the hyaena den was deserted - but we did see a VERY pregnant hyaena at 13th Boorgat.....so maybe it will be in use again soon!
Leopard came to drink at Urikaruus waterhole
As you said, cheetah mom's and cubs around 13th/14th.....

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby wanderw » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:53 am

If you are interested in birds - look out for the Striped Kingfisher at 14th borehole - was seen by a few people for a few days when we were there, also check the riverbed near Achterlonie for Temminck's Coursers.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby SHAKYJAKES » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:59 am

We were 9 days in the KTP this February. We did stay at Grootkolk for two days and did see every morning and evening Leopard and Heyna. :

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:22 pm

Thanks for all the good info and news! I phoned Mata Mata this morning -- only discovered today that they now have a landline -- and the man told me he had seen a cheetah kill just this morning on his way to work! Managed to book a night drive too...

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby Daan » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:28 pm

Anybody that have visited KTP recently that can update this for us pleassse ???
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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby wanderw » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:56 am

Hi Daan!

I was last in KTP at the end of February, so not that recent. However, I can tell you about the 'stable' residents you could encounter.
Nossob and Mata Mata - ask at reception about the owls in camp.(MM - usually in the tree outside the shop)
Dikbaardskolk picnic site - usually yellow mongooses and sometimes a jackal.
Ljiersdraai Picnic site - if you are lucky you could see the resident leopard in that area.(it has been known to 'use' the loos there in the past, and in February this year, it was seen in a tree nearby.)
Not much I know, but hope this helps you.
(Hopefully someone else who has been to KTP recently, can add a bit more)
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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby Red Dune » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:34 pm

Hi there everybody.

There is a fairly new Cape Fox family resident just south of the Kalahari Tented Camp. (KTC) This is a very special little animal to locate . . . . and maybe very worthwile to mention.

About 1km south of the KTC turnoff . . .you cross the riverbed . . . then up a fairly steep little rise on the southern bank . . . then continue for another 1 km again untill you drop down again into the riverbed (with the small dune on your left as you go down) .

The den is between the small dune on the edge of the riverbed . . partly obscured by grass. We only saw them in the mornings . . . with the sun
foiling any camera shot. Hope you are more lucky.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Residents at camps, picnic areas and waterholes

Unread postby Caracal » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:38 pm

Just got back from KTP on Wednesday.
There is a spotted hyena den in the second loop after Leijersdraai. I will get the GPS co-ords from SO and post over the weekend.
Pearl Spotted Owlet in Nossob camp as well Twee Rivieren
Honey Badgers at the 20km south of Nossob as well as 10 km south of Nossob. also honey badgers just south of Dikbaardskolk picnic spot. Yellow mongooses stll begging at Dikbaardskolk picnic spot.

Brown hyena visited Urikaruus as well as Cape Fox. The latter seeming quite at home ..came to sit in the light of the chalet and gazed up at us.

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