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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:53 pm

great news, thanks :dance:
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Unread postby Micetta » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:10 pm

Good to hear :thumbs_up:

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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:15 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: Wonderful to see such adorable young cheetahs and so many (five can you believe it), thank you Pikasso for publishing the photo! I assume they are merely a few weeks old!

Jo What a sad story of Charlize you have captured here!

Do you think that this cheetah that I have photographed on the 17th June 2009 somewhere near Houmoed is indeed Charlize that died on the 17th December 2010?

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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Saw this mum with 4 cubbs on 9 March, 2 km from KijKij on the way to Melkvlei.

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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Pikasso » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:14 pm

Johan, I was never lucky to see Charlize more than once (with her 4 cubs) and from a bit far away, so I can't be sure that it's her, but it seems possible, as I don't think this is Lizette nor Elena.

BB, I wonder who is this mum? How lucky you were, these babies are really cute at this age!!!
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:56 pm

Pikasso wrote:Johan, I was never lucky to see Charlize more than once (with her 4 cubs) and from a bit far away, so I can't be sure that it's her, but it seems possible
Hi Pikasso! I thought, Charlize has passed away in December.
On the bad news side, he also said that Charlize died mid December.
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Then it would have to be a different cheehtah who was seen in March. Also, didn't Charlize rather roam the Aoub side?
Dreamer saw a mum with 4 youngsters as well. The same ones, if I got this correctly.
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:16 pm

OK, the plot thickens (as far as the collared cheetahs are concerned)! When we were in KTP end of December 2010, we saw a variety of cheetahs! Four families! (Hope this is what one will call a collection of cheetahs)

On the 26th December we came across these three just before Urikaruus where the road crosses the Aoub River. One had a collar, but the collar was different to the collared cheetah (Charlize?) we have seen the previous June! (Photo published earlier in this thread by me).

Here are the three relaxing in the intense heat of the day – it was 40 ˚C plus! All three looking at the camera! The one on the right has a collar.
Is it perhaps “Lizette and the Girls”, because it is not “Elena and the Boys”?

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A closer look at the one with the collar!

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And a close – up of the cheetah on the left!

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@ Bush Baptist: If you took these very nice picture on the 9th March, then it must have been 2010 and that makes it a “new” litter that is fairly grown by now – a year later – and in the Nossob!

@Pikasso: Thank you and I tend to agree that it is not Elena or Lizette according to reports in the forums!

@ Lionspoon: Charlize died on the 17th Dec 2010 (as I understand it) and you are right in any case that it is not the same lot and indeed another family!

Beside the three that I have photographed (above), we also saw two cheetahs at Dertiende Boorgat and ANOTHER three closer to Delkeith! We could not see any collars, so I wonder if it is at all possible that it could be the “kids” of Charlize that died on the 17th Dec 2010 that went so far north? I know the distance is not a problem to cheetahs!

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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:11 pm

FMJ, I took the pics in 2011, 4 weeks ago. Dreamer was there just before us. Like I said, 2 km north of KijKij on the way to Melkvlei.
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Dreamer » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:41 pm

To help you get clarity on which Cheetah Mum and 4 cubs were seem at Kij Kij on 9th Feb I will post pics to Dr Mills and he will reply saying who they are. It does take a long while for a reply as he is busy with loads of stuff, so you will need to be a bit patient, ok :D

Edited date: 9th Feb
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:12 pm

@ Bush Baptist: Hi there again and thank you for the reply! What confused me, was that you said in your "upload" above (the one with your photo of the cheetahs) you saw them on he 9th March! To-day's date is the 9th March, therefore I assumed that the photo must have been taken a year ago!
But now you say that you have taken it 4 weeks ago in 2011, which makes the date February.....or am I missing something somewhere? Regards! FMJ
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Dreamer » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi FMJ
BB saw them on 9 Feb, not 9 March. I also, then in error posted the wrong date, have now edited my post.
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:11 pm

Never mind, these lovely ones must still be named! Thank you for the correction and let us just 'dream' (and plan) our next trip to KTP! Greetings! Johan
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:38 pm

Fotomaljohan wrote:@ Bush Baptist: Hi there again and thank you for the reply! What confused me, was that you said in your "upload" above (the one with your photo of the cheetahs) you saw them on he 9th March! To-day's date is the 9th March, therefore I assumed that the photo must have been taken a year ago!
But now you say that you have taken it 4 weeks ago in 2011, which makes the date February.....or am I missing something somewhere? Regards! FMJ



Sorry FMJ, senior/blonde moment, as Dreamer says, it was Feb :redface:
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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Catriona » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:53 pm

On 20 October, we saw (along with lots of others and the 'Cheetah Project Van' itself) these three cheetah near to Urikaruus water hole, then later on from our cabin at Urikaruus, drinking at the waterhole there. Any idea of their identities?

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Re: WANTED: cheetah cub + mum with collar regular updates!

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:57 pm

This is a great sighting Catriona and very nice and clear photos! Thank you for posting them! This could be 'Lizette and the Girls' They look like the same three cheetahs we have come across in December in the same area that I have posted above! FMJ

:redface: I want to add a possible correction to this statement now that I have seen the wonderful pictures of Morkel777 just after this posting! When I looked at the 'radio collar' of Morkel777's photo, I realised that it was different from the ones I took! So Catriona , in hindsight my conclusion is that your photo of the collard cheetah is "Elena and the Boys"!
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