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 Post subject: Re: ANIMALS:Questions, Answers,Facts, Info & Discussions
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Great news that they're starting to spread out :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: ANIMALS:Questions, Answers,Facts, Info & Discussions
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Since re-introduction, they have bred well and multiplied quickly, so they will be looking for more territory, and the only way to go really, is south. So as KG & LQ have said, look anywhere.

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 Post subject: Bat Eared Foxes
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:hmz: Hi All
In 2004 we visited the Kgalagadi the first time, on our way from Upington we encountered many dead bat eared foxes on the road [we stopped counting at 50] ,during our stay at Nossob we saw many of these guys under the flood light each night [ up to 17 a night] The next year we returned and again saw many feeding under the floodlight together with jackals ,we have returned every year and sometimes twice a year and no more bat eared foxes, can any one tell us what has become of them , the drought about 4 years ago must have taken its toll ,how long will it take if that was the cause for them to recover .The amount of dead ones on the road can now be counted on one hand We are returning again in April and are hoping to see them at Nossob again
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 Post subject: Re: Bat Eared Foxes
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Hi Woodsy,
There are some gps situation in this post : viewtopic.php?style=2&f=38&t=57795
Hope that you will see some bat eared foxes, there are so cute !
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 Post subject: Re: Bat Eared Foxes
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Hi woodsey,

When it is very dry, there are no (or very few) insects and therefore no battys as they follow their food source.
We also noticed that there were very few in 2010.

The good news is that we saw a lot more of them last year :dance: and babies :dance:

As for them getting run over -- they tend to move around in family groups and, when caught in headlights, will bunch together for protection :( Not too sure what can be done about it though -- the owls are also at risk :(

Do hope you see many battys during your April trip


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 Post subject: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Hi at all.
I introduce myself. I´m juan, and I'm from Spain.
In August I will travel to KTP, and I am mainly interested in two species; Brown hyaena and Caracal. I would appreciate any information about what are the best places in the park to try to see these animals.
We also welcome information on other two species; The aardwolf and the black footed cat. (I find information of both species in the park, but is confusing for my)
I will sleep 6 days at Twee riveren, Mata-mata and KT camp.
Many thanks to all for your help. My English is very bad, and although I tried to gather information in the forum entries, I can not understand a lot of effort.
A greeting.


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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Hello spanishwolf and welcome to the forums.

Brown Hyena and caracal can be seen anywhere in the KTP but it all depends on luck and to be at the right place at the right time.

I don't know of anybody seeing a black footed cat so if you see one it will be very special.

I suggest you follow this thread and see where these animals are sighted to improve your chances of seeing them

Good luck and have a great time.

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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Welcome to the forum spanishwolf.

You have very difficult requests :hmz:

Your best bet for brown hyena is a sunset or night ride from Twee Rivieren (2R).

Check the recent sightings thread, as brownies are often seen near 2R after dark.

As for the others, I have not seen any in the park, but that does not mean they are not there.

Good luck, and we understand your English perfectly :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Many thanks for your answer.
Let's see if I have luck ...
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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Hope you have a great trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Thank you Div.
I hope too.


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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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welcome to the forum spanishwolf :D

the best... :hmz: right place, right time :whistle:
a lot of chance... and all is possible in the Kgalagadi :dance:

Jannie (Kgalagadi Guru) saw one around the car last night :mrgreen:
have a great travel and sightings :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Hi spanishwolf,

We were in KTP in December, and found Caracal 6 times !!!!! :dance:
There was a caracal hanging out around Leeuwdril, and we found him 3 times (as late as 10am in the morning). Everytime he was around 500m past the waterhole amounst the shrubs.
Then we also found caracal 3 times on the lower dune road. One we found hunting with a PCG (never seen this before, still need to ask KG about it), one we found in the road early one morning, and on our last morning we found two caracals in the road close to the turn off for KK.
We also found lion often, and leopard once on this road, so will recommend it any day !

Good luck - I hope you find what you are looking for. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Thank you anne-marie.

jb72: You are very lucky!!! 6 Caracals!! OH!
I, with half of luck .... I'm content
Thank you for your information.

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 Post subject: Re: Please, help about caracal and Brown hyena in KTP.
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Seems there is often a Brown Hyena drinking at Kieliekrankie waterhole in front of the bungalows at sunset or early in the Morning :)
I saw her last year a little before seven in the evening , but missed her this year a little before six in the morning because the door of the terrace didn't want to open,so i took my coffee inside and did'nt saw her :(
The camp manager said us he used to see her.


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