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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Elize de Klerk » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:22 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Thanks.

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Felix999 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:56 am

Wow. Thank you KG. Still lots of activity!! I will be there on Saturday, cant wait :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:43 pm

Hi KG

Lovely to get all the exciting news from Kgalagadi!

I know it is out of your way, so if anybody else can help -- what are the latest important dens/cubs/cheetah families to look out for at Mata Mata?
I am going there in exactly a month's time with a group of 14 school kids -- our annual Helderberg High School Photography Club outing. It would help a lot if somebody could give me some updates on cheetahs like Elena, or any other tips on the latest animal movements, rainfall etc.
Are there still any eland left in the south from last year's big migration (I know most are gone from 2 Rivieren, but what about Mata Mata?)
Thanks in advance,

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:44 pm

was Gertie with 2 small cubs end of the year, around 14th waterhole and a male too, nearly same place :wink:

no news from Elena, Lisett (?) and Caster :?
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:13 am

Thank you, Anne-Marie!

Will look for them...

Any other news?

I am very keen to help these kids ENJOY the Kgalagadi!

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:39 am

Hi there Friederich,

Unfortunately I haven’t been up to Mata-Mata for a while and have no record of new den sites, I will however ask the field guide there is he knows and will let you know. The eland has moved back into the dunes and Botswana.

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Felix999 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:32 pm

Hi all,

Here from a vERY hot TR.

Sightings from the morning drive

Lioness with 2 cubs near leeudril
Two big male lions at kijkij
Cheetah at leeudril
AWC
Cape fox
General game

TR still very dry

Have a great day
Felix

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:09 pm

thank you Felix :gflower:

enjoy your stay in the park :D
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:02 am

Morning all,

Just a update on the last few days drives at Twee Rivieren:

Lions (with cubs)
Cheetah with cub
Leopard
Caracal
The Aardvark we have seen lately has been caught by the lioness with two cubs.
Plenty Owls and General game.

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Ratel - Honey Badger
Bruin Hyaena - Brown Hyaena
Rooikat - Caracal
AWC
Gewone wild - General Game
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Scouter » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:18 am

The Aardvark we have seen lately has been caught by the lioness with two cubs.

Noooooooooooooooo :cry: :cry: NOT what I wanted to hear when coming up in just over 2 weeks - thats really sad - was so hoping to see it .....
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:21 am

Oh no ! :cry:
too late... once more :?
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Aristocat » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:55 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: .......glad the cubs got a meal but sad for the loss of the Aardvark!!

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Nina! » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:39 am

I was so happy to read about the Aardvark - too sad it's dead :(

Well, I guess now that the elands are gone, the lions have to look out for other prey........just hope the lioness won't eat a pangolin next :big_eyes:

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Leanawel » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks KG

Wonderful sightings - sorry to hear about the aardvark :cry:

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:53 pm

Nina! wrote:........just hope the lioness won't eat a pangolin next :big_eyes:
they have to find a Pangolin :shock: :rtm:
... will try to find one before the Lioness :lol: :lol: :lol:
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