Skip to Content

Recent Animal Sightings.

Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Mokala, Namaqua, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld

Moderator: hilda

User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby AstroMatt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:27 pm

Morkel777 wrote:
Scouter wrote:AstroMatt has some amazing video footage of those 2 collared males being klapped around by the 2 brats who chase the cars ... that might be why they were looking nervous :D


you can't make a claim like that without a YouTube link for all to enjoy??? :clap: :dance: :whistle: :cam:


Sorry for the delay but a trip to Kenya got in the way. I've put two videos of the fight in the lion thread....enjoy :popcorn:

http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=52243&p=1848435#p1848435
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014

Aristocat
Posts: 100
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:47 pm
Location: Noordhoek, Cape Town

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Aristocat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:06 pm

Wow love the aardwolf :D :D Thanks for posting KG :D Park is starting to turn green :dance:

User avatar
Pumbaa
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 5261
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: Back to Reality

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Pumbaa » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:14 pm

WoW - Never ever saw such a clear pictures of an Aardwolf earlier :mrgreen: :big_eyes: :mrgreen:

Please say thanks to the guests which shared this with us, Jan :gflower:

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9382
Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:24 pm

Aardwolf :shock: :clap: :clap: :clap:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

planing KTP janv/fev.2016

User avatar
gb225450
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 70
Award: Sighting of the Year - Predator (2013)
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:59 pm
Location: Bristol, UK (Pretoria in a previous life)

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby gb225450 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:48 pm

Wow Aardwolf! :lol:

According to the Sanpark website the Aardwolf does not even occur in the Kgalagadi!!!! :doh: :hmz:

Kgalagadi Mammal list
Latest Trip report: KTP April/May: Blooming KTP & some very unusual sightings!

Previous TRs
Kruger Oct12 Trip Report Oct '12
Trip Report & Photos June 2012

User avatar
Kgalagadi Guru
Guru
Guru
Posts: 2574
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Twee Rivieren, KTP

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:32 am

Morning all,

I will surely forward your thanks to the guest who took the picture.

Currently im busy to update our Mammal & Bird lists for the park as there has been a few newcomers (birds), I hope to have a new list ready soon , and I will post the new lists.

Nossob Drives:

Sunset Drive

Leeus - Lions
Bruin Hyaenas - Brown Hyaena
Jakkalse - Jackal
Gewone wild - General Game


Have a good one.
Head: Field Guiding
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
jan.kriel@sanparks.org

User avatar
Trrp-trrrrrrrr
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2014)
Award: Forumite of the Year (2014)
Award: Video of the Year (2014)
FAC Member (2013)
Posts: 10087
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:57 pm
Location: 2012 km..... to Paradise

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:00 am

KG..Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:

Looking forward to see the new list...this incorporates a huge amount time and hard work to update .....Thank you...You are a Star ... :great:
The newcomers are they migratory birds?

Great sunset drive sightings. :clap: :clap:
"Listen to the voice of nature, for it holds treasures for you."~ Native American (Huron) Proverb

User avatar
Kgalagadi Guru
Guru
Guru
Posts: 2574
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Twee Rivieren, KTP

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:31 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr

Yip they are a few new ones :dance:
Head: Field Guiding
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
jan.kriel@sanparks.org

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9942
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:38 pm

Don't forget the 'lost' saddle billed stork we saw on the Nossob webcam KG.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

User avatar
Kgalagadi Guru
Guru
Guru
Posts: 2574
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Twee Rivieren, KTP

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:44 am

Morning All,

Twee Rivieren Sunset:

Cheetah with cub on a kill
Cape cobra raiding a nest
BEF
BBJ
General Game
Head: Field Guiding
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
jan.kriel@sanparks.org

User avatar
Salva
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 646
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:41 am
Location: The country of compromises

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Salva » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:40 pm

Fantastic aardwolf picture!!!
U lacht en U heeft gelijk dat U lacht maar het is niet om mee te lachen

User avatar
Kgalagadi Guru
Guru
Guru
Posts: 2574
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Twee Rivieren, KTP

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:28 am

Morning All,

Nossob sightings:

Sunset Drive

Ratel - Honey badger
Jakkalse - Jackal
Bakore - BEF
Gewone wild - General Game

Night Drive

Jakkalse - Jackal
Springhase - Springhare
Head: Field Guiding
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
jan.kriel@sanparks.org

jan.dup
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:35 pm
Location: I'd rather be in the bush !!!

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby jan.dup » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:54 am

Jan,
Re the updating of the list - I visited KTP more than a dozen times and for the first time at our last visit saw warthogs. The first one was at Mata Mata in the camp close to the gate, and the other one was being stalked by a leopard close to the KAA turnoff !!!
What is the situation with them in KTP/estimate amount of them in KTP and are they a common sight - in that I was just "unlucky" to not see them previously ? I spoke to a couple of others and they also said they never saw warthogs in KTP.

Maybe some feedback from other formites on sightings of them ......

User avatar
Scouter
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1131
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:24 pm
Location: Hout Bay

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Scouter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15 am

As far as I know they are not common at all and you are lucky to see them - there's one at Rooiputs too thats been seen by a number of mites on different occasions ... Touareg has some stunning photos oh him from December :twisted:
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same ...

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9382
Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:18 pm

I saw them twice... but the last time (september)... no moustache :?
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

planing KTP janv/fev.2016


Return to “Arid Parks”