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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:09 am 
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welcome to the forum wendzh :D
I think you are right, not a lot of female Cheetah with 3 cubs in the vicinity
sorry not possible to ID... the photos are from too far away :wink:

:clap: Gertie... and the 3 littles are still in good form
thank you for the pictures :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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it seems there is a big mistake :doh:
in fact Gertie is Elena, the famous Elena, the mother of Simon and Garfunkel and the poor Anton who finished lamentably :cry:

I can't remember who says for the first time : it's Gertie when I saw/showed (in my TR) Mum and the 3 little cats in September 2012 :hmz:

After checking the spots (mostly inside the front legs) with old pictures (2009 and 2010) this mum Cheetah is ELENA
I'm very sorry for this big error :redface: ... but is a very formidable news, we found again Elena who seems vanished... :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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That is exciting news, anne-marie! Who was it who had named her Gertie and thought that she was a new cheetah mum? Well done on your discovering her true identity! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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Gertie was ID by Mr and Mrs Mills, one or two years ago... I believe is Morkel how saw Gertie with cubs, a little bit bigger than mine... and asked for ID :thumbs_up:

we were, at least 2 for this discovery, Lionspoon put me on the track, thank you Lionspoon :clap: :k

will continue some research :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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Will be following your and Lionspoon's further research with interest :thumbs_up: Clearly it's possible even for the most experienced to have a MIS-ID. I'm sure that the Mills will be interested in what you and Lionspoon have discovered. Elena/Gertie is proving to be one impressive mom!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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:yaya: arks!

There is a Gertie as well. :thumbs_up: It's just that all of us who were in the park since last year,
believed that Elena is Gertie because some fellow traveller had told us in the park.
We never bothered to check spots. :slap:

However, the SO & I were back at the start of October this year and came a cross
a single cheetahlady. Out of a hunch I compared her to Lisette and found out it was
her indeed! :big_eyes:

So, then I thought, I should look into 'Gertie' as well and was completely flabbergasted
when I realized it was Elena. :big_eyes:

But remembering that both, Lisette and Elena were really visible back in 2010 and 2011
and hardly anyone has seen the real Gertie, it does makes sense as well (on top of the
correct spots that is :lol: ).

I still got a batch of three of whom I don't know who they are. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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Thanks, Lionspoon, I think that I've got it now. There IS a Gertie, but at the same time, the cheetah mum that's been (mis)identified as Gertie turns out to be Elana? Cool, but lots of backtracking now to sort out which IDs might be the real Gertie and which are in fact Elana? Still, it's all most interesting and well done to have spotted the real identies :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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You got it, arks. :thumbs_up:

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Cool, but lots of backtracking now to sort out which IDs might be the real Gertie and which are in fact Elana?
True! :slap: It would be a good start though if anyone knew if Gertie has cubs the same age as Elena's and if so how many. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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where was Gertie last spotted and when?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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Difficult to say, kesheshe, as everybody believed to have seen her.
If you think, you saw different cheetahs, it's happy spots comparing. :slap:

Drop me an email, if you want some support with that. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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On the morning of August 29, 2013 we were able to spot and photograph 5 Cheetah and 3 lions within 7K or Mata Mata within a 2 hour period. It was a great day. If someone can tell me how to post photos without linking to our web site, I would be glad to do so. By the way the cheetah were in two groups one of 2 and the second of 3.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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Hi,

Have a look here on a tutorial on How to.. Host photos for use with Trip Reports.

I know it says Trip Reports, but it is the same procedure on all the sub-forums...... :thumbs_up:

If you have any problems please just ask any off us will gladly lend a helping hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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welcome to the forum bshepardson03 :D

you can use photobucket, tipypic, Flick etc...
Have a look here

I'm waiting eagerly your pictures :dance: :dance: :dance:


*EDIT* sorry lion queen you are faster than me :lol:
an I think your link is better like mine :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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I filmed Gertie (or Elena ?) :hmz: in september 2012
Here the video :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Cheetah Identification
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fantastic Vinaigrette :clap:
it's Elena :dance:
What is the date ? I was also in September with them :D

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