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 Post subject: Re: jackal and Kudu in Addo
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:50 am 
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This is an extract from our last trip report: June 2009:

"The next moment some movement caught my eye. A jackal was chasing a young kudu calve. Every now and then the kudu would stop to make a stance, but then the chase continued. My daughter noticed that the kudu was bleeding at her stomach - see dark patch on photo. A second jackal joined the chase. This ended with the kudu finding some form of shelter in a bush and the jackals losing interest. Indeed a rare sighting."

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 Post subject: Re: Animals in Addo - Are there any giraffes?
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Hello Nicky, Munchkin and everbody :D

Thanks for welcoming me and your replies. :thumbs_up:

I will be visiting SA in the end of October until mid November 2010. I will definitely be visiting Addo.
Since I also would like to see giraffes I probably will also visit Kruger National Park.
Do you have any other suggestions about places I should visit?

Talk to you soon,
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 Post subject: Re: Animals in Addo - Are there any giraffes?
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Welcome Ina!

From Addo to Kruger you will want to stopover somewhere.
Happily Golden Gate Highlands National Park is nicely on the way to Kruger, and definitely a park to visit for a few days. Have a look at some of the tripreports from there.

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 Post subject: Re: jackal and Kudu in Addo
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Thanks for that.

At first I thought we may have been there at the same time :D - but nope - different years.

The time we saw this incident the jackal brought the kudu down by latching onto its nose or lower jaw - judging by the exhausted state of the two animals the conflict had been going on for a long time before we got there.

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: Animals
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We've gathered some exciting evidence on our camera traps in the Colchester section:

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and in the broad daylight too:

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This is the same male leopard that was released a few years ago in the main game area after being rescued from a farm in the Baviaans area. We can tell by the tracking collar around his neck.

The same leopard was seen by visitors in the main game area around Mbabala Loop this past weekend....so there's new hope for Leopard Lovers!

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: Animals
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Media Release: Penguin chicks get new lease of life

http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=1576


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 Post subject: Re: Dead Kudu
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Evenso thr thread were long undiscussed I want to keep ther duiscussion going. What do you think about a Cheetah. I´m honest a couple of days ago I haven´t belive that a Cheetah is able to kill a Kudu but Rangers and Forum members convinced me. Due tio the fact that there a heavy bitemarkvery little eaten and poor covered. That could also be a possibility.

What do you think about that case?

By the way the, I have a question. Does Caracals bring down a Kudu? I know they are powerfull but are they really able to bring it down?

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Kudu
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Definitely not cheetah, Malealea. We don't have cheetah in this area of the Park, only in the Kuzuko contractual area at present. Cheetah prefer more open habitat (the Addo thicket is too dense) where they can build up the speed they use to catch their prey.

Caracal would not be able to take down an adult kudu - the prey size is too large for them.

I'll chat to the staff here to check if anyone saw anything but it sounds like spotted hyena to me...

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Kudu
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OOPS :redface:

In Addo no Cheetahs? hmm ok maybe I swoped the Parks then, probably with MZN.

But well I´d like to hear your oppinion. Going away from Addo do you think that a Cheetah is able to bring down a Kudu? in the SAN Prak Thread Kalahari --> Cheetah hunting Giraffe, lot of People say that they do hunt adult Kudus. I know that you are an Expert (Addo + Leopard thraed), maybe you can help me, as I found it hard to belive.

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Kudu
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Cheetah can deifinetly bring down adult kudu and have done so in Mountain Zebra National Park.

Regarding this Kudu kill, the reserachers who record the kills in the Park say they don't know for definite what killed this one but also came to the conclusion that it was spotted hyena.

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