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Re: Hyena night time sounds at Addo

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:28 am

Hi nicole

If you have a look at the Leopard topic in this forum, you'll see there has been a discussion about this. It seems that there must have been some wrong information given out by someone at the gate (do you have a name?), or some kind of misunderstanding, as we only use recordings for management purposes when changing the collars of lions and then usually away from the tourist areas.

Four hyenas were captured out of the Park and taken to a private game reserve but this was done before August.

It's quite possible that the sounds you heard were not a recording but the real thing. Remember, the air is very clear, quiet and cold at night in the Park, making it much easier for sound to travel long distances. Hyenas are active at night, meaning they could be hunting and calling very close to the camp.
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Leopard sitings in ADDO.

Unread postby RDP » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:36 pm

Hi
How often is leopard seen in ADDO?

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Re: Leopard sitings in ADDO.

Unread postby carolynn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:05 pm

Once in a blue moon :lol: But the good thing about it is that the possibility is there........ :wall:
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Re: Leopard sitings in ADDO.

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:34 am

Hi RDP,

More info about leopards in Addo here
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby Malealea » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:29 pm

The last Report Leopards are very old. Does news exist of seeing more Leopards? Doi we have the exact amount Leopars in Main Area and Zuurberg?


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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby cookie » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:49 am

Hi. Our family stayed in the rondavels at Addo Main Camp on 6 Dec last year. My daughter and I were in no. 1 rondavel. At 10.30pm (approx) we were just about to turn our lights off when we heard the geese on the water at the lower dam go crazy. We looked out from the stable door and saw something coming across the waterhole from right to left. I thought it was a lioness as it looked so bright and one colour in the spotlight. I ran to get my binocs and when I got back I thought it had gone but the goose was screaming and going in circles in the middle of the waterhole!! Then I saw something crouched on the side of the waterhole beside a bush on the LHS of the waterhole and drinking. Looking throught he binocs I saw it had spots- a leopard!!! :big_eyes: I gave the binocs to my teenage daughter and she confirmed it! It drank for about 5mins and then slinked off just as the mother and baby rhino arrived to drink. we've seen many leopards at Kruger so we did not realise how rare a sight this is until we told the restaurant manager at breakfast.I didn't think at the time to take a photo as it was soooo amazing to see it. sorry :doh:
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:36 am

Wow that was an amazing sighting!! Hopefully it will come to drink at the same waterhole again and be caught on the Addo webcam which is now up. See here
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat May 01, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks for nothing cookie :twisted: Leopard AND mum & baby blackie :wall:
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby cookie » Tue May 04, 2010 7:03 am

oh well maybe you will have luck next time BB :roll: I keep an eye on the cam but so far...zip...zilch and yet when we were there, there was always something coming down. I suppose it's the time diff and so will make more of an effort. Did see the dead zebra at Orpen a few days back.. does anyone know what happened to it?
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby Malealea » Tue May 04, 2010 2:11 pm

hi cookie,

is was removed from the water and at night Hayenas had a great dinner.there ist a heavy disscussion going on in a tread. Go to kruger Forum and then you will find a locked discussion, at the last Post you will find a link, if you have a problem to find t write me an PN i will send you the link.

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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue May 04, 2010 4:47 pm

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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby Malealea » Tue May 04, 2010 11:09 pm

thank you Dinky
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby cookie » Wed May 05, 2010 6:38 am

thanks guys!
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Leopard Sightings in Addo Prk

Unread postby Leopard Tracker1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi,

i have read some threads on leopards in addo..

Are there any recent updates on how many there are in the main game area?

is there any chance of more being released into the park soon?

has anyone sighted a leopard this year/month?



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Re: Leopard Sightings in Addo Prk

Unread postby Harv » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:04 am

We were there last week. Didn't see any myself, though the sightings board indicated at least 3 spottings that I remember: 1 on the Gorah loop, one in the vicinity of Hapoor dam and one in the southern section on one of the loops there....
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