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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:46 pm

Thank you one and all for the very interesting info. I have yet to see my first live aardwolf.
So are they carnivores?
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Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby DP » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:42 am


We were lucky enough to see this earlier this year.

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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:49 am


And you even got a good photo of it!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: O you lucky one! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby J.J. » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:53 am

:clap: Good one !!!
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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby Peter Betts » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:52 pm

Well done usually see them at night along the roads in the Eastern Cape...They are also common in Addo but I have only seen 1 at a distance of 500 metres on the domkrag loop being hassled by Jackals
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Gemsbok at Camdeboo

Unread postby Indiajane » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:56 pm

We were in Graaff Reinet for the weekend and I popped into the Camdeboo NP - I spend as much time as I reasonable can in the Kgalagadi and couldn't help notice the difference in condition between Gemsbok in the two parks ... the few we saw in Camdeboo didn't seem to be in particularly good condition, all of the ones we saw had severe tick infestations, with the skin of one looking eaten away. Is there any particular reason for this?

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Re: Gemsbok at Camdeboo

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:23 pm

Hi Indiajane,
Gemsbok usually do very well in this park and their condition is usually very good. However we are currently experiencing a severe drought and this may be a factor contributing to their poor condition. Animals in poor condition seldom invest their energy in grooming and tick loads tend to consolidate. This further contributes to animal stress. Competition for scarce resources with other species, during times like this, also play a role.
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