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 Post subject: Karoo: Animals
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:30 pm 
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Hi there

I wonder if anyone could tell me what is the latest status on the Riverine Rabbit in the Karoo National Park.
Some years ago they were in a boma there and we managed to take some photos of them - however I believe they are no longer in the boma? Is that true? Were they released into the rest of the park...did they survive?

I know they were subsequently discovered in other areas as well and have a program with the farmers to report back if they see any.
But I would really like to know what happened to those in the boma - there were not that many and we had to sit in a makeshift 'hide' while cooking in the sun to eventually see them.

Anyone know please?

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There is a discussion on this rabbit here. And this is a useful forum tool :D

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 Post subject: Re: Riverine Rabbit? - Karoo
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Tintin wrote:
... But I would really like to know what happened to those in the boma - there were not that many and we had to sit in a makeshift 'hide' while cooking in the sun to eventually see them...

In the thread arks directed you to, CurtisDillon provides this link which shows the translocation of the riverine rabbits from the Karoo National Park to Sandgat.

I think these rabbits might be those that you're so desperate to know about! :P

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Thank you very much guys! Got it!

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 Post subject: Black rhino release into Karoo NP
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This is fantastic news. :dance: :clap:

Of the now 5, how many are male and how many female?

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Thanks for posting the link, BB! That is indeed great news!

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The animals listed on the site are:
-Elephant shrew: Cape Rock, Smiths Rock, Round-eared.
-Shrew: Lesser Red musk, Forest, Lesser Dwarf.
-Bat: Slit-faced, Cape Serotine, Melck's Serotine.
-Monkey: Vervet.
-Baboon: Chacma
-Hare: Cape, Scrub.
-Rabbit: Smith's Red Rock, Riverine.
-Mouse: Pouched, Grey Pygmy Climbing, Pygmy, Grant's Rock, Namaqua Rock, Multimammate, Striped.
-Gerbil: Short-tailed, Hairy-footed.
-Rat: Karoo Bush, Saunders' Vlei.
-Dormouse: Speckled.
-Porcupine.
-Molerat: Common.
-Fox: Cape, Bat-eared.
-Otter: Cape Clawless.
-Polecat: Striped.
-Mongoose: Water, Small Grey, Yellow.
-Suricate.
-Genet: Small spotted.
-Aardwolf.
-Caracal.
-Wild cat: African.
-Aardvark.
-Hyrax: Rock.
-Rhino: Black.
-Zebra: Burchell's, Cape Mountain.
-Wildebbest: Black.
-Hartebeest: Red.
-Klipspringer.
-Steenbok.
-Gemsbok.
-Springbok.
-Kudu.
-Eland.
-Duiker: Common.
-Rhebuck: Grey.
-Reedbuck: Mountain.

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 Post subject: Rhino in Karoo ?
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I have heard that there are black rhino in the Karoo NP as part of a joint venture with Nam Wildlife....can anyone confirm this for me please?


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To the best of my knowledge, yes.

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Hi PThree

Yes, there are black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis subspecies) in Karoo NP. There are now four rhino, two of which were introduced this year from Namibia. Black rhino were first reintroduced into the Park in 2005.[/i]

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 Post subject: Skink I.D needed
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Hi,

Does anybody know what kind of skink this is from the Karoo National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Skink I.D needed
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looks like a breeding male western rock skink, due to the dark colouring, it also is common on rock outcrops in the karoo and namibia

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 Post subject: Riverine rabbit - Karoo
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Do you have a breeding programme for the rare riverine rabbit?


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 Post subject: Karoo Tortoises
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according to SANparks website abour about Karoo NP they have 5 Tortoises. Im looking for more information about them please.

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