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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby JDW » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:07 pm

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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby J.Botha » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:49 am

The newest member of Karoo National Park. The Brown Hyena was released about 3 weeks ago into the park.

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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:58 am

Wow wonderful news!!!......... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby DrPhil » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:20 am

Heksie :thumbs_up: you can now take a photo of this guy and claim it was seen in KNP (Kruger-Karoo......Still KNP) :tongue:
Not in Kruger.... Busy planning the next trip...

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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:35 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't give Heksie ideas.......... :big_eyes:
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:45 pm

:dance: :clap:

But only 1?

How about breeding?
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby J.Botha » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:45 am

There was 4 individuals introduced of which one male and female is a breeding pair. So they will be allowed to breed.
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks J. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:17 am

:clap: :clap: :dance:

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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby Salva » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:20 am

That is just wonderful news!!!

I actually thought they were already present in the park but I probably confused with Mountain Zebra NP!

I must say the Frontier Parks section is an extremely intresting part of this forum. Since I became a member I closely followed the re-introduction of Lion and Hyeana in Addo, Cheetah in Mountain Zebra and Lion and Brown Hyena in Karoo.

And than I didn't even mention the extension of Addo and the great project of linking Mounatin Zebra with Cambeboo...Extremely energetic people managing these parks methinks! And people who, in the long end will help enormously to uplift the welfare of the whole region, I'm pretty sure of that :clap:

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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby J.Botha » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:36 am

Hyena Trap

Measures used by early stock farmers to combat stock losses, was the use of these hyena traps, also known as the 'Wolvehok' (Wolf coop). These are primitive stone structures, about 2 to 2.5 metres in size. At the rear of the trap, bait was secured to a pin, to lure the hyena, jackal or leopard in. When the animal tugged on the bait, a trap door would be released, and trap the animal in. A small opening on the top of the trap structure, small enough for someone to see in and for a spear or rifle to be pushed in, is usually covered by a stone. The trapped animal was then shot or speared to death through this small opening. These traps contributed to the extinction, in the Karoo, of the brown hyena.

Some of the traps are now a Cultural heritage site within the park and people can see them up close next to the rest camp and on the Potlekkertjie loop.

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Front view: showing the pin and door (Door is broken in 2)
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Schematics of how the Hyena trap worked
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:07 am

:lol: From the stone age. :twisted: Interesting facts JB, thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby J.Botha » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:39 am

The first look at our first lion generation to be born in Karoo National Park.

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Mother with here 2 cubs
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:48 am

Oh wow they are so cute!!!!............. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Thank you so much for sharing.......... :clap: :clap:

In which part of the park did you see them???
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Re: Karoo National Park Activity Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:41 pm

You are justifyably proud as if they were your own cubs J.B

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Animals don't breed in they are unhappy.
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