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 Post subject: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:21 am 
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So we always hear about the “BIG FIVE” or Tourist Five or,. as some say on this forum, the Boring Five.

May I suggest we debate a “Forum Big Five” A group of five that people would love to see and consider themselves very lucky to see and be considered the Big Five by all here. Heck, we may even expand that to seven.

I’ll kick off with my proposals

Wild Dog
Pangolin
Cheetah
Sable
Black Rhino

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Leaping Lizards :thumbs_up: Great idea!! :thumbs_up: (Ones not often seen?)

Mine
1. Black Rhino
2. Pangolin
3. Sable
4. Life Porcupine.
5. Aardvark.

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Great idea. . .

1. caracal
2. honey badger
3. Roan
4. porcupine
5. pangolin

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:57 am 
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Hi there, have been following the forums for a while and finally joined.

I am going about a bit different with my list. We are visiting the park end September and this is the 5 animals I would most like to see. Roan and Eland misses out because we are not going to the Northern parts. Wild dog misses out because we had the most beautiful sight following them for 6km in the road just the other day.
The pangolin misses out because I regard it as a "kom nie voor". :wink:
Would love to see one, but the chances are just to small. Believe it or not but in all the years me and my wife going to KNP we only saw one Cheetah. :doh:
So here we go:

1. Black rhino
2. Cheetah
3. Sable
4. Caracal
5. African Crowned Eagle (taking a bit of a chance, but one never knows)


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Hi,

My list is:

Aardvark
Pangolin
Caracal
Roan (In Kruger)

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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My list:

Pangolin
Caracal
African Wild Cat
Wild Dog
Black Rhino

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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My list for Kruger:

1) Brown Hyena
2) Aardvark
3) Reedbuck
4) Pangolin
5) Suni

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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[quote= 5) Suni[/quote]

Sorry but what is a Suni? Never heard about it or seen in KNP. I think we are talking about a very small antilope?
Do someone have a picture? Is it possible we saw it once on safari in Botswana - Okavango delta but it's very uncommon.
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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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My list :think:

Pangolin
Aardvark
Otter
Roan
Caracal (saw only once)

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Little Five:

Rhino Beetle
Buffalo Weaver
Elephant Shrew
Leopard Tortoise
Ant Lion

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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alexmagda wrote:
Sorry but what is a Suni? Never heard about it or seen in KNP. I think we are talking about a very small antilope?
Do someone have a picture? Is it possible we saw it once on safari in Botswana - Okavango delta but it's very uncommon.
Thanks

Sorry Alexmagda. No pic but a short description: :thumbs_up:

"This petite antelope stands only 350mm at the shoulders, and rams weigh only 5 kg. Ewes are slightly larger and weighs 5.4 Kg. Light-brown to chestnut coat, fading slightly at the flanks. White underparts and inner legs. They have broad, rounded ears, ashy-grey on the outside and pink inside. Only the rams grow horns, which are short, straight, heavily ridged and smooth tipped. Of all African antelope, this species has the largest pre-orbital scent glands relative to body size".
You can check Suni on Internet. :)
Link to photo and the description.


http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_suni.html

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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For me, it's

honey badger
elephant shrew
pangolin
porcupine

and regarding the 5th animal, I can't decide between caracal, red bishop and aardvark.......


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Wouldn't it be great to see Roan and Sable down in the south like in the 60's :clap: My "big five"

Roan
Sable
Eland
Black Rhino
Wild Dog + pups
Serval
African Wild Cat

How's about that :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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I love this topic! 32 more days until we enter the park. Here's my top 5 list of what I would love to see:

1. Cape Clawless Otter
2. Cheetah
3. Wild Dogs
4. Caracal
5. Aardvark


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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A while back when I was staring at my PC pretending to work, but really just dreaming of Kruger, I came up with a Magnificent Seven and a Dirty Dozen (apologies to the movie buffs!).


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