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Mokala - name the rarest animals...

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:41 pm

The latest census is out, so why not see if people know the rarest animals in Mokala? (Using that census as reference...)

Of three species there is just one lonesome individual, which are they?
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Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:51 pm

Baboon, Vervet Monkey and Nyala

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Re: Mokala - name the rarest animals...

Unread postby bert » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:43 pm

Did i read 1 baboon ?

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Re: Mokala - name the rarest animals...

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:38 pm

Wonder what he did to be banished from the rest of the troop and have to live a solitary life

(unless they not meaning one of the furry kind .... )

But at least we know there is very accurate counting at Mokala
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Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:29 pm

IMHO, the counter should be counted as “one lonesome individual”…just joking , but how many times have you seen a sole baboon or vervet monkey? Maybe that was supposed to be 1 troop?

On the other hand, after speaking to somebody who knows the area well, all the adjacent land are hunting farms….maybe some guys find joy in shooting creatures that look like their wifes …and the lone baboon that is left is one clever chick!

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Re: Mokala - name the rarest animals...

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:32 pm

Taken from the last Annual report, Jumbo was very correct..
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Re: Mokala - name the rarest animals...

Unread postby christo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:22 pm

I would love to see how they counted the BBJ's and the bat eared foxes
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Re: Mokala - name the rarest animals...

Unread postby Darwin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:53 am

The census is done by a helicopter. All animals are recorded although an aerial census is only useful for the larger animals - antelope and rhino numbers. So although bat eared foxes, monkeys etc. are interesting sightings it is defenitely not a true reflection of their numbers and the aim of the census is to determine the herbivore numbers.

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endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby ice » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:12 pm

during my recent stay at Mokala a guide told me that Mokala was mainly established to protect five endangered species

black rhino
roan
sable
white-backed vulture

and? was is blesbok? I simply forgot...could somebody help out?

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Re: endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby Stoffel » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:35 pm

Surely not 'blesbok'(they are common - although not in Mokala). Rather 'tsessebe.
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Re: endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:31 pm

Or bontebok?
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Re: endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby ice » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:26 pm

I am 99% sure they don't have bontebok in mokala; I hold the mammals list they hand out to arriving guests in my hand right now and it doesn't show bontebok...

the reason I though of blesbok is that somewhere else I read they only have one small herd, less than ten animals...on the other hand blesbok are "alien animals" in mokala; introduced into the region by the former owners solely for their formidabe horns and colourful skin which make great hunters trophies, just like nyalas and waterbucks; none of these species belong there, that's why (according to the guide who conducted my night drive) they are planning to either transfer these species to other parks or to sell them

the more I think about it the more I believe stoffel is correct in assuming it is tsessebes...I was hoping somebody else has received the same (extremely informative) lecture by that female guide and has a slightly better memory than I do

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Re: endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:11 pm

I might be going in July, I will try to find out.
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Re: endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby ice » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:41 pm

you been there before? it's really worth going, although completely different from both KNP and KTP...very relaxed...

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Re: endangered species at Mokala

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:10 pm

Nope, I am going to a friend's timeshare at P*l*n*sb*rg and Mokala would make a great stop ove on the way back to CT.
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