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 Post subject: Re: Hippo
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge
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Greetings to ALL,

Can anyone give feedback on the "activities" at Malelane bridge, upon exiting the park yesterday, we noticed a dead hippo on the banks of the river, a lot of crocodiles were hanging around in the area. :big_eyes:

We were informed that the hippo was struck by lightning on saturday, if I could if would have camped on the bridge last night and for the next few days - but nou ja, we have to work during the week. :(

Had a lovely weekend at Pretoriuskop, saw a leopard at the T -junction towards Skukuza and all the rest of the big five. :clap:

If any lucky soul is at the park now and have taken photos of the hippo carcass please make available for all. :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:46 am 
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Hey BosMal. I have my doubts about the lightning story, as although there was heaps of lightning on the Saturday night, when I went into the park for a drive on Saturday at 9, the hippo was not there, but lay dead when I came out around 12:30. So not sure if it would have taken so long to die if struck by lightning the previous night?

I unfortunately did not take photos but yes, what a traffic jam!!

When we went in on Sunday for another dirve, there was an ULTRA huge croc guarding the carcass. THis was 05:30 and here we are watching the croc, when a LEOPARD walks out from the reeds and strolls away towards the distant trees :)

Also 6 separate sightings of rhino - two of them with calves!

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge
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 Post subject: Re: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge
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There was a very bad Thunderstorm on Friday Night. Crocodiles only started eating on Sunday at the carcass, as soon as i get the pictures i will upload them.


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Hippos in the water at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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A Hippopotamus eats approximately 45 kg grass at night.

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A Hippopotamus will walk up-to 10 km at night to search for food.

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