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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:59 pm

Seen on the S28 between Croc Bridge and Lower Sabie By Ian Brown in august 2007:

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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Betelgeuse » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:56 pm

Does anyone know how the Afrikaans name for pangolin; ietermagog originated? I read that the English name is from the Malay peng-goling. This is just for interest sake as this unique name has always facinated me.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby shivati » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:35 pm

Hi Su...this is what I found on wikipedia...in Afrikaans. English translation for non afrikaans speakers below (I'll try my best :) )

Die naam "ietermagog" is waarskynlik afkomstig van Tswana: machocho ("mier") of magogwe ("ratel"). Die woordvorming van "ietermagog", asook die habitat en rol van die dier in die bygelowe van inheemse Suid-Afrikaanse stamme, ondersteun dié herkoms van die woord.

The name "ietermagog" probably stems from the Tswana language: machocho ("ant") or magogwe ("badger"). The form of the word "ietermagog", as well as the habitat and role of the animal in the beliefs/superstitions of the indigenous South African tribes, supports the origin of the word.

Hope this helps :hmz: :hmz: :D

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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby sandy » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:33 pm

We were in Punda last month when someone spotted a Pangolin as well - was green with envy. The only time we were blessed to see one in ALL our visits, was in August 1998, was just outside Satara, as we turned out of the gate on the opposite side of the road.

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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Bushcraft » Sun May 29, 2011 5:02 pm

We spotted this guy last month in KNP

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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby o-dog » Mon May 30, 2011 10:54 am

Fantastic Bushcraft... :thumbs_up:

yet to see one in the KNP although had one sighting in 2 years of working in the greater KNP...thats about 1 sighting in 750-1000 game drives and my guests were from Russia and they couldn't understand the excitement - I told them if they ever speak to anyone who has been on safari that it will be serious bragging rights...they seemed happy about that!!

Interestingly of all sightings had amongst the guides, these animals were mostly found in late afternoon in winter and sometimes while following lions which discovered them for us.

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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby MikeGoss2011 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:05 pm

Very, very pleased to say that my wife Trish and I were lucky enough to see one of these delightful mammals on our recent visit to KNP. We saw it on the H5 at about 7am or so, after taking a wrong turning, ( we thought we were still on the S114)
Regretably, no photo, but the memory will live with us both for ever

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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Shi » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:54 pm

BC and MikeG :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: What wonderful luck to have seen something so AWESOME :dance: :dance: :dance: and BC you then go and see bush pigs as well :big_eyes: am getting to your TR sooooon :thumbs_up:
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Pangolin sightings

Unread postby Smutsia » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

If anyone is fortunate enough to see a pangolin, please consider submitting your sighting to the African Pangolin Working Group's database (http://www.pangolin.org.za). The African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) forms the African constituent of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Pangolin Specialist Group and is dedicated to the conservation of pangolins in Africa. To achieve this, the APWG is compiling a database of the past, present (and future) distribution of all four African pangolin species. All submissions are securely sent to the APWG board, and details of the sightings are not open to members of the public to prevent exploitation of the species. Conservation authorities are welcome to contact the APWG for further information.

The sightings details that we require are: location of the sighting, species, observer and date (if known), although any additional information would also be hugely appreciated. Any pangolin mortalities that are observed should also be reported as we are assessing the magnitude that various threats pose to the species and are developing mitigation measures for these threats.

Sightings can be submitted online via the website (http://www.pangolin.org.za or can be sent directly to Prof Ray Jansen <jansenr@tut.ac.za> or Darren Pietersen <pietersen.darren@gmail.com>.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Pangolin sightings

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:20 am

A warm welcome Smutsia :D

Good to know that we can participate in research. I saw a Pangolin in Kruger a few years ago and will be posting.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:01 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
A Pangolin eats about 70 million ants a year.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:02 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
A Pangolin does not have any teeth, and mainly uses its long worm-like tongue to eat.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:05 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
Pangolins are born with their scales. The scales are however very soft at birth.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:06 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
In Tanzania, it is believed that Pangolins can predict the future and is brings good luck.
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Pangolin

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:25 am

Stunning sighting Leeukos!!!............. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And thank you for all the additional info...... :thumbs_up:
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