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Re: Rare Species

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:39 pm

Hi Guys,

Thought I'D add to this =)
Badger and Serval were seen together having a stand off, on the H-10, and the Bush Pigs came running out of the Croc Bridge Gate, and after 15 minutes managed to dig under the fence and run off into the Sugar Cane plantations.


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Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by michaelpr » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:15 am

What do you think is the rarest mammal in all of SANParks? I have a few ideas, but I would first like to hear your's.

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by terryc » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:37 am

What about pangolin
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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:57 am

I'll add White Lions!
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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by Angels » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:00 am

If birds were included I will say Bearded Vulture and Egyptian vulture.

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by Jeanus » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:57 am

My bet would be riverine rabbit
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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by AjayB » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:04 am

Think Jeanus might be right :hmz: Karoo National Park.........

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by michaelpr » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:10 am

And what about the Black Footed Cat Felis Nigripes?

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by Toko » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:38 am

RUMURUTI wrote:It is difficult to distinguish between rare and difficult to see.
I suppose there are a fair number of pangolin around Sanparks but they are just very difficult to see as they are mostly nocturnal.


Juliana's golden-moles are very rare (critically endangered) and difficult to see, they live completely underground. There is one of only three populations in KNP.

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by Aat » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:40 pm

mmm for me very easy.... for me the Caracal.... they never showed themselves to me :evil:

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:45 pm

Toko, didn't know about the golden mole and must be difficult to keep track of them.
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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:55 am

Maybe the Suni?

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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by Bush Brat » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:14 am

Maybe an Aardwolf :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by NickyG » Tue May 18, 2010 12:30 am

According to Smither's mammal book, the riverine rabbit, is our most endangered mammal.

The african wild cat I imagine must be threatend, not so much by extinction, but inter breeding with domesticated cats.

My third guess would be the black rhino, they are 1% of what they were at the turn of the century, because of men....

Then would come the sable/roan, havent got a clue...
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Re: Rarest mammal in all of SANParks

Unread post by naomi » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:43 pm

If i may put in my 5c worth here. The Suni antelope and Aardwolf.


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