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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby Pumbaa » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:22 pm

Thanks for the great news about the cheetah cubs in MZNP and for the pictures of the Addo cheetahs :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap:

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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby DP » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:41 pm

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Thought I would like to share what we saw yesterday morning.
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby DP » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:50 pm

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Oops forgot Mom
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby billyf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:56 pm

Thanks DP - lovely pics :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:30 pm

Wow DP! :dance: :mrgreen:
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:54 pm

WOW, DP! Awesome sighting and great photo's :clap: - thanx for sharing. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby Cherries » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:38 pm

Super DP :clap:

So pleased the cubs are looking strong and well. In April when we were there they were kept well hidden by Mum!

Live for the springbok will never be quite the same with these guys around!

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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:16 pm

New Year update on the MZNP cheetah:

All are doing well. The eight cubs are now practically the same size as their mothers and it is difficult to tell which are the adults, except for the fact that the mothers have collars.

Juba, her cubs and the two adult male cheetah have been frequenting the northern area of the Park near Doornhoek. Nixi and her cubs frequent the southern area of the Park near Kranskop.
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby billyf » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:46 pm

Thanks for the update, Megan. Glad to hear that the cheetah population is thriving :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:08 am

Thanx for the update, so nice to hear that all of them are doing well. :dance:

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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby wanderw » Sat May 16, 2009 5:54 pm

Hi All!
Any updates on the cheetahs and 'cubs' at MZNP?
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Tue May 19, 2009 9:43 am

Well, the cubs are all grown up now and have left their mothers and are hunting for themselves. The youngsters have formed two separate groups of 5 and 3 as one of Nixi's cubs moved over to join Juba's cubs at the end of last year. The rangers presume that this is probably a male cub who has moved over to join Juba's male cub and the two males will eventually break away to form a coalition.

Batman and Robin (the two adult males) were seen on the Link Road last week, looking fit and healthy.

A visitor reported seeing a lone cheetah, most likely one of the adult female, catch a springbok right behind the chalets at the end of last week. The two adult females are solitary at the moment.
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby DANKBAAR » Tue May 19, 2009 9:55 am

Thanks for the update Megan.
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby wanderw » Tue May 19, 2009 6:13 pm

Thanx for the info Megan! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cheetah cubs!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 19, 2009 7:25 pm

Thanks Megan,

Great news.
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