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Unread post by murron66 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:49 pm

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Unread post by zeedoc » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:29 am

There was a very interesting leter in Africa Geographic regarding a warthog killing and eating a new born oribi calf just moments after the animal was born ( the warthog had been foraging near the oribi cow prior to the birth )!

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Unread post by HoepHoep » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:51 am

Wharthogs in ADDO June 2006
Note the "tears" from the eyes as pointed out by another forumite.
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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:04 pm

On H1-1 Near Skukuza:
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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:12 am

On the H4-1.

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Having lunch.

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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed May 30, 2007 9:41 pm

They are toes. Also called "dew claws". Many mammals have them, especially the antelope, pig etc. types. They are actually toes that are not used. Many mammals walk on some of their toes and not on their feet. This is an adaption for speed.

Exceptions are mammals like your carnivores and primates.

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Unread post by G@mespotter » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:45 pm

Close to Satara, is a resident there, saw him 3x in December..

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:28 pm

He is frikkin huge in the tusk department! Wow! And from his facial expression it would seem tha the knows that. :lol:

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Unread post by francoisd » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:40 am

When in Addo a couple of weeks ago I noticed that a large percentage of the warthogs there were much lighter in colour than the rest and the ones in Kruger I'm used to.

When standing on the veranda of our chalet looking out over the park it was easy to pick them up as the appeared almost greyish.

Any explanation for this? I though it might be dust but as it was raining for a couple of days not much dust around and it would've washed off. The soil in the area has a reddish colour overall as well.
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Unread post by G@mespotter » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:47 am

Another Skukuza tusker, Skukuza is the best place to see them!

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Unread post by Liam » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:36 pm

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Just past Kruger Gate.
KNP December 2009 (hopefully).

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:30 pm

Came across this Warthog, not in Kruger but in a KZN reserve, but thought its was interesting to see the extent of the injury it had suffered with no apparant ill effect, oher than a nasty looking scar. :?

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Warthog - Herbivore or Omnivore?

Unread post by One-a-B » Sun May 04, 2008 4:06 pm

This was just bizarre.
We have just returned from the KNP. 1- 4 May 2008.
On the second day 2 May 2008 we have travelled to Orpen. (Great revamp of the camp.)
About ten kilometres from the gate we have sighted something that puzzles me very much.

Three jackals were circling a family of 5 warthogs around a carcass about 40metres from the road.
(We have taken pictures and a videoclip.)
The binoculars revealed that the carcass was that of a dead jackal.
The warthogs were eating the carcass of the jackal!!!
Even the three small ones were tucking in.
We did not see how the jackal was killed but the warthogs were quite aggressive chasing the jackals away from the carcass then again feeding from the carcass.
The young ones were very aggresive chasing the jackals.
Eventually the jackals got to the carcass away from the warthogs and frantically ate what was left of the dead jackal.
The warthogs then wandered off eating their vegetables later, I presume.

I have never heard that warthogs eat meat.
Are they therefore classified as omnivores. Or is this a bad family :?
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