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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:45 pm

pietert wrote:but why will a domestic dog want to hide his scent?


Instinct. No other reason why I can see why my dog would roll around in it. Unless it wants to irritate me! :roll:

pietert wrote: Somebody suggested it might have been some of the female lion's urine it was licking


That I have witnessed before as well. It is very common for the males to lick and smell the female's urine - but I've never seen it done without a "Flehmen response". This guy definitely did not have any Flehmen response there. That's why I did not think it was a female's urine. But hey - I am no expert - just my guess... :whistle:

But would love to hear what the experts say or think... :hmz:
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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:14 am

Bushbuddies wrote: But would love to hear what the experts say or think... :hmz:


That is what I was hoping for.

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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:16 am

Nice video. Looks like my cats with catnip. :wink: Lots of good feelings happening there.
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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby okie » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:50 am

pietert wrote:Two males have been mating with a female lion near the S99 and H13-2 junction in the Kruger Park near Punda Maria Restcamp. They made noises right through the night. When we drove there the next morning, we found this lion apparently licking something off the tar. What tickled us though was the way in which he did it. Maybe someone can explain?



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When was this Pieter ? Lions have a gestation period of 110 days , and we are visiting in September , so therefore , looking forward to spot the pride and their cubs at that time :) :doh:
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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:02 pm

It was taken 1 June 2013.

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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby okie » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:30 pm

Hmmmm.... Seems we may not see them :x
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Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (video)

Unread postby pietert » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:55 pm

Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (video)

Wonderful interaction between a mother elephant and her calf, Mother cruelly injured in her youth. Watch the subtle interaction between mother and calf with the calf helping mother get along. Take your time and watch that left hind leg.

Seen at the Punda Maria camp waterhole from the hide.
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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby Stampajane » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:07 pm

Poor mother elephant. Amazing that she survived and went on to bear a calf.

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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:07 pm

Pietert......Thank you for sharing this amazing Video. Brings a tear to the eye. :clap: :clap:
Half the Video is green. (On the right side). Still a pleasure to watch. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby Carol g » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:23 pm

Such n amazing video, thanks for sharing :gflower:

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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby yoda » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:06 am

pietert,

Where did you see this?

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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby JeanniR » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:14 am

:( That is really a beautiful thing between mother and calf! Poor thing :(
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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby pietert » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi Yoda, thanks for reminding me. It was taken from the hide in Punda Maria Camp. I added the info to the thread.

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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby hilda » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:33 am

This is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing this video with us pietert! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tragically hurt Elephant Mother & her helpful calf. (vid

Unread postby ekoppen » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:24 am

Thank you Pietert....very well done. Sad but I think mom just accepts "that's the way it is" and goes on. :clap: :clap:

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