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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:23 am

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Re: Hippo

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:24 am

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"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."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:25 am

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"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."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:15 pm

To me it seems that the Hippo population in the Kruger Park has increased significantly in recent years?
Every puddle seems to have a healthy population.

And some dams seem to have more than a healthy population. :)
For eg in Mlondozi Dam there were quite a few and they were almost constantly bickering with each other. Maybe due to a shortage of space? The Dam wasn't at its fullest and they were all at the deepest part by the dam wall.

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:02 pm

Yoda agree with you. Think with all the rain over the past few years all the dams are full.

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Re: Hippo

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Hippo Killing Impala

Unread post by Sigmund » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:51 pm

Moderators, I'm unsure as to in which of the different KNP forums and/or sub-forums to post this, so please move to where best suited.

Last week this video of a Hippo cow with a calf killing an impala stuck in the mud at Nsemani dam on 4 August 2015, was posted by Latest Sightings on Youtube.



A friend of ours currently in Kruger, sent us a message per cellphone today saying that they witnessed their first kill in Kruger today.
After inquiring as to what, where and when, we heard that they witnessed a hippo killing an impala stuck in mud at a dam this morning :shock: Their kids, apparently and understandably (being 5 and 12) were kind of hysterical.

I immediately recalled the above video that I saw last week and mentioned it to them.....turns out this morning's event also took place at Nsemani and the killer was also a hippo with a calf :shock:

We are on our way to KNP in 30 days from today and with recent reports of dwindling water levels and the above two stories (both related to the low water levels), I am sort of wondering what to expect in terms of sightings?
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Re: Hippo Killing Impala

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:57 am

Just a reminder of how dangerous these creatures can be.

Thanks Sigmund. :thumbs_up:
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