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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by joekin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:17 pm

Jungle Junkie wrote:The same book states on page 19 under number of mammals in KRUGER:-
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"Brown Hyaena (Hyaena Brunnea). . . . .. . . . 100 - 200"

So according to PE Fourie - surely by some sort of censu - between 100 and 200 Brown Hyaena in 1980?

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by Malealea » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:41 pm

To tell the exact distribution is very difficult. esspecially Brown Hayenas will be diffucult to spot because (exception exist of Course e.g. in Namibia) life secretly. Best examples in Augrabies they belive that Brown Hayenas roam around. they found signs (checkt out Arid Parks--> Augrabies Nightdrives and then the talk between me and Augrabie Guru). He statted that the might come back. I belive it is the same with the hayenas. Because the distribution will scratch the Border iof Kruger. In Botsuana and Zimbabwe there occur Brown Hayenas. Because of the Civil war I belive they might join the kruger crew because of safte reasons. Best examples were the animals from Mocambique.

To summerize i belive there will be always a chance.
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by okie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:35 pm

I have a book by David Steele , titled " Game Sanctuaries of Southern Africa " , published 1972 . In the chapter for Kruger National Park , he states : " There are a number of different carnivorous animals . Kruger Park is well known for its lion , but leopard , brown and spotted hyena , black-backed and side-striped jackals , wild dogs , civet , genet , caracal , serval and African wild cat may all be seen "

Unfortunately , no pics . :x
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by ossendryver » Tue May 15, 2012 10:20 pm

15 May 2012
6:47am
Brown Hyena- mom and pup
S1, between the H11 and S65
On the move, crossed the road.
5/5
Spotted by Stephan

Stephan (Reporter) went to the ranger at Skukuza and confirmed with him the Brown Hyena sighting. So it is the first confirmed sighting of them in a long time.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue May 15, 2012 10:25 pm

So it has been confirmed ossendryver :D That is fantastic :thumbs_up: Wow!!
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue May 15, 2012 10:35 pm

ossendryver, On page 1 of this topic there are some comments about when the last time Brown Hyena was seen in Kruger.

I will try to do some finding out :wink:
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by Radman » Wed May 16, 2012 12:10 pm

ossendryver wrote:15 May 2012
6:47am
Brown Hyena- mom and pup
S1, between the H11 and S65
On the move, crossed the road.
5/5
Spotted by Stephan

Stephan (Reporter) went to the ranger at Skukuza and confirmed with him the Brown Hyena sighting. So it is the first confirmed sighting of them in a long time.



So that must mean there must be more seeing that she had a pup with her great news in deed thanks for this update
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by threedogs » Wed May 16, 2012 12:18 pm

Just a note: Hyena young are called cubs not pups :thumbs_up:
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by onewithnature » Wed May 16, 2012 1:15 pm

How was it confirmed - by description of the animal to the ranger, or did the ranger see it as well? Any pics? That would be like platinum, never mind gold!
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by Heksie » Thu May 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Bush Baptist wrote::popcorn:

Pic proof please.

We have had 'confirmed' sightings before, and when the pic eventually emerged, it was a dark looking spottie.

Also, spottie cubs are dark brown.


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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by ossendryver » Fri May 18, 2012 5:09 pm

I'm really trying to get this picture. He said they crossed the road so quickly and he got a brilliant photo of the tree hiding them. I'll ask for that tree and maybe well be able to see them.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by onewithnature » Sat May 19, 2012 4:41 pm

Bush Baptist wrote::popcorn: Ossy, we would love to end this soon, one way or another.

Like I have said before, the brownies in KTP mosey around and are very photogenic, but the 'ghosts' in Kruger seem to remain just that!.


Which still begs the question whether BH's are actually resident in Kruger. I personally severely doubt it - nomads from surrounding areas that pass through and are occasionally seen en route seem the most likely explanation. The plethora of spotted hyaenas and lions in Kruger would make the survival of BH's difficult in many areas, although they definitely existed in the Seventies and prior to that; however, I suspect their numbers were already on the decline then.
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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by johanrebel » Thu May 31, 2012 11:37 pm

RosemaryH wrote:I am not 100% sure but read a comment about it being in the 1940's
Nope, there were two sightings last year:

http://www.wilderness-safaris.com/news/ ... Item=25681

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:04 pm

gmlsmit wrote:During discussions with earlier KNP staff, I was told that Brown Hyaenas are very rare in the KNP however those sighted may be migrating through the Park..

Brown Hyaenas don't migrate.

Young animals dispersing sounds more plausible. If they are heading for Mozambique they are making a big mistake!

Another explanation could be movements caused by environmental or anthropogenic factors or pressure.

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Re: Brown Hyena in Kruger?

Unread post by gmlsmit » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:35 am

Young animals dispersing sounds more plausible. If they are heading for Mozambique they are making a big mistake!

Another explanation could be movements caused by environmental or anthropogenic factors or pressure.

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There if any at all are very few of this species in the KNP, when they previously moved/migrated due to environmental or anthropogenic factors to Mozambique it happened during times when Mozambique was a very different country to the current.
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