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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:43 pm

rskippy wrote:Hey Anne-Marie. Due to genetic inbreeding, in Addo ,a generation of older females do not have tusks. However. to eliminate inbreeding kruger bulls were introduced into the park in 2002 and 2003. This was the first translocation of elephants ever done. Now young females in the park are growing tusks which means the it is working.


First translocation? Not quite. What about the young elephant translocated from Kruger into Pilanesberg in the 1970's/1980's? And the big bulls in the 1990's when they realised they've got problems with these rumbustious youngsters? Maybe you intended to mean maybe into Addo?

Interesting about the tusk growth - thanks.
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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread post by Skopsie » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:13 am

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I saw this Oryx on 2/7/2007 at Mata Mata


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Saw this old one at Mopani on 16/9/2007

This Impala could be the same one as Elsa's. We saw it at Croc Bridge on 28/9/2009
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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by Egilio » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:27 pm

Not so weird in that it happens often.
But unusual that it happened around 8 AM, and that I was lucky enough to watch it start to finish.
5 lions, 2 females, 1 subadult male, 1 subadult female and 1 cub killed a buffalo cow and calf....and foetus. No pix of the calf in this post, a single lioness to care of that and was a bit far from us. We focused on the cow.

The grab (my camera jammed, bummer, not more good pictures of this)
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Once they had the cow down they looked up into the distances where a few more buffaloes were standing...
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But decided to proceed with the cow they had...
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And then, nature displayed itself in a very gruesome way, the buffalo cow had been pregnant, and the lion cub had a feast...
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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by michaelpr » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi we saw this giraffe missing a few spots a few months ago!
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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by africawildlife.nl » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:22 pm

Nice giraffe! Too much washing ? :)

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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by Malealea » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:27 pm

that looks like a cross over with Impala and European Deer! Great Shot
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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by Nico » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:35 pm

Sometimes you see strange things in Kgalagadi. We saw a Gemsbok eating a Gemsbok [horn]. First we thought that it was a Lion undercuver but it was a Gemsbok. Probably the gemsbok was chewing on the horn for Calcium. He liked it very much as you can see in the video. :wink:


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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by ossendryver » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:03 pm

My weirdest sighting was when 20 terrapins attacked a croc and then the cric attacked them back all next to our car and our of the water.

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Re: Weird Sightings

Unread post by ossendryver » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:57 pm

I saw last week in kruger two male lions mating. It was so weird. Does any body know why or if they do this often. But no pics it was too dark.

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Missing trunk

Unread post by rich87 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:27 pm

Last year in September we watched a small ele heard come to drink at Mazithi.
We were amazed to see one of the cows with two calves had two thirds of her trunk missing.
She walked chest deep into the water and drank with her mouth.
It amazed us how she could survive with a handicap like this.
Has anyone seen this remarkable lady?

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Re: Missing trunk

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:43 pm

Not seen this lady, but seen 2 bulls at different times - one at Shingwedzi I saw several times. He fed by throwing his trunk over branches and dragging them towards him, or managing to wedge grass tussocks between his foot and trunk stump and sort of tossing them upwards to his mouth. I watched him for ages!
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Re: Missing trunk

Unread post by Flutterby » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:57 am

We saw this ellie in 2008 near Talamati. :( Hope it's still around. :pray:

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Re: Missing trunk

Unread post by rich87 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:57 pm

Hi Flutterby, thanks for the picture it looks like the same lady. I have her on video and the stump length and shape looks similar.

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Re: Missing trunk

Unread post by Rookie2009 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:47 pm

I think we saw her at kumana dam in october, too. She was in a very good shape - took a few pics:

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Here a few more in my TR...

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Re: Missing trunk

Unread post by Flutterby » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:55 pm

Wow Rookie, it looks like the same ellie...she certainly is a brave lady!! :clap:
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