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Re: Antelope: Eland

Unread postby okie » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:55 pm

Oh lucky you for your sighting of an eland :mrgreen:

Last time we saw was this one in 1970 , in Pretoriuskop area
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Re: Antelope: Eland

Unread postby flying cheetah » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:05 am

My first and only sighting of an Eland in Kruger was at Boyela last November. I already saw the Eland from a far distance but it took half an hour until it came to the waterhole which was occupied by an Elephant. On the first pic you see it on the right. As soon as the Ellie left the stage the Eland and a Tssessebe came to drink :dance:



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Re: Eland in the South of the Park

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:54 pm

I have read that those Eland released near Pkop from an antelope camp.
The Eland died from ticks. It is not their natural area
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Re: Antelope: Eland

Unread postby Wildkyker » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:15 am

It has been a long time since someone posted any pictures of Eland.
I do hope that there are some left in the park for I have yet to see Eland in the Kruger.

I did some reading (Neem uit die verlede Dr De V Pienaar) When the runderpest hit transvaal in 1896 there where thousands of cattle that died,as well as antelope. Great numbers of Eland was killed South of the Sabie river. Could that explain why they are very very scarse in the Southern part of the park?
But on the other hand almost all the Kudu and Buffalo where wiped out because of the runderpest.
Stevenson Hamilton wrote that there were only a hand full of Kudu left on the Dzundzwini hill in the Punda Maria area. That was before the park was proclaimed. :hmz:

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Re: Antelope: Eland

Unread postby wildebeeste » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:48 am

We saw small herds of Eland on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop, most days in late May 2013. They were very aware of our presence and they were only distant photo opportunities.

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Re: Antelope: Eland

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:03 am

We found two over the weekend along the Tropic of Capricorn loop. Will post some photos later.
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Re: Antelope: Eland

Unread postby Afriphile » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:08 am

We saw a single Elland bull on the Tropic of Capricorn loop,at distance,this month.Also saw a small herd on the Tsendze loop the following day.

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