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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:20 pm

What a gorgeous specimen isinkwe!!
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by ekoppen » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:46 pm

Cheetah mother of the year


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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by ekoppen » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:00 am

Maybe a coalition? H 1-3

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Re: Cheetah Sightings and info.

Unread post by bshepardson03 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:33 pm

Sherry and I have been very lucky with Cheetah in Kruger as well as KTP here are a couple in Kruger.

This cat is about 200 meters from the Sunset Dam Just walking down the road past us. There was quite a line of cars behind him/her

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This one was part of a group of 3 who were walking next to us on the s137 when this one walked into the road and lay down. We were the only ones there.

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Cheeta Mother seeing something on other side of S60 (Video)

Unread post by pietert » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:39 pm

I saw this mother with her two kids wanting to cross the road, but too afraid for some reason. I could not see what worried her so much, even looking into the direction she looked with binoculars could not reveal the source of her discomfort. She joined her kids and vanished into the bush. Enjoy.


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Re: Cheeta Mother seeing something on other side of S60 (Vid

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Very interesting video, her instincts were definitely telling her something!
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Re: Cheetah Sightings and info.

Unread post by SusieB » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:29 pm

Tieroog wrote:We were lucky enough to see six cheetah on ... Wait for it ... ... ... ... The S100 :whistle: a week ago. Spectacular sighting! About seven cars only and about 10 minutes.

We were also lucky enough to get to see the s100 6 cheetah - sounds like possibly the same sighting as it was around the same time (we also had lions cross the road and descend to the riverbed straight afterwards)
Fantastic to see especially as we have never had good fortune on the s100 up until this trip and never had many good cheetah sightings at all in the park!

Could only manage to get a shot of 4 of them at the same time though!

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Re: Cheetah Sightings and info.

Unread post by Afriphile » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:06 pm

6 cheetah on the s100!!!!!
Next you will be posting pics of Bigfoot,Unicorn and Yeti!
Only joking,my "love to hate road" as in all my trips it has promised so much but failed to deliver.
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by shaheen » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 am

Cheetah mum and her 3 cubs.
H1-3 about 1km south from S86 southern entrance.
Was interesting viewing, they were VERY playful, running and playing with each other.
Were only 4 cars (the beauty of the central park, less traffic) for about 10 minutes until they walked off behind the reeds.

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Safrica » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:30 pm

saw my first cheetah in Kruger (or SA in total)! :dance:

ws sitting on top of a rock between Pretoriouskop and Transport Dam.
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Re: Cheetah

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by manicwalker » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:06 am

Wow Gunner
That's a beautiful Cheetah photo :clap:
Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by ice » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:39 am

I have a question regarding the cheetah's claws: as far as I understand, their claws are semi-retractable whereas lions have protractible claws. In other words: in its 'regular" state cheetah claws are semi-visible whereas lion claws are usually sheathed by fur. Now the cheetah is able to "draw his claws in" while a lion may "push his claws" out - correct?

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:54 pm

ice, I can't say that your comment is correct or incorrect, I wish I had the knowledge to :wink: I have always understood and read that a cheetah's claws are "dog-like" and for this reason they are not very good tree climbers and may sometimes climb a tree with a slanted branch.

I also read in "Kruger National Park Questions & Answers" -by PF Fourie (Edited and revised by G De Graaff) the answer to the question "It is sometimes claimed that cheetah are not true cats. Is this so?" the answer very interestingly is "Cheetahs are true cats. The non-retractile claws of an adult cheetah and its method of hunting led to the popular misconception. Cubs can retract their claws and the loss of this ability in later life is an adaptation for running"

Hope this helps :)
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Please see MZNP_Guides' post :
MZNP_Guides wrote:Hi me again!

If anyone has some good photos of the cheetah at Mountain Zebra NP and know which ones they saw (maybe told during a cheetah tracking drive or by a staff member), or even if you don't know, I would appreciate some to make a cheetah ID guide for visitors to the Park.

Preferably front and side photos, of the animal walking, sitting or lying. Walking or in an upright position is the best. The approximate location and date seen could also help us with the ID. This will also help us to know in which area the cheetah are, if seen by guests and will enhance the experience of visitors to the Park as they can get some info on the cheetah they spotted.

Photos can be emailed to me at charl.lyell@sanparks.org

Much appreciated!
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