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Unread post by jaapvandijk » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:48 pm

you guys out there in africa are all so luckey.
We have to do with mad mike and mark. some documentary's on NGC or on discovery. They repeat tham so many times I know tham by now.
Than we got "ja, natuurlijk" and ofcourse it isnt going about afica :cry: :x

Ek sé julle, julle is baie gelukkig om daar in SA te woon. Toe ek in juni, july en augustus daar was gewees het ek 50/50 ook `n paar keer gesien en Puna uit ........ (JUST LIKE IT MMMMAAAAAAANNNNNNN......)
Ek is so jammer ons het dit nie hier in holland nie!!!!!!! :!:

(*I tell you, you guys are so lucky to live in SA. When I was there in june, july and august I have been watching 50/50 aswell and Puna from................(J L I M...)
Its a pitty we dont got these programms in holland.!!!!!

lucky -peep-

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Unread post by Elena » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:03 am

Are the twins still fine ?

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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:17 am

Yes, the elephant twins are still in good condition and now at about 3 months of age.

They have been sighted regularly by River Bend lodge staff, often suckling at the same time for periods of up to 10 minutes.

Their good condition can be attributed to the good rains we have received in the last 3 months, providing plenty of vegetation and water for the elephant herd in that area.
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Unread post by DuQues » Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:27 am

Megan,
Can you keep us up-to-date on the black rhino's?
I'm very interested in the progress, hope they will make it, and give you the knowledge to do this on a regular basis.

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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:00 pm

The two rhino calves are doing well so far, exploring their new territory. We are monitoring their movements and behaviour and so far they seem to be quite relaxed in their new home.
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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:07 am

The twin elephants are located in the Nyathi concession area of the park. This means that you only have the chance of seeing them if you stay at the River Bend lodge located in this area or if you go on one of the Addo horse trails. The area is not open to tourist cars.
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Unread post by The Sharky » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:11 am

That cat is a Small-spotted Genet, in it Africans Kleinkolmuskejaatkat. I have a little book in Africans and English letters :D
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Unread post by Oumie » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:57 am

Hi Sharky,

The name of the Genet have changed. In Addo's latest map the name is small spotted cat.

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Unread post by Oumie » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:59 am

Hi Jaap,

The Ellies chased to poor fellow away because there was a little Ellie amongst the herd :( He was very thirsty but ran off to another place to drink.

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Unread post by DuQues » Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:07 pm

Megan, any news on the twins and rhino calves?
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Unread post by katydownunder » Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:54 pm

DuQues wrote:Megan, any news on the twins and rhino calves?


Oh yes we are very keen to hear some more news as we will arrive in Addo NP ont he first of May staying for three nights and we are very much looking forward to this :D .Hopefully we will see the rhino calves and the lions ( unfortunately I already read that the twins are not in the public section of the Park :( ).And we are not staying at the River Bend Lodge...
Nevertheless I would like to know if they are still in good conditions as well?!
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Unread post by Johanita » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:54 pm

Did anyone see the special 50/50 had on the Addo lions and how they are settling in in the park - it was great, I just wish that Aardlam will kick sand in the eyes of the older lioness and have the first cubs just to show her how things are done!
Can't wait.

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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:07 pm

Both the twin elephants and the two rhino calves are healthy and in good condition.

The rhino calves have settled down well in their new environment and seem to have adapted well to freedom.
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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:16 pm

The two lionesses were seen together today, near the main camp waterhole / Nyathi waterhole.

The younger lioness appears to be pregnant.

Good sign that they are together, although this does not mean they will stay together. If they do, they would be able to assist each other to protect cubs.
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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:32 pm

I also saw it ... it's great news to hear that the younger is maybe pregnant again.
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