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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:21 pm

Recently spent 3 - 4 hours at Lake Panic, which was buzzing with activity.

The most acitivity though came from these hippo's busy mating....every now and again he'd be chased off by another bull, just to continue again....

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The bull would press the female/cow down for long periods at a time.....and then every few minutes she'd just submerge her nostrils for a breath of fresh air, before he pushes her down again...

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Then he'd just show the others who's the man...
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Just to start the whole excersise again....
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Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:12 am

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by cptphotographer » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:44 pm

My son and I spent ages watching this old master of the pool in June.

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Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge

Unread post by BosMal » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:22 am

Greetings to ALL,

Can anyone give feedback on the "activities" at Malelane bridge, upon exiting the park yesterday, we noticed a dead hippo on the banks of the river, a lot of crocodiles were hanging around in the area. :big_eyes:

We were informed that the hippo was struck by lightning on saturday, if I could if would have camped on the bridge last night and for the next few days - but nou ja, we have to work during the week. :(

Had a lovely weekend at Pretoriuskop, saw a leopard at the T -junction towards Skukuza and all the rest of the big five. :clap:

If any lucky soul is at the park now and have taken photos of the hippo carcass please make available for all. :pray:


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Re: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge

Unread post by woodlin » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:46 am

Hey BosMal. I have my doubts about the lightning story, as although there was heaps of lightning on the Saturday night, when I went into the park for a drive on Saturday at 9, the hippo was not there, but lay dead when I came out around 12:30. So not sure if it would have taken so long to die if struck by lightning the previous night?

I unfortunately did not take photos but yes, what a traffic jam!!

When we went in on Sunday for another dirve, there was an ULTRA huge croc guarding the carcass. THis was 05:30 and here we are watching the croc, when a LEOPARD walks out from the reeds and strolls away towards the distant trees :)

Also 6 separate sightings of rhino - two of them with calves!
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Re: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:06 pm

Grabbed from Facebook, posted by Nina Venter, so probably her copyright (there is no info in the EXIF):

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Re: Dead Hippo at Malelane Bridge

Unread post by NinaVenter » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:23 pm

There was a very bad Thunderstorm on Friday Night. Crocodiles only started eating on Sunday at the carcass, as soon as i get the pictures i will upload them.

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 7:28 am

Hippos in the water at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 7:31 am

A Hippo in the water at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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A Hippopotamus will walk up-to 10 km at night to search for food.
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Re: Hippo

Unread post by saraf » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:10 pm

Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:22 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:22 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:22 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:23 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Hippo

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:23 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


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