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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by o-dog » Mon May 30, 2011 10:54 am

Fantastic Bushcraft... :thumbs_up:

yet to see one in the KNP although had one sighting in 2 years of working in the greater KNP...thats about 1 sighting in 750-1000 game drives and my guests were from Russia and they couldn't understand the excitement - I told them if they ever speak to anyone who has been on safari that it will be serious bragging rights...they seemed happy about that!!

Interestingly of all sightings had amongst the guides, these animals were mostly found in late afternoon in winter and sometimes while following lions which discovered them for us.

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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by MikeGoss2011 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:05 pm

Very, very pleased to say that my wife Trish and I were lucky enough to see one of these delightful mammals on our recent visit to KNP. We saw it on the H5 at about 7am or so, after taking a wrong turning, ( we thought we were still on the S114)
Regretably, no photo, but the memory will live with us both for ever

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Pangolin sightings

Unread post by Smutsia » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

If anyone is fortunate enough to see a pangolin, please consider submitting your sighting to the African Pangolin Working Group's database (http://www.pangolin.org.za). The African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) forms the African constituent of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Pangolin Specialist Group and is dedicated to the conservation of pangolins in Africa. To achieve this, the APWG is compiling a database of the past, present (and future) distribution of all four African pangolin species. All submissions are securely sent to the APWG board, and details of the sightings are not open to members of the public to prevent exploitation of the species. Conservation authorities are welcome to contact the APWG for further information.

The sightings details that we require are: location of the sighting, species, observer and date (if known), although any additional information would also be hugely appreciated. Any pangolin mortalities that are observed should also be reported as we are assessing the magnitude that various threats pose to the species and are developing mitigation measures for these threats.

Sightings can be submitted online via the website (http://www.pangolin.org.za or can be sent directly to Prof Ray Jansen <jansenr@tut.ac.za> or Darren Pietersen <pietersen.darren@gmail.com>.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:01 pm

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A Pangolin eats about 70 million ants a year.
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Unread post by Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:02 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
A Pangolin does not have any teeth, and mainly uses its long worm-like tongue to eat.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:05 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
Pangolins are born with their scales. The scales are however very soft at birth.
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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by Leeukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:06 pm

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Did you Know? :hmz:
In Tanzania, it is believed that Pangolins can predict the future and is brings good luck.
"A roaring lion kills no game."
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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:25 am

Stunning sighting Leeukos!!!............. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And thank you for all the additional info...... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Pangolin

Unread post by cptphotographer » Fri May 24, 2013 11:31 pm

Are they on average seen more in Kgalagadi than Kruger? The general habitat in Kgalagadi would make me think that they are easier to spot, but not sure the food source is adequate, any ideas??
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Re: Pangolin sightings in KNP?

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:22 am

Hey Bushbokkie :D Welcome to the forums :D

Pangolins can be seen pretty much anywhere in Kruger, if extreme luck is on your side! We have seen one many years ago on the crocodile river road S25.

Wild dogs are spotted most often in Southern Kruger! There are a few wild dog packs that operate in the South, and spotting them has become more common in recent years. The best months to spot them, are summer months :D The H11 Paul Kruger road, S1 Phabeni road, H1-1 Pkop -Skukuza, H3 from Klipsringer koppies - Malalane, S114 Renosterkoppies road, S25 Crocodile river road, H4-2 CB-LS and H4-1 LS-Skukuza are all fair for wild dogs in the South :D
In central Kruger, the H7 is by and large recognized as the top wild dog road 8)

Keep an eye on the wild dog pin ups in Kruger while you are there, as that often helps you to pick the right road for where the dogs are hanging out 8)
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Re: Pangolin sightings in KNP?

Unread post by bushbokkie » Fri May 31, 2013 1:41 pm

Thanks for your replies, I am always amazed at the treasures out there if you have the patience to look for them!
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Re: Pangolin sightings in KNP?

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri May 31, 2013 11:03 pm

I have seen them twice.

Once on a walk from Sand River bush camp. We were within two meters of the fellow.


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Re: Pangolin sightings in KNP?

Unread post by Mellory » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Bushbokkie I am so :D :D thrilled to tell you we spotted one at midday :big_eyes: about 2.5KM from Nkuhlu picnic going towards Lower Sabie on the 12th May 2013 it appears to be a regular in that area of late. Who knows you may just be lucky. Mads saw it the previous weekend as well.

I could not believe what I was seeing when I caught a glimse of this right there on the side of the road.

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Re: Pangolin sightings in KNP?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:49 pm

Stunning sighting Mellory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I have yet to see one anywhere!! When I was at Skukuza in May last year, a gent was so excited that he had seen 6 :big_eyes: perhaps a little family, between Skukuza and Paul Kruger Gate the day he entered the park!!! So maybe May a good time for them.
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Re: Pangolin sightings in KNP?

Unread post by Mellory » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:56 pm

Mmmmmm maybe that is true one of the rangers said that maybe with the cooler weather brings them out during the day as food is more difficult to find.
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