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Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:32 am

seen near Punda Maria 20.2.08

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:03 am

Most probably lost it in a snare. :(

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Unread post by Jock » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:00 am

My unusal sighting was a nyala female with horns. Although I did not realise it at the time but apparently it is very rare and considering this female has such a lovely pair of horns. She is also a big girl.

Image the unusal female with long horns seen on the H4-1

Image the male following the female with horns.
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Unread post by Jeanus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:43 pm

Hi Jock. As I posted on the Nyala threa this is much more likely a male whos testes have not developed properly
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Unread post by noel » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:37 pm

Good afternnon fellow forumites

Been thiniking about posting this thread for a while. When I was in the KNP over Dec/Jan I saw a few interesting animals-single horned Impala, and one that had a horn going rather horizontally rather than vertically. Also saw a few elephants with only one tusk. And for those fortunate to have seen Duke will all be ready to post photos of him with only one tusk which was broken. Two years ago I saw a tail-less elephant. There is also a posting on the forum of an elephant with a short trunk.
A bit of research has shown that sightings of a single horned Buffalo has been made, as well as a single horned Roan and I have seen a single horned Sable, though not in the KNP.
I will try and post my photos of the horizontal horned impala, (i'm still struggling with this) and the tail-less elephant.
Let's have some sightings of such unusual/abnormal animals-Now a single eared elephant would be quite something! A tail-less lion would not be enjoyable?

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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:32 pm

I have seen quite a few single horned impala - I think the horns break when the males are fighting. Saw one with a horn dangling obviously just broken.
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:00 pm

I don't have any with a 'dangling' horn - but will keep a lookout for animals to photograph! I should have a one-horned impala photo somewhere....will have to search. I've got a one-horned kudu too somewhere....

Meanwhile here is a female impala with horns
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A giraffe with a 'crumpled' horn
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A zebra that 'got away'
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And a cow elephant with tusks which cross behind her trunk. I first saw her 3 years ago, and then recently again
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Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:05 pm

Wow...ej!!!
Interesting indeed....that is one lucky Zebbie.... :shock:

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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:40 am

CC - saw the zeb near the beginning of the S100 with a group that crossed the road in front of me. I did not notice anything strange about her walk at that point - she must have been almost incapacitated for a while so it is amazing that she was not picked off while injured, especially in that part of the park!
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Unread post by billh » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:34 pm

I took this picture last June near the Ntandanyathi hide. It was late in the day and as you can see, the sun was in the wrong place...
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Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:55 pm

I found these strange horns in Pieter Steyn's Trip Report...


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Unread post by lorrainepring » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:29 am

Impala was near Letaba and Nyala was in Punda area

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Nyala is similar to the one taken by Pieter Steyn

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Unread post by ndloti » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:21 pm

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This ones nose attracted my attention , seen 4 Jan '09 on H14 , about 3 km from junction with H1-6 .
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Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Fri May 01, 2009 9:11 pm

I once saw this poor young zebra with a funny looking "thing" growing on his head. You could see that it was irritating him a lot as he shook his head about 10 times per minute to get rid of it. It was really bad seeing it but that is nature and nature will sort itself out!!

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Unread post by Elzet » Fri May 01, 2009 10:14 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: Nice pics, although sometimes with a sad angle.

The poor zebra - one ugly tumor/growth, SW. Shame.

We've often see tail-less lions in the Park!
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