Observations in the Family: Felidae

Common Name: Cats

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Cat Scat

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Conical Peak nek, Matroosberg
Observed: 21st May 2017
Added: 23rd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Full of coarse hair and indigestible things that looked like claws and ends of quills.

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Captive Caracal

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Erfdeel
Observed: 20th May 2017
Added: 22nd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
Description:

This beautiful caracal was a sad sight, prowling around its enclosure in what seemed like a heightened state of agitation, while making sort of purring-growling sounds. I don't know how it came to be here.

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The sacred & profane

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Bushman's Nek hotel
Observed: 13th May 2017
Added: 20th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

I counted 20+ poor bloody ferals, mainly kittens, living at the dump site. Management advised.

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Leopard

Leopard
By: Nigel Forshaw
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa
Observed: 12th May 2017
Added: 16th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Leopard Tracks

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By: ZNightZNight’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Boschendal Franschhoek Winery
Observed: 12th April 2017
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tree trunk just the right size for a family snooze

Tree trunk just the right size for a family snooze
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Satara
Observed: 5th April 2014
Added: 31st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Sir Lion on Mission Inspection

Sir Lion on Mission Inspection
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Satara
Observed: 4th April 2014
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Clever Cat... up the tree for a good view

Clever Cat... up the tree for a good view
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Letaba
Observed: 3rd April 2014
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Monument to the Extinct Cape Leopard

Monument to the Extinct Cape Leopard
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Hout Bay s end
Observed: 14th August 2016
Added: 23rd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Last one shot in the 1930s.

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Whom?

Whom
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Kariegasfontein 3225_2705
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 13th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Who did this?

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Lion female

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in MammalsHerman Berteler’s reputation in MammalsHerman Berteler’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Kruger Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Leopard in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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By: sarahcromhoutsarahcromhout’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Kgalgadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 30th November 2012
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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Leopard

Leopard
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Kruger National Park, Numbi Gate
Observed: 7th July 2016
Added: 23rd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Lions lazing

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By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Kruger National Park, Numbi Gate
Observed: 7th July 2016
Added: 23rd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Leopard Scratchings

Leopard Scratchings
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Phillipskop Waterfall trail Picnic Tree
Observed: 22nd October 2016
Added: 21st January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Large cat track

Westlake large cat tracks 23 Dec 2016 (2)
By: Irwin
Location: Longmeadow
Observed: 23rd December 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Connected via rivers to open areas

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Lions at a kill

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By: NikolaNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Addo Elephant park
Observed: 22nd December 2016
Added: 2nd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Leopard killed and skinned

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in MammalsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in MammalsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 17th October 2016
Added: 26th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

Leopard snared and killed by poachers with dogs. Skin removed for sale. Paws removed for muthi.

Heartbreaking but this is reality. Chronic poverty in the area and rapid human expansion. The Soutpansberg has experienced a 66% decline in leopards since 2008. Before that it boasted one of the highest leopard densities outside of a national park.

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Splat!!

moth splat
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Garden
Observed: 11th November 2013
Added: 20th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I didn't post this at the time of posting the moth, not being sure if iSpot had a sense of humour. I had taken one photograph of the moth on the wall when splat! a chubby cat paw appeared from below me and whacked the subject.

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Leopard Scats

Leopard Scats
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals
Location: iThala
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Leopard Scat

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Sandrift Crags, Cedarberg
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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leopard spoor

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Sandrift, Cedarberg
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Just across the river from Sandrift Campsite. 2-3 days old probably.

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Lion

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By: Arno Kenszia
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Okonjima
Observed: 17th December 2016
Added: 17th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Night visitor

Carnivore Rd to Dam 4am Nov 2016
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Location: 1kleynhagelkraal NR nr dam
Observed: 4th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Lion

Lion
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Timbavati NR
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Panthera pardus (leopard)

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By: Wim WybengaWim Wybenga’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 4th October 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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African wild cat

African wild cat
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Satara, KNP
Observed: 27th October 2008
Added: 12th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Paw

paw print
By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Lourensford Estate
Observed: 13th October 2016
Added: 23rd October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

Large paw print in damp area on a contour road.

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Only tracks

Only tracks, but it must be a nice size cat that left these tracks..
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 21st October 2016
Added: 23rd October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Must be a nice size cat to leave tracks like these...

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Lion

Lion
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: H1-3, Kruger National Park
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 23rd October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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