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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Leopard track and kill

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Location: Plaas Uitspan
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Caracal track

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Location: Botswana border, Uitspan Hunting Namibia
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Male lion tracks

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Location: Botswana border
Observed: 20th July 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Scat?

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By: Jen Taylor
Location: Karkloof
Observed: 18th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

I am not sure what this is from? There are a lot of Jackal in the area but this seemed to big?

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2 Ladies Chilling in the Winter Sun

2 Ladies Chilling in the Winter Sun
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Location: Sontuli Loop Picnic Site
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Leopard Scat

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Location: Dargle Valley
Observed: 14th July 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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A new leopard in the area: Skye

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Location: Wedderwill Game Park
Observed: 3rd March 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:5
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Rooikat

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Location: Wedderwill winery
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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feline spoor?

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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

spoor of small feline, foot prints not larger than those of a domestic cat

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Blackfoot Cat- night 2

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 6th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

This time, the Black-footed Cat Working Group was tracking Odin, the big male in the area (weighing a whopping 2 kilos). He was more skittish than Bolt as he was near the edge of his territory. He was also in habitat more typical of his species.
He spent about 15 minutes inside a burrow (image 5) where he probably killed and ate something as he was grooming when he came out. After a while, he eventually lay down and let us get a good view of him. Another incredible sighting of this elusive creature.

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cat kill

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By: Mark Werschlein
Location: howick
Observed: 19th May 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

This bat was killed by a bat

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Gladiator

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Location: Eastern Shores, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 18th June 2016
Added: 2nd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Leopard

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Location: Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 1st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

Male

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Caracal

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Location: Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 1st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Bolt the Black-footed Cat- the pinnacle of luck

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th June 2016
Added: 25th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Spent a hour with the Black Footed Cat Working Group tracking this young male, Bolt. Watched him scent-marking, catching a mouse and grooming, picture here. Unbelievable to seen this cat.

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The killer was a Caracal?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd June 2016
Added: 25th June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Wound marks best fit with caracal

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Leopard sighting - Lourensford Estate

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By: SallyR
Location: Lourensford Estate
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 23rd June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

I rounded a bend in a vehicle when the leopard jumped down from the firebreak into the road about 100 metres ahead, sat frozen for about a minute before turning and jumping back up onto the bank and away.

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An act of mercy ...

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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: S100 road e of Satara along Nwanedzi River
Observed: 26th May 2016
Added: 7th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Lions

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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: S100 road e of Satara along Nwanedzi River
Observed: 26th May 2016
Added: 6th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Benefitting from the drought

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Lions

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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: S100 road e of Satara along Nwanedzi River
Observed: 24th May 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

With kill: only discovered later it was a Hippo

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Caracal questions?

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By: Panook
Location: Grahamstown West
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 12th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Several spoor in soft mud after the rain over the course of a few months. Scat on the edge of an old road.
My ring for scaling is 2.1cm across.
Question whether it could be a Caracal?
One has been spotted 2 - 3km south adjacent to the N2 / Featherstone Kloof in the last 18 months.

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Cheetah Strolling

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By: L DurandL Durand’s reputation in MammalsL Durand’s reputation in MammalsL Durand’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Kruger National Park
Observed: 15th June 2012
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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Leopard

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Location: Eastern Shores, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 4th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
Description:

Found as in photos. Then dropped carcass to lower fork in the tree for some reason? Hyena were at the scene and apparently managed to get it.

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Treed Red Cat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Dam
Observed: 28th April 2010
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Photo credit: Ken Gie

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Leaving Spots

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Near Numbi gate
Observed: 10th October 2006
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Last day. lucky sighting just before the gate.

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Watchful

Watchful
By: L DurandL Durand’s reputation in MammalsL Durand’s reputation in MammalsL Durand’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Kruger National Park
Observed: 1st February 2013
Added: 29th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:1
Description:

Lioness on tree trunk, surveying her surroundings

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Don't play poker with this cat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Game Lodge
Observed: 14th January 2009
Added: 25th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:2
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Fat lioness

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Game Lodge
Observed: 13th January 2009
Added: 25th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Over fed and strilized

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Black Leopard (Seaview)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Seaview Lion Park
Observed: 6th March 2016
Added: 23rd April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Serval (Seaview)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Seaview Lion Park
Observed: 6th March 2016
Added: 23rd April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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