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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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

Cheetah Strolling
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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
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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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Lion (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:4
Comments:0
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Serval

Serval
By: Nigel Forshaw
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Lion

Lion
By: Nigel Forshaw
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Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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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: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Cheetah

Cheetah
By: Nigel Forshaw
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Caracal

Caracal
By: Nigel Forshaw
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:2
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African Wild Cat

African Wild Cat
By: Nigel Forshaw
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Leopard

Leopard
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Satara - Tshokwane rd
Observed: 24th February 2016
Added: 26th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:2
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Leopard

Leopard
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Near Mbiyamiti Camp
Observed: 20th February 2016
Added: 26th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:3
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Caracal prey

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Crater
Observed: 28th February 2016
Added: 29th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Stork feeding with sheep killed with single bite at the top of the neck, at the same time as a lamb went awol.

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Forest cat on the trail

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Umdoni Forest, Pennington
Observed: 23rd February 2016
Added: 27th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:10
Comments:0
Description:

Photo kind courtesy of URV Cams.

First picture ever of long-rumoured beast!

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Treed kitty

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Shannon's Hill
Observed: 19th February 2016
Added: 19th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Photos: Sue Mees. One of her dogs treed the caracal in her garden this morning. It was probably off to investigate the chooks ...

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Leopard spoor

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Fanies Island
Observed: 16th February 2016
Added: 18th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Lens cap is 55 mm diameter. In mud on edge of Lake St Lucia. No claw marks.

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Lazy lions

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By: NikolaNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2015
Added: 10th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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The Last Peninsula Leopard

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre, Cape Point Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 4th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

The skull of what is believed to be the last peinisula leopard. The skull was found in a cave in 1995, along with the remains of the leopards two cubs. showed signs of being shot. This skull is a sad reminder of what once called the Cape home, and what the Cape has lost.

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De Hoop cat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: De Hoop
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 30th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Cheetah

Cheetah
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Satara, KNP
Observed: 30th March 2015
Added: 29th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Leopard

Leopard
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 29th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Leopard

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Location: Medike
Observed: 15th October 2015
Added: 22nd December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
Description:

Leopard on foot!

I have been walking at night for so long and finally I managed to see a leopard on foot at night.

The encounter was very good. I spotted the leopard from about 100m it stopped and then continued walking in my direction. At about forty metres the animal stopped sat down and watched. I stayed for about ten minutes and decided to leave the leopard in peace. It was great to be the one to leave the sighting. It was a magical encounter.

This is the big tom from our area.

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Rooikat strikes again

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Kraal
Observed: 16th December 2015
Added: 16th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Lamb suffocated, hind end eaten, covered with grass.

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