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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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
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Location: Timbavati NR
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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
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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

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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:2
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..
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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
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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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Leopard

Leopard
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: H1-3, Kruger National Park
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 23rd October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Caracal TMC19 post collar

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By: Lmossop
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Rondevlei East
Observed: 19th September 2016
Added: 13th October 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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Predator thwarted

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Davellen Rd, Scottburgh
Observed: 27th September 2016
Added: 9th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Big cat spoor near the water tank

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Observed: 1st October 2016
Added: 9th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Could either caracal or leopard

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Leopard or porcupine scat?

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By: Las
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
Location: Cederberg
Observed: 5th October 2016
Added: 7th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Disturbed area and scat found on hiking trail high up above Algeria campsite. This is a cape leopard protected area but I saw no tracks. This was the only scat that wasn't obviously baboon. I thought it might be too high up for porcupine, so wondered if it might be leopard.

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hunter and hunted, two beauties

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Location: KNP
Observed: 13th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:3
Description:

Leopard was pointed out by White-backed Vulture. Nyala was hidden in Sage bush on rocky river island. Right hind leg of Nyala was eaten already when dragged to nearby Acacia and Ficus trees.
Note injury on left hind leg of leopard

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Leopard droppings

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By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Agtertafelberg, Du Toits
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

8 meters from the Agtertafelberg Hut door

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White Lion

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By: TamarynMelinda
Location: Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 23rd September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Rare White Lions on Inkwenkwezi Private Game reserve. Not albino, just a recessive gene.

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Paradise sullied

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Mtunzini Forest Lodge
Observed: 17th September 2016
Added: 17th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Cute kitty - but surely doesn't belong in a nature reserve

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Kill culprit?

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Location: Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 14th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Leopard Spoor

Leopard spoor, Waaihoek.
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Zuurberg - Waaihoek
Observed: 3rd September 2016
Added: 7th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Fresh leopard spoor, observed 09:30.

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Africa's smallest tiger

Africa's small tiger
By: Beryl WilsonBeryl Wilson’s reputation in MammalsBeryl Wilson’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Nuwejaarsfontein
Observed: 30th October 2015
Added: 6th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
Description:

Radio-collared cat by the Black-footed Cat Working Group

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Luiperd

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: KNP - Skukuza
Observed: 27th August 2016
Added: 31st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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wilde kat op jag

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By: wessel uyswessel uys’s reputation in Mammals
Location: matroosberg
Observed: 27th August 2016
Added: 27th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

langbeen wilde kat

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Leopard track and kill

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By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in MammalsJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in MammalsJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in MammalsJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Plaas Uitspan
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Caracal track

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By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in MammalsJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in MammalsJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in MammalsJoanette Le Cornu’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Botswana border, Uitspan Hunting Namibia
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 22nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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:2
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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By: imfeneimfene’s reputation in Mammals
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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By: NikolaNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in Mammals
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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By: NikolaNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in MammalsNikola’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Wedderwill winery
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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feline spoor?

feline?
By: SandveldSandveld’s reputation in Mammals
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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