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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Wild Cat?

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Zebula Country Club and Game Rserve
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 20th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Success

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Zebula Country Club and Game Reserve
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 20th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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How to Avoid a Collison

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Zebula Country Club and Game Reserve
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 20th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Speed Emphasised

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Zebula Country Club and Game Reserve
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 20th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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still life in the old cat yet

cat & cuckoo
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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

old cat (12 yrs) that found himself in the right place at the right time to intercept a fleeing Diderick Cuckoo being pursued by an angry Weaver bird; a pretty fast reaction time for an old fellow.

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CAT

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By: Reuben Sousa
Scouts South Africa
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Location: Cape Town
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

House hold cat

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Panthera leo

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Lion Track

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed: 24th July 2014
Added: 10th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Serval

Serval
By: Alan WilliamsAlan Williams’s reputation in MammalsAlan Williams’s reputation in MammalsAlan Williams’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Ntibane Game Ranch
Observed: 21st January 2012
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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On The Prowl

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Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed: 6th July 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Man On A Mission

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed: 11th July 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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alien killer

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ashley Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

With the world awash with alien house rats, why must the innocent suffer?

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Leopard

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Location: Unnamed Road, North Uthungulu
Observed: 30th September 2014
Added: 28th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Lion with Tortoise Snack

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By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 15th November 2014
Added: 24th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:10
Comments:3
Description:

Can't say that I have ever seen this behaviour before....this lion proceeded to crunch through the Leopard Tortoises shell and consumed the meaty insides.

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Cheetah With Cubs

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed: 30th July 2014
Added: 21st November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Cheetah

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in MammalsMelissa Petford’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed: 4th August 2014
Added: 21st November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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elegant sufficiency

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: S28, Kruger National Park
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:1
Description:

Male sleeping heavily beside scraps of young buffalo (?) lunch

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on the shelf

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Gasanfthombi Dam, Kruger National Park
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

A thoroughly replete pride spent the day at the dam

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Lion Cubs

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: S100, Kruger National Park
Observed: 5th October 2011
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

The down side of this sighting was that we were surrounded by cars and the cubs were some distance away in the riverbed. nonetheless, it was a privilege to see these cubs out in the open

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Lions

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: H1-3, Kruger National Park
Observed: 4th October 2011
Added: 13th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

These lions were some distance from the road, so it took some time to spot them. there were three lionesses and a male, who had some fairly serious scarring on his back.

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Cheetahs

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By: errol.douwes
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Backpackers ClubWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Umfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 26th October 2014
Added: 11th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Adult Cheetah with cubs

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Male Lion

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: H7, Kruger National Park
Observed: 4th October 2011
Added: 9th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

We first saw this lion from a distance as it walked across the open plain. we could see it was heading for the Tamboti turnoff and we went down the road to get a better look. the reward was watching this magnificent creature scent-marking its territory,walking down the road and frighting the local impala and wildebeest. looking into those eyes was a whole new experience for me.

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Location: Namutoni
Observed: 4th August 2014
Added: 21st October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Juv. Lion (P. leo) 4web 2140158

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By: guido.cozaguido.coza’s reputation in Mammalsguido.coza’s reputation in Mammalsguido.coza’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Namutoni
Observed: 4th August 2014
Added: 21st October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

just too beautiful not to share. I saw this pride the first time about 6-8 month ago. The cubs where still very small at that time and rangers told me that the two sub-adult males only recently took over this pride. Now the pride has 23 mouth to feed. It seems they specialized themselves to hunt Giraffe, and they seem resident arrount Namutoni

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Caracal feeding on dead porcupine

Caracal feeding on dead porcupine
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Location: Kleynhagelkraal wetland
Observed: 2nd September 2014
Added: 20th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:2
Description:

Captured on camera trap placed near carcass.

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Leopard

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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: 26th September 2014
Added: 14th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

scratchmarks on tree in forest near stream. About one metre high.

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leopard tracks

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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: 26th September 2014
Added: 14th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Caracal footprint

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By: skb
Location: Langkloof, West Coast DC
Observed: 10th June 2014
Added: 10th October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Leopard, Luiperd 7

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about MammalsAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in MammalsAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in MammalsAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in MammalsAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in Mammals
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 14th December 2008
Added: 3rd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Scratch marks on fig tree.

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A magical vision - Kgalagadi NCape

A magical vision - Kgalagadi NCape
By: KaroopixieKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Nossob waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 6th September 2014
Added: 30th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

We were sitting in the hide on our last night in Nossob, just the two of us, when out of the dark materialised this lioness and her cub. Neither of us had cameras which work in low light, so we just watched in awe. They drank for a full 10 minutes! Then wandered off to lie under the tree next to the hide.

This photo was taken by the ©Nossob webcam, and you can see the other photos here. I hope Sanparks don't mind me posting this photo here.

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