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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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:0
Comments:2
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

De Hoop Nov 14 (95)
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
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Satara, KNP
Observed: 30th March 2015
Added: 29th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Leopard

Leopard
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 29th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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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
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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Furry dung

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River view north
Observed: 4th December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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A lot of scat

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: A9a, Tokai Park
Observed: 28th November 2015
Added: 1st December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Most likely caracal.

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Another bridge victim..

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer’s reputation in MammalsStuart Shearer’s reputation in MammalsStuart Shearer’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Near Rocher Pan NR
Observed: 25th November 2015
Added: 28th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Spoor on the path

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 5, Tokai Park
Observed: 30th October 2015
Added: 20th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Lion

Top dog
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: Addo Elephant Park Zuurkop
Observed: 13th November 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:2
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one of the big 5

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By: Nolufefe Mzondi
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 13th November 2015
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Caracal, Rooikat (Caracal caracal subsp. caracal) [(o)"]~Buckley

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By: stobiestobie’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Zeekoegat
Observed: 1st January 2010
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Leopard, Luiperd (Panthera pardus subsp. pardus) [(o)"]~Buckley

Leopard
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Location: Zeekoegat
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Wild Cat (Felis silvestris subsp. cafra) [(o)"]~Buckley

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By: stobiestobie’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Zeekoegat
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dead cat

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer’s reputation in MammalsStuart Shearer’s reputation in MammalsStuart Shearer’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Greyton surrounds; R406
Observed: 17th January 2010
Added: 12th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Submitted on behalf of Sandie Sowler, who also took the photographs. Also see identification notes.

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Male Cheetah

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By: Rael Loon
Location: Nwanetsi Road, Kruger Park
Observed: 19th November 2013
Added: 10th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Lion

Karoo lion IMG_3467_resize
By: Outrampsjenny
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenOutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Karoo National park , Central Karoo DC
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 28th October 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

This lion had obviously killed the gemsbok

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Sylvester???

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By: Outrampsjenny
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenOutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Karoo National Park , Central Karoo DC
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 28th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Male Lion with his prey .

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Cheetah seen near Numbi Gate

Cheetah in Kruger Park
By: IgmarIgmar’s reputation in MammalsIgmar’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Kruger Park, near Numbi Gate
Observed: 23rd September 2012
Added: 18th October 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

Seen on a sunset game drive, shortly after sunset

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Lion in the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

Lion at the Lion & Rhino Nature Reserve
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Location: Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa
Observed: 10th February 2007
Added: 17th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:2
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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: 24th July 2015
Added: 2nd October 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Serval

Serval
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: Eastern Shores iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 16th June 2015
Added: 1st October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Serval hunting in the grassland

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Kittie

KTP 002 (15) - African Wild Cat copy
By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 1st May 2015
Added: 26th September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:4
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Lion

Lion
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: Twyfelfontein
Observed: 7th July 2003
Added: 9th September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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African Wild Cat

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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: R522, Far North
Observed: 14th July 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Dead on road.

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Serval

Serval
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Location: Medike
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Leopard

Leopard-Tom
By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in MammalsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in MammalsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Medike
Observed: 24th June 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Big Tom

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Rooi Kat

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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
Observed: 18th June 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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