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 Kill: Signs of a Struggle

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Soetvlei Wetlands, Tokai Park
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Predator

Predator
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: Pakhuis Riverside Trail Pakhuis Pass side
Observed: 1st May 2015
Added: 11th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Young veld 2 years?

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Predator

Predator
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: Amonsepoort Trail
Observed: 1st May 2015
Added: 11th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Young veld 2 years?

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Cat? Spoor

Cat? Spoor
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: Amonsepoort Trail west end
Observed: 1st May 2015
Added: 10th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Young veld 2 years? - one side of path

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Could it be lions?

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 28th September 2013
Added: 5th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

The most likely Scenario, given the amount of flesh still present. Jackal and brown hyena possobly ate part of leftovers too

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Leopard scratch marks

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Location: D854, Hardap
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 21st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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A Small Leopard

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Cedarberg Wilderness Area
Observed: 10th April 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Could be a small female or an adolescent

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Very Fresh

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Cedarberg Wilderness Area
Observed: 11th April 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

This was probably left a few hours earlier, as it is still sharp.

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Leopard Scat

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Cedarberg Wilderness Area
Observed: 9th April 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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The First Set

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Boshkloof Farm, Cedarberg Wilderness Area
Observed: 9th April 2015
Added: 18th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

This is the first set of leopard spoor that i found. Presumably from a large male (or as large as they get in the Cedarberg)

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Faeces

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By: albrecht@saeon.ac.za
Location: Addo Park
Observed: 1st February 2008
Added: 11th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Who's foot is this?

LION FOOT
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
Observed: 26th July 2014
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Spotted night visitor

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 1st March 2015
Added: 25th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:3
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Leopard, Luiperd

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Location: Pilanesberg NR
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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Female leopard with two large cubs

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Location: Medike
Observed: 26th February 2015
Added: 17th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
Description:

Caught on camera outside my hut.

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Leopard

Leopard
By: jillblignaut
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamProtea Atlas Project
Location: Langeberg Survey: 40SH Stonehaven Boundary Kloof
Observed: 9th October 2010
Added: 17th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Leopard droppings

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Definitely scats but don't know who did it...

Definitely scat but don't know who did it...
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Location: Western Shores Loop Road
Observed: 1st March 2015
Added: 7th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Big Cat scat

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Knysna Forest
Observed: 13th January 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

leaves provide a scale.

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Leopard!

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
Description:

This camera was set up outside my hut. I was hoping to get a genet or a bush baby and I got this leopard. It is literally two feet fro the exterior wall of my hut. I could not believe it when I saw it. I have dutch doors and only close the top when it rains. To think that that leopard has never leaped in while I was sleeping.

I always knew there was one around, but to see was really special.

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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: 20th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
Description:

Finally got a camera set up in a remote forest where I have seen a lot of scat, remains of kills and scratch marks. Got nice footage of this tom.

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Lion

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
Location: Addo
Observed: 26th July 2014
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Caracal

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
Location: Addo
Observed: 25th July 2014
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:1
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Leopard Spoor

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Location: Mountainous Fynbos near Saasveld
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Leopard's spot

Leopard's spot
By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Crystal Pools Trail
Observed: 17th February 2015
Added: 19th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Huge scat with hairs and small bone fragments present. Right on the path.

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Three big boys in the road ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Southern Timbavati, KNP
Observed: 19th January 2015
Added: 31st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Luiperd

AD=7/31/2012,RD=719,LI=2823,LF=1535,GH=0,BT=31,BL=4956,BP=10%,CM=Still,DY=00:00:05,CF=Disabled,IR=30%,P0=0,P1=3,P2=1,P3=3,P4=3,P5=1
By: Beneke74
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: wolfkloof
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:11
Comments:3
Description:

Video clip record, shows animal moving to the right out of the picture.

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Lions ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Maroela Loop, KNP
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Uncooperative Leopard ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Before Pretoriuskop/Skukuza intersection, KNP
Observed: 16th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:2
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Welgevonden Game Reserve (Pitse Lodge) - A lone lion

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: Nylstroom, Bosveld
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

This lion has cubs in the reserve, and she is venturing quite far away from them. When we saw her here she was further than a kilometre away from her cubs.

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Seriously Cool way to begin the New Year

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Location: Kirstenbosch
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 10th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

My friend Elmarie and me went for a walk on New Years Day at Kirstenbosch and saw a lynx on the path going up to the Contour Path. Its the first time I have ever seen one. It was totally unbothered by us, and kept walking at a slow pace about twenty yards ahead of us for several minutes, before going off into the undergrowth. The pic was taken with Elmarie's i-phone. Not Bad for a pic taken in deep shade.

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