Observations in the Genus: Panthera

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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: 22nd February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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:6
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
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Location: Addo
Observed: 26th July 2014
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Leopard Spoor

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By: HermanViviersHermanViviers’s reputation in MammalsHermanViviers’s reputation in Mammals
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

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By: Beneke74
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: wolfkloof
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:10
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
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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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
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Before Pretoriuskop/Skukuza intersection, KNP
Observed: 16th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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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Welgevonden Game Reserve (Pitse Lodge) - Lion print

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: Pitse Lodge
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 5th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A male print that the previous guests were tracking for a whole day.

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Kruger Park - Not quite a pride

Kruger Park - Not quite a pride
By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: H7, Kruger National Park
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 2nd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:2
Description:

Only two large males walking some distance away from the road.

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iMfolozi Lions usually choose a Marula Tree to relax in

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Location: Centenary Center Turn-off
Observed: 15th March 2009
Added: 27th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

The lions of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve are known to relax up trees. The view must be good and I suspect it to be much cooler up there. Remember to scan trees for more than birds when visiting next time.

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Thorn Tree with serious bite

Thorn Tree with serious bite
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Location: 20 to 21 Hluluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 27th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:1
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Hyena Scats

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By: 14012694
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Kliphuis Campsite
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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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:8
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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On The Prowl

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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: 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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Leopard

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By: Kobus LubbeKobus Lubbe’s reputation in MammalsKobus Lubbe’s reputation in MammalsKobus Lubbe’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Unnamed Road, North Uthungulu
Observed: 30th September 2014
Added: 28th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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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:11
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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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
BirdLife South Africa
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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
Friends of Tokai Park
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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
Friends of Tokai Park
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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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Male Lion

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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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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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: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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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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