Observations in the Genus: Panthera

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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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:4
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:8
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
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Mammals_Magda’s reputation in Mammals
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
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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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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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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: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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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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male lion with juv. 4web 2150004

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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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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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Leopard, Luiperd 7

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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
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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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Leopard

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By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: H1-4, Kruger National Park
Observed: 18th August 2013
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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The manne make it to the bar - Kgalagadi NCape

The manne make it to the bar - Kgalagadi NCape
By: KaroopixieKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 4th September 2014
Added: 27th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

The same two chaps (http://www.ispot.org.za/node/286080) make it to the waterhole an hour later. They have the most awesome, relentless, ground-eating gentle stride. The one lion was a tad injured. Once the other dude had drunk his fill, he lay down in the road and waited for his buddy. When buddy was sated, the boys greeted each other affectionately and strode off over the next hill.

One forgets just how enormous these beasts are! Breathtaking!

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The maned manne what count - Kgalagadi Botswana

The maned manne what count - Kgalagadi Botswana
By: KaroopixieKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in MammalsKaroopixie’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Tween Cubitje Quap & Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier park
Observed: 4th September 2014
Added: 27th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

An hour later they arrived at Kwang waterhole - http://www.ispot.org.za/node/286083

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