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Elephant Plains & Nkorho Cam sightings discussion - Tues 11 December 2007

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Elephant Plains & Nkorho Cam sightings discussion - Tues 11 December 2007

New Day Elephant Plains (EP) and Nkorho (NK) sightings discussion...

Tuesday 11 December 2007

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Fani wrote:
Yes two survived the first weeks ...but much later I could see only one ...Still now I can't see the second between the members of the herd.... Even the zoom is bad and the animals don't come to drink ...often ...As I remember there were two youngsters at the begining of the cam from the previous year and I could see them until they left ...So my guess is that only one or two must be the survivors of this herd at least the last two years

 

That was my impression as well, at least regarding last year's newborns. Two made it through the first couple of months (I think there was a total of four, one had an apparent hoof or leg injury) but I don't recall seeing the second sub-adult after a reported lion kill of a wildebeest near Nkorho a little while back (eventually a hyena ran past the watering hole with what appeared to be a leg from that kill). I don't know that a lion or hyena killed that sub-adult, in fact, I believe others mentioned seeing it after that time. I don't think I ever was able to see two of them (distinguishable by the appearance of their horns) after that time though.

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@NK

Hyaena calling. 

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I think the zebs and the Impala's have a definite advantage over the wildies...the zebs are very powerful and the Impalas very fleet.  The wildies seem frail and "bumbly" and seem to take longer to "get their feet" after birth. 

I'm sure I have seen two wildie youngsters from last year in the herd just recently ...

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Yes two survived the first weeks ...but much later I could see only one ...Still now I can't see the second between the members of  the herd.... Even the zoom is bad and the animals don't come to drink ...often ...As I remember there were two youngsters at the begining of the cam from the previous year and I could see them until they left ...So my guess is that only one or two must be the survivors of this herd at least the last two years 

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I think you are right Ex about only 2 surviving. I've read that hyenas are one of the baby wildes greatest threat.

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Would be interesting to know the survival rate....I think only two of the baby wildies survived last year...

Now it's raining and I keep hearing either babs or Impala... 

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That's right Ex...But they failed last year to catch anything ...Did you remember karins reports .....and I suspect that the seven of the eight babies the last year must be taken by leopards ....Really I would like to know the rate of surviving youngs ...This is why I ask about their number every day Wink

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Aquila wrote:
Hi everyone! There was a lion roaring about 3 hrs ago when the cam was showing the Impalas near the treeline. I think the wildebeest and zebras were around there too.

Hi Aquila....that's when I heard it too...maybe they will need to come for a drink soon....gucks moving to the middle of the wh...could be something out there. 

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Hi everyone! There was a lion roaring about 3 hrs ago when the cam was showing the Impalas near the treeline. I think the wildebeest and zebras were around there too.

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Lea wrote:
Ex I thought I heard a lion this morning too. What is that sound a frog maybe?

Not sure what sound you mean, (there are soooo many), but if it's the kind of "barking", I don't know.... 

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