I have been watching the Nkhoro streaming cam for a couple of months now and have loved every minute of it. When I first started watching I kind of kept a running total in my head about which animals i have seen. In this short amount of time I have seen so many wonderful animals, I now would have to think about which animals I have not seen... After seeing bottlenose's video of the 2 hippos over the weekend, the only 2 high profile African animals that I havent seen are the cheetah and the crocodile.. Have they ever been seen here? I know this is a very subjective question, but are there any other high profile animals that haven't been seen that I didn't mention :
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No ...we are still waiting for them... I hope they will come soon
I totally forgot one of my favorite predators, the wild dog. I have never seen any wild dog packs here..Anyone ever seen wild dogs, that would be a great site
Why is that Todd? Surely the appearance of the occasional croc at the Nkorho Pan would be of great interest to tourists? I would have thought that any croc which was foolish enough to try it's luck at the NK waterhole would soon realise it's mistake and move on (eventually) anway?
Would they remove it because it might put off the general game?
This is not the case at larger/deeper dams and waterholes - for example at Sunset Dam, in the KNP, there are literally dozens of crocs of all ages and sizes - yet the game still come down to the dam to drink every day and they are surely much more at risk at Sunset Dam (with it's size and much deeper water) than at NK waterhole?
I missed them too Willywatch...that's why I searched for the video on youtube
Thanks for the info on the cheetah Fani . I just looked at the pics from that day and the cheetah pics were awesome!! That was one day before I rediscovered Africam!!
Due to the fact that this pan has been placed for Ecotourism purposes only; even if crocodile could survive in it, and in the highly unlikley event that it came to be inhabited by one; it would be quickly removed.
It depends upon what you regard as being 'high profile' animals as we all have different perceptions about these!
The pan is, I think, too small and shallow for crocs to habituate unless there is a serious drought in the area - in which case they will move to any water-source that is available as long as there are fish, amphibians and waterbirds for them to prey upon. And, if push comes to shove, other smaller, crocs to eat! Crocs do not discriminate about their prey-source - they will even eat their own off-spring if the opportunity arises.
For a croc to be able to take larger animals they need deeper water as they 'kill' larger animals by rolling them over in the water and drowning them.
The main diet of crocodiles is actually fish - forget about all those wildlife programmes which show them taking zebra and wildebeest as this only happens in more favourable circumstances, such as the migration in the Masai Mara, or in the main rivers and larger dams and waterholes during the wet season.