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Leopard Kills Jackal

In case you missed it
In case you missed it

In case you missed last week’s sightings – here they are. Yet again, another phenomenal week for sightings in the parks and reserves – Amongst others, one where a leopard kills a jackal!

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This gorgeous leopard with a kill was tinged by Evert Ross at Maries draai, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Leopard with a kill in the Kgalagadi
Leopard with a jackal kill in the Kgalagadi

A serval was seen stalking a Kori bustard, but its bravery was obviously greater than its abilities and it did not manage to hunt it. Tinged by the Bosch’e.

Serval in the Pilanesberg
Serval in the Pilanesberg

These majestic birds of prey are usually seen in trees or elevated areas where they can spot their victims. It is very rare to see a martial eagle quenching its thirst such as this. Tinged by Karen on the S27, near Crocodile Bridge.

A martial eagle quenching its thirst, in the Kruger National Park
A martial eagle quenching its thirst, in the Kruger National Park

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Needless to say, due to their size and weight, elephants need to drink and eat a lot. A fully grown elephant will drink 200 liters of water, on average per day. This young elephant bull was seen drinking at Tau pan – Tinged by Jann-Rick, Tshukudu Lodge.

Elephant drinking in the Pilanesberg
Elephant drinking in the Pilanesberg

Leopards are mostly solitary animals unless mating or a female with cubs. “We spent half an hour with them on the road, before they went on into the bush” – Tinged by Bhavans.

Leopard sub-adults seen on the H1-1, near Pretoriuskop - Kruger National Park
Leopard sub-adults seen on the H1-1, near Pretoriuskop – Kruger National Park

Mother Nature never ceases to impress

Cheetahs are highly endangered and in an attempt in monitoring their numbers, they are collared in various parks and reserves. 2 Cheetahs were spotted on the 3-way split near Pilanesberg Centre – Tinged by Mona.

Collared cheetah in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

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This beauty was tinged by Karman on the H4-1, near the Nkuhlu picnic site.

Lioness on the move in Kruger National Park
Lioness on the move in Kruger National Park

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This Caracal posed for FatmanJ, LEOP Safaris on Tshwene drive.

Caracal in the Pilanesberg
Caracal in the Pilanesberg

Puff Adder males fighting on Nossob road in the Kgalagadi – Tinged by Butch

Puff adder males establishing dominance
Puff adder males establishing dominance

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