Brown hyena after 40 years of visits.

by Lourens Erasmus
(Benoni.)

Hyena having a drink.

Hyena having a drink.

Hyena having a drink.
Getting ready to run off
Wild cat approaching.
Whose looking at who.

During the first week of August 2015 my wife and I with two friends again visited the Kgalagadi We were fortunate to have a closeup sighting of a Brown Hyena. It graced us with its company for approximately 30 minutes and after having a drink scuttled off in a cloud of dust. this was the first sighting of a Brown Hyena that my wife and I had in all the time that we have visited the Park since 1974. We were also fortunate to have seen a African Wildcat that also gave us a Audience of 25 minutes before crossing the road in front of us to disappear over a dune. Sightings of Honey Badgers was an everyday occurrence.

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Nov 06, 2015
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Well done!
by: Anette

We've seen about 5 brown hyenas and 4 AWC in the Kgalagadi and we took our sightings for granted! Didn't know some people hadn't seen them in 40 year's of visits. The lesson is - we need to appreciate all our sightings and not take them for granted, which is what we'll be doing from now on!

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Cool pics!
by: Susan

2 rare sightings at once - can't ask for mare than that!

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Wow
by: Jennifer

Wow sounds like you guys had a great time with some rare sightings. Thank you for sharing them with us. I love the African Wild cat pics - because they are so small people often miss them.

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