Kruger Sightings
Kruger Sightings
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All the latest, exciting and authentic wildlife videos coming from around Africa.
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Buck Doesn't See The Python Stalking It
Buck Doesn't See The Python Stalking It
7 أيام قبل
Watch the nerve-wracking moment a python spots a bushbuck, that is feeding nearby, and how it starts to stalk it for a potential meal! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger When 53-year-old Montisorri teacher and her family visited the Mapungubwe National Park, they never expected the surprises that nature had to offer. On the 10th of August, Katinka Steyn and her family went for an afternoon self-drive-safari and captured a very surprising sighting on video. We asked her to tell LatestSightings.com more about what they saw and in her own words she explained the strange yet interesting experience: Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “We were driving on the Gallery Forest road in Mapungubwe National Park when we spotted a bushbuck grazing in the shade of a big tree. We stopped to take some photos as the buck was very close to the road. It wasn’t long after we stopped when my daughter, Marika Botha, noticed something in the tree above the bushbuck. My sister, Erica Brewis, had a camera with a zoom lens, so she zoomed in on the area my daughter pointed out in the tree and noticed the head of a snake!” “We decided to stay a while to observe at our leisure what the snake was up to. At first, we only saw the head of the snake but when it started to emerge from the branch it was lying on, it became evident that this was a huge Python!” “We sat in anticipation for quite some time as the snake slowly made its way out of the tree and around the trunk in the direction of the grazing bushbuck. We moved our vehicle closer to the sighting spot in order to get a better view and as we got closer, the bushbuck continued grazing, without any sense of danger, apparently. All the while, the python continued to slither closer and closer to the bushbuck and at some point reached a distance of less than 1m away from the bushbuck!” “The python lifted its head and we could literally see its tongue flickering in and out of its mouth - tasting the air. The bushbucks’ horns seemed to get slightly tangled on a little bush it was veering towards, and only then did it notice the snake. Interestingly, the bushbuck wasn’t startled at all, it simply backed away from the python and calmly strolled off into a different direction. When the bushbuck left the scene, the snake proceeded to turn around and head back up into the tree. This just showed it was after the buck.” “While the snake returned to the tree, my daughter noticed another, much smaller snake in the same tree where the python emerged from. Unfortunately, we were unable to get a photo of the smaller snake as there we branched blocking our vision.” “I was completely speechless, we grew up in in a house with nature lover parents, so we spent most of our childhood holidays camping in places like the Kruger, St Lucia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. I was mesmerized. This was by far the most special sighting I’ve ever had - such a privilege! If you come across something like this, I hope it’s far from closing time at the gate! Just be in the moment, appreciate God’s most beautiful creatures in their natural surroundings” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Elephant Tramples Rhino & Baby!
Elephant Tramples Rhino & Baby!
17 أيام قبل
Watch the intense moment a powerful elephant turns on a rhino and her baby that are taking up space at the local waterhole. Around Shishangeni Lodge a lot of action takes place. Such was proven by Krishna Tummalapalli, the 64-year-old Interventional Cardiologist from India. Upon his family visit to the Kruger National Park in early June 2019, he captured an amazing video of an elephant and rhino interacting on a crazy level! We asked Krishna to explain to LatestSightings.com what exactly happened, and he told us the following story: “We were on a family trip to South Africa in early June 2019. We had been hoping to visit Africa for quite some time and needless to say, it didn’t disappoint! We went to the Kruger National Park and on our second day of safari - around 5 in the afternoon - at Shishangeni Lodge, I managed to take this video near the watering hole.” “Even without this incredible sighting, it was shaping out to be a very good Safari. We saw lots of Zebra herds and took a cute video of a rhino taking a mud bath. There were lots to see even before we got to witness what was probably the most intense occurrence. We went to the watering hole and were watching two rhinos drinking water for a bit of time before we spotted two elephants approaching from the distance. We were curious about what was about to happen but we never expected them to get into a fight.” “We were amazed that we could see something like the elephant become aggressive towards the rhinos. We were also worried for the baby rhino, especially after the elephant pushed the rhino mom over her own baby! We felt a bit more at ease once the rhinos started running away with seemingly no injury. Who knew that an elephant carries such power? As Indian Americans, we were used to Indian elephants which are not as big as African elephants. We think of rhinos as huge animals, but the elephant literally pushed the rhino around like it was nothing!” “After the rhinos managed to escape some serious injury, the elephant started facing us and moving in our direction. I don’t know whether it would have attacked us, but we put some more distance between the safari vehicle and the aggressive elephant before we could find out. We spoke to our guide and he said that in the 10 years he had been working as a guide, he has never seen anything like this. We witnessed a lot of great sightings on our trip to the Park, but nothing could match this experience.” “When you’re in the wild, have your camera ready, because you never know when something incredible might happen and it can be over in a flash. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see much right away because it doesn’t mean that activity won’t pick up. My advice for those who come all the way from a different continent - is to do as much safari as possible, because when you get back home, you’ll definitely miss being able to see these incredible animals out in the wild every day.” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Man Walks Right into a Pride of Lions
Man Walks Right into a Pride of Lions
20 أيام قبل
Watch the unexpected moment a guide gets off the vehicle to follow fresh lion tracks, and follows the tracks right into the pride itself! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger When it comes to the unexpected in nature, Steve Faulconbridge, an experienced safari guide from the live streaming service, SafariLive, can tell you all about it. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership The following footage was streamed live, to thousands of people, while steve went for a Safari drive in Djuma, Greater Kruger National Park. Steve, from SafariLIVE, had just spotted fresh tracks of the Nkuhuma lion pride Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa and decided to follow them. The presenter, who grew up in Johannesburg, jumps off his vehicle when he gets to a junction, having spotted more lion marks in the sand. Steve is filmed in the video demonstrating how to track lions. He was busy explaining about examining fresh tracks and how to determine where they lead when he got a huge surprise! Steve had no idea that he would walk almost straight into a pride of lions, but it seemed that they were just as surprised as he was when the lioness jumped up from behind the tall grass they were resting in. He was definitely on the right path while tracking. From his body language, you can see that his years of experience has taught him well. One must never turn your back to the danger, and, never start running. All through this dramatic episode, he kept calm and backed away from the pride, back to the vehicle. A lot of viewers were totally shocked and just as pleasantly surprised by the sighting. One can’t help but wonder what would have happened next, had the lioness not jumped up. If you want a guide or a tracker, go with Steve he will literally lead you into them! Follow SafariLive for daily streaming safaris, where everything is live and unscripted! To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
This is How You Handle a Rhino Charge
This is How You Handle a Rhino Charge
28 أيام قبل
Rian Boshoff tells LatestSightings.com the story: "We were on a drive with Taxan at Djuma and we were driving along riverbed when this bull white rhino crossed the road. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger He stood still right next to the road and we went past him to continue our leopard search. As we did that, the Rhino suddenly charged. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership And as you can imagine, the guide stepped on the gas and we were going around corners like madness 😂 The guide decided to head for the bush by making a sharp right turn trying to throw him off guard because of their bad sight, but the Rhino just kept charging. After all the chaos the guide informed us that it wasn’t the first time this bull charged him and he doesn’t know what the story is with this bull. It was chaos and if it wasn’t for the guide with the right experience it could have been much worse!" To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Tries to Escape Pride of Lions
Leopard Tries to Escape Pride of Lions
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Watch the nerve-wracking moment caught on camera of when a male leopard finds himself surrounded by a pride of lions in the Kruger National Park! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Kerry Balaam, long time Latest Sightings Member who has shared over 1,000 sightings and professional guide that runs Kruger Pride Safaris, watched this exciting scene play itself out over the August long weekend while on a drive with her guests for Kruger Pride Safaris and Birdsong Lodge. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Kerry explained to LatestSightings.com how the leopard found itself stuck in this less-than-ideal situation: “Just after my guests and I left Lower Sabie camp, one of the busiest camps in the Kruger Park, we found a pride of lions.” “The lions started walking and so we were following them. Suddenly, the male lion, the pride leader, ran into the bush and chased this leopard that must have been hiding behind the rocks. Within moments, the whole pride was surrounding the leopard!” As one can tell from the footage, the leopard wasn’t there for a fight. It was acting very submissively. He was lying down, keeping himself small. His head was down and his ears were flat, all techniques to show to the lions that he wanted to survive uninjured and that he wouldn’t attack if they wouldn’t. Another extremely submissive behavior is when the leopard rolled over. That is one of the most vulnerable positions for a cat to be in because the most delicate parts of the body are exposed. He obviously knew he didn’t have a chance against a pride of lions, so he was trying his best to let them know he wasn’t going to cause any trouble if they just let him go. Lions tend to have very short attention spans. It seems as if they just wanted to check if the leopard was going to put a fight, saw that he meant no harm and then they got distracted. While the lions were distracted, the leopard saw the perfect opportunity to escape the danger. It got up, sneaked away and then ran for its life! The lions gave a bit of a chase after the leopard, but then carried on sleeping on the rocks for the rest of the day, as lions do! Kerry, who filmed this whole sighting, told us that this sighting was crazy and she will never forget it! To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Male Lion Takes on Kudu in the Road
Male Lion Takes on Kudu in the Road
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Amazing sighting of a kudu and lion taking each other head-on. Video submitted by Liana & Zander Bierman and Nicole Tobias BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
2 Male Lions Dig Out Warthog from Burrow
2 Male Lions Dig Out Warthog from Burrow
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This is the moment 2 male lions trap a warthog in its home and end up taking him as lunch! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Kosie Lategan (29 years old) has been working as a field and safari guide for the last 7 years. The following piece of footage was taken on a private concession in the Kruger National Park on the Sabi River. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership We wanted to know more about this spectacular sighting! Kosie told LatestSightings.com more about the event: “We were out of the lodge first for an early morning drive and decided to take the road that follows the Sabi River. As we carried on up the road looking for some animals, we spotted 2 male lions standing about 100m down the road. These 2 male lions are called the Avoca males. They control the southern section of the Sabi Sands and crossed the Sabi River into the Kruger from time to time.” “As we got closer to where they were stationary, we noticed what looked like an aardvark burrow that the 2 lions were digging into. It wasn’t long after we stopped close by that they started digging at the entrance of the burrow again. We could see that something must have caught their interest inside the burrow - so we decided to watch and wait.” “We watched for a while and they both started digging with more intent, the one almost not giving the other a chance and that’s when we knew that they were now definitely on to something! The anticipation was building and soon after - one of the lions stuck his head into the burrow while the second lion followed straight after, then all we heard was a warthog squealing! The lions pulled the warthog out of the burrow with so much power that they even pulled out the roots of the bush the burrow was dug under!” “The excitement felt like a crack of electricity in the air as we all gasped with the surprise of what just happened. This was the first time I have ever seen anything like this! This is the kind of sighting I will remember for a very long time.” “As a ranger, we try to remind our clients and other safari lovers that it is important to stay patient. There were a few minutes that passed in between where the lions were resting and one could have thought that they lost interest. The earlier you get out in the morning the better the chances are of you being able to witness something this incredible.” “When the kill was over and the lions started feeding, the sighting ended for us. We made way for other vehicles that joined us so that they could view the lions. We left the scene knowing that we had experienced the best of the sighting and we were satisfied.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Buffaloes Rescue Friend from Lions
Buffaloes Rescue Friend from Lions
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Lions vs Buffaloes - the eternal battle. This was a moving show of affection when a nearby herd of buffalo came in to rescue a fellow buffalo from hungry lions. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger On the morning of the 23rd of July 2019, Mr Gert Cloete, a 78 year old retiree captured amazing footage while staying at the Ngwenya Lodge which borders the Kruger National Park. The footage was submitted to us by Colin Pretorius, who advised that Mr Cloete does not have social media, but that he thought the video tells a magnificent story and so, he had to share it with us on Mr Cloetes’ behalf. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership In his own words, Colin tells us the story as Mr Cloete explained it to him. “It was Tuesday, and I had been looking out over the Crocodile River at a small herd of Buffalo grazing not too far off, it was quiet until the peace for the Buffaloes was disturbed by a pride of hungry Lions pouncing in on an almost picture perfect scene. “ “The lions started chasing the herd and eventually brought one of the buffaloes down. I watched for a while as the rest of the herd seemed to look on from a distance after they had run off, as if trying to decide on their next move. I thought it was all done and over with for the poor buffalo - when all of a sudden - the small herd of about 20 buffalo came back with a vengeance to save the one that was left for dead just a few moments ago” “They all tried for a while, and intimidated the lions who were by this time, more than aware of the herds’ return. As the intimidation between the buffaloes and the lions continued, I was surprised to find that two of the male buffaloes were now having a go at each other, horns locked and all! As if oblivious to the attempted rescue mission at hand” “When the herd realized that the damage had been done and the victim would not return to the with them, they started to move off to the distance. It was like watching a movie unfold and the sighting was amazing, I feel so lucky and appreciative of being able to experience such a small part of God’s creation.” “Victory to the Buffaloes in trying to help each other because it was unbelievable, these were scenes I had only previously experienced while watching National Geographic so it was my very first time in reality, and I’m hoping that all can be so lucky as to witness such an event” “I feel like there is a lesson to be learnt by this experience, it was wonderful to see such co-operation in nature. It’s teaching us humans to help one another” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Snake Eagle Ripping Snake Apart As it Tries to Escape
Snake Eagle Ripping Snake Apart As it Tries to Escape
2 أشهر قبل
This is the moment a Brown Snake Eagle was doing what it does best, catching a snake! But this Puff Adder, as injured as it was, was still trying hard to slither away. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Graeme Mitchley, educator at Hurlyvale Primary School, captured this amazing sighting recently when he was visiting the Kruger National Park and he shared with Latest Sightings the story: Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “I love visiting the Kruger National Park and am lucky enough to visit often. Every day is different in the park, you just never know what is around the next bend. I was lucky enough to come across this sighting one afternoon while heading back to Lower Sabie on the H10. The H10 is my favourite road in the park. Besides the beautiful landscapes and scenery, there is always an abundance of wildlife. Late afternoon is the best time to head back to Lower Sabie with the sun behind you! Just before this sighting, I had seen large herds of zebra and wildebeest heading down to the nearby waterhole. Earlier in the day, I was lucky enough to spot a herd of Sable antelope near the S129 north entrance. Because it was late afternoon, it was just me and one other car at this sighting. This allowed me to enjoy the sighting. It is always nice to enjoy a sighting without too many other cars around. Some sightings become overcrowded and are not enjoyable. This is an extremely rare sighting, the first time I have witnessed a sighting of this sort! My advice to anyone visiting the park is to drive slowly. When you drive too fast you miss out on a lot. If I had been driving too fast in this instance the bird would have got a fright and flown off and the sighting would have been spoilt. The puffadder had been slowly slithering across the road when it was attacked by the Brown Snake-eagle. It was pretty gruesome to watch as the eagle began to eat and tear the snake apart while it was still alive. I felt sorry for the snake and it was a sighting that was not easy to watch. Even now when I watch the video I get upset when watching the snake suffering. Not many people like snakes but this was a painfully slow death. People have asked me why the snake didn’t try and strike the bird. All I can think of is that the eagle had the snake well pinned down and had possibly broken the snakes back which limited its movements. Snake Eagles, like Secretary birds, are prime snake hunters and specifically target snakes. They have exceptional coordination and use their powerful talons to kill the snake by driving them through its head and body before it can bite them. They successfully avoid being bitten because they are careful. Snake-eagle legs and toes are covered in thick scales that help protect them from bites. The eagles don’t have hair on their legs. Snake bites are a serious risk: snake-eagles take on some of the swiftest and deadliest snakes in the world. Snake eagles are not immune to snake venom. The snake eagle tore the snake in half and soon after flew away to enjoy his supper with only the tail end in his beak, the end without venom. The venom glands are located in the head of the puffadder. This part of the snake was left lying on the road. The next morning when I drove the same route there was no evidence of the snake. It is possible a hyena or another scavenger had taken the snake for a meal. I have seen photographs before of a hyena with a dead puffadder in its mouth. I am not sure if the venom has any effect when the snake is dead or if the hyena avoids it somehow. It is a question a snake expert could possibly answer. All I know is that, after observing them closely for many years, wild animals are extremely smart and their instincts are highly developed! “ To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
One Lioness Tries to Hunt Elephant
One Lioness Tries to Hunt Elephant
2 أشهر قبل
Watch the incredibly rare moment as a lioness, hoping to feed her cubs, single-handedly tries to take down an elephant! This incredible video was shared with us by 28 year old film maker - Samuel Chevallier who is a part of the African Bush Camps film team called Rewild - www.rewildtv.com/ Stay at award winning Somalisa Camp for sightings like this: bit.ly/2EbROrj BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger It was said that this sighting was an intense moment to witness and that capturing this event was a once in a lifetime experience for this guide. We asked Samuel to tell us more about the experience and what led up to this breath-taking moment and in his own words, he told LatestSightings.com his story: Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “We had just left the Somalisa camp in Hwange after an early rise and a steaming cup of coffee. To start the day we headed in the direction where we viewed a lion pride the previous evening. The early morning light broke and we were happy to find that they were still resting in the same place. We watched for a while as the cubs were playing with one another and then the mother started getting active as gathered the cubs and walked them through the bush. Slowly we pursued them to see what they were up to and after some time, the mother headed into the thicket. The next thing, all we heard was the screeching sound of an elephant!” “We headed into the bush to find the lioness on top of a young elephant trying to bring her down. The lioness clawed into the thick skin of the elephant - hanging on while the elephant fought against the strong grip and pull of the lioness. After a few moments of struggling to get the lioness off, the elephant managed to shake loose from the lioness’s grip and exited into the bush behind her. Whilst all of the action was happening, the cubs were laying in the tall grass looking on as their mother attempted to secure a meal, but, after an unsuccessful attack, the mother came to collect the cubs and headed away into the morning - luckily, unscathed from the encounter.” “It was an intense moment trying to capture the event as the adrenaline was high and we were all so alert with all that was taking place. It’s never easy hearing the sound of a screeching animal fighting to survive. It was a case of mixed emotions and we were slightly relieved to see the young elephant escaping the grips of the lioness, although, witnessing the hunger of the cubs as they waited for their mother to bring home the meal - a contradiction of emotion that I had not quite felt before.” “For me this experience was extremely rare, never in all my years of guiding have I ever seen such a sighting as elephant and lion have always had an interesting relationship. Often elephants will push a lion away eagerly - especially when they are in big herds. My advice to onlookers in the wild, is to be careful, engage in the moment and note on the behaviour of a lion/lioness before they attack.” Learn more about African Bush Camps: bit.ly/2WLj6MI To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Impala Gets Stuck in Mud During Wild Dog Hunt
Impala Gets Stuck in Mud During Wild Dog Hunt
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This is the moment a pack of wild dogs chases an impala into a freezing cold, muddy waterhole, where the impala then finds herself stuck, in amongst Africa's most successful killing machines. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger The following incredible ream of footage was sent to us by David Fisher, a 43-year-old Chief Operating Officer in Information Technology, upon his visit to the Madikwe Game Reserve - situated against the Botswana border, close to the Kalahari Desert. On Father’s day (16 June 2019) he witnessed and captured the amazing footage of a pack of Wild dogs hunting an Impala. We asked him to explain the scenes leading up to this sighting and in his own words, he told LatestSightings.com the story: Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “We were on our game drive in Madikwe heading towards Tau dam. A large herd of buffalo was seen near the dam the previous day and it is always a great spot this time of year. While on route to the dam, it was mentioned over the radio that Wild dog tracks had been spotted in the vicinity around lunch time. It seemed a little odd to all passengers on our vehicle - as we had just stopped to talk to another vehicle who had been out in search of the wild dogs the entire day and did not make any mention of such a sighting.” “We, therefore, had no expectations of getting to see the wild dogs and had enjoyed a number of great sightings already!” “On arrival at the dam it was relatively quiet and picturesque, a white Rhino was drinking at the waterhole and a lone Kudu bull stood tall on the dam wall blocking another vehicle. We watched for about 20 minutes and then moved on to see if we could find the buffalo or see any dog tracks for ourselves. We scoured the surrounding area but could not find tracks or any signs of either the buffalo or the wild dogs and decided to stop for early sundowners as it was starting to become a beautiful evening.” “After the sundowners, we headed back to Tau dam. We were parked near the water inlet to the dam with mountains and the sunset in front of us. It was the most beautiful setting and all were pulling out cameras to capture the sunset. At this point, Leigh shouted “dogs!”… 7 Wild dogs skimmed around our vehicle in a trot heading to the water inlet to drink. We didn’t even have time to digest as we all tried to get glances of them and take photos” Within seconds of arriving and starting to drink, they took off full pace in the same direction they arrived - and we knew something was up! As they reached our vehicle they spotted an impala which had clearly made a fatal choice. The dogs pursued the Impala around our vehicle and back towards the dam. The Impala lunged into the dam in an attempt to save itself and eventually got stuck in the thick mud. At first, the dogs were hesitant due to crocodiles or the cold water, but that was short-lived and two of the dogs were soon onto the Impala.” “The kill was quick with the full pack of dogs now swarming at the Impala - biting and pulling in all directions at once. The whole event lasted around 10 minutes with nothing left behind to hint of a kill” “The magnitude of what we had just experienced and the absolute beauty of the sequence of events, still mesmerize me. I’m consumed by questions on how lucky we actually were, everything was perfect… How lucky were we to have stopped where we did? How the sunset was so red? How the wild dogs appeared beside us? How we all had our cameras out waiting for the perfect moment to capture the perfect still? Why the Impala came out when it did? How could the Impala have chosen such an amazing fatal spot for such beautiful silhouettes?” “While our drive had not been too adventurous to that point, after being in the bush for 3 days already for us the sunset was the highlight - when the dogs caught us by surprise. It really was the top-up on an already special occasion. The bush is all about timing and luck, but we all know that some people make their own luck. In our case, as can be heard on the video, we owe a huge amount of our luck to our ranger Brett, whose knowledge and experience enabled us to script such an experience.” “This video could not have been scripted any better… Look to nature and wildlife for its beauty and how it encompasses life, don’t just get caught in the event itself. I am still in awe of the sequence of events and the overall experience” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopards Fight Over Warthog While it Escapes
Leopards Fight Over Warthog While it Escapes
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The saying “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” couldn’t hold any more true than what is seen in this video! It’s a warthog’s lucky day when a rival leopard spots this scene and fights the leopard that is busy killing him, allowing the warthog to escape! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Tarryn Rae, 33-year-old field guide for Mankwe GAMETRACKERS (www.mankwegametrackers.co.za), had this once in a lifetime sighting of the warthog escape this past weekend in Pilanesberg! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Tarryn Rae shared her experience with LatestSightings.com: “On this particular day, I was out with a guest on a 6-hour game drive with lunch. My guest had mentioned to me that the top of his sightings wishlist for the day was a Leopard (Wishful thinking as I don't have the best of luck with Leopard sightings).” “I must admit, the first three hours were a little quiet as it was still rather cold and no one had seen any big cats. We stopped for a troop of baboons that were walking around and playing on the road. While watching the baboons having a great time, I heard that a leopard had been spotted about 2km up the road we were on.” “While we waited for the baboons to move off, we heard that the leopard had climbed down the tree it was in and disappeared. I told my guest about it and said we should head up there anyway and give it a try, maybe it comes out again” “The game viewer ahead of me had gone to the area where the leopard had been seen and said there was no sign of it. So when we then stopped to look at two small warthogs for a brief second and while watching them, I mentioned to my guest that leopards love eating warthogs. I couldn’t even finish my sentence when my guest said "there's a leopard!!" - sure as nuts, there was a massive warthog with a Leopard attached to it.” “The Leopard had just jumped on a warthog which was bigger than him. He had only managed to get a grip of the back of the warthog's neck, putting him an awkward position as the warthog kept trying to fling him off. If the Leopard had to let go at that point he could possibly get injured by the massive tusks the warthog has. The leopard kept hold of his prize, constantly trying to get a better grip, with the warthog giving a high pitched squeal.” “They eventually ended up in a bush. I then turned to my guest and said all the squealing is going to attract some attention from other predators. The next thing we looked up and another big male leopard was crossing the road in the direction of the squealing warthog. This was possibly the leopard that had originally been spotted and reported further down the road.” “He stopped to smell around the trees where the warthog had first been caught and then headed toward the bush where the squealing was coming from. The leopards came face to face with each other and it was almost as though they said: "Let's take this outside" as they started to follow each other out of the bush. I thought the one was dragging the warthog but as they stepped into the clearing we could see the blood all over its face but no warthog insight.” “They stood eyeing each other out for a second and then the claws came out and a fight erupted. After they had their fight, the intruder that stumbled across the leopard with his warthog became submissive. In the meantime, the Leopards were so busy fighting they didn't notice the very shocked, injured but determined warthog walking out from the bush and make its way towards a burrow. The two then chased each other up a hill and out of sight. They were seen around there a few times throughout the day probably looking for the warthog.” “This was a first for me! I have never seen a leopard catch something let alone two leopards having a fight. It was really such an adrenaline rush and a feeling of gratitude to be in a position to witness this kind of interaction. It was sad to see the warthog fighting for its life and the squealing does get to you - but you realize that the leopard has to eat too. At the end on this day, it was the warthogs lucky day, if he survived his injuries.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lion Pride Take-Over
Lion Pride Take-Over
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Watch as a pride of lions relaxing next to their kill, suddenly have their afternoon nap disturbed by two nomad male lions looking to take over new territory. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Elize Roets, a 34-year-old Animal Communicator in Phalaborwa, took this incredible video on the H14 at the Ngobeni Shortloop. She tells LatestSightings.com of this intense experience and how it came to happen - in her own words: “I took a drive to one of my favourite spots to sit at to enjoy the tranquillity nature has to offer. About 900m west from the Ngobeni Shortloop I found a Hyena playing with a Buffalo leg where thereafter I continued to the Ngobeni Shortloop.” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “I got there and saw about 15 Hyenas resting but there were already many cars with spectators at the scene. Some of the spectators told me that the Nandzana Pride of lions had killed a Hippo and that they were busy eating on it - that’s why there was so much attention. The Nandzana pride at that stage was made up of 5 adult females and about 7 cubs but from where I was standing, I could only see some of the cubs and the movement of some of the adult females and not the kill, as they were in the river. Some spectators also wanted to get a view of what I had been able to see so I made way, at this time, I saw the two male lions approaching from the West but they were stealthy and made no sound at all. After the crowd died off a bit, I made my way back to the spot where I stood before and that’s when the chasing and the fighting started - my heart was in my throat as I knew there were cubs!” “All the cubs and two of the lionesses’ ran away while 3 of the older lionesses’ stood their ground protecting their meal, the male lions persisted and chased off the female lions through the river where I followed them to see what happens. After the chase the male lions are seen crossing the road in front of me before heading back to claim the kill - I could not get back into my viewing spot by this time as there was quite a crowd of cars witnessing the action so I went in search of the pride that was chased away.” “About 900m west while walking through the bushes, I spotted the whole pride - luckily every Lioness and cub was accounted for and finally they came to a stop where they rested about 100m from the road. In over 30 years of visiting the Kruger, this was by far the first sighting I have ever experienced that was so intense! My advice during a sighting like this would be to stay calm because no matter what happens, we know that it’s a part of nature and that things like this happen more often than we think” “We later found out that the two males were the Sable Dam males from the Sable dam area near the Masorini Archaeological Site” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hippo Learns Lesson From Rhinos
Hippo Learns Lesson From Rhinos
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Watch as two of Africa’s biggest and heaviest animals go head to head in a very rarely seen sighting. The hippo is trying his luck with the rhinos, but the rhinos have none of it. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Mike Kirkman, Head Ranger at Mala Mala Game Reserve, took this amazing footage near the Airstrip in the Mala Mala Game Reserve. In his own words, Mike tells of this rare and interesting, albeit a bit confusing, sighting: Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “At the time it was still a very dry season in the reserve and the animals were battling with what little grass there was available. The area around the airstrip was pretty barren and I think the hippo was more curious and lonely because at the time many of the hippo had already left this area due to the drought. In my opinion, everyone was more confused than anything else at this sighting. It’s not normal to see an interaction like this between any animal - never mind the 2nd and 3rd largest species! As always, when nature throws a curveball like this, as a guide - it is very difficult to explain. About half of the rangers in the camp were returning from a drive and saw the animals on the way back to camp, but because of the strict rules around disclosing the locations of rhino sighting, we didn’t even announce it on the radio at all. Yet another unfortunate side effect of the rhino crisis and so in this case, many of our guests and fellow rangers were unable to witness this spectacular yet unusual interaction. We do not normally view rhino at night, but with them being on the main route in and out of the camp it was impossible to avoid however, after a while they were left to themselves. I’m not sure what the final outcome of the interaction would have been but we never saw any injured animals afterwards so I can only assume that it ended peacefully. As you can see in the video, it is not an overly aggressive meeting, but more of confused one. As I mentioned, I don’t think it had anything to do with food/resource disputes as we were far from the river and there was no grass on the runway to fight over - I think this hippo may have simply been lonely and bored or simply curious. When we asked Mike how rare this sighting was for him, he responded: “I have never seen anything like this before or since.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Duiker Shouts For Help As Leopard Plays With It
Duiker Shouts For Help As Leopard Plays With It
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Nic Coleman, guide at AndBeyond’s Kirkmans Camp, captured this once in lifetime footage in which they came across a leopard playing with its food, while the food is busy crying for help. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Nic Coleman and his tracker were driving along the Sand River out of Kirkmans Kamp and had come to a stop along the road to watch some Elephants in the river when they suddenly heard distress calls coming from due south of their location! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Quickly, they rushed over and Nic, and his trackers, spotted this young female leopard that had just caught a baby duiker! While watching this sighting, the leopard picked up the duiker and strolled along through the grass as the baby cried for its mother, trapped in the predator’s grip. Laying down with the duiker at some logs in the long grass, the leopard then proceeded to torment the young antelope. Like any cat with a mouse, it would let the baby loose, but grab hold of it if it tried to get away or knock it over with a swipe of its claws. Watching this display, Nic and his guests assumed it did this to try and lure in the mother! Leopards have been known to not kill baby antelopes instantly, so that the calls for help might attract the mother, allowing the leopard to take both as a meal. The leopard spent the next forty-five minutes playing with the baby Duiker, chasing it around and all the while, the mother Duiker was running around about fifty metres from the youngster, but never getting too close to become prey for the leopard! In the end though, after the leopard had tried her best to lure the mother duiker in, to no avail, she gave up, killed the duiker and proceeded to eat it! “It was absolutely amazing to watch,” Nic states. “But heart-breaking to hear the Duiker calling and trying to get away! Definitely one of the most amazing sightings to ever witness!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Crocodile Gives Waterbuck a Second Chance
Crocodile Gives Waterbuck a Second Chance
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On the 24th of April 2019, Mr Mike Johnson, a 73-year-old retiree, came across this struggle for survival at a dam on the side of the road going between Skukuza and Satara. In his own words he tells us of his experience as he played witness to this battle of wills between a crocodile that had latched onto the leg of a waterbuck and the waterbuck’s efforts to escape; BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger “We were driving towards Satara and stopped at the dam to have a look. There was a splash at the far end of the dam. Thinking it was hippo, we did not pay much attention to it at first, but when a group of waterbuck appeared seemingly agitated, and we saw that one was struggling with something, I attached a 500mm lens to my camera to get a better look what was happening. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Through the lens, I saw it was a crocodile that had been dragged out of the water by a waterbuck, away from where I assumed it was caught, and that the crocodile was trying to pull the buck back into the water. Not being ready with the camera on a gimbal, it was very difficult at that distance to hold the camera steady and find the best image in the Canon viewfinder. As the waterbuck tired, the croc managed to pull it back to the water’s edge, where the buck lay still for a while. After a short breather, the waterbuck then made a break for it when the croc changed its grip. The buck managed to hobble away but had a broken front leg. We stayed for a while to watch the other waterbuck checking out what had gone on. “We were excited to see the battle for survival but at the same time sad to see the waterbuck immobilised. We had to book into Satara, so we left the scene when there was no further action.” There were also a few passing vehicles at the scene and one foreign group stopped to ask Mr. Johnson what they were looking at, but this was already after the waterbuck had escaped. When asked how rare this sighting was for Mr. Johnson, he replied; “Very rare!” Then shared some advice for anyone visiting the Kruger National Park. “Always have your camera ready and steady when you go out of camp, as you never know what you will see!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Wild Dog Plays Dead To Escape Lion
Wild Dog Plays Dead To Escape Lion
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Calvet, a forty-nine-year-old African Bush Camps’ guide, and his guests from Somalisa Camp were on a game drive in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, when they came across a pack of wild dogs that just finished eating a kudu but ended up being too close to a lioness! Book your trip to Zimbabwe: bit.ly/2LFPb7u There was another vehicle from Somalisa Camp at the sighting (it can be seen in the video) and both vehicles had around 4 guests in it. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership The wild dogs had killed a kudu and spent most of the day resting and cooling off in the pan. However, in the afternoon they were spotted by a female lion. The lioness is one of Cecil's daughters who is nursing cubs not too far from Chris pan, where the sighting took place, and she is a bit of a celebrity there in Hwange National Park. With her eyes fixed on the pack, Cecil’s daughter crouched and started to stalk, and in the flash of a moment, she pounced and managed to grab one of the dogs. As you can hear on the audio of the video, the Somalisa guests were in a slight state of shock, as the attack of the lioness came rather immediate and as a surprise. Book your trip to Zimbabwe here: bit.ly/2LFPb7u The lioness held onto the wild dog for a long time which seemed lifeless in her grip and many already believed it was already dead, as it stayed completely still. The Somalisa guests felt helpless for the captured wild dog and had almost given up hope for him. When another member of the pack approached the lioness, she sprang into action, attacking the other wild dog ferociously. Then, to the surprise of everyone watching, the previously caught wild dog got up and was able to make his escape. The guests were very relieved at this and were amazed to see how the wild dog was able to pretend to be dead for so long. Both wild dogs have been confirmed to have survived the attack unharmed. This incident took place two or so weeks ago and our follow up sees that the wild dog, named “Notch,” is still alive and seemingly healthy, which is a relief as he is the alpha male of the pack, which we call the “Kennedy pack.” The alpha female, called “Storm” is very pregnant, so some pups are hopefully on the way as well. We couldn't identify the second dog grabbed but it has also been confirmed to have survived. This is an extremely rare sighting and Calvet himself has never seen such a scenario in over ten years as a safari guide. His advice to someone who might have this same experience one day is to “keep an eye out for the underdog and to never underestimate wild dogs!” If you wish to Learn more about African Bush Camps visit: bit.ly/2WLj6MI Book your trip to Kruger: bit.ly/BookatKruger To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Warthog Doesn't Realize the 7 Lions Behind It!
Warthog Doesn't Realize the 7 Lions Behind It!
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Dana Atkinson, an author from Florida who has traveled thirteen of Africa’s countries filmed this incredible sighting in the Kruger National Park, which took place only a few kilometers from the Tshokwane picnic site. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Dana, who has written three books including "Traveling Africa, A Woman's Guide" which gives the reader practical advice to travel to Africa safely and covers everything from how to decide what trip is right for you to how to properly pack for that trip and everything you need to know in-between, tells us in her own words about this incredible sighting; Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “Only four kilometers north of Tshokwane, where there are two dirt short loops overlooking the now dry river bed, one car was stopped on the first loop. Interested in what they were looking at but not wanting to disturb them, I pulled into the second one to give them privacy and turned off my car. Soon I noticed seven lions on the bank across the river bed. Since they weren’t doing anything but sleeping and laying around many people came, took pictures and left. I stayed because through my binoculars I could see the lioness in the front was watching left and right down the river bed with great intent and I knew if she saw something she was going to begin a hunt. I sat there for over an hour until finally, it was just me and one other car. What kept me there, as I watched the pride through the binoculars was the lion in the front. All of the other cats were flat cats; sound asleep. But not this one. She was alert and watching the riverbed. She’d look one way down the riverbed for a while then the other way. I knew she was on the hunt and should anything wander by, there would be action. After about an hour, with only me and one other car there, the lioness perked up, eyeballing my side of the bank. I saw the warthog and started filming. I won’t spoil the ending of the video for you except to say I bet this warthog soiled himself. I know I almost did as you can tell from my EXCELLENT narration. 😜😂” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Secretary Bird Shows Off to World's Heaviest Flying Bird
Secretary Bird Shows Off to World's Heaviest Flying Bird
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Ashlea Dennison, a 25-year-old dentistry student attending the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, captured this amazing sighting on the 6 th of April 2019. Ashlea, who was visiting the park with her boyfriend tell us in her own words about this amazing sighting; BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger “There we were, driving along the H4-2 (The main road coming into the park from Crocodile Bridge) around 11:00 and we took the second sand road on the west side which leads to a dead end with a view of the Gezanftombi waterhole. We saw the birds not far along, on the northern side of the road. We noticed a number of vultures and some smaller birds around the area, which is why we suspected a kill, or some sort of food source, then we saw the Kori Bustard not far off the road which caused the vultures to fly to the nearby trees. We started to drive further on when we noticed the Secretary bird take flight from a tree close by, we stopped and watched where it would land. When it landed by the area where the Kori bustard was, we reversed the car to see what would happen. As we saw them starting to fight, we decided to video it because we had never seen anything like it before. We were very excited when we saw this sighting because these birds are both amazing sightings on their own and we have never seen either of them behave in this manner before. After the Secretary bird chased the little birds away at the end of the video, the Kori Bustard and the Secretary bird seemed to mind their own business while remaining in the same area. This sighting was incredibly rare for us. We have seen both the Secretary bird and the Kori Bustard alone on multiple occasions when we have visited the park, however, we have never seen either of these birds act in an aggressive manner towards any other bird before, or towards any other animal for that matter. These 2 birds always appear to be minding their own business when we see them in the park. I would’ve loved to see what the cause of the fight was but due to the length of the grass, we couldn’t see what was on the ground. We can only assume that there was an abandoned kill because of the vultures’ present. I would advise that anyone who is lucky enough to see a sighting such as this, to not interfere and to let nature play out as it would if we weren’t there.” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Cute Baby Hippo vs Crocodile and Buffalo
Cute Baby Hippo vs Crocodile and Buffalo
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Rainer Mauthe (44), self-employed owner of “Zur Alten Mine” guest farm, witnessed this funny little encounter between a young hippo and his “not so welcome” neighborhood friends… He told Latestsightings.com: "We took Friends from Germany for a day into the Kruger. We entered through Phabeni Gate and slowly made our way down to Crocodile Bridge, where we stayed overnight just outside the gate. It was a rather quiet day, but we still enjoyed our time in the Park. Approaching Lower Sabie, we stopped for a quick coffee and then decided to park for a while at Sunset Dam. We thought there might be some action happening there because there were quite a lot of cars. As we were watching, many big were lying in the sun on the bank. Suddenly, a cheeky young hippo came out of the water and started chasing the crocs around. It looked like he just wanted to play around a bit ;-) It was just so funny to watch this youngster having some fun with the crocs. At the end, he decided to try his luck with a buffalo who came to drink at the dam. He seemed to approve of the buffalo but his luck turned on him as the buffalo chased him back into the water. He soon decided to go back to mommy! We’ve never seen a hippo getting so close to big crocodiles like that with no fear at all. It was a great sighting for us!” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Herd Rescues Buffalo from Lions and Crocodiles!
Herd Rescues Buffalo from Lions and Crocodiles!
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Over a decade ago, there was an epic battle between lions, buffaloes and a crocodile at a waterhole called Transport dam. That video was aptly named Battle at Kruger. Well, 10 years later, the next generations of lions at Transport Dam recently faced their own failed hunt due to a huge herd of buffalo and crocodiles interfering! Thuli Khumalo, head of Atamela Tours, captured this heart-pumping sighting while on a tour to the Kruger National Park. After lunch at Skukuza Rest Camp, Atamela’s game drive full of tourists arrived at the world-famous Transport Dam, in the hopes of seeing some action. Little did they know what they were actually in for. They spotted a pride of lions lying in the shade, overlooking the water. If you spot lions hiding in the shade at a waterhole, it is often a good idea to stick around. Lions are opportunistic, so they will often try and hunt any animal that comes close enough. Surely enough, a large herd of impala went down to the water and the lions gave chase! The impalas were too fast for the lions, but at the edge of the water, they spotted an old buffalo bull. The lions chased that buffalo and it ran into the water where out of nowhere, a crocodile starts taking a go at the already targeted buffalo. The buffalo decides that the water is probably more dangerous than on land, where it can potentially outrun the pride of lions that are now waiting for him to re-emerge from the water. As soon as the buffalo hit the surface, he makes a run for it, with the lions following close on its tail. When buffaloes are under threat, they will call for help. Luckily, for this buffalo, his calls were answered! A massive herd of buffalo that was on its way to the dam saw the commotion and chased the lions away, saving the life of fellow buffalo, unbeknown to us if it is from the same herd. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Half an Impala Tries Escaping Hyena
Half an Impala Tries Escaping Hyena
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Impalas might be common in the Kruger Park, but they are true fighters! This isn’t our first video of an impala fighting back with half its body hanging out. (ar-video.org/uVnDJMjNySg-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html) Sune Eloff caught this amazing footage on the 12th of March 2019, along the Gomondwane Loop near the Lower Sabie camp located in the Kruger National Park. As the video begins, Sune was able to catch a glimpse of the hyena having just caught the male Impala and bringing it down into the long grass to feed on. Meanwhile, a young leopard follows close in its tracks but keeps a safe distance and watches as the scene unfolds, waiting for a bite the moment an opportunity presents itself. The hyena slowly tears off the meat from the impala’s stomach and starts eating, even as the poor animal strains it’s head and tries to lift himself up and get away. Spying on the struggle, the leopard still only watches from a distance. The impala, for his sake, tries the utmost to get away, and putting up an enormous effort, it lifts itself up in order to escape, even with his lower half completely torn open and half his insides hanging out. Sadly for the impala, the hyena didn’t have any trouble keeping up with the impala. After the hyena felt satisfied with the meal, eventually, the leopard circling the two made its way over to feed off the leftovers, but only once the hyena moved to a safe distance away. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lion Family-Fun-Day at the Beach
Lion Family-Fun-Day at the Beach
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Cats in general, especially African lions, are known to hate the water. For this pride, it seemed like a fun day out for the family. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Mike Kirkman, 37-year-old head ranger in MalaMala Game Reserve in Greater Kruger, captured this family-outing to the Sand River on MalaMala. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Mike tells Latest Sightings the story: “I had followed the lioness to a thicket where she called her cubs who were hidden. Once they came out, we followed them to the river where they lay down in the water, then moved on again to where she and two male lions had killed a buffalo. The next day I found the lions at the same carcass and the males also now in the water, where she joined them. The cubs were also running around in the area playing in the river. It was more surprising than anything. The Charleston Pride (these lions) was known to lay in shallow water, but I had never seen them as deep as this and evidently enjoying being cooled off. The cubs obviously thought this was completely normal and so just carried on. These are the only lions and indeed the only cats that I have ever seen in the wild just plop down in the river to cool off and have fun in the water. The lions eventually moved off after they had finished their buffalo. I never saw them in the water like that again. The 2 Males (Charleston Males) later became quite well known and recognizable when one had a tooth knocked loose and hanging down like a saber-tooth cat for some time. The lioness and cubs moved into Kruger eventually. It was a very rare sighting and I have never seen any other lions doing anything like it in 15 years of guiding, nor do I really expect to ever see it again. I have no idea why these lions don’t have a dislike to the water like most lions do. The only theory I have it that for some reason the lioness learned to do it and then passed it on to the 2 males (they were her nephews which she had raised after their mother was killed and she was the last lioness of her pride, the Charleston Pride), which she had raised, and then onto her cubs as well as they were growing up. It was a behavior that they uniquely had, but even so, it was not common to see.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hyena Protects Den From Intruding Wild Dogs
Hyena Protects Den From Intruding Wild Dogs
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On the 7th of January 2019, in the late afternoon, Clinton Delport, was busy driving along the H14 road alone, towards the H9 when he spotted hyenas with young at the H9 and H14 junction, near the Kruger National park’s Phalaborwa gate. These were the same hyenas that were filmed feeding on a leopard later that month on the 14th of January 2019 BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Clinton stopped his car and was busy watching the hyenas interacting with one another when all of a sudden, a pack of wild dogs, consisting of 17 pack mates in total, appeared! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Clinton quickly took out his camera and began filming the interaction between them. Both the hyenas and the wild dogs stood their ground as the wild dogs began harassing the mother hyena with her cub. The mother hyena, being a mother, did not hesitate to protect her young and one of her young cubs also stood their ground against the harassment, showing how brave he, or she, is. During the exchange, Clinton admits to feeling pretty scared for the young hyenas, especially in the beginning, as they were completely outnumbered but realised that this was more a show of force and dominance by the wild dogs than an actual attack. After a short while, the wild dogs lost their interest in the hyenas and went on their way, moving along the H9 towards Phalaborwa gate. But afterwards, though it was clear that the hyenas where a little shaken by their encounter with the dogs, they were okay and kept interacting with and comforting each other. Once the dogs were on their way and the hyenas settled down, Clinton decided to follow the wild dogs. He followed them for about 5km, as the pack moved on the H9 towards Phalaborwa gate. For Clinton, this was the second time seeing hyenas and wild dogs interact but the first time actually filming it. Interactions between these two canine species are pretty rare sightings, Clinton states, as he has been going to the park every day for the past 5 years and only seen such interactions twice. All Clinton can advise when coming across a sighting, for any sightseer or photographer visiting the park, is to “Keep your camera ready and try to keep calm.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hippo Steals Kudu from Wild Dogs
Hippo Steals Kudu from Wild Dogs
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This might have looked like a heart-warming rescue attempt by a gentle giant but unfortunately, he wasn’t able to save the day… BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Real Estate Agent, Carolyn Wridgway (57) tells Latestsightings.com: “We stopped for breakfast at Muzandzeni Picnic Site and from there decided to take the longer route back to Satara past Talamati Camp, as we had never been on that road before. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership We were ecstatic to be able to have the good fortune to witness this incredible event that began to play out. My 8-year-old granddaughter, who was watching the events unfold innocently thought that the hippo was a superhero for trying to rescue a baby kudu and she was very sad when the kudu drowned and the hippo's tooth went right through it. It was amazing to see the hippo get the kudu to the water’s edge and then try and get it back on its feet while protecting it from the dog invasion, but it was sickening to see the way the hippo and dogs were having a tug of war with the kudu. It saddened us to see this huge animal looking so deflated when it must have realized the kudu was dead and there was nothing more that could be done, the battle was lost. When the sad hippo left, the dogs ripped into the kudu and dragged it behind a bush. When they were done, 2 dogs stayed near the carcass and kept chasing away the vultures. Eventually, the dogs gave up protecting the carcass and left it for the vultures to feast on, this too was an amazing sighting to have seen. We have never witnessed a kill taking place so this was exceptionally rare for us and even more so given the nature of the kill.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
This Is Why The Lionesses Hunt
This Is Why The Lionesses Hunt
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In the history of the animal kingdom, there is an idea that only the lionesses hunt. This isn't so true. The males of a pride are there to protect it, so they spend their energy patrolling the territory, chasing rival lions out, so then the lionesses hunt to feed the males. While male lions do hunt for themselves too, this video shows why maybe they shouldn't interfere... BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger This funny fail was filmed by Peter Craig-Cooper on the banks of the Crocodile River, opposite Marloth Park. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Peter tells LatestSightings.com the story: "A pride of lion was frequenting an area of the Crocodile River in the Kruger National Park, opposite Marloth Park. So we were always on the lookout for them. There was one day, when we found the lions on the riverbank and spotted a herd of impala nearby! We watched as the unsuspecting herd of impala headed towards the river, right near the lions. As the herd of impala finally crept close enough for an ambush by the lions, a female started stalking them. Her head can be seen in the grass at the start of the video. The male then decided to help out in the catch, rooky mistake! All of a sudden pandemonium broke. The male chasing from the top and the female from the bottom of the bank. The two lions collided as the impala made its escape. As the watch the herd of impala run to freedom, they look bewildered by their botched attempt at the hunt that they put in so much energy to attempting. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
How to Wake Up a Baby Elephant
How to Wake Up a Baby Elephant
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“But mom, I don’t wanna get up!” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger If you’re a parent, then most likely you have heard a version of this from your children or even just a “clomp” sound as your kid falls back to sleep. Everyone knows that waking up in the morning can take some time and convincing your children to get up can be a real mission! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership This mama elephant is such a caring mother with the way she wakes the baby, who you can clearly see is not a morning elephant. Conrad Cramer, the man that captured this footage while on holiday, spent some time watching this family group of elephants hiding from the heat of the day. The scene was so utterly peaceful and it is not often that you see elephants lying down and sleeping. Conrad’s curiosity was sparked, so he sat and observed. Time passed until finally it looked like the matriarch was stirring, Conrad grabbed his camera and started filming, lucky enough to capture her waking the baby so tenderly. You can see the small clouds of dust rising as the older calf behind the little one breathes in and out and how much the baby would like to carry on snoozing as mom nudges the little one, but with such gentle persuasion mom does eventually get the little one up. What is fun to see is how the calf then walks over and gently wakes the older sibling as if to say “it’s time to go!” What a beautiful sighting, how these gentle giants all awaken and move off together, disappearing into the bush and leaving only footprints to mark that they had ever been there at all. With a sense of awe at having been a witness to such a sight, Conrad states: “It was one of the most tender moments in the bush that I have ever experienced” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Honey Badger Rescues Her Baby from Leopard
Honey Badger Rescues Her Baby from Leopard
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We all know that honey badgers think they are the boss of the bush… Well, this mother honey badger surely is! She had no second thoughts charging in on a hungry leopard to save her baby. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger This incredible and unusual interaction was filmed by Sahara Wulfsohn, a 28-year-old guide at Kirkmans Kamp in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Sahara tells LatestSightings.com about the sighting: “Sabi Sands is an incredible reserve with excellent sightings of Leopard On our drive, we had seen a few elephants but I was really looking forward to showing my group of 5 guests a Leopard. When Joel, one of the other rangers called in that he had found a female leopard not far from the lodge, I quickly responded to the sighting. At the time, I joked with my guests that we needn't have driven so far from the lodge, and could have simply sat on the tea deck to view animals from there When we arrived at the scene, Joel pointed out the leopard, which was moving slowly through a tamboti thicket towards us. At this point, I was very excited and grateful at having been given this excellent opportunity to show my guests a real-life Leopard. I didn't notice initially, but there was a young honey badger a few meters away from us, and about 10 meters away from the Leopard. When I realized what was about to happen I could hardly believe my eyes! The Leopard stalked closer and closer till its nose was practically touching the rear end of the Badger. The badger turned around, and im sure got the surprise of its life. The Leopard launched its attack in a fury of claw and tooth with the small badger fighting bravely and valiantly but not really a match for the Leopard, I was filming at this point and then noticed the mother Badger running at speed towards the melee and rapidly displaced the Leopard. The sighting ended with the mother Badger dragging her large cub by the scruff of the neck into a convenient and nearby hole in a termite mound. The young badger had probably broken its front right leg, but will almost certainly survive thanks to the strength and protection of its mother A Leopard alone, even sleeping, is a rare and wonderful sighting, but this was beyond belief. When I got back to the lodge, the other guides were all amazed at the sighting and the video and pictures which I paraded around the rangers room. (Some jealousy I'm sure!) For someone else who finds oneself at a sighting like this, a good idea is to start filming early and get a nice and stable rest/mounting arrangement for the camera It was easily the sighting of a lifetime, I cannot imagine having another opportunity like this, as both Honey Badger and Leopard are very rare to see. Just to see one or the other would have been a great sighting but this was incredible. Honey Badger do not normally form part of the diet of Leopard, as they are renowned for their fierce temperament and savage fighting ability. Badgers are even known to displace other larger predators like Lions. The reason this Leopard attempted to take on the honey badger was her young age (2 years) and lack of experience. She will have been taught a lesson she won’t soon forget! To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
How Not to Wake Up a Lioness!
How Not to Wake Up a Lioness!
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Watch a massive male lion’s intense creep up to a sleeping lioness. Just as you think he is going to lie down next to her, he ends up waking her up in the absolute worst way possible! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger This was filmed by 32-year-old safari guide, Joshua Loonkushu, on an evening game drive near the river. Joshua tells LatestSightings.com the story: “On the previous day, we had spotted this pride of lions that had just killed a wildebeest within the banks of the Sand River in Maasai Mara. I decided to head over there the next day to try and track them down. Luckily I managed to find them! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership In the beginning, I couldn’t imagine that the male lion was going to behave like this! He got up and kept on creeping towards the lioness, almost stalking. He was taking all effort to keep as silent as possible. I told my guests that we are up to something quite interesting here. As he got to the lioness, he bit her! It took the lioness exactly 2 split seconds to go from fast asleep to be in defense mode and ready to attack! Soon after this scuffle, the rest of the pride joined the two, hugging them as if they were asking what was the matter?! In my 8 years of guiding, this was the first sighting of its kind! I’ve never seen something like this, and if someone else comes across a great sighting like this, I say share it with the world! To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
EPIC: Giraffe Gives Lions a Ride!
EPIC: Giraffe Gives Lions a Ride!
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Lions love to try to bring down a giraffe, because if they do, it is a massive meal that can last sometimes up to a week! This hunt didn’t go so well, it almost looked like the giraffe was just giving the lions a lift to the other side of the road! Africa’s version of Uber… Francois Pienaar, safari guide, captured his best sighting ever last week in the Klaserie Game Reserve. He tells LatestSightings.com the story: “On our early morning game drive, we found a pride of sleeping lions, as they usually do. My guests and I were watching them sleep, never expecting I was about to see the best sighting in my guiding career! We only spent a couple of minutes with them before they started moving off after their morning nap. Whilst on our way following the lions, they spotted a very old giraffe bull unaware that a pride of lions had their eyes set on him. We sat quietly in the vehicle as we watched the lions stalking this old bull. After about 20 minutes of stalking, the chase was on! We raced in behind the lions, to see the action happening and hoping the lions would catch the big animal and bring it down. As we tried to stay with these lions we saw some of the individuals grab at the legs and one female jumping on the back of the giraffe. With a big struggle and to our amazement the lions finally got the giraffe to a stop and still trying to bring it to the ground. The old bull giraffe, fighting to stay standing, managed to throw the lions off his back and fought his way out by trying to stomp on the lions. After about 5 hours the lions finally gave up and the old bull lived to see another day.” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Rhino Charges and Hits Car!
Rhino Charges and Hits Car!
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Being a wildlife monitor, Sam Vorster gets to spend a lot of time amongst animals. That said, Sam has had 2 close calls now with Black Rhinos! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Sam explains the sighting to LatestSightings.com: “We had just been out following a pack of wild dogs for the morning. We were on a bit of a buzz, having watched them make a kill! On our way home we found one of my favorite individuals of one of my favorite species - black rhino! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership This specific black rhino is one of my most favorite individual animals ever, because his personality was so evident. When you see the same animal frequently you get to know their behavior. His was generally quite passive, although true to his species, he would sometimes mock charge us - as black rhinos are wanton to do. I could see his condition was not as good as normal, thus needed a better look. I was calm and collected and trying to both calm the excited volunteers I had with me, as well as calm the animal. I expected him to be a bit less tolerant (hence the quiet soothing tones I am using in the video that make me sound like I'm trying to be the next Morgan Freeman). As he was coming towards us to investigate, one of the volunteers dropped their camera strap, which startled him. People are not good at listening to instructions to keep still... especially if they are holding a camera... He only left muddy lip prints on the vehicle - but his unspoken words were clear. As soon as the rhino hit the car, I dropped my phone and drove away before he came back for real… It was common to see him, but it was the only time I've known him to make contact with a vehicle. I have watched a truck being lifted by an angry black rhino before, it was obvious this "light tap" was a warning, not the real deal. For anyone else that gets in close contact with a rhino like this, keep calm, keep everyone still. The reason he felt the need to tell us off is because someone moved. Animals see movement - even if there is a camera between the two of you! Sadly this male got into a fight sometime after this sighting and died of his injuries. Having said that it was a great feeling knowing that he lived a long fruitful life and died of natural causes. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Eagle Catches & Fights Baby Warthog
Eagle Catches & Fights Baby Warthog
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You should always stop for the little things while in the bush, because you never know where a sighting might lead! For this group, stopping for a family of warthogs lead to them watching a live kill! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Nazeem Mohammed, a 49-year-old Trade Finance Banker, tells LatestSightings.com the story: “Early Monday morning in December 2018, we shot this scene right near Malelane Gate. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com It was a quiet, uneventful drive along the S114 where I was filming Impala, Spurfowl and some elephant along the way before coming across a warthog family. At first, just filming the warthog, it appeared to be an uneventful, run-of-the-mill drive. For some reason, I kept filming as the piglets ran from beneath one tree to the next before crossing over the road. My family and I were completely unaware of the Martial Eagle who remained hidden until the piglets crossed the road in the open. My son was first to notice the eagle swoop in from the left, just out of shot and thankfully I maintained a steady hand and kept the piglets in focus. Only once the Eagle hooked its target did I realise just what a remarkable sighting I had just caught! Excitement naturally took over... We remained with the kill despite the many cars which stopped to investigate the sighting but who left soon after. 2 hours later, once the eagle felt comfortable enough and flew down from the nearby tree again, it secured the piglet in its talon and walked it across the S114 to a nearby bush under which it fed. At that point, given the number of cars also jockeying for position to see this, we left with an amazing memory. This sighting is even rarer than a big cat kill, as there is very little to none easily available footage of a martial eagle kill in the Kruger Park. This wondrous wildlife haven we call the Kruger National Park can turn the most mundane, uneventful sighting into something memorable, if one is but patient. I would advise visitors to stop and enjoy everything of interest and not just chase that elusive cat sighting... Given time, as this video proves, anything can happen at any time. The Martial Eagle is one of the most majestic and elegant of the eagle species. Seeing one execute a successful kill after remaining so well hidden is a once in a lifetime sighting. I hope all Kruger and bird lovers enjoy this video as much as my family and I did of the sighting in person.” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Cheetah "Threesome"
Cheetah "Threesome"
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Another extraordinary mating ritual recorded on camera, this time in the Kalahari… 26-year old, Juan Venter, told Latestsightings.com: “The footage was taken at Tswalu. When we arrived at the scene, we heard a lot of shouting and screaming and it looked like they were fighting but it was 2 males in a coalition on the same female with both males trying to mate at the same time. This was the reason for all the noise. When I realised what was busy happening my heart bounced out of my chest. I had no words. I just told my guests to keep on filming because they will never see this again. The cats ended up crawling into a bush hiding, as cheetah are incredibly shy when mating and we didn't want to bother them as, you need to respect nature. I have friends in the industry that have been guiding for more than 15 years and they have never seen this happen. As for me, it’s possibly the first and the last time that I will ever see something like this again. The only time this is seen, is in captivity. I almost want to say that the chance of seeing a pangolin is better than to see this happening. This experience had a big impact on my career as I have seen many rare things but personally, this became for sure No1 on my personal bests. Remember to always be very sensitive to the sighting and give the animals enough space. In this way, you will get much more out of the sighting.” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Catches Impala Mid-Air!
Leopard Catches Impala Mid-Air!
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This must be one of the most text-book hunts ever seen! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Mario Paul had this incredible sighting and told Latest Sightings the story: “Earlier in the day, I received some info of a male leopard that was sleeping on the rocks at Biyamiti Weir, in the Kruger National Park. Since it was still cool, I decided to go there when it warms up, because the leopard was lying in the shade thus the sun won't bother it. That leopard wasn’t just sleeping there, it was waiting for an opportunity to present itself for a successful hunt when the animals come in for a drink. Animals often frequent the water during the warmer parts of the day. On my arrival, I noticed the leopard wasn't on the rock where it was sleeping, however, I noticed the giraffes were all staring at something, but I was too low down to see what they were staring at. I drove to higher ground where I could see what was going on, and that's when I saw the leopard on the edge of the riverbank watching a herd of impala grazing on the bank. I noticed the wind was blowing quite strongly in the leopard's direction and that the leopard had quite a lot of cover to launch an attack from, and I knew that the probability was good for some action. I positioned my vehicle on a spot where I could see everything happening and I waited. The leopard cleverly used the riverbank and bushes to conceal himself and approached to within a few meters of the impala where he launched and caught the Impala in a miraculous fashion. After the kill, he proceeded to drag the kill more than 300 meters to a big tree where he lay down to recover. It was an amazing experience to witness how the hunt progressed from start to finish and to have been able to capture it on film was just incredible." Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
YouTube Rewind 2018 - Wildlife Style!
YouTube Rewind 2018 - Wildlife Style!
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Thanks to an amazing 2018 on AR-video! 1. Lion Cornered by Hyenas Calls for Backup - ar-video.org/WdFtSNO2bBg-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 2. Buffaloes Rescue Baby Elephant from Lions - ar-video.org/mm7plUOkVk4-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 3. Hippos Save Wildebeest from Crocodiles! - ar-video.org/5tauiZGIMfk-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 4. When a Wild Lion Tries to Get Inside Your Car! - ar-video.org/k8jiknq9xMQ-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 5. Elephant Charges & Hits Boat - ar-video.org/qEwPK-oXgoo-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 6. Wild Dogs Take 5 Buffalo Calves in an EPIC Feeding Frenzy! - ar-video.org/ZeN6xCg7nY0-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 7. Epic Battle Between Lions and a Roan Antelope - ar-video.org/IomTl8XV33U-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 8. Long Battle Between Giraffe and Crocodile - ar-video.org/_tWYu8VjPGw-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 9. Hyena Grabs Buffalo by the Balls! - ar-video.org/_kZdO5C-EJA-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 10. Lioness Takes a Beating by Wild Dogs to Save Her Cub - ar-video.org/QIFhyMvLgHo-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 11. Old Leopard is Bullied by Hyenas - ar-video.org/nB99FO0S3rk-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 12. Hyena Walks Right into a Pride of Lions - ar-video.org/JxeNjOpJy2E-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 13. Cobra Snake Tries to Hunt Monitor Lizard - ar-video.org/6TvRUytiTbQ-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 14. 1 Bull Shark Swim-Off Against 10+ Hippos - ar-video.org/xYHytnQhYHE-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 15. Wildebeest Hooks Lion by Leg as it Tries to Escape! - ar-video.org/SSlmRBvFaic-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 16. Buffalo Launches Lion into Air to Save Lizard - ar-video.org/9yNd1Meg0AY-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 17. Leopard Death Battle in the Road! - ar-video.org/kfZTtdGq27o-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html 18. Never Before Seen Sighting in the Wild! - ar-video.org/l3UKMIQ408c-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Wild Dogs Tear Hare in Half
Wild Dogs Tear Hare in Half
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If you have a pet rabbit, then maybe this video isn’t for you. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Pieter van Wyk, 33-year-old game ranger at Mala Mala, was on drive with a family from Texas in Mala Mala when he managed to capture this gut-wrenching sighting. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Pieter tells LatestSightings.com the story: “We’d found a pack of 12 wild dogs, 4 adults and 8 pups. We sat with them for an hour as they playfully interacted with each other. Soon, all four adults left to go hunting. We’d only been following them hunting for a few minutes before they spotted a scrub hare and chased it for almost 500m into an aardvark den. “It was exhilarating and tense… and serious - a life hung in the balance. There were also some brief comical moments, as one of the dogs would approach the one digging, ending up with a face full of dust. “The sighting ended well for the dogs, not so well for the scrub hare.” “Spending time with one of the world’s most endangered predators is always special. Watching them interact in the wild… only a meter or two from us - that’s priceless. But wild dogs have large packs, so seeing them hunt is quite a common occurrence, but no two kills are the same.” “In my opinion, seeing a kill is not something to enjoy or to shy away from. It’s nature at its most raw.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Baby Bird Leaves Nest, Survives Hawk, Gets Eaten by Crocodile
Baby Bird Leaves Nest, Survives Hawk, Gets Eaten by Crocodile
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When destiny is out to get you… An African harrier hawk was searching for a snack amongst the weaver nests when this baby weaver took to the water in a getaway attempt only to get snapped up into the jaws of a young crocodile. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Juan Geyser (38), told Latestsightings.com: “I arrived at Sunset dam on the H4-1 and settled in to enjoy the sights and sounds. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership I happened to notice that there was a hungry-looking hawk hanging around the weaver's nests. He seemed to be in a hurry to tear the nest apart and gain a quick meal. I took my camera out hoping to capture some action and was not disappointed. I watched in amazement as this little bird fled the nest in fear and landed on the water like a little bobbing rubber duck. What, at first, looked like an amazing escape only landed up being short-lived as a small crocodile was lurking about in the waters and happened to notice the weaver’s movements. In the blink of an eye, the weaver was gone as the croc swallowed him whole. I felt sorry for the bird but this was what we had come to see -wildlife in action.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Massive Elephant vs 3 Baby Hippos
Massive Elephant vs 3 Baby Hippos
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Elephants can be grumpy at the best of times and these hippos soon learned that this Ellie was not interested in visitors on his turf… This footage was taken by Evan Malsbury in the Umfolozi River in South Africa. Evan told Latestsightings.com: “We were part of an organized tour group that had arranged for a river cruise. There were several other boats on the river, nothing too unusual prior to this sighting, just many hippo groups grazing along the river. According to the boat driver and the tour director, seeing elephants along the river as part of this cruise was extremely unusual, so everyone on board was jockeying for a better view. This was then that we saw an elephant close to the water’s edge. The elephant was alone for a while before the trio of hippos appeared and this was when the drama was taken up a notch. The hungry the hippos were no match for the elephant but thankfully no one but the tree was hurt. Apparently, this was rare even for the tour director/cruise driver, it was the most unusual thing seen during our 14 day trip to South Africa. The tour director proposed that the hippos were younger and that they were learning about how to interact with elephants, and that the elephants were just trying to cross the river. It all seemed like a territorial standoff to me though.” BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lion Cornered by Hyenas Calls for Backup
Lion Cornered by Hyenas Calls for Backup
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Everyone remembers that scene from the lion king where Simba is cornered by hyenas, where Mufasa appears out of nowhere and comes to the rescue. This sighting almost feels exactly the same! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Amber Soames, a very lucky 19-year old student, was near Satara, in the Kruger National Park, last month when she filmed this action-packed sighting. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Amber explains the story to LatestSightings.com: “After stopping for Coffee at Tshokwane picnic site, we heard from a man passing that there were lions on a wildebeest kill, just 5kms away. So we definitely decided to head straight there. When we arrived at the sighting, feeling amped and totally unaware of what was about to happen, I found the right spot just on the bend of the loop where I could look down at the lion on the kill. When I first got there, there were only a few (+- 5) hyena, but after about 10 minutes, the lion was completely surrounded by them. I could see cars a just a bit further up the road, which I assumed were looking at the rest of the pride, which I later found out that they were. I watched a hyena for a while running around with the Wildebeest’s leg and then noticed that the other Hyenas were also interested in this leg. By this time, I’m extremely entertained watching the Hyenas fight over a leg whilst listening to the lion chomp on the remaining wildebeest kill, still unaware of what was to come. Not long after fighting for the leg, the hyenas made a beeline for the lion and made all sorts of noise indicating that they were up for a challenge. This was when I knew something awesome was going to go down. One by one they went for the lion, biting his rear and trying their best to get the kill but the lion was not having it and gave a good fight, as 1 male lion against 12 hyena could, for his kill. Soon after this started I noticed that the rest of the pride, a few 100 meters away, heard his moans and came running to help. This was when the females charged at the hyenas. This all happened so quickly but wow! It was so awesome. I became excited as the suspense grew, I just knew that some sort of drama was going to unfold and I was so ready for it. The sighting ended with the hyenas running for the hills, the lions regrouped and fell asleep in the riverbed. For other visitors to the park that are at a sighting like this, the advice I would give is to just have patience and persistence because when there are numerous predators at the same scene, the action of some sort has got to give way. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Buffalo Birth and Cute First Steps
Buffalo Birth and Cute First Steps
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During this time of year, begins the journey of many animals. Many animals in the African bush time their births in the rainy season, so as to maximize chances of survival. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger 37-year-old Sales Manager, Brett Reisen, was privileged enough to have witnessed a miracle birth of a baby buffalo in the Sabi Sands. He tells Latestsightings.com about this awesome moment: “We were watching a pride of 12 lions near Savanah and drove off heading back to the camp when we came across a herd of over 100 buffalo (less than a KM away from the lion). Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership We were watching them for a few minutes and one of the people that were with us noticed the one cow that was about to give birth. It seems like she held off pushing the calf out for a while until she was comfortable with us around. The whole birth took around 15-20 minutes, and she did it all alone. Births are when animals are in a very vulnerable state from predators, so the act is built to be a very fast one. The strange thing is that the herd came to see the calf and headed off, offering her no protection. What was also amazing was the number of oxpeckers that appeared to be lined up on the cows back. It was also amazing to see how attentive the cow was (it seemed like she was walking away to try to encourage the calf to get up) every time the calf tried to stand up how she almost ran to help every time the calf fell. It was such an excitement to be able to see the calf being born, better than seeing any animal hunting. We had to try to keep our distance to ensure the cow was comfortable with us around. This was truly an amazing experience!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Cheetahs and Hyenas Eat Impala Alive
Cheetahs and Hyenas Eat Impala Alive
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Sometimes, nature is not for the fainthearted. It can all seem so cruel how predators eat their prey, but nature is nature and it doesn’t have feelings. Animals need to survive. This sighting of the cheetah and hyena eating the impala is the epitome of this. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Alistair Leuner, 33-year-old general manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, filmed this incredible sighting while out on drive with some guests. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Alistair explains the sighting to LatestSightings.com: “I went out on drive with my guests and we were sitting in a sighting with a female leopard when we heard a nearby herd of impala alarm calling. We drove in the direction of the alarm calls, which was about 500m away from the leopard. We found 2 cheetahs watching the impala.” “After sitting with the hunting cheetahs, they suddenly both started chasing an impala for about 200m and managed to catch it! While the cheetah tried to kill the impala, the one even starting to eat it alive, 4 hyenas came and stole the impala and also started feeding on it while it was still alive.” “It was an action-packed and exhilarating experience. Although difficult to watch the impala being eaten alive, it was a once in a lifetime sighting we could not tear our eyes away from.” “By the end of the sighting, the hyenas won and there was no sign of neither the impala nor the cheetah. I have been guiding for 15 years and have never seen something like this! My advice to anyone who experiences something like this, even though it is harsh for most, is to absorb every moment of it!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Jumps on Impala From Tree!
Leopard Jumps on Impala From Tree!
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This sneaky leopard hid silently in a tree before jumping on its unsuspecting prey from above. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger The cunning predator is almost impossible to see as it hides in the branches - waiting for the perfect moment to pounce. After darting out of the tree it quickly takes down an impala grazing happily underneath, much to the delight of some excited baboons watching on. Phil Hankinson filmed the spectacle during a game drive in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. He said: "He was incredibly difficult to see but we had a few pairs of binoculars which helped tremendously. "I’m still in awe really of the spectacle which unfolded. The cat started stalking slowly moving toward the trunk and the impala was unaware of its impending doom. Then. In a matter of a second of two he pounced. "The baboons started screaming as some of them wanted a piece of the action and the impala was sent careering by the full force and weight of the attached cat. Dust was flying everywhere. "The noise from the baboons was one of a craze and then there was silence. We watched as a group. Stunned. And in silence too. "What we had witnessed our guide advised was something which he would see once every five years. And I had it on video. "It’s hard as I really did want to watch it live without the iPhone so I could mentally replay it in my head. Instead I have to fall back on the images the iPhone captured. "At this point I stopped filming. The leopard had started to suffocate the impala by latching its jaws over its mouth. It took approx 30 more minutes for it to take us last breath, it’s legs gave one more attempt at life before it fell still." --- This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info@catersnews.com or +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615 --- Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Male Lion Rescues Warthog From Other Lions
Male Lion Rescues Warthog From Other Lions
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This male lion’s eagerness ruined the hunt for everyone! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Cobus Visser, 54-year-old engineer, captured this incredible “rescue” while driving on the river road in Marloth Park last week. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Cobus tells LatestSightings.com the story: “I was driving right next to the fence in Marloth Park, which was overlooking the Kruger National Park. I was looking out to see if I could spot any wildlife in the Crocodile River. We knew about the pride of lions that were staying and hunting in that area for a couple of days now, so when we saw a few cars stopped and people standing next to the fence looking towards the river, we were sure it was the pride of lions. We were right! We first saw the male and after a while, we spotted the lionesses. They, at first, seemed calm and relaxed. But, suddenly, the females got up, lined themselves up, and the hunt started. Emotions were through the roof! Visiting the park for more than twenty years, I’ve seen the aftermath of kills a couple of times, but never a hunt and then timing it well enough to capture it on camera too! That was the best luck of all. For me and my family, it was the best scene ever after all these years visiting the Kruger Park. The sighting ended with this WOW feeling. What we saw just now, we saw a hunt, a catch and this fun moment were the catch got away because of the dominance of the male reacting too early, trying to claim perhaps what was not his. To me, this was for sure one of, if not the, best best sighting I have ever experienced after all the years visiting. When you drive in on Safari, drive slowly then you will see plenty.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Never Before Seen Sighting in the Wild!
Never Before Seen Sighting in the Wild!
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I was visiting the Pilanesberg yesterday with my friends on a tour with BuksWildCatSafaris and we had an amazing day. Sightings included: 2 Lion sightings, 4 leopard sightings, 2 cheetahs, caracal, brown hyena and many more. But at all those sightings, we saw these very unusual tracks. They looked very out of place, almost triangular. I had to follow them. Our guide, Wynand Douglas, had never seen anything like this too. We were determined to track the animal down. After hours of searching, I finally spotted it. Watch the video to see what it is. ;) Nadav Ossendryver -Instagram: Nadav_Ossendryver -Twitter: Ossendryver -Email: Nadav@latestsightings.com BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lion Tries Stealing Food from Leopard
Lion Tries Stealing Food from Leopard
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Unbelievable sighting of a male lion trying his luck climbing up a tree to confront a leopard that’s busy eating his food BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Earlier this month, Graeme Mitchley, 47-year-old Deputy Principle of Hurlyvale Primary School, was near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park, in South Africa, when he came across this action-packed sighting! Graeme tells LatestSightings.com the story: “I had been watching a leopard across the other side of the river. He was stalking and definitely hunting. The bush was thick and I kept on losing visual. There was no point trying to photograph or video the sighting at this point. I thought I would just enjoy the scene. I noticed an impala herd nearby and I realised that they had grabbed his attention. All of a sudden, there was dust everywhere and the impala herd scattered! There was a lot of alarm calling when I noticed the leopard hauling a bushbuck carcass into a nearby tree. I was in a bad position and realised I would have to move my car into a better position so I could start videoing the scene. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed movement in the river. Two male lions had also just seen the leopard haul the carcass into the tree and were dashing in that direction. Finally, I managed to start filming. One of the lions decided he wanted the leopard’s kill and climbed the tree. It was amazing to witness, a first for me. He swung his left paw towards the leopard and kill, the leopard just managed to evade his clutches and went higher up. The branches were not that thick higher up, I was amazed at the leopard’s agility. What also amazed me, was the fact that he was taking the kill with him, he wasn't letting the lion have any! The lion soon realised he was in a no-win situation and decided to descend. He was in a very awkward position and it was quite funny to watch. The lion eventually got back on to the ground and both lions made their way down to the river. After realising all was clear the leopard moved further down the tree to continue his meal. My heart was pumping and the adrenaline was flowing. Just to see a leopard or a lion is an amazing experience, but to witness the interaction between the two was mind-blowing. It was also the first time I had seen a lion climb into a tree to try and steal a leopard’s kill. I drove away from the scene in second heaven, I was still pinching myself an hour later asking myself if I had actually watched that scene play out. It is hard to predict what is going to happen in nature. All I can say is, be patient and see what unfolds. I patiently watched a leopard for half an hour stalking his prey, I didn’t know how the scene was going to play out. Other cars got bored and drove away. Little did anyone know there were also two lions hiding in the reeds! After seeing how the scene was going to unfold I got into position as quickly as possible and started filming. Always have your camera ready :) Most people left the leopard sighting as he was far off and wasn’t always visible. When the lions made a dash for the tree, two other cars joined the scene. The people in the car next to me got very excited, you can hear them in the video. All the while I held my nerve and started filming. But my heart was going a hundred miles an hour. Even now I get so excited just thinking about the scene.” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Death Battle in the Road!
Leopard Death Battle in the Road!
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Finding one leopard is always a treat when on a safari, but two, that is something else! Imagine Ryan’s feeling when he came across this sighting and suddenly realized what was actually going on. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Ryan Jenkins, a 45-year-old self-employed carpenter, tells LatestSightings.com the story: “This footage was taken on the 8th of August this year, on the road running next to the Sabie River towards Skukuza, just passed the S4. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership We were driving for a while and did not spot too much. We spotted the odd impala, a few hippos here and there, and general game. But, we came to one curve in the road where we saw a Giraffe standing in the middle of the road looking towards the bush closest to the river with his ears pulled down, which is an obvious sign of nervousness. Next thing, we saw this great big ball of dust going over the road and I said ‘OK guys, here we go’ and I drove towards the dust ball. We thought it was a predator, perhaps a lion that just took down an impala. Getting there, we realized it was a leopard and thought ‘OK, cool! Leopard killing an impala!’ But, to our amazement, it was two leopards, and they were fighting! When the dust had settled, we saw that one was rather young and small compared to the other, more dominant one, which was attacking the younger one. We actually thought for a moment that they could just be playing, but just a bit rough. Well, well, we quickly realized that they were not playing, this was a brutal attack on the little one and we thought it could only be about territory. Once the little one showed he was submissive, by lying on his back and making himself smaller, the bigger leopard would turn around, walk away and let the little one be on his way. But the smaller leopard came back again and again, and the older leopard grabbed the small leopard by the neck and held him down forcefully until you could see the little one suffocate and there was no life left in him. The dominant leopard moved his grip from the neck to the mouth. He then bit down so hard, we could hear the skull break. The whole sighting must have taken about 20 to 25 minutes, it was absolutely horrific to see, but at the same time, very interesting and exciting. This was not something you are likely to see again in a lifetime, my kids 7 and 5 could not believe what was happening, and the smaller of my two children were very sad and asked if the baby was dead? We just explained to him that yes, it was, but that this is how nature works, only the strong survive. They are wild animals and have to fend for themselves every day in order to survive. We watched as the big leopard sat up, sniffing and licking the little one for at least 10 min, before wandering off into the bush. We went back later in the afternoon to see if the little one was still there, and yes, it was, but the next day it was gone. The only people that saw this incredible sighting was my family in my vehicle and a small white bakkie coming from the opposite side with three occupants. It was awesome, but we just wished that the little one had been given a chance to live another day, but as we know, that's life in the bush. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Wild Dogs Take 5 Buffalo Calves in an EPIC Feeding Frenzy!
Wild Dogs Take 5 Buffalo Calves in an EPIC Feeding Frenzy!
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Wild dogs are known as one of the animal kingdom’s most successful hunters, almost 80% success rate. This video shows you exactly why! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Wild dogs are known as one of the animal kingdom’s most successful hunters, almost 80% success rate. This video shows you exactly why! 45-year-old Mandy Taplin experienced this highly emotional sighting in Moremi, in Botswana. After Mandy shared the sighting with LatestSightings.com, she explained what happened: “Our guide, Lets, from Ethnic Nature Safari Tours, was taking us out for the last morning drive of our incredible 4-night stay at Moremi. We had left our campsite early and had already seen wildebeest, zebra, impala, giraffe, jackal, saddle billed storks, wattled cranes and 2 male lions.” “At around 8am we saw buffaloes in the distance and what looked like calves playing, so we decided to get a closer look. As we were approaching, we realised that there was a large pack of wild dogs. It was unbelievably exciting as we had heard them 2 nights prior but were unable to locate them.” “On arrival, we saw that the buffalo herd had been split, and in the middle, the wild dogs were actually eating 2 buffalo calves. What happened next was a roller coaster of emotions and an absolute adrenaline rush...” “The rest of the buffaloes started moving towards us in order to join the rest of the herd. In a split second, the alpha dogs, I assume they were, went directly for the front of the herd, which sent the herd into a panic. The dogs reacted very quickly and in the chaos managed to take another 2 calves. Another 4 buffaloes and 1 calf were left separated from the herd and the dogs made short work of taking that calf as well.” “In total, they had taken 5 calves and the buffaloes could not do anything about it. Although this was so exciting to see, it was also very sad and exceptionally gruesome to watch. It took between 15 - 30 minutes for the calves to die and they continued bleating the whole time. It was gut-wrenching. We left shortly after the last calf succumbed.” “I think this was a once in a lifetime sighting. We go to the bush fairly often and have never seen anything that can compare. Our guide has grown up in the delta and guided for many years and even he, and all the other guides we spoke to, had never seen anything quite like this before.” “We had not intended on going to Moremi, but my husband and I decided to spoil ourselves for our 23rd anniversary. We literally saw the safari vehicle in the car park at a Spar when were doing some shopping, and we then made inquiries. The next day we were off to Moremi and had an unbelievable experience. If you have a sighting like this in your life, be prepared to be in awe at how effective these dogs are at hunting.” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
10 Lion Cubs vs 1 Buffalo Calf
10 Lion Cubs vs 1 Buffalo Calf
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30 year old professional field guide, Christof Schoeman, caught this action on film in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park at Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Latestsightings.com was told of this great encounter: “One of the lionesses was leading her cubs towards the young buffalo which the other lioness had immobilized and kept alive for the cubs. It’s always a dramatic occasion when you stumble across predators doing what they do best! It was such a privilege to watch a sighting like this unfold, but some might not be able to stomach it, it’s not for the faint-hearted. We already knew that this pride of lions, known as the Nharhu pride, consisting of 3 lionesses with their ten 6-month old cubs, were in the area. We decided to head towards that area and relocate them. It was late in the afternoon when we approached the area. A dust cloud was hanging overhead. The first thing that came to mind was that the lionesses might be having a stand-off with a herd of buffalo, hence the dust in the air. We settled into the sighting waiting for the action to start from an elevated position in the distance. It wasn't long and the herd of buffalo rumbled off into the closest thicket. We waited for the dust to settle to see if the lionesses managed to bring one down. As the air cleared, we noticed that the lionesses had indeed captured a buffalo, but a very young one, anything between 8-10 months old. We also noticed that the big cats were simply holding onto the buffalo and not killing it. One of the lionesses then moved off towards the dam wall where the cubs were tucked away. With contact calls from the mother, the cubs appeared from the other side of the dam wall. She led them towards the buffalo and that’s when the real action started to happen. It was heartbreaking for the young buffalo, but quite comical to watch the young lions learn the art of killing. Every now and then, one of the mothers would perform a maneuver where they use their deadly claws to grab hold of the hind neck and wrap those massive jaws around the buffalo’s throat, then let go. This was simply to show and teach the cubs, for them to be able to mimic the same behavior. This went on until sunset and just before darkness set in. Miraculously they kept the buffalo alive for about an hour when we left, so we weren't sure how long the 'school of the hunt was on for. I felt sorry for the prey, but I knew how crucial it is for the predators to get protein and gain energy in order to survive the harsh elements of an open ecosystem. I also teach my guests this, so that they could have a better understanding of what they are witnessing and why it’s so important. I also give them an opportunity to decide if they want to witness the ordeal or move out. It is a special and a very rare sighting. Luckily for us in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, we see these encounters quite often for the simple reason of high lion and buffalo numbers that we find in this 24000 hectare prestigious piece of land!" BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Top 5 Best Hippo Sightings Compilation
Top 5 Best Hippo Sightings Compilation
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If you want to see what hippos can get up to in the wild, then watch this video! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hyena Grabs Buffalo by the Balls!
Hyena Grabs Buffalo by the Balls!
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After a very long fight with lions, Mother Nature wasn’t done with this buffalo!! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Sian Green, freelance guide, tells LatestSightings.com the story: “This old buffalo bull, generally known as a “dagga boy”, was exhausted after a long fight with a pride of lions. Luckily for the buffalo, he beat the lions and survived the attack. It was all over for the night! Or so he thought… When buffaloes are under attack by predators, they make a call, so as to attract back-up from a nearby herd. But, dagga boys are solitary, mostly, and so the calls usually end up alerting other predators of the attack. “A very brave hyena must have heard the commotion and came to see what was going on. The hyena carefully approaches the tired-out buffalo bull (Dagga boy). Even though the buffalo thought he won against a pride of lions, mother nature wasn't done with him.” “The hyena could probably see that the buffalo was still in shock, and so while the buffalo was so exhausted, the hyena sneaks from behind sees an opening and grabs on to the buffalo's balls!” “The buffalo is obviously in shock and in pain and quickly reacts to escape the hyena’s hold.” The buffalo must have had some good practice with fighting off the lions, and managed to fight off the hyena too. The hyena and buffalo part ways, but as nature goes that was the last that buffalo was seen alive. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
When a Wild Lion Tries to Get Inside Your Car!
When a Wild Lion Tries to Get Inside Your Car!
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When one goes on a safari, one longs for an up-close encounter with a wild lion. But Hannetjie van der Westhuizen couldn’t have dreamt of a more personal experience as this lion climbed on the car’s window! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger When you ask frequent Kruger Park goers what the top road for lions in the park is, they will most likely answer “the S100.” It is an open road with lots of open plains, attracting lots of prey, thus, has lots of lions. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership On the 14th of August 2018, the S100 didn’t fail to deliver. Hannetjie explains the whole event the LatestSightings.com: “There was a sighting of a pride of 5 lions, but, this pride in Kruger is famous for “interacting” with the cars. There was a young male who was especially curious.” “We were very excited and scared at first, but then we realized that lion was more curious and playful and was just merely investigating a strange object.” At the beginning of the video, you can see how this lion finds the mirror to be a very nice chew-toy. But after getting bored of that, it suddenly sees the people inside and almost looks like it is waving at them. He climbs onto the window with two paws, and tried to bite the glass! “He was seriously chewing on the tyres, and I thought those sharp teeth may damage them, so we decided to move one.” In the park, tourists are allowed to drive with the windows open, and it is actually recommended since you can hear the sounds of the bush. But… If you get to a lion sighting, where the lions are really close to the road, it is recommended to keep the windows closed, in case, well, this happens! This sighting could have ended quite differently if the windows were open. Hannetjie commented: “Most of my 48 years of visiting the park, I have had to use binoculars and a lot of imagination to spot a lion, never ever had an encounter like this!” The Kruger management is actually on the lookout for this pride, so if you get any sightings of them, download our app “Latest Sightings” and report the location with some photos or videos. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hyena Indirectly Saves Impala from Leopard
Hyena Indirectly Saves Impala from Leopard
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Retired professor in engineering at the North-west University, Peet Van Schalkwyk, was delighted to have come across this sighting at De Laporte in Kruger. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Peet told Latetsightings.com “We were watching elephants, zebras, giraffes and impala drinking water at the waterhole from about 11:00 to 13:00. Many vehicles would come and go during that time. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership We were about to leave when a lady told us that there is a leopard hiding in the bush and he was spooking the impala herds every now and then. He had however been unsuccessful the whole morning. We decided to wait and at about 14:00 he finally caught an impala. A number of impala were in the shallow water of a cemented dam. The leopard chased and one impala slipped in the water. The leopard grabbed it by the neck and dragged it towards a tree, but along came a hyena and when it saw the leopard with the impala, it chased the leopard away. The impala was not dead and it got away in the confusion. The hyena rescued the impala by accident! We were extremely excited and knew that we have witnessed something special. This was a first for us. I witnessed a cheetah kill before but never a leopard kill. It is worth it to wait and spend time at waterholes. My wife Lynn took some pictures while I was videoing. My canon video camera has the function to include 3 seconds of material so that is why I could manage to get the whole incident on tape.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Kruger Park's Largest Lion Pride Ever Walking in Road
Kruger Park's Largest Lion Pride Ever Walking in Road
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Turning the corner and seeing a whole lot of yellow things in the road, you almost always assume it’s a herd of impala. But the shock and excitement one feels when one realizes it is a pride of lions walking towards you, is like nonother. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Ram Goyel, an overseas visitor to the Kruger Park, was so mesmerized by his astonishing lion encounter one day on the H6 near Satara that his heart was literally beating outside his chest. To his greatest delight, the white lion was amongst this magnificent pride… To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Ram told Latestsightings.com: “We were just returning from the N'wanetsi Picnic spot and this beautiful sighting came along and greeted us. It was a quiet morning and there were no other cars at the time. It was sheer disbelief!! At the end of it my family and I were jumping out of our skin. ☺ We were so lucky and thankful that the lions were walking towards us. I pulled over to the side and just let them come to us. My hand was shaking with exhilaration so the video is not perfectly still I'm afraid. The sighting ended a few minutes later when a few other cars showed up, and then literally pushed the lions off the road into the bushes. Just give space to the wildlife and be patient. Don't intrude upon the animals. Respect Kruger!” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Male Lion Mates with Another Male
Male Lion Mates with Another Male
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Finding a pair of mating lions is not so unusual to spot on a safari to the Kruger National Park. But, finding a pair of male lions trying to have a go at it is a phenomenon that is rarely witnessed. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Klaus, engineer, and daughter, Kira, tell Latestsightings.com the story of how this sighting played out: “In the morning, the H6 road is usually much quieter than the famous S100, which runs parallel to the H6.” “In a cold winter’s morning, tar roads store the heat from the day before, so this usually attracts cats, like lions, and many other animals. So this road is generally where we started our mornings.” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “During our previous 4 days in the park, we had not seen a whole lot, so, even if these lions had not shown that particular mounting behaviour, we would have been pretty happy with the encounter. What made this sighting even more special, was that there was only one vehicle next to us. As time passed, more vehicles started to show up, somewhat disturbing the lions. So, the three huge males left the tar road and trotted south into the thick bush.” “For regular safari travellers like us, who have been visiting Africa for close to 20 years now, with more than 300 nights in the bushes of 7 different countries, mating lions is not a rare sighting, in fact. we had observed a male / female couple just 24 hours earlier near Crocodile Bridge. However, a male / male combo was a first for us! This behaviour is actualy not known as male lions mating, as this was not an expression of sexuality and no penetration occurs, but rather, this is an act of dominance. Dominant male lions, and also other animals, such as elephants, will mount the other males to, in a way, show them who is boss.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Bird Pulls The Guts Out of Snake!
Bird Pulls The Guts Out of Snake!
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It feels like snakes have no friends in the bush, even this small bird takes on a passing-by snake. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Gabriela Benavides, a wildlife vet, tells LatestSightings.com the story: “We went to the Kruger National Park just for the weekend, in early August, as my husband and his family run the Skukuza half marathon every year and we take every opportunity to spend time in the park." Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership "On Friday and Saturday we were lucky enough to spot the big 5, both days. The family, after being so lucky, decided they have had enough and didn’t want to go out on a game drive on Sunday and rather sleep-in and spend time together back at camp. My husband and I never have enough of the bush, so we broke a deal to escape as early as the gates opened and be back around 9:30. We had an awesome sighting with 2 honey badgers and we were getting ready to head back when we decided to drive one more loop. As we turned, my husband spotted a snake in a mud hole, which was quite unusual for winter time. A bird flew away as soon as we stopped and while we were trying to figure out what type of snake was it, the bird, a grey-headed bush-shrike, started tugging at something that also pulled the snake. Soon we realized they were the intestines of the snake, a Rufous Beaked snake. At a closer look it didn’t have eyes anymore and there was some blood on its face. The bird kept pulling and pecking on the snake, and the snake kept opening its mouth as a threat, but couldn’t do much else to defend itself in its weak state. “At first, we got excited for the scene of a bright colored bird and a snake, but as we figured out what was going on, it became gruesome and sad. It was obvious the bird was winning so we just hoped it ended quickly for the snake. We knew it was nature, but took all our strength to stay on and be witnesses of how cruel sometimes the circle of life is.” “The bird got a chunk out of the hole where the intestines were sticking out and flew away with it. The snake didn’t move after that, the head was in a hole in the mud, so we couldn’t see any movement of the tongue and we assumed it was dead. Since we arrived it took another 20 minutes for the fight to be over.” “I have never seen a bird so small kill a snake for what looked like a meal. In fact, I never even thought a snake would on its menu. We first thought it was defending its nest, but at the end the bird took a big piece of some internal organ of the snake, which ultimately caused its death. It surely was a once in a lifetime sighting.” “Never underestimate a sighting that is not as glamorous as the big 5, because you might end up being a witness of a unique experience that will make you have all emotions at once, from excitement, doubt, horror, sadness and even empathy for a snake which most of the times we fear. Every minute spent in the Kruger is worth it, as one never knows what might be around the next corner.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Nadav Ossendryver on Tonight with Tim Modise
Nadav Ossendryver on Tonight with Tim Modise
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Founder of this channel, Nadav Ossendryver, talks to Tim Modise about Latest Sightings. Follow Nadav on Instagram: @Nadav_Ossendryver Twitter: @Ossendryver Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lions Eat Warthog Alive Before Hyenas Try To Take Over
Lions Eat Warthog Alive Before Hyenas Try To Take Over
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These lions were trying to dig into a pork meal when uninvited guests decided to join the party… BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Callum Gowar, who was a game ranger at the time of filming, and had been for five years, told Latestsightings.com: “Any person that has been on safari can attest to the fact that lions are often found fast asleep during the hot hours of the day. On this particular morning, it was of that similar circumstance. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership After a morning coffee break, we decided to view the lions (that had been found earlier in the morning) without any expectations of them moving away from a relatively shady spot. We were wrong and gladly so! The two lionesses began to stretch and yawn, both signs of lions becoming active. They were soon up and walking towards a small watering hole nearby. Their demeanor drastically changed, and they began to stalk a herd of impala that had already taken shade in the relatively dense thicket. Turning the vehicle off and watching from a neutral distance so as not to affect the potential hunt (for predator or prey), we heard the alarm calls of the impala and raced in. To our amazement, in the frantic nature of the hunt, the lions had managed to catch a panicked warthog. The warthog began fighting and screaming and continued fighting for about fifteen minutes. Its power and determination was incredible to witness despite its imminent demise. The frantic noises of the kill and the alarming impala drew the attention of nearby hyenas. At first, there were three, then five, then nine, then 12 and then 15. It was absolutely incredible! They challenged the lions with noisy intimidation of cackles and laughing whilst then slowly surrounding them. Soon, many hyenas had gathered and the fight was on. The one lion left just in time whilst the remaining lionesses stayed behind a second or two too long and received a few bites as she made her hasty retreat. Needless to say the remaining warthog’s scraps didn't go too far amongst fifteen hungry hyenas. This was probably my best sighting ever. Seeing a predator on predator interaction is special enough but to have a kill in it that makes it once in a lifetime.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Takes On And Fights Porcupine
Leopard Takes On And Fights Porcupine
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Leopard vs porcupine is the iconic sighting that everyone wants to see! Ard van de Wetering had an amazing opportunity to capture that sighting on film on his trip to the park recently. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lioness Takes a Beating by Wild Dogs to Save Her Cub
Lioness Takes a Beating by Wild Dogs to Save Her Cub
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While the lioness was surrounded by the wild dogs, and the wild dogs' focus was on her, it is almost like she was shouting "go go, run" to her cub, who fled to safety! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Whilst out on a safari drive in the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, Shalin Fernando (33) captured this interesting interaction between a lioness and her cub being interrogated by a pack of wild dogs. Wild dogs can be very intimidating when many are gathered together and, like hyena, have no fear in taking on the bigger lion species. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Shalin told LatestSightings.com: “We spent about half an hour with a beautiful lioness and her cub when we then moved on looking for wild dogs. Later we came back to the same site after hearing that there were wild dogs chasing some impalas. When arriving on the scene the wild dogs came upon the female lioness and her cub and began threatening them." "I was speechless and worried for the lioness and her cub. According to our guide, all of her previous cubs didn’t survive. The dogs kept on trying to attack, but later on, they gave up and moved on. The lioness and her cub were safe. "The next day we saw the wild dog pack again. One of the dogs had been bitten and it was limping around. This was a one of a kind experience for me.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Stork's Beak Gets Stuck in the Other's Throat
Stork's Beak Gets Stuck in the Other's Throat
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Black storks may seem pretty intimidating to other birds with those large beaks, and quite rightly so. These two storks had gotten themselves into a squabble and made full use of their weapons to jump down one another’s throats… BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Claudia Apfelthaler (55), captured this duel on film and tells Latestsightings.com: “We were cruising towards Paul Kruger Gate very near to the end of the day and stopped over a small river on the S114, at the Biyamiti loop, to take in the surroundings. I was admiring a hippo with terrapins on its back and a few hyena that were just lazing around in the water - it was just so hot." Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership "I’m always on the lookout for birds so when I saw a black stork, I immediately zoned in on him and was taken aback when another one landed next to him and the two started fighting. I’m not at all sure what the whole fight was actually about, but it must have been something intense because the birds were literally using their beaks to pin each other down through throats." "I was surprised at the attack but soon realized there was probably a whole territorial thing going on between these birds. I guess I learnt a lot as I always assumed they were just peaceful. Luckily both birds survived and went on about their separate ways." "Always be on the lookout and have your camera ready at all times, if you are into getting wildlife footage. Sometimes the most surprising scenes take place very quickly”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Cobra Snake Tries to Hunt Monitor Lizard
Cobra Snake Tries to Hunt Monitor Lizard
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The snouted cobra is an aggressive snake and are they are potently neurotoxic and classified as highly dangerous. They are predominantly nocturnal but are often encountered during the day in the bushveld as Helen Young discovered. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger This snake was out and about trying to grab himself a mammoth meal as he took on this sizable monitor lizard… Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Helen tells Latestsightings.com: “In April this year, I was on a solo trip to Kruger as my husband went climbing. I left Shingwedzi camp as the gates opened and headed off down to Letaba. Not too far down the road, I came across a very odd looking shape in the distance and I could not make out what it was. I approached slowly and was amazed to find a massive cobra (snouted cobra is the consensus) trying to take on a large monitor lizard.” “The lizard showed immense strength as it dragged the snake up the road. I didn’t want to move my car in case I spooked the snake - this meant that they got a bit too close for comfort (at one point they were both tangled up partly under my car).” “As time went on I could see that the lizard was flagging. It had clear bite wounds in its neck and it was covered in venom.” “Despite this, incredibly, the lizard was able to escape the snake’s jaws a couple of times and made a swift exit. Unfortunately for the lizard, the snake caught it again (once in the face). This went on for some time and the lizard eventually stopped moving.” “In the end a car sped past which frightened off the snake (via the underneath of my car). I stayed quite a while with the monitor lizard to see what would happen next. The lizard remained motionless in the road except for a couple of flicks of its tongue. I suspect it became road kill but at least it should have fed something in the end.” “I’m very glad to have caught this interesting sighting on film to share with others!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Epic Battle Between Lions and a Roan Antelope
Epic Battle Between Lions and a Roan Antelope
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Sandro Geyser was in the Okavango Delta when he managed to capture this dramatic and emotional sightings on film! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Latestsightings.com hears the full detail of events: “Whilst in camp, camp staff informed us that there were some lions not too far away and they offered to go and show us." Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership "At the scene near camp Khwai, we saw two lionesses lying in the shade on a blistering hot day. After a while we returned to camp for brunch and around 40 min later we returned to the lions to see if anything had changed. Upon arrival, we noticed there were no lions in the shade, but when we looked to the other side of us we saw the lions already on the roan antelope less than 15 meters from us. The initial attack was only witnessed by the people in our car and we were the only people that witnessed everything from start to finish." "Initial emotions were emotions of excitement at being able to see such a rare sighting in broad daylight. However, as the day unfolded feelings of sorrow and heroics developed towards the struggling roan. Battered and bruised, the roan was fighting for survival." "By the time we had to leave late afternoon both the roan and lions were lying in the shade, mere meters away from each other. It seemed as if there was a truce between them. We returned to the scene the next morning, but didn’t see anything. I am of the opinion that the roan died somewhere during the night, but no one knows for sure. One can only assume what happened in the end." "I have been privileged to see many rare animal sightings and behaviours throughout Southern Africa, but this tops the list as the most touching and memorable sighting. Almost as if there was an emotional connection”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lizard Stalks & Hunts Insects
Lizard Stalks & Hunts Insects
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Watch how this stunning blue headed tree agama grabbed himself a double course lunch, before probably heading off for an afternoon snooze… BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger The blue-headed tree lizard is a very large agama, reaching about 15 inches in length. Agamas have strong limbs. Their bodies are compact and spiny. The scales on the body are small and keeled, with those along the back larger and mixed with scattered, enlarged, spiny scales. These beautiful lizards are frequently seen nodding their heads in display whilst clinging to a tree trunk. Most agamas are terrestrial, but this species is arboreal. They come to the ground only to cross to another tree, and occasionally to eat. When threatened, they retreat around the tree trunk, always keeping the trunk between themselves and danger. They will gape the mouth widely, showing the bright orange mouth lining, and will deliver a painful bite if caught. Contrary to popular belief, they are not poisonous. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Kuno Stielau, told Latestsightings.com: "I was visiting the Marakele National Park when I caught sight of the lizard eyeing out a caterpillar on the tree. It would not approach it whilst I was there so I set my camera to record on the tripod, and went for lunch. When I looked at the footage, I noticed that a beetle had unfortunately also joined the lunch party and became part of the menu much to the lizard's delight. I had to laugh at how cheeky the lizard looked. Looking at the smaller things often gives as much enjoyment, or even more, than the larger things. Anticipate what nature will do and set up for it.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Cub Gets Slapped Around by Lizard
Leopard Cub Gets Slapped Around by Lizard
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Monitor lizards are renowned for their sturdy limbs but it’s that tail you have to watch out for! BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger The tails can account for, typically, half of the lizard’s body length, and give you a good whipping. When confronted, monitor lizards try to puff themselves up as much as possible, making themselves appear larger and more threatening. They stand upright on all legs, puffing up their lungs, flattening their back, making a hissing sound, and some will also sway from side to side. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership As a final protective measure, they open their mouths as far they can. If approached, the monitor may lunge and attack. The monitor lizard is much like a mommy lion whose babies are threatened, in that it will attack relentlessly. Costa Frangeskides was vacationing at Kaingu Safari Lodge in Zambia when he came across this incredible encounter. He tells Latestsightings.com of this moment: “We were out on a beautiful day safari drive when we came upon a monitor lizard in the middle of the road. We could see that there were two leopards looking very interested in trying to make a morsel of the monitor.” “The lizard knew that it was in trouble and immediately began thrashing its tail around from side to side in order to protect itself. The tail is a pretty powerful tool however, once the lizard had its back to the leopard he was able to grab him at the back of the neck and make off into the bushes with his treat.” “I’m pretty sure that the monitor lizard did not survive the ordeal but this was an incredible sighting to have witnessed. Once again nature has a way to hold you in suspense and play out a multitude of emotions within your soul.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Saddle-Billed Stork Fishing for a Snake
Saddle-Billed Stork Fishing for a Snake
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While Stopping for a lunch break at Cattle Baron in Skukuza, Janine Westerweel (52) from Wellington in the Western Cape happened to catch sight of a saddle-billed stork catching his own bite to eat… BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger She told Latestsightings.com: “I was idly scanning the river with my binoculars to see what I could find, when the saddle-billed stork waded out of the reeds on the left. We really love these birds, so I watched him for a while and then realized that he had found something in the water. That's when I grabbed the camera, hoping to get some "action footage" - and then saw it was a snake! This is a first for us and a really exciting event. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership As I continued to film, the people around us started taking an interest in what we were watching, and I think you can pick up in the video the growing excitement as they too realize what it is that he's got. Unfortunately, we eventually lost sight of him - being at a restaurant table on the deck overlooking the river, there was nowhere else to go - so we don't know how it ended. I'm sure not very well for the snake though (we think it might have been a small python). My advice with game and bird-watching is always to be still, quiet and patient. You never know what will play out; or what will walk out of nowhere when you least expect it! Check out our blog here: outandaboutinafrica.com To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Elephant Charges & Hits Boat
Elephant Charges & Hits Boat
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An idyllic river-safari almost turned into a fatal head-on-head crash during peak-hour on the Chobe-river. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Su-an Marais, radio and TV presenter at GROOTfm 90.5 and Die Groot Ontbyt (KykNet, DSTV channel 144) told Latestsightings.com:“We were spoilt to visit the beautiful Kasane area in Northern Botswana in celebration of my mother-in-law’s 60’th birthday. We were driving on the river, looking out for wildlife, when we came across a bunch of boats circling around an elephant wading in the river. We slowed down and shut off the engine so it wouldn’t bother the elephant. The Chobe-river was in full flood and the strong current pulled us very close to the elephant. We could hear the elephant plucking, chewing and breathing. We were cautious but in awe of this magnificent animal in front of us. I barely started recording this when the elephant charged! We were very scared when the bull came charging and we didn’t hear the engine start to drive away, but our experienced guide knew better. The rumbling engine would have probably upset the elephant even more and then we might not have lived to share the story. The elephant pushed our boat away and we drifted off with wet pants, in absolute unbelief of what just happened versus what could have happened. “A lucky shot almost became a lucky spot,” I thought. We were in shock, awe and relieved at the same time that everyone was safe and the boat in one piece. I even congratulated my mother-in-law again on her birthday “from all the Chobe-elephants.” I was of course sarcastic, but really thankful to literally celebrate her life (and ours) because her birthday could easily have been her last day. Our visit to Kasane left us with renewed respect for animals and a deeper passion for Creation. It was an honour to experience the abundance of life and the cleanliness of a country that welcomes tourists with open arms, because they are proud of their land and they know how much tourism means for their economy. It may seem obvious to “stay in the boat… whatever happens,” like our guide said, but in that moment it’s hard to fight your fight/flight instincts. Luckily our well-informed guide knew exactly what he was doing. We only had to try to stay calm and wet your pants in silence (or slowly grab the expensive bottle of whiskey, like my sister-in-law instinctively did. ;) Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Buffalo Launches Lion into Air to Save Lizard
Buffalo Launches Lion into Air to Save Lizard
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Have you ever seen a lion being thrown into the air by a buffalo, do 3 flips and then land on its feet? Now you have. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Business System Manager, Sune Eloff (32), was out for a drive on the H4-1, just west of Lower Sabie, in the Kruger National Park, when she came upon an almost funny interaction between a buffalo and a young lion who was trying to catch a monitor lizard. Interesting events soon started to unfold… Sune tells Latestsightings.com: “We spent some time at Sunset dam watching impala coming down for a drink. We decided to move on and saw some lions sleeping in the riverbed. They were so calm and peaceful and then suddenly we saw all of them get up and move into the reeds. At this point I took out my camera as they were watching something that we could not see. Suddenly a young lion came out of the reeds with a water monitor lizard that he had just caught. This is when the entire scene started to unfold… Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Some buffalo in the vicinity had noticed that the lion had captured a lizard and one of them came storming in as if he knew this lizard needed protecting. To our absolute astonishment, the buffalo proceeded to get his head right under the puzzled lion and somersault him through the air. It was crazy! I had mixed feelings... the excitement of everything happening was overwhelming. I felt bad for the young lion, but luckily he had enough brains to know that he needed to get out of there, and fast, so off he ran. The three dagga boys (male buffaloes) still charged into the reeds every now and again but the lions scampered off. I have never seen anything like this in my life and I’ve been a Kruger visitor since the age of 2, definitely a first for me!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hippos Save Wildebeest from Crocodiles!
Hippos Save Wildebeest from Crocodiles!
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Incredible footage showing some rare interactions, captured on a safari with Chasin' Africa Safaris (Book with them here: bit.ly/ChasinAfrica) at one of the top dams in Kruger, Gezanftombi Dam, near Crocodile Bridge. Chase told Latestsightings.com of this ordeal: “We stopped to watch all the animals come down to drink and saw a cool heron surfing on the back of a hippo, it was an enjoyable sight having all the different species around. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership An unsuspecting group of wildebeest sauntered down to the water’s edge for a drink when a huge crocodile jumped right out and immediately grabbed one of the wildebeest, keeping its jaws locked on the animals head. Next moment another croc raced in to try and get something off the menu. The hippos close by seemed to be very perturbed by what was happening and it looked for a moment as if they also wanted to join in on this kill. They kept the wildebeest surrounded and it all looked like a pretty hopeless situation. The wildebeest was obviously exhausted and it seemed as if the hippos sensed its fear of the whole ordeal. They calmly kept close by to wildebeest but he seemed to have spooked and picked up a second wind changing direction and seeking another escape route. The hippos followed until he reached the shore and managed to get himself out of the water but his back foot was completely injured and one could not help but wonder what his final outcome would be if with the damage he endured. It was exciting to watch in the beginning but then a deep sense of sadness overcame everyone. Nature can be cruel but the circle of life must go on”. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Wild Dogs Disturb a Warthog's Bath
Wild Dogs Disturb a Warthog's Bath
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This warthog thought it could take a relaxing bath at the lodge's pond, but it appears not... This gets a bit graphic. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO KRUGER: bit.ly/BookatKruger Private Safari Guide, Rudi Venter (31), told Latestsightings.com of his experience: “I mostly work for myself in the guiding industry as a private and freelance safari guide. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership "I had heard that the pack of wild dogs were resting in front of the lodge’s waterhole for the day and suggested to my guests that we spend the afternoon with the pack and hope that they will get active and head out to hunt. As it started to cool down the wild dogs become active and their excitement levels went through the roof. We got ourselves ready for the action but then the wild dogs went to lay back down." We thought they were going to rest some more because it was still too hot, but what we didn't see was that two warthogs were approaching the waterhole for a drink. That's when the wild dogs went quiet and they had their ears flat to the ground waiting for the warthogs to get closer. I could see one of them was much smaller and anticipated that the wild dogs would go after him as it would be an easier hunt for them. We sat quietly and watched the warthogs get closer and closer." "As they reached the edge of the waterhole they became aware of the wild dogs but it was too late and the wild dogs jumped up and surrounded the young warthog letting the bigger one run off. The warthog ran into the water for protection but this didn't help. The wild dogs grabbed hold of the warthog and pulled him out of the water, where the adult dogs gave it onto the younger dogs to practice their skills and the warthog come to its end as the pack fed together." "It was mother-nature in her most true form playing out of in front of us. Something that we do not get to witness every day and yet it forms the full circle in nature. Such a sighting can be very hard to watch, especially for those who are sensitive to kills." "As a guide I am lucky to spend a lot of time in nature and have experienced these sightings before, and loving wild dogs I spend quality time with packs when I can. Knowing what can happen when they hunt I always prepare my guest and explain to them the hunt, and that the kill can be hard to watch.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Wildebeest Hooks Lion by Leg as it Tries to Escape!
Wildebeest Hooks Lion by Leg as it Tries to Escape!
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Watch how this wildebeest uses his best weapon to fight off these hungry lions… Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Hannes Joubert, from Polokwane, tells Latestsightings.com: “We went to the park on the 26 April 2018 for the long weekend and happened to come across this attempted kill roughly about 24 km North of Satara Rest camp on your way to Olifants Camp.” Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “We were unbelievably fortunate enough to have seen a wildebeest kill at Ngotso damn that same afternoon at 12:30. We decided to head back there that afternoon to see what was left of the carcass when we came across these 2 female lions stalking this wildebeest so of course we decided to wait right there. To our utmost delight this awesome sighting started to play out right in front of us.” “After waiting for an hour, the wildebeest took a dust bath and this is when all hell broke loose and the females gave chase. 1, 2, 3 and they were on the wildebeest. The wildebeest fought back and managed to hook one of its horns into the leg of one of the lionesses.” “This must have been extremely painful for the lion, as it was for quite a few moments that she was hooked onto the wildebeest. I am happy the wildebeest got away as lions cannot always win.” “To tell the truth I had mixed emotions about the whole ordeal. This sighting is very scarce as lions usually kill wildebeest when they catch up to them. My advice to people in the same situation is to stay put and wait for the end. At some point it seemed the lions gave up cause this wildebeest kept walking away until it took a dust bath. What an incredible day!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lion Versus Car's Door!
Lion Versus Car's Door!
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They say that curiosity killed the cat, however, in this case curiosity could very well have killed the human being… Always keep your doors locked around these guys! Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Captured on film by 36 year old Bronwyn Hattingh, Latestsightings.com caught up with her to find out about this awesome encounter: “My husband and I were driving in convoy with friends (Anri and Ansie) who were travelling behind us. It was just after 5am and we came across 6 lions lying on the side of the road. They were yawning and waking up for the day. We sat for about 15 minutes before the lionesses decided to get up and leave the road with 2 of the younger males following them. One young male decided to stay behind and on the side of the road. My husband decided to drive slowly past the young lion so that the other tourist could see the lionesses and other young males who walked off into the bush. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Our friends drove behind us and decided to get some photos of the lions. As she stopped the young male become very interested in her yellow mirror covers, this is when I turned my camera on. He wanted to take the mirror covers off. So Anri drove slowly forward which caused him to get a fright and jump back, this however did not deter him. He started to sniff around the car and then with his lower jaw tried to open Anri’s right passenger door. Twice you could hear the handle opening and closing. It was as if he had done it many times before. Anri was enjoying the young male being so close to the car but Ansie who was in the back seat, not so much, as the lion was nearly as big as their car and she thought he would jump on their roof! You can see all Anri’s facial reactions. Thank goodness he did not open the car door as Anri had locked it quickly. He then wanted to investigate the boot which he also tried to open but he put his huge paw on the car like don’t leave I want to play. Another young male saw the fun and decided to stalk and pounce on the naughty lion from the bush. This was when Anri decided to drive off. We were all laughing and I said they are bored and naughty, let’s get out of here…. I was very nervous for Anri and Ansie. I thought oh my gosh I hope the lion does not open the door, but the enjoyed watching the events unfold. Young male lions are my absolute favourite with their cute mohawks and curious nature. We had only ever heard of this happening (lions opening doors) and I kind of did not believe it but seeing it with my own eyes it shocked me to realise how clever lions really are! I think Anri did handle the situation well by not upsetting the lion or hurting him in anyway. You can see the lion was not aggressive just curious. It’s wonderful to get so up close and personal with these beautiful animals but it’s also important that you know when to leave so the situation does not escalate. We need to be respectful of the animals and their environments. I loved that everyone at the sighting remained calm and enjoyed watching the lion. It’s something I will never ever forget. I feel very blessed to be able to visit the Kruger every year at this time. Anri did say that at the white lion sighting she had a few days before just off the S100, some of the members of the lion pride were interested in her can and were rubbing up against it. That must have been the reason why the young male was interested because of the scent of other lions. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Snake Finds a Chameleon on Road!
Snake Finds a Chameleon on Road!
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Chameleons and snakes are like lions and hyenas there will always be a confrontation. But snakes usually have the upper hand! Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Mine Manager, Casper Badenhorst, tells Latestsightings.com: “We were on the Voortrekker road, driving north, when we saw a chameleon in the road. I stopped to show our children what the chameleon looks like. While we were looking at it, I noticed that it had black spots which appeared and disappeared on various parts of its body. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership It inflated and deflated its body, looking as if it was puffing up and releasing, probably about 15 times. After this, it ran off at its best speed (most certainly not usual chameleon strolling) down the road, crossing the snakes slither spoor and I could see that its hind legs were not functioning well, almost dragging. As it stopped in the middle of the road, a snake came out of the grass, slithered towards it and after looking at it for a few seconds, picked up the chameleon and slithered off with the chameleon in its mouth, disappearing into the grass next to the road. It was apparent that the snake had bitten the chameleon moments before we arrived and then moved away for the venom to take effect while we approached. The snake made off into the long grass and disappeared, we could only see grass moving about a meter into the bush for a few seconds more. We were very excited, knowing that this is a very rare sighting. Only minutes before this happened, my son was unhappy about having come to KNP so many times before (and this time flying all the way from far North East Australia) but never having seen a catch or kill in Kruger. For tourists like us, this is not likely a sighting that will ever be repeated, nor do many people ever get to see a wild snake catch something.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Baby Elephant Tries Fighting Lions
Baby Elephant Tries Fighting Lions
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Do you think this elephant can win against a pride of lions? Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Cynthia Mack, 55, had a first-hand account of a tough day in the African bushveld under blue skies at the Hwange National Park. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Cynthia told latestsightings.com: “We were staying at Little Makololo, my favorite spot in the world. We were sitting at a waterhole and I noticed in the far off distance there was a grey object "jumping" back in the tree line. We pulled out the binos and saw it was a young male elephant all by himself (about 5-8 years from the size of his little tusks). He appeared to be limping. It was a sweltering day and we knew he would be heading for the waterhole to quench his thirst. We also knew there were 3 young lions on a nearby mound not far off as we had just photographed them so we decided to "wait and see" what may happen..." "WOW, the emotions were raw. To see this poor little ellie that had an infected knee joint hobbling to get to the waterhole, and then seeing in the distance "1" of these young lions (they were subadult about 24 months or so according to our guide Themba) we never could have envisioned how this played out. The ellie saw the one lion approaching him and he trumpeted but the lion came at the ellie and simply jumped on him and knocked him to the ground because of that infected knee. No matter how hard the young ellie tried to roll himself back upright, he just couldn't succeed. Then the other lion joined the first and finally, the third lion came along. It was hard watching them try to figure out how to end this poor little ellie, and how that ellie struggled for over 3 hours, even trying to roll himself over. I personally went from tears to fascination, as these 3 lions casually tried to figure out how to make this little ellie stop breathing. The biggest shock was when a huge bull elephant started heading towards the water and we thought, finally he would be saved, the big bull will scare off the young lions and rescue this ellie.... but instead that big bull was frightened off by the 3 young lions! We watched as he went around to the other side of the waterhole and drank, while the lions continued to deal with that little ellie. From tears to fascination for hours... we realized we had seen something quite rare and we felt a great privilege to have witnessed this heart gripping sighting..."" "After the lions pulled out the elephant's intestines and continued "slowly killing" him, the little ellie finally succumbed to his sad fait. The next day the adult lioness (now called Stubby tail who later mated with Xander) came to eat what the 3 young lions left behind... along with vultures and hyena..." "We've been blessed to have been on about 9-10 month-long safaris since 2004 and have never witnessed anything like this. Themba who has been a guide in Hwange NP for 18 years, has never ever seen lions there take an elephant down like this." "Don't flee at the first sight of the kill, while it may be hard to watch it is part of the bush experience, appreciate the sighting and learn from it! Watch the interaction and observe the communication between the killers and its prey, it is fascinating." To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
7 Male Lions Can't Take Down 1 Porcupine!
7 Male Lions Can't Take Down 1 Porcupine!
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If I told you 7 male lions were after prey, you'd think that the prey is long gone… This porcupine definitely has luck and experience on its side to be able to teach 7 male lions a lesson! Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals On safari, night drives have the ability to offer an exhilarating bush experience and some very interesting sightings that almost never happens during the day! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Hennie Bekker (36), Director at Private Kruger Safaris, caught this action on camera. He told Latessightings.com: “We headed out in a South Easterly direction from Lower Sabie and at first there was only general game. We spotted a jackal hanging around close to the vehicle and then suddenly heard a rattling sound. We looked around to see where the sound was coming from and noticed 7 young lions trying to corner a porcupine. I was very eager to see what was going on as I have spent a lot of time in the Kruger Park and rarely ever encountered a porcupine so to see the lions interacting with the porcupine was definitely exciting. It was astounding to see how all these lions were unable to get the upper hand on the porcupine, as the porcupine cleverly kept his back towards them at all times. After a few good minutes, the lions gave up as they realised they were not getting anywhere and the game was over! The lions then moved on to drink water and walked off into the darkness and the porcupine lived to see another amazing day in Kruger”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Impala in a Catch-22 Between Hippo and Wild Dog
Impala in a Catch-22 Between Hippo and Wild Dog
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There is nothing more exciting at a waterhole than coming across a three-way encounter between a wild dog, hippo and solo impala desperately trying to escape being the next meal…. Book with Legend Safaris (The film-makers of this video): LegendSafaris@latestsightings,.com Latestsightings.com was fortunate enough to have shared in this adventure as told to us by 53 year old safari guide, Arun Rao (Legend Safari’s): “We were out on a drive along the S65 and there happened to be a pack of wild dogs running alongside us in the road, approximately 1km North of the waterhole. The pack then ran off into the bushes and proceeded to run down to the waterhole. Shortly before reaching the waterhole they noticed a lonesome impala calf. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership One of the guests caught sight of a wild dog who started to give chase to the impala. The impala ran straight into the waterhole and crazily enough, the hippos tried rescuing it by pushing it out of the water again. Once the impala was out, the wild dog immediately gave chase again and was fortunate enough to have caught the impala and began eating it. It ate for a few minutes and then ran off. After that, a load of vultures zoomed down onto the carcass to indulge in the meal. This was an amazing sighting and even more spectacular that my guests got to share the experience with me.” Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hungry Hippo Wants to Eat with Lions
Hungry Hippo Wants to Eat with Lions
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If this was any other animal in the wild, it would be running the other way! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Pilanesberg field guide, Solomzi Radebe, explained to Latestsightings.com how this unusual sighting of a hippo joining in on a lion’s dinner panned out: “I was on a midday safari and didn't expect to see much. I had come across a pride of lions on my earlier drive heading towards the waterhole but they didn't show up as I arrived back. I reckoned that they must have been thirsty and soon they would arrive back for a drink. I waited patiently but no sign of them. On my 2nd drive, I thought, again, it's hot and I don't expect much but let me try the waterhole, again, maybe the sun has forced that pride to go drink now. Thank goodness I managed to come across the pride just as they ambushed an unsuspecting Tsessebe. It was a win-win situation for myself and my guests as we sat there, the only vehicle to take in this incredible moment. We were enjoying the sighting and I started to see a hippo bull come out of the water and advance slowly over towards the kill. In my mind, I thought he was just curious as to what was happening and that he might just chase those lions away. The male hippo advanced slowly towards the lions, followed by two females. His mouth was open wide trying to intimidate the pride. The male lions were not too worried about the hippo but the lionesses and cubs were uncomfortable with his presence and kept a distance from this massive beast. The male lions stood their ground, but I was wary of the situation not knowing what might happen. Obviously because they were hungry they were not eager to leave the carcass. Everyone knows that hippos have a main diet of mostly grass, although I've seen them some years back, hippos chewing on a waterbuck carcass. I could hardly believe my eyes when this hippo invaded the pride's meal. I applauded him for his tenacity as he didn't budge an inch and was not intimidated by them at all. In fact, it was as if they were all smoking a peace pipe and having a great lunch together. I realized then that this sighting was not just rare but pure gold as lions on a kill wouldn't ever allow other animals to come closer than 70m. I was so excited that my throat went completely dry and I broke out in goosebumps. I couldn't even keep my camera still and I said to myself that this must be that one of a kind sighting I couldn't wait to share with the world! I left the sighting after the hippo went back to the water as he was also full and I think he felt proud that he showed those lions who was boss. Later in the evening I drove back to the same spot but was it was too dark to take any great pictures. I think throughout the history of our safari fraternity, I have been the only one to have witnessed something like this and consider myself to have been very fortunate indeed”. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Battle Between Wild Dogs and Spotted Hyenas
Battle Between Wild Dogs and Spotted Hyenas
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African wild dogs live in packs of approximately 6 - 20 and are considered cooperative hunters and although hyenas are also outstanding hunters, they are competitive in nature. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Hyenas, unlike wild dogs, will fight within the clan for food or dominance. Hyenas are significantly more aggressive than wild dogs and have even been known to confront lions, not for food, but to fight. Here is another example of their opportunism… Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership 47-year-old Business Owner, Koert Grobler, told Latestsightings.com: ”I departed around 4:30 from Skukuza towards Tshokwane, hoping to see some predators early in the morning. As it was still dark I saw nothing for quite some time, but as I got closer to Skukuza, I noticed a couple of hyenas playing around on the road. About 12km from Skukuza I came across 11 lions and sat watching them for over an hour. There were a couple of females and a few energetic young lions playing on the road and in the surrounding bushes. It was entertaining to watch them play. I could hear a male lion calling from the bush from time to time, but left without seeing him. I was certainly in luck this day and couldn’t believe my next sighting. A wild dog kill on the road directly in front of you surely must be a once in a lifetime experience. My heart was pounding and I battled to keep the camera still. I realised that I’m extremely lucky to see wild dogs, let alone a kill in the road. I prayed that they stay close to the vehicle as I only had a cell phone camera with limited zoom abilities with me. All of a sudden, two hyenas appeared and I couldn’t believe how fortunate I was to see how they competed with the dogs for the food. The hyenas and dogs loudly made aggressive sounds as they attacked each other in competition for the kill. The hyenas took the last scraps of the meat and disappeared into the bushes. The dogs started trotting down the road and found a resting place in the shade of a thorn tree in the middle of the road. One dog discovered some animal faeces in the road and proceeded to roll in it. I watched the dogs for quite some time until other cars started arriving. I already had a lot of excitement and left the dogs for the other visitors to enjoy freely. 100 meters down the road I saw a big male lion on his way to the scene. He was in a very bad condition and clearly not in any state to hunt. I realised that he was scavenging to stay alive. He must have heard the commotion and possibly wanted to use the opportunity to get some leftovers. He was very thin, and had wounds on both sides of his flanks. I felt very sorry for him as I could see that he did not have much time left to live. While he looked for the scraps the hyenas returned and watched him from a distance. I took a few photos of him and left. To see wild dogs in the Kruger is very rare, but to see them devouring a kill 5 meters in front of you is basically unheard of. The fact that it was so close that I could hear every bite as if I were standing right next to them made it even more special. The interaction between the wild dogs and hyenas as well as the screaming sounds is something that you just see and hear in movies. I consider this a once in a lifetime event, being able to be there and experience it all”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lions vs Mongoose!
Lions vs Mongoose!
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Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals It’s not always business in an animal’s world, there will still be room left for play… Mahendra Jain, captured this beautiful moment of fun and games in Kenya and told Latestsightings.com how it all played out: “It was a stunning drive. We were ready to go out and do some game viewing, I was admiring the splendor of the vast landscape surrounding me." Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership "I happened to notice that there was a pride of very young lion cubs hanging around a bushy mound and wondered what they were up to..." "Seconds later, shrill screams could be heard filling the air and I could see that one of the cubs had managed to capture a mongoose." "The mongoose was most distraught and decided to put up the fight of its life. This little one was determined not to become anyone’s dinner, never mind chew-toy. Whilst warding off its enemy, the mongoose managed to get his lucky break and ran over to another mound giving himself an opportunity to half fly into one of the burrow openings." "It was very funny to watch as the cubs were most perplexed as to where their newfound toy had just disappeared off to. I can only imagine their disappointment of having a game ended before it ever really began.” "Mongeese are commonly known to be vicious fighters and extremely fast. They have no fear in standing up to any potential danger, no matter what the size. Many a hyena, leopard lion or even snakes have been sent fleeing from the sight when they try and take on this little beast. Mongeese are incredibly clever animals, hence why their crazy David vs Goliath tactics always seem to put them in the winning seat. Dynamite, most definitely, does come in small packages here… To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
World's Luckiest Tortoise Survives Elephant Stampede!
World's Luckiest Tortoise Survives Elephant Stampede!
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Saved by the bell, or in the animal kingdom, it is more like saved by your shell… Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Watch the dramatic moment a tortoise finds himself between the feet of a thirsty herd of elephants that is on its way down to the waterhole. This tortoise captured the heart of many of the live-viewers watching this sighting unfold from all over the world on WildEarth’s live webcam - bit.ly/KwaMaritaneWaterhole. The sighting starts off with a lone tortoise down by the water, quenching his thirst. Suddenly, viewers could start hearing a bit of a rumble coming from the area and the tortoise immediately went into his shell before the rowdy crowd came along. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership A thirsty herd of elephants in the Pilanesberg strolled down to the watering hole for a drink from the Kwa Maritane lodge. Interestingly enough, the elephants seemed to be aware of the tortoise’s presence and were very careful to step over the tortoise or only bump him gently with their giant feet. Everyone watching was just waiting for the unfortunate moment that one elephant didn’t see this unusual “rock” and steps right onto it. But it miraculously didn’t happen! For a minute or so, the herd was standing over the tortoise, having a good time in the water! But luckily, the elephants soon moved a bit upstream and the tortoise immediately saw an escape path, letting him flee for his life back to the safety of the surrounding bush. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Long Battle Between Giraffe and Crocodile
Long Battle Between Giraffe and Crocodile
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This dramatic footage of a giraffe and a crocodile battling it out was captured by freelance field guide Mario Paul, who was guiding for Vula Tours. To book a tour, email Bookings@latestsightings.com Mario tells LatestSightings.com the story: “I was guiding a tour for Vula Tours on this day. We had just left our breakfast stop at 10am and were heading up the H4-1 in the hope of finding a leopard! Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership About 1.5km’s from Lower Sabie I spotted a herd of giraffes on the other side of the river staring down into the riverbed. Experience immediately told me that there must be some sort of predator in the vicinity. We stopped and searched without luck. I then decided to go into the little loop and that is where I spotted a giraffe lying flat on the sand. This puzzled me as I could not see any predators around. The giraffe then sat up and I simply thought that he might have had bit of a stumble or slipped and fallen down. What happened next I would have never been able to predict. The giraffe tried to stand up and pulled into view a monster crocodile that was latched to his leg. This croc must have been 4 to 5m long. The giraffe was not able to get up on his feet and crashed down to the ground, probably due to the heaviness of the croc. A croc this size could easily weigh close to a ton. The giraffe repeatedly tried to stand up, each time pulling this enormous croc up into the air. We sat there for over an hour, hoping the giraffe would somehow manage to escape the jaws of this giant croc. Every time the giraffe tried to get up my guests and I started tried to encourage the giraffe in the hope that it might help, but, every time we were met by the crushing fall of this unfortunate giraffe (yes I know it’s not the right thing to do but in this situation everybody rooted for this poor giraffe and nobody could help themselves). We could hear how he was falling down and we could feel his suffering and helplessness. It was extremely traumatic for us and we decided to leave the sighting after an hour as we could not bear to watch this poor giraffe suffer any longer. An hour later we had to go past again and the poor giraffe was still trying desperately to get up, he was clearly exhausted and we could see that this crocodile was not going to let go. The giraffe's leg must have been so damaged already that I knew there and then that he was not going to make it. At around 13:30 we heard that the croc had let go and returned to the water and was lying and just watching the giraffe. The giraffe apparently tried to get up several more times but his leg was badly broken and he was completely exhausted and thus was unable to do so. For the rest of the afternoon, not much happened. By the next day, the resident pride of lions had come accross the giraffe and finished it off. Looking at what happened here one cannot help but feel sorry for the poor giraffe but one cannot look past what we had witnessed. The crocodile held on to the giraffe for more than 3.5 hours whilst it was trying its best to escape. Then for a croc to take on something that big is unheard of, never mind actually managing to finish the kill. This was very traumatic to watch and for some of my guests it was just too much and they couldn’t stop their tears. I know it's nature and I have seen many kills in my guiding career, but never has one touched me as deeply as this one. It was very difficult to remain impartial, even though I knew this is nature. I also had very mixed emotions, on the one side I felt for the giraffe, but on the other side, I knew I was witnessing something that has probably never been recorded. That is nature for you. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Old Leopard is Bullied by Hyenas
Old Leopard is Bullied by Hyenas
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This injured leopard was down and out of his luck when a clan of hyenas came across his path, and being opportunistic by nature, the hyenas did not waste any time diving in to attack… Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Fransie Booysen (57), captured the footage on last week, on the H14, about 12 km from the H9. She told Latestsightings.com about the experience: “We were in the park the whole day driving around and we saw lots of normal game. At approximately 15:30 we happened to come across this sighting. I noticed what looked to be a very thin and injured leopard who was being surrounded and bullied by a few hyenas." Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals "I could see that the leopard was in great distress and great trouble. This sighting was very rare to me, as we have stayed just outside the Kruger for 11 years and we are in the Park at least once a week, and we have never seen or experienced a similar sighting." "As the sighting started playing itself out, I was terrified, as this was so disturbing and cruel. I couldn’t help but be in tears, however, I know that this is the way of nature. I was watching how the hyenas kept on trying to bite the leopard and they were relentless in antagonising him." "The hyenas eventually backed off a little distance away and then the badly injured leopard struggled to get into a culvert. The hyenas also went to this culvert and we could hear them, but couldn’t see anything anymore. I am not sure of the fate of this leopard but analysing the situation one can only imagine that his destiny was sealed." "Always take in the greatness of the surroundings you are in no matter how hard they might be to handle.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
3 Male Lions Go For 1 Lioness!
3 Male Lions Go For 1 Lioness!
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Happy Valentine's Day to all the lions watching! This has definitely got to be a once in a lifetime sighting as we have never seen such an extraordinary ritual happen before. BOOK YOUR SAFARI HERE: bit.ly/SafariBookingsLS Field Guide at &beyond Kirkmans Kamp, in the Sabi Sands, Matthew Smith (25), recalls the version of the event to Latestsightings.com: “The Eyrefield pride have had a torrid 2017, losing 5 pride members to other lions. Only 2 females remain and the future of the pride lies in their hands. They have been continually running away from and avoiding any males, so we were extremely excited to find the younger lioness with a male one morning. That evening there was a lot of roaring around the lodge and the next morning we found these 3 males with the same young lioness. They had chased off the other male and were now all with the female in quick succession. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership I was initially very excited just to see the lioness doing this with the males, because we had been waiting a very long time for this. For a pride take over and hopefully some cubs in the near future. But what happened then was just unbelievable. I have heard of lionesses doing this with more than one male so as to confuse them who fathered the cubs, thereby ensuring the cubs safety. But I have never heard of or seen a female with more than one male in such quick succession and in the presence of the other males. The 3 males are brothers and seemed almost content with sharing. My only possible reasoning for this might be because of their age. These males are close to 5 years of age and therefore still fairly young and may not have established dominance amongst one another. She did this with these males over a period of 3 days, every 15 minutes or so. She did, however, have a preference for 2 of the males, the ones with slightly fuller manes. This was one of the rarest and most unique sightings I have ever experienced. I have never heard of or seen anything like this”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hyena Walks Right into a Pride of Lions
Hyena Walks Right into a Pride of Lions
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Louis Le Roux (61) was on vacation at Gharagab in the Kgalagadi National Park when this incredible sighting unfolded. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals LatestSightings.com recalls his story: “160km North of Nossob, the camp was hot and very dry. The last 34km 4x4 track from Unions End to Gharagab took us 2.5 hrs due to road condition and we enjoying the different scenery of the Red Kalahari. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Kraai (my wife and best friend of 41 years) and I, were booked into a cabin at Gharagab. On our arrival at 2pm the camp was quiet and it was cooking hot. During the evening we saw that there was a brown and also a spotted hyena at water hole with a few springbok and an eland in the background. The eland was very nervous and disappeared into the night without a sip of water. It was obvious that there were predators roaming this area as all animals were extremely cautious. At 03h30 next morning we were woken by lion roars somewhere in the vicinity. We both smiled and knew that was why we came all the way to Gharagab on the bad Kgalagadi roads. I decided to sit outside on the wood deck merely a meter above ground level and listen to the night sounds but my wife reprimanded me and said it was too dangerous. It was awfully quiet so I went back to bed. At 05h00, I was woken by “something” and I felt uneasy, what had woken me? I walked out onto the wooden deck from where I could clearly see the water hole. My neck hair raised as I became aware of “something” and a strange smell was in the air but it was dark and I could not see anything. I was peering into the night when I noticed movement happening in front of the deck. There they were, lions… Once I regained control of my heart beat and breathing rhythm, I smelt the familiar scent of them. By now all my senses were awakened and I was immediately aware of the potential risk and danger so close by. I moved slowly back into the cabin, which felt like eternity, only 3-4 steps. The damn wood floor of the cabin made an awful lot of noise, each heart beat was a canon sound against my ribs case. Kraai was sitting in her bed and asked in a lowered voice “Lou is it you, what’s wrong?”. From the open cabin door we were watching the lions and attempting to close the cabin door but with each movement and noise the lioness closest to the deck was looking right into my eyes. After a few minutes we realized that 3 lionesses were right in front of our wood deck. Previously we had experienced a close encounter with lions in the central Kalahari and we had no desire to repeat such experience. Once in a lifetime is too much. We stood dead still watching these lions less than 5m from our flimsy wood cabin, not out of curiosity but out of fear and respect. Times like these feel like an eternity and all sorts of thoughts flash through one’s mind. Dawn was breaking fast. We stood there exchanging eye contact with one another too scared to move or make a sound. Just before sun rise lionesses walked down to the waterhole and another 3 lionesses joined the ones in front of our cabin. We never even noticed these lionesses and again heart pounding and breathing out of control. For the 3rd time within an hour I was forced to regain self-control. I grabbed my video camera and videoed the 6 x lions at the water hole. From the water hole all 6 x lionesses walked back to the 4 x cabins and passed between cabin 4 and 3. As I was videoing the lions my wife mentioned that a brown hyena was casually walking past our cabin down to the water hole. The lions were now behind our cabin on the crest of the dune and were looking in all directions when they spotted the hyena at the water hole. The lions used our cabin as shelter to stalk the hyena. It was the hyena’s lucky day as he managed to escape the great chase of the pride. I have realized that any safari in Africa is a bucket list to millions of people and this fact made me understand what a privilege it is to be a true African. Getting into our 4x4 and towing our off-road caravan into any direction we choose with the benefit of nature right on our door step is an amazing blessing”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Buffaloes Rescue Baby Elephant from Lions
Buffaloes Rescue Baby Elephant from Lions
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This is the brave moment a herd of buffaloes runs in to save a helpless elephant calf that is being defeated by a pride of hungry lions! Hospitality expert, Jill Mathews, captured the unpredictable turn of events in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, on the 23rd Jan 2018. Jill, 63, told LatestSightings.com the full story: “Early on this Tuesday morning, we left Punda Maria camp and headed to the almost-dry Klopperfontein Dam. As soon as we arrived, we saw 2 large bull elephants protecting a small baby elephant. There were also buffalo, zebra & impala trying to find the last remains of moisture from the dam.” “After a while, we unexpectedly noticed a pride of lions sitting on rocks above the dam. They were very well camouflaged in the shade of some trees. From the pride, there was one lioness that alert and keeping watch. Nothing happened for a long time, so we decided to leave the sighting and return later. Usually, when lions hide by a waterhole, their plan is to hunt whatever comes to drink, so we felt sure a kill was being planned.” “At 17:15 we arrived back at the waterhole, to find the lions still where we left them earlier. We felt a sense of anticipation, knowing that the lions were strategically positioned for an attack on anything that walks too close. But we also felt a bit confused that the animals down at the water already weren’t of interest to the lions. Finally, we were in shock and disbelief as a baby elephant emerged alone & unprotected, from bush the bush. The pride of lions ambushed the baby and pounced!” “Watching all of this happen, our hearts were pumping! The baby elephant was helpless and we were sitting and wondering where the mother was to come and help the poor baby. From the waterhole, a group of buffaloes herd the commotion and decided to come and investigate. Buffaloes and lions are eternal enemies of the wild, so when they saw the lions, they weren’t happy. The buffaloes decided they wanted the lions out of there and proceeded to chase them away.” “One by one, all the lions escaped and the little elephant got up and ran for his life. He ran towards the two bull elephants that were near the dam. They two bull elephants didn’t protect the scared baby elephant, the lions noticed this and closed in & attacked again. This time it was unfortunately behind a bush, out of our sight.” “The bull elephants released a feeling of deep, raw and heartfelt emotions of loss as they noticed what was happening. My husband and I felt similar heartfelt emotions as the sole witnesses of this sighting.” “The sighting ended with the large pride of 15-18 lions seizing the baby elephant. We presume that they finally succeeded in killing it...” “This was extremely rare! We even think it is unrepeatable and was most definitely once in our lifetime! Leaving this sighting, we would like to give others advice: At any sighting, read the signs that the behavior of the animal portrays and anticipate what is going to happen and be ready to video the entire scene, emotional as it may be. I regret not capturing it all as it was fast-moving and partially obscured by bushes.” “Lastly, we would like to open a discussion and hear from others regarding answers to the questions of elephant-behaviour surrounding this event: Why would this baby have been abandoned? Could it be that the mother was killed by poachers? Did anyone else hear about /see the sequel to this the following day, as we had to leave and couldn't return.” Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Leopard Lies With Lamb Before Eating it
Leopard Lies With Lamb Before Eating it
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Duikers are tiny, shy animals so one can only imagine how terrified this little one must have felt being wrapped up in the paws of this feline predator. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Teacher & Tour Guide, Charles Nel, was able to have captured this incredible scene in the Kruger National Park, near the camp of Byamiti. Latestsightings.com recalls the account: “We noticed a male klipspringer was standing dead-still on a rock and looking towards the right of where he was standing very balanced. Suddenly a shrill scream rang out and we glanced towards where the klipspringer was staring. Next moment a leopard jumped up onto the rock with a baby duiker in its jaws.” It all happened so fast, there wasn’t really time for emotions. I was surprised to see that the cute duiker wasn’t bleeding and that the leopard was just holding it, like a cat playing with a mouse.” “The leopard lay there licking the duiker, which must have been terrifying for the poor thing. Unfortunately, we were unable to know what happened to the young buck as we had to move away for other vehicles to view the sighting. But from other reports, the tragic inevitable happened… “It was honestly a jaw-dropping sighting to have witnessed. Nature certainly knows how to keep your heart pounding in your chest”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Djuma Game Reserve Waterhole - Live Cam
Djuma Game Reserve Waterhole - Live Cam
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We can offer you great specials for Kruger Park accommodation! Contact us here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Live webcam straight from the Greater Kruger National Park. Situated in the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Live Stream Hosted by: WildEarth.TV For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Follow us on Twitter: @LatestKruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/Animatedcams
1 Bull Shark Swim-Off Against 10+ Hippos
1 Bull Shark Swim-Off Against 10+ Hippos
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Here is a new type of sighting for us! Our first video highlighting any shark action. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership This is the moment a pod of hippos are confronted by an inquisitive bull shark in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Stacey Farrell, from Heritage Tours and Safaris, filmed this interaction and told LatestSightings.com the story: “While we were on a hippo and crocodile safari, we spotted a small bull shark swimming close to a pod of hippos. We stopped the boat along the bank, so we could watch hippos return to the water” “Since hippos defecate in the water, this draws a lot of fish. If there are a lot of fish, it grabs the attention of the nearby sharks looking for a quick meal.” “This water isn’t very clear, causing visibility to be very low. This made the shark a bit disorientated and it started swimming right into the sharks. This caused the hippos to get angry and start charging the shark. Luckily for the shark, it was much faster than the hippos and managed to swim away without serious damage. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
When the Cheetah Tries to Eat the Lamb
When the Cheetah Tries to Eat the Lamb
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It’s the duty of every cat in the kingdom to teach their young how to hunt. This video highlights how efficient and skilled the young quickly become. Predators also hunt along tar roads, as their victims might not always find it so easy to get a grip, making them slip and become vulnerable targets. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Reto Schmidlin told Latestsightings.com how the scene played out: “I was on a short game drive with my brother near Shingwedzi, when we saw a large herd of impalas snorting and making very prominent alarm calls. This was a strong indication to us that a predator was nearby, and maybe even on the hunt!" "Out of nowhere, we saw two cheetahs sprint out of the bushes and begin hunting the herd. I thought we had lost them after a few moments when they went out of sight. It was only after we started driving again when we saw the cheetah lying in the middle of the road with an impala. We were so excited at our luck of having this happen to us and also so close to the road. My hands were trembling out of excitement during the whole sighting. And the noises from the Impala was making us tremble more!" "While it was one of the best sightings I've had, it was hard to watch how the cheetahs took down this impala." Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Elephants Rescuing / Protecting Calves - Compilation (Ep 1)
Elephants Rescuing / Protecting Calves - Compilation (Ep 1)
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If you are in the mood for a bit of happiness and that heart-warming feeling, then watch this video! This video shows how caring elephants can be for their young ones. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lions Hunt Pregnant Wildebeest and Pull the Baby Out!
Lions Hunt Pregnant Wildebeest and Pull the Baby Out!
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Tarryn Rae (32), has been a field guide in the Pilanesberg National Park for almost five years and is currently working as a field guide for Mankwe Gametrackers who offers a morning game drives, which is when this excitement took place. Latestsightings.com was told how it all played out: “I set out with guests on a 5:30am game-drive. Part of the excitement of my job is driving through the gate and never knowing what is going to happen. "I had just got back from my days off so I was not sure what had been happening in the reserve. As we entered the gate I heard on the radio that there were some lions sleeping near the center of the reserve. We were still miles away and it was said that the view of them was not great so I decided we would take a slow drive and get there when we get there." "I often tell my guests that with as far as game drives go, it is all about being in the right place at the right time mixed in with a little bit of luck. On this day, luck was very much in our favour... Not just once, but twice!" "About an hour and a half after the lion sighting had been called in we arrived at the sighting. They were still lying down but not for long. After a few minutes, they got up and started moving towards the road. With it being a weekend, there were quite a few cars around. One thing I have learned well is to give an animal a gap and not block their path." "We had the most amazing sighting as the whole pride headed towards the road and crossed over in front of us. We were very excited and my guests were very happy, I always say that the day I'm not excited to share a sighting like this with my guests is the day I should no longer do this job.” “From there on we decided to head to Mankwe hide for a comfort break. The view from the hide is always breathtakingly beautiful and worthwhile to see. While we were there I heard that the lions had come to the water for a drink and we were happy to just relax as we had seen them so perfectly. That was until a herd of wildebeest came to the water for a drink right next to the hide and headed off in the direction that the lions were in. "At that point, I said to my guests that I think we should go and follow the wildebeest as I have a feeling something might happen. We climbed back into the game viewer and headed back down the road. I made the decision to stay with the wildebeest and away from the traffic. If ever you think a predator is hunting the best thing to do is follow the prey, not the predator." "We found a gap where we could see both the wildebeest and the lions coming from a distance. As the one lioness got to the top of a hill and saw the wildebeest she immediately crouched down. At this point my stomach was in knots, the rest of the pride were just casually walking and I thought to myself the wildebeest are going to see them and it will be game over. The herd headed closer to the hill and had no clue what was waiting for them on the other side." "As they got within a couple of meters the lioness, she jumped up and ran towards them. The herd turned and ran for their lives, one made a fatal mistake, she ran towards the lioness with a horn movement before turning to run. This slowed her down and the lioness managed to grab her. The rest of the pride then came in, two young blonde males, another female and 4 cubs. The lioness at one stage momentarily let go of her prey and it tried to get away but to no avail." “Once they brought her to the ground it was game over. Around three minutes is all it took from the chase to the kill being completed. One can’t help but have a rash of emotion whilst watching something like this, but at the same time, you realize how privileged you are to witness the power of these big cats.” “No sooner had I said to my guests that it looks like a pregnant wildebeest the lioness ripped the fetus out and turned away from the rest of the pride with it. That for me was a real emotional part of the whole thing. We watched them eating for a while and then left the sighting to give others a chance to see.” Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
2017's Top 10 Wildlife Sightings - Compilation
2017's Top 10 Wildlife Sightings - Compilation
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Watch all of this year's videos in our playlist: bit.ly/2017top10Playlist Top 10 from 2016 Playlist: bit.ly/2016Top10Playlist Top 10 from 2015 Playlist: bit.ly/2015Top10Playlist Top 10 from 2014 Playlist: bit.ly/2014Top10Playlist Top 10 from 2013 Playlist: bit.ly/2013Top10Playlist Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Buffalo Flips a Sleeping Lion!
Buffalo Flips a Sleeping Lion!
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It’s normally the predator that lands up as the winner in a hunting situation, however, this unfortunate lion was unable to grab herself a much-needed meal… Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals It’s not very common to see a lone female lion hanging around since lions are the only species in the cat kingdom that live in family units called prides. One reason for her solitary existence could have been due to male lions taking over her pride and forcing her out. She was clearly unable to hunt alone without any fellow members and she was starving and weak. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Bathabile Shakwane, 22-year-old field guide, explained to Latestsightings.com: “We were just leisurely driving down from Satara towards Skukuza on a relatively hot day. We were rewarded with lots of buffalo sightings. We stopped in at Kumana dam and happened to notice a lone lion lying in the bushes nearby a herd of buffalo. A single buffalo bull seemed to notice the lion lying in the bushes and decided to tread carefully towards the lion to see what she was up to! At a point, the buffalo got a bit too close for comfort and the lion got a fright and tried to flee the situation. Once she got up, we noticed how terribly thin and weak she was looking and then I realised that this meal was a matter of life and death for her. Unfortunately, in the condition she was in there was no chance she would be able to take down a healthy buffalo of that size on her own. The buffalo realised her vulnerable state and flung her up into the air like a ragdoll. She managed to get away from the buffalo unscathed. It was clear, though, that lion was not going to live much longer on her own and I can only imagine she would have died of hunger at the end of the day. The video is kind of tragic but just that scene was beyond amazing for me because you don’t get to see this every day.” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Zebras Fighting
Zebras Fighting
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Zebras are not always the quiet complacent striped horses you drive past in the bush, in fact, when males come head to head against each other these fights can be brutal and often end in death… Go on safari with this film-maker! bit.ly/PrivateKrugersafaris Wildlife photographer and guide for Private Kruger Safaris (Book here) in the Kruger National Park, Bernhard Bekker, captured this footage and explained the sighting to Latestsightings.com: “We sat at the waterhole as quiet as possible waiting for animals to come and drink when suddenly, in the distance, a small herd of zebra emerged and came closer to the waterhole. Rapidly the zebras started to fight and bite each other, it looked like a bachelor's herd so no females joined the group as far as we could see. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership The most amazing part of this sighting was that the zebra fighting was so long, it lasted approximately 15 minutes. You always see stallions fighting when it is dry or they fight for dominance around a waterhole or where mares are involved but to see them just carrying on and on like this was a spectacular sight. It did give the photographer on the trip many chances to take some once in a lifetime shots of zebras behaviour. We could not believe how strong and tough these stallions were as they took the bites and kicks to the face, neck and body remarkably well without looking dazed for a moment. Makes you realize that a zebra is not your average donkey like most people think, they are tough and cunning when it comes down to it. The males started to fight less and you could see the main instigator had blood coming from his neck and shoulders and started walking away with his head down when another male jumped in to fight. They then proceeded to run away from us and kept fighting into the distance. It looked like they had just popped in for a drinks break and bar fight before continuing on again… The guests on our vehicle laughed about the funny ending to our sighting”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Buck Tries the High-Jump Over Lions
Buck Tries the High-Jump Over Lions
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This was just a hop, skip and jump into the bellies of a lucky pride of lions taking a leisurely stroll on the road. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Hannes Beeslar (25), a teacher at Bergvlam Hoerskool in Nelspruit, described the events to Latestsightings.com: “It was a hot day in the Kruger Park and we were just taking a slow drive on the H4-1 between Lower Sabie and Skukuza. We drove past a whole lot of cars that were just stationary on the road, so we decided to turn around and have a look in the opposite direction. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership A pride of lions suddenly appeared out of the bushes and started walking on the road. They did this for about for about 5km. Two of the lions then went into the bush and started chasing a buck towards the remaining lions on the road. The buck leaped and bounced across the road straight into the jaws of the unsuspecting lions. This was a quick and easy meal for them. Straight away they all dived in to get their share. It was amazing to see how quickly they tore the buck apart and just devoured it. The male lion was almost certainly not going to miss out on his cut and he then came storming in to chase the females away. It was fascinating to see how tough the cub was, it was also hanging on tight to get some reward out it. This was the best sighting ever and I've been going to the park for 14 years around 2-5 times a year and never seen anything of this kind. Simply amazing!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Hawk Tears Head off Baby Bird
Hawk Tears Head off Baby Bird
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This is the moment an African Harrier Hawk was caught raiding a weaver’s nest to steal one of the chicks as an easy meal. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Juan Geyser was on holiday in the Kruger National Park with his wife when he captured this incredible sighting. Juan was sitting at a place called Sunset dam, just outside Lower Sabie, when all the action happened before his eyes. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Weavers like to build their nests over water, as it is a great way of keeping snakes away from their chicks, but it seems that the defense doesn’t work very well against birds of prey. The video starts out with the hawk grabbing hold of the one nest, and it slowly starts to pull the twigs out of the nest as it rips it apart. The hawk continues to do this until we see a big hole forming on the side of the nest. As soon as the hole starts to get big enough, we see a little bird flapping its wings. The hawk doesn’t hesitate and immediately pulls the baby bird out its home and takes it to a nearby branch. Just like the hawk pulled all the twigs out from the next, the hawk does the same with the chick’s feathers. One by one the hawk pulls the bird’s feathers. Suddenly, the hawk decides it’s enough and that he is hungry and proceeds to effortlessly pull the bird’s head right off its little body. The hawk swallows the head and finishes eating the bird before flying away. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
4 Male Cheetahs Against 1 Female
4 Male Cheetahs Against 1 Female
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This amazing cheetah encounter played out in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. 4 cheetahs were not too happy to have a solo cheetah enter their territory…. JOIN US ON A SAFARI HERE: bit.ly/SafariBookings LatestSightings.com caught up with Ria Van Greunen to hear the story: “The morning started off with us searching for lions at Sistas waterhole but we had no luck. Someone stopped next to us whilst we waited for the lions to arrive at the waterhole and told us there were cheetahs a bit further down the road. We slowly drove off to see if they were still there. The place was on the Mata Mata Road between Sistas and Craig Lochardt waterhole. We spotted the 4 cheetah’s (nicknamed the 4 Musketeers) and one could see they were really big cheetahs. We first watched them doing their usual business of playing games, rolling around in the grass, soaking up the sun… They later lay down in the grass on the other side of the riverbed and were completely camouflaged in the surroundings. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership There were springboks in the river bed, so we waited to see if there might be an early morning kill. Another car stopped by and said there was a single cheetah on the other end of the river bend. This single cheetah is known as Corrine. At first, we thought it was one of the Musketeers who went off in chase of the springbok because it was very difficult to see them from where they were laying in the grass, but after I zoomed in with my video I saw the 4 Musketeers were still together. We waited but could not see Corrine anywhere. The springboks were close to where she was, so we knew if she was going to kill, it would be upwards towards the vicinity where the 4 Musketeers were laying. Corrine charged the springbok, but the attempt failed. The buck then ran off in the direction of the 4 Musketeers. They did not really know what was going on and tried to catch the springbuck running in and out amongst them. Clearly, they were not very happy knowing that Corrine was on their turf. This is when they spotted her and in my heart, I knew what was going to happen next… They slowly started to walk towards her. There were already tears in my eyes. The 4 Musketeers then launched an attack on Corrine. You know that feeling, if I only can chase them away and help her, but she did not move away and the attack happened so quickly. When they first began to fight, she had made no effort to move and they attacked her 4 times with intervals of 2 to 4 minutes. The in-between times they were also licking their wounds not prepared to give up so easily. We heard calling sounds in the direction from where she started her chase. We thought maybe there were young ones nearby and assumed that this might be the reason as to why she did not move away from the fight, afraid they would kill the babies or youngsters. I asked some other people at our campsite if they also heard the calling noises and they confirmed it. She fought only with her upper body every time and never lifted her back from the ground. We thought they might have broken her lower back. One could see she had an open wound on her right foreleg and her mouth was also full of blood and she also had some ugly bite marks on her back. The Musketeers eventually left her alone. Later we drove off to Kamqua for a picnic, with mixed emotions, and I was afraid I don’t want to see how a hyena or any other wild creature rips her apart. I don’t think there was a person watching with us that was not emotionally involved. All the ladies I’ve talked to shed a tear. I think some men too but they probably wouldn't admit it. With the return from a quick picnic, minds low and still full of emotions, we were not sure what happened in-between, and if she was still alive. We arrived at the scene and there she was still in the grass at the exact same spot. It was incredibly hot out there. The Musketeers were still in the distance under a tree. We sat there for another half an hour and in that time Corinne lifted her head out of the grass on numerous occasions but it was purely to focus in the direction of where the 4 Musketeers were located. The emotions took over again, because we knew she was badly injured and could not stand up, so we headed back to the camp. A couple of days after the attack, I was told that Corrine had been sighted and she was doing well. This was the first time that the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park brought tears to my eyes. It was like watching a gangster movie, being outnumbered four to one." To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com
2 Hyenas Brutally Attack Another Hyena
2 Hyenas Brutally Attack Another Hyena
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Edrich Schafer (39), Lodge manager in the Timbavati, was in for a huge shock the night of Friday 13th of October 2017. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals He recalls the harrowing event to LatestSightings.com: “This whole ordeal took place right in front of a private camp in the Timbavati, Greater Kruger Area. We were just about to put the meat on the fire when we heard hyenas causing a big commotion. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership When the noises did not stop and moved right up to the front of the camp, we decided to go and investigate. Just listening to the noise from a distance, our initial thoughts were the hyenas were busy hunting down an old or sick buffalo. This does happen here occasionally, and those noises sounded like hyenas during a feeding frenzy mixed with the distress call of a buffalo. With camera and flashlight in hand, we headed down to the river in the front. It took us about two minutes to really figure out what was going on as these things moved in and out thick bush. Then....to our shock, horror and confusion.....2 Hyenas on top of another hyena! They meant war... The one hyena's face, covered in blood and screaming like a buffalo. The noise and smells at night with this right in front of us was something we won't quickly forget. The reason for this can only be related back to either a threat or competition. Whatever the reason was that night, it was not taken lightly by these guys. One also realized that intentional torture was part of it....biting ears, face, genitals and ripping guts nonstop....or are hyenas just that tough that this is what it takes to kill one? There was not a grain of mercy here and this was serious business for these hyenas to deal with. The 2 attackers were tired-out by the end. This ordeal lasted for over 50mins without any rest periods in between. They left the badly mauled victim still breathing. He died a slow death that night. Hyenas are probably the toughest animals on this planet, so when they turn on each other, things get messy. For this one hyena to stay alive for that long is astounding. For me, living here in the wild, I have NEVER seen this kind of brutality before. The next morning, the smell was already strong. We had to tow the carcass away from the camp into the bush about a kilometer away. The carcass was there for another 24 hours and nothing touched it. Two days later it was gone. Drag marks heading in two different directions, the smell still in the air and lots of tracks all over the place. Those tracks, of course, belonged to…..Hyenas. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Lion Shows Tourist Why Windows Should be Closed!
Lion Shows Tourist Why Windows Should be Closed!
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The scary moment a male lion attacks a car just after mating with a lioness! Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Chemical engineer (29), Mark Williams-Wynn, explained to Latestsightings.com the story that unfolded on the H12, near Skukuza, early yesterday morning. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership “It had been a strange drive. I came up the H4-1 early in the morning, which is usually the best road for predator sightings at this time of the year, but on this occurrence, the only good sighting was of a herd of elephants crossing the road. I had already planned to go back down to Lower Sabie along the H1-2 and then H12, so when I was stopped by a car to tell me to take the H12 turnoff because of some lions, I was glad that I would finally see something interesting. When I arrived, there was a lion and lioness lying in the road, and another male lying behind an anthill a bit removed from the road. Because the lions were on the road, the cars were a bit of a mess. I patiently waited my turn to get front-row parking. People were slowly moving off and more arriving, as is usual with a lion sighting. Eventually, I got close to the front. By this time, the big lion had made a few advances on the female, nuzzling her and trying to get her consent, but every time, he was rebuffed with a fierce growl from her. After the umpteenth attempt, all of a sudden, he walked away from her and started staring at the occupants of the closest car. I guess that he either decided to see if he could impress his lady with some bravado, or else he needed something to take his frustrations out of. At this point, I quickly started filming, as it looked as if something was about to happen. Luckily I started the camera rolling, as, quick as a flash, he had attacked the car and turned back to the female, as if to say, "Look how brave I am." There was nothing that the occupants of the vehicle had done wrong, and luckily they had their windows up, as it could have otherwise ended in disaster. They just happened to be the closest vehicle to the lion when he lost his mind. The shaken tourists in the vehicle drove off shaken but unharmed. When looking at the reaction of the driver in the video, it did not even seem as if he was that afraid. But on speaking to them afterward, I think that they were fairly traumatised. A quarter of an hour went past, and the crazy act of the lion was forgotten, new people arrived and everything seemed to be back to normality. Just another mating lion sighting in KNP. The female moved to the shade thrown by a safari vehicle that had parked to view the lions, and everyone was taking photos, videoing, etc, as one does at a lion sighting. But then, once again, the lion decided to see if the female was interested, and again he was rebuffed. This time, the closest vehicle was an open top safari vehicle. Thankfully the game guide driving this vehicle had lightning reflexes. As soon as the lion locked eyes with him, he started the vehicle and was already moving when the lion attacked. He did almost drive into another vehicle in his haste to get his guests out of harm's way, but a miss is as good as a mile. Unfortunately, I didn't get this second attack on video. But suffice to say, the quick reflexes of the game guide prevented disaster. All of the occupants of this second vehicle were ashen-faced after this close encounter. This was probably the scariest thing that I have experienced in all of my holidays in the bush. The lion was just so unpredictable. I was not sure what he was going to do next. After the second attack, everyone gave the lion a wide berth. Even the female appeared to be abashed of what her consort had done. After a while of them lying in the shade I drove off to see what else I could find. Mating lions on the road are fairly common. I've seen at least one pair every time that I come to the park. A lion attacking and hitting a car - I've never seen such a thing, and am glad that I managed to document it. It was good that the tourists had their windows up. It shows how dangerous putting any part of your body out of the window at a sighting is. Although I do not advocate having to drive around the park with windows up, this video definitely makes a strong case for doing so at a lion sighting, especially when they are right next to you. I also want to stress that the tourists did absolutely nothing wrong. In fact, no-one was hurt, simply because they followed all of the rules and did not panic. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/
Lioness Rescues Her 6 Cubs After an Elephant Chase
Lioness Rescues Her 6 Cubs After an Elephant Chase
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This little feel-good rescue story will definitely tug on your heartstrings…. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Latestsightings.com was given the account of events by Designer, Chris Tote (39): “I had been watching two lionesses with 6 small cubs lazing about in the Sabie Riverbed for about half an hour. In the distance, I could see two herds of elephants on either side of the river, and I thought if I wait long enough the one herd is more than likely going to walk right to where these lions are and from there, anything could happen. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership Sure enough, about an hour later this herd of around twenty elephants suddenly started trumpeting and charging as soon as they realized that they were amongst lions. The two lionesses shot up the river bank and onto the road and all they could do was anxiously watch in the hopes that their cubs would be alright. After what seemed like an age, the elephants finally moved through the area and the lionesses were able to head back down in search for the six cubs. They were scattered everywhere and it took close to half an hour before they finally emerged at the roadside. At this point there were a lot of cars around and crossing the road was a scary prospect for the cubs. One by one they plucked up the courage and made it across and into the surrounding bushveld. All but one that is. The tiny cub cried out for its mom with all its might but there were so many cars around with engines running that there is no way she would have heard it. At some point one of the lionesses must have realized there was one cub missing and around twenty minutes later suddenly appeared in the road and ran quickly down to the river bed to find the missing cub that had now hidden away, hoping for mom to return. Five minutes later she appeared carrying the little cub in her mouth and off they went to reunite with the rest of the pride and cubs. It was naturally very tense knowing that the cubs were in amongst the elephants, and then expectations were high after they moved off that all would be found ok. It was amazing to see how wide an area they had each ran off to and how long it took the lionesses to find them all. A very happy scene when they all appeared from the river bed and onto the road, and then tense again when the one cub was left behind but luckily there was a very happy lioness reunited with her young babies. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
30+ Hippos Attack One Crocodile
30+ Hippos Attack One Crocodile
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Watch this Clash of the Titans take place between the masters of the waters, as these hippos refuse to allow this crocodile into their territory and quickly make sure they remove him from their space. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals Harish Kumar (71), a retired sonographer recalled this battled and told Latestsightings.com how it all came about: “We were traveling in a Dutch group of about 18 people. It was a gorgeous day and we only had 2 days of holiday left. Our guide took us out on a drive to the Hippo Pool. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership We were all just strolling around everywhere when suddenly my wife called me to tell me that something was going on there in the pool. I ran to get there and immediately started filming immediately - there wasn’t even time to get the tripod set up. Luck was absolutely on my side as I was able to stand with my camera in the right place to film. This was just an unbelievable sighting. The crocodile has somehow managed to maneuver himself into the middle of a pod of angry hippos. These guys wanted him out of their territory immediately. The croc was completely outnumbered and found himself being thrown around and bitten by the hippos. Luckily he managed to get away unharmed. This was a right time right place encounter. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
Cheetah Kills Impala That It Chased Into Car
Cheetah Kills Impala That It Chased Into Car
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Yusuf Hargovan (23 year old Law student) witnessed this amazing kill and told Latestsightings.com what occurred: ”We were on a family trip to the Kruger National Park and had heard about three male cheetahs lying on an ant hill near Transport Dam. Kruger accommodation specials here: bit.ly/Vacationdeals We decided to take a chance and go and look for them despite that others had said we wouldn't be able to see them as they were laying down. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: www.latestsightings.com/partnership On arrival, we initially struggled to see them but then everything changed and they all stood up and started walking towards a group of impala. In an instance the chase began… the impalas ran into the thicket and we thought that was it. We drove down the road hoping we could see more of what was happening when suddenly my brother shouted that they were running towards our cars. That's when we saw the impala jumping into the side of the Toyota Fortuner behind us. The impala had knocked itself out and fell to the floor. We were so excited we were doing the whisper screams. I grabbed my phone and captured what followed. The cheetah was so confused that his victim wasn't running away but just lying there for him like a fast food takeaway. He slowly walked up to the impala looking around to see if he was being pranked. Hunger obviously kicked in and he swiftly killed the impala, dragging him to a nearby tree where he began his feast. He was then joined by his brothers who also got to indulge in this easy meal. We all couldn't believe what we were seeing! This was a once in a lifetime sighting for anyone and it had played out not even 5m away from us. Absolutely amazing!” To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on AR-video: ar-video.org/u/LatestSightings
the gordoingrato
the gordoingrato - ساعات قبل
Brutal.
TahitianTreat Flavored BabyBatter
TahitianTreat Flavored BabyBatter - 2 ساعات قبل
This shit is gruesome. But if you're a human who eats meat....u do the same thing. Even if you're vegan...u kill plants.....which are also alive. We're all vicious creature's. Lol
Elizabeth Gaspodnetich
Elizabeth Gaspodnetich - 2 ساعات قبل
The Wild Dogs have always been one of my nightmare animals. That one scary thing you never want to meet, day or night! They don't kill their pray before they eat it, they eat it until it dies!! At least a lion will try to kill you first! The guys are beautifully brutal! Beautiful but so brutal.
James for Safe Streets
James for Safe Streets - 3 ساعات قبل
I HATE those damn hyenas! I don’t care what it would do to the ecological system. I say EXTERMINATE all hyenas from the Earth!! Let’s get to it!!
William Thomas
William Thomas - 4 ساعات قبل
KRUGER SIGHTINGS 1.43SUBSCRIBERS 400RHINO POACHED IN 2018ONLY.....CORRUPTED KRUGERPARK WWFNEPAL: 2.54Ksubscribers ONLY 0 POACHING FROM 2011 ONWARDS OUT OF 800 ONEHORNED RHINOSar-video.org/62FudOemw80-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html
William Thomas
William Thomas - 4 ساعات قبل
KRUGER SIGHTINGS 1.43SUBSCRIBERS 400RHINO POACHED IN 2018ONLY.....CORRUPTED KRUGERPARK WWFNEPAL: 2.54Ksubscribers ONLY 0 POACHING FROM 2011 ONWARDS OUT OF 800 ONEHORNED RHINOSar-video.org/62FudOemw80-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html
William Thomas
William Thomas - 4 ساعات قبل
KRUGER SIGHTINGS 1.43SUBSCRIBERS 400RHINO POACHED IN 2018ONLY.....CORRUPTED KRUGERPARK WWFNEPAL: 2.54K ONLY 0 POACHING FROM 2011 ONWARDS OUT OF 800 ONEHORNED RHINOSar-video.org/hN7a6jP2eRs-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html
ONLY SATANKIDS
ONLY SATANKIDS - 4 ساعات قبل
KRUGER SIGHTINGS 1.43SUBSCRIBERS 400RHINO POACHED IN 2018ONLY.....CORRUPTED KRUGERPARK WWFNEPAL: 2.54K ONLY 0 POACHING FROM 2011 ONWARDS OUT OF 800 ONEHORNED RHINOS WWF nepal is out of money they even dont have tranquilizer they use traps lack of moneyar-video.org/QxV7BbZVnkw-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html
гладиатор. а
гладиатор. а - 4 ساعات قبل
Интересно ,в каком ресторане он отметил свое второе день рождения?
ONLY SATANKIDS
ONLY SATANKIDS - 4 ساعات قبل
Kruger youtube money never goes to antipoaching.....they are corrupted.....guy support WWF NEPAL THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO PROTECT SNOWLEOPARDS REDPANDA ONEHORN RHINO BUT NO SUPPORT FROM AUDIENCE like me if u agreear-video.org/QxV7BbZVnkw-%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88.html
ONLY SATANKIDS
ONLY SATANKIDS - 4 ساعات قبل
im curious why KRUGER VIDEOS THIS PARK IS DOING NOTHING TO POACHERS though they get millions views ...RANGERS ARE CORRUPTED WATCH AND SUPPORT WWF NEPAL O POACHING from 2011 ...
ONLY SATANKIDS
ONLY SATANKIDS - 4 ساعات قبل
POACHERS: ohh wow look at that horn we need a plan 400rhino poached in 2018 maybe it doubles in 2019 CORRUPTED KRUGER RANGERS
ONLY SATANKIDS
ONLY SATANKIDS - 4 ساعات قبل
WE DONT NEED ANY RHINO VIDEOS OR FOOTAGES TO HELP POACKERS STOP UPLOADING RHINOS VIDEOS
ONLY SATANKIDS
ONLY SATANKIDS - 4 ساعات قبل
those mf park rangers are useless u motherfuckers wann know nepal 0 poaching in last 5years.. corrupted EVILS PARK RANGERS
Miya Anderson
Miya Anderson - 4 ساعات قبل
I can already hear her saying "you play too dam much!"
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan - 5 ساعات قبل
U snooze u lose
Kim Smith
Kim Smith - 5 ساعات قبل
Wow
Israel Moreno
Israel Moreno - 7 ساعات قبل
Viscous bastards aren’t they ...............
Dastan
Dastan - 7 ساعات قبل
What happened to that lizard afterwards.
Angelica Silguero Delgado
Angelica Silguero Delgado - 7 ساعات قبل
o maigaii
Golden Child
Golden Child - 7 ساعات قبل
🤔🤔🤔
MattAnimates
MattAnimates - 8 ساعات قبل
“He’s the king of the jungle” wrong animal lady
Jimmy C
Jimmy C - 8 ساعات قبل
Sneaky fucking Cro.
vagina
vagina - 8 ساعات قبل
Did he break his own neck?
Miriam Bpeach
Miriam Bpeach - 8 ساعات قبل
Nature. Although humans kill more than that. I guess some could argue we somewhat make the kill quick, and as painless as possible. Some what-you know that chicken nugget video...
Midnight_ Snack
Midnight_ Snack - 8 ساعات قبل
Buffalo: :3 Big E: YOU PICKED THE WRONG TERRITORY FOOL! Buffalo: AY AY AY CHILL CHIIILL!
Rick Borden Tech-Enabled Agent
Rick Borden Tech-Enabled Agent - 8 ساعات قبل
Land Sharks.
Jose Santana
Jose Santana - 9 ساعات قبل
Leopard: "Now catch me if you can!". Lions: "Hey dude, this wasn't supposed to happen!"
Angel Martinez
Angel Martinez - 9 ساعات قبل
Elephant helped out the buffalo. The buffalo was dying already the elephant just put it out of its misery
Enel Dulcio
Enel Dulcio - 9 ساعات قبل
That was a well planned attack by those dogs. After they got the calf, the lured the mother away. That's crazy.
Swags456
Swags456 - 10 ساعات قبل
These people talking in this video are fucking retarded. Did they think Africa was the lion king? Welcome to earth fuckers.
Bob Symonds
Bob Symonds - 10 ساعات قبل
Omg it's amazing the cape buffalo kept it's composure better than the assholes filming it. Just shows. Who is he superior species really are. Please sell your camera, phone anything else you can embarrass yourselves with.
Savion Knox
Savion Knox - 11 ساعات قبل
The Fox Peeks In For A Lil Minute To See What's Poppin, Then He's Like "Oopp It's Above Me Now" 🤷🏾‍♂️😂 Then Dips LMAO !!!!
Savion Knox
Savion Knox - 11 ساعات قبل
I peep game , So look the vulture was gossiping back n forth between the lion and the hyenas , That being said ...That vulture is a two face bird necked bitch who can't be trusted ! 😂😡🤷🏾‍♂️👀
Showme Dumuny
Showme Dumuny - 11 ساعات قبل
Elephant dwarfed the rhino.......wow
Vernessa Charmaine
Vernessa Charmaine - 11 ساعات قبل
😂😂😂😂😂
Asia Miller
Asia Miller - 11 ساعات قبل
Those dogs are more vicious than hyenas
Jose Sergio Da Silva Sergio
Jose Sergio Da Silva Sergio - 11 ساعات قبل
Qui sofrimento desse animal é. Horrível
Juan Navarro
Juan Navarro - 11 ساعات قبل
Bird get out of the snake Your taking blood out
Omar Saeed
Omar Saeed - 12 ساعات قبل
This species does not deserve to live
Imtiaz Taibi
Imtiaz Taibi - 12 ساعات قبل
Fuck nature
daddy walker
daddy walker - 12 ساعات قبل
Lions take that pride shit seriously u can see when that odd lioness was walking up that one of the other lioness was checking her out and she wasn’t even eating she was paying attention to the outsider the whole time once the outsider got up it was a wrap lol
Christian Searcy
Christian Searcy - 13 ساعات قبل
W🐃W
Lupe Ortiz
Lupe Ortiz - 13 ساعات قبل
Looks like the tables have turned, baby Simba is finally getting some revenge lol
Black Arrakis
Black Arrakis - 13 ساعات قبل
Asshole and face first, don't even try to kill it first.
Sabre Cruz
Sabre Cruz - 13 ساعات قبل
What's the irritating laughter for????
Seth Clayburn
Seth Clayburn - 13 ساعات قبل
It’s Channel cuts the video way too short all the time
tristan Subasic
tristan Subasic - 13 ساعات قبل
That’s a bit strange... the eagle’s eating the snake but it still moves and doesn’t even try to bite it
William Thomas
William Thomas - 14 ساعات قبل
thank god lions didnt attack otherwise they had to suffer forupto next 2weeks
Patrick
Patrick - 14 ساعات قبل
What a painful death 🤦🏽‍♂️
Birsan Redepi
Birsan Redepi - 14 ساعات قبل
Why don t you help it 😡😭
Birsan Redepi
Birsan Redepi - 14 ساعات قبل
He3
إشتركوا بالقناة  Sex Girls
إشتركوا بالقناة Sex Girls - 14 ساعات قبل
ياااااااااه كبير اوي
Peter McDonald
Peter McDonald - 14 ساعات قبل
Run Buffalo Run she's got you by the balls
Stacy Steele
Stacy Steele - 14 ساعات قبل
If Adam Schiff and Ann Coulter ever do it, I suspect it would look something like this 🤔
Muhammed K
Muhammed K - 14 ساعات قبل
Terrible miscalculation by the lioness. Could have seriously injured herself in the process.
STOP IT SKIIIUUUP
STOP IT SKIIIUUUP - 14 ساعات قبل
Impala gave his guts just to fight one last time to the DEATH!!! Strongest animal in the world
Ukebox00 Oftheworld
Ukebox00 Oftheworld - 15 ساعات قبل
Stupid tourists..
Kiitar
Kiitar - 16 ساعات قبل
quien lo diria
Gusti angga Guntoro17
Gusti angga Guntoro17 - 16 ساعات قبل
Tajam kale paruh nya
hamed19821
hamed19821 - 17 ساعات قبل
Sadly, that poor lion is done.
tiare valentina herrera campos
tiare valentina herrera campos - 17 ساعات قبل
por que en vez de ayudarle se encargan capturar una buena imagen🙄😤 aunque es parte de la naturaleza pero podrian aver le alargado un poquito más la vida☹️🥺
abhishek Sanghi
abhishek Sanghi - 17 ساعات قبل
RIP poor Buffalo
officialWörni
officialWörni - 17 ساعات قبل
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Shibin George
Shibin George - 18 ساعات قبل
This shoot the man and hyena are crual
Floofstar exploded
Floofstar exploded - 19 ساعات قبل
*Impala stands up like a boss*
Pradeep Tech
Pradeep Tech - 19 ساعات قبل
Hyena wins the race ☺Amazinh
Leander L.
Leander L. - 19 ساعات قبل
This Dogs are so ugly for me.🤮🤮🤮
Juicy Pear
Juicy Pear - 21 ساعات قبل
Rip that impala devoured He deserves to have a better life
doobiesmoke15
doobiesmoke15 - 22 ساعات قبل
That impala went straight to Valhalla ! Now he gets to hang out with Thor's goats and Odin's eight legged horse
MR
MR - 22 ساعات قبل
Dat baby rolls 😂😂
Christopher Clark
Christopher Clark - 22 ساعات قبل
Did the males stay around?
Uju Suherman
Uju Suherman - 23 ساعات قبل
Apa cuma gw orang indonesia yg nonton video ini?
George Azzopardi
George Azzopardi - 23 ساعات قبل
Well a hippo is more dangerous than a lion it self and those huge teeth omg no one can imagine that bite from it
Amek ?
Amek ? - 23 ساعات قبل
GOD isnt existed
always indian
always indian - أيام قبل
Parents take care
Myty Mini
Myty Mini - أيام قبل
Animals know each other well, the buck Knew the python wasn't hungry, we have even seen case of zebras grazing close to pride of lions noticing its full belly
Andrea Roma
Andrea Roma - أيام قبل
Why aren't you helping but animal?
Windel Obligacion
Windel Obligacion - أيام قبل
Lions were surrounded by paparazzis
caliboy86
caliboy86 - أيام قبل
Love how those 2 lioness just strolled there way to the scene super chill like " hey sis lets go see what all the fuss is about over" 😂🤣😂
CLNT-
CLNT- - أيام قبل
Lions thought : WTF happend ova there?
Po Lizei
Po Lizei - أيام قبل
I wait for nothing 🤬
matt forte
matt forte - أيام قبل
...just sold my Chevy Impala...
Lekok
Lekok - أيام قبل
*perfect defense activated*
Kafle Prakash
Kafle Prakash - أيام قبل
If only elephants were carnivorous 🤔
Samgaming 2306
Samgaming 2306 - أيام قبل
What if rhino's dont have horn
Teisa Hefa
Teisa Hefa - أيام قبل
Omg😱 did I see his nut sacks?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Jeff Mccain
Jeff Mccain - أيام قبل
This is trump with hiraley die bitch
STIMACTZ EDVARD
STIMACTZ EDVARD - أيام قبل
Dumbasses there was a female lion with him.
Son Goku
Son Goku - أيام قبل
Dick move.
Son Goku
Son Goku - أيام قبل
Imagine if a rhino and a hippo crossbred? A Rhippo? Hippino? Donald Trump?
AY Blackie
AY Blackie - أيام قبل
🤦This is how stake is made in the jungle.
Zikriya Khan
Zikriya Khan - أيام قبل
The lion said, "better luck next time" 😅
داریوش فرحزاد
داریوش فرحزاد - أيام قبل
Gang bang lions 😨😨
Richard
Richard - أيام قبل
I'm so glad it got away.
greets with fire
greets with fire - أيام قبل
Elephant said "Hey I have horns on my head too! Now take a hike!"
Father Gabriel Stokes
Father Gabriel Stokes - أيام قبل
I'm one of those people who say this shouldn't offend anyone because it's nature, but all of you joking about this aren't helping.
Joey Hill
Joey Hill - أيام قبل
Why do the buffalo sound like a shopping cart?
bryant byes
bryant byes - أيام قبل
Man ill be brave enough to save the little guy!
Dhul-Qarnayn
Dhul-Qarnayn - أيام قبل
Vince mcmahon - Hire this guy