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Let's see your Pangolin pics...

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~ @wenchy:

 

WOW! WOW! WOW!

These are SPECTACULAR images !!!!!!!!!!!!

I've never seen any pangolin photographs anything like these two.

Many, many thanks for sharing them on Safaritalk.

I've never seen a pangolin, nor ever expect to. Your images show me what a rare privilege it would be.

The geometrical grace of the scaling mesmerizes me.

Merci Beaucoup!

Tom K.

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I was always dreaming to be able to post pictures on this topic lol. They are not even nearly as beautiful as some pictures here. But here they are anyway :)

 

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still hopeful that I, too, one day will have a photo to post. :wacko:

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@@bettel, we are just impressed that you were able to get this sighting and get some photos! Wonderful to see. This creature is very high up on my wish list. @@wenchy, yes, gorgeous, thank you.

 

@@marg, I wish you pangolins!

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two pangolin sightings in one week :)

 

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Pangolin and Aardvark on the same trip! Really wow.

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Is your next post going to be the loch ness monster,@@bushmaniac? Again still not jealous much!

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@@Towlersonsafari - I'm still looking for that black leopard!

 

(I can't really upload photos of Nessie on a forum for Africa images :wacko: )

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Posted (edited)

Lovely additions, @@bettel and @@bushmaniac - the color of the sand in the latter photos make me think this was the Kalahari too? Also Tswalu? I got my first pangolin at Tswalu Kalahari in May as well! We had horrible light and terrible pictures, made even worse by the fact that I dropped my glasses in all the excitement & couldn't find them after that in the dark :D

 

Going out on a limb here and saying that Tswalu is where you have the best chance for pangolin in southern Africa - the lion cubs there are often the ones who find them first (as was the case with us).

 

PS: Also saw aardvark there!

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Yes @@Sangeeta, it was at Tswalu. I would agree, if you want to see aardvark and pangolin during the day, then Tswalu in winter is the place to go. :wub:

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@bushmaniac

 

I hope there going to be a full trip report. I am SO looking forward to it. I read your review on Trip Advisor but it is not enough lol

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Yes, agree with @@bettel here, @@bushmaniac - pls do post your TR on ST as well. I am equally in love with Tswalu & had the most incredible sightings in a very short span of time myself. Wild dogs treeing a leopard mum and her 2 youngsters in 3 separate trees, lion cubs playing with a baby pangolin who trundled off, miraculously unhurt once the cubs got bored, & even a (fleeting glimpse of) aardvark...

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@@Sangeeta

 

Less talking, more pictures. :)

 

And yes, @@bushmaniac , we insist on a report. Just WOW to what you saw!.

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@@Sangeeta

 

Less talking, more pictures. :)

 

And yes, @@bushmaniac , we insist on a report. Just WOW to what you saw!.

@@Sangeeta OR more talking AND more pictures! :lol:

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Thanks to @@Sangeeta and @@bushmaniac, I have decided to visit Tswalu in 2017. I realize that there is no better place to see so many of my dream animals in one place including pangolin bat-eared fox, and even caracal. My only question is, how long should I stay there?

I think 5 days to one week would be about right.

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Zambia / Kafue NP / Musakese Camp / July 2015

 

 

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After hearing and seeing some rattling tall grass for a while, I detected a Pangolin :D

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~ @@Grasshopper_Club

 

Welcome to Safaritalk!

What a grand entry — pangolin images!

To hear that sort of “rattling tall grass” with no less than a pangolin must have been quite a thrill!

Thank you so much for sharing the photos here.

If it's ever comfortable and convenient, it would be nice to read your self-introduction in the Introductions section.

Tom K.

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Posted (edited)

Lumo Conservancy, Kenya February 2008- my only sighting

 

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We saw an aardwolf on the same game drive :)

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~ @@Patty

 

As if a pangolin wasn't enough, an aardwolf, too?

The safari angels were looking after you!

Until I saw your post, I'd never heard of the Lumo Conservancy.

Thank you for mentioning it. It's between Tsavo West and Tsavo East, near Taita Hills?

That's close to Lake Jipe, isn't it? @@Safaridude may have recently visited there.

Great photos, @@Patty! What a sighting!

Tom K.

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@@Tom Kellie @@Patty

 

I have not been to Lumo, though I have driven past there twice a few years ago. I would say it's more than a couple of hours of driving from there to Lake Jipe.

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@@Tom Kellie, yes near Taita Hills. I would guess Lumo to Tsavo West Maktau gate is around an hour (we didn't travel directly there). I haven't been to Lake Jipe but would guess that to be another 2-3 hours from Maktau gate. Does that sound about right @@Safaridude?

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This one was seen around 20 January in the Xini area of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. One hind-leg seemed to be weak and the animal used it's tail as support when walking. Just had a small camera so no good pics.post-50319-0-20871100-1458833418_thumb.jpgpost-50319-0-74634300-1458833464_thumb.jpg

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Very cool sighting, and welcome to Safaritalk, @@Hemingway !

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Thanks Michael :)

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Welcome Hemingway!

 

Great sighting.

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