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    Can somebody help us in identifying these sounds....we guess it is a lion but also might be an elephant....a bit of silly question as we are travelling for some time now to Africa....but we are just not sure.

    Thanks for releasing us of the pain not knowing

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    Ah yes , definitely a

    No, wait , it might not be
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    Lion busy throttling buffalo?
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    Lions mating?
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    Agree, sounds like a lion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildhunter View Post
    Lions mating?
    That makes sense!
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    Yes sounds like a lion, I heard them mating before...but just not sure as this is a bit different what I have heard before.
    If you guys are sure it's a lion off course I believe it as I also thought it was, but it is the first time I hear it like this.

    Anyway thanks for your thoughts

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    To make it more clear....or confusing, another sound track:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    Lion busy throttling buffalo?
    Guess that this get the closest, or maybe an elephant instead??

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    Lion elephant stand off?

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    Buffalo. Often make sounds while moving to keep contact with the lil ones.

    Lions mating the clip would not have been more than 15sec long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutAfrica View Post
    Buffalo. Often make sounds while moving to keep contact with the lil ones.

    Lions mating the clip would not have been more than 15sec long.

    The sounds were for a long time after 15 minutes we decided to proceed with our daytrip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpseekles View Post
    The sounds were for a long time after 15 minutes we decided to proceed with our daytrip.
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    For what it is worth, have changed my mind and now would also suggest buffalo.
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    Ok did not see that one coming, I thought a lion or maybe an elephant, seems to be buffalo.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Hi jpseekles

    I can see that your video was shot close to a river, so, it's one of two things but definately one

    Two Hippo Bulls having a fight/stand off...

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    A Hippo Cow advising a Bull to not come much closer...

    Having lived in the bush all my life I have heard this many many times over the years. Currently living on a Private Concession in the Linyanti with my house on the banks of the Linyanti River, we hear this often. This can go on for hours at times... You can recognise the Hippo by the higher pitched sounds inbetween the rest of the grunts and bellows. I've tried to download a clip but are struggling a bit. Follow the link below, it's the fith clip from the top with Hippo Bulls fighting in the description.

    https://www.soundsnap.com/tags/hippo

    The sounds these guys can make is amazing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush Boy View Post
    Hi jpseekles

    I can see that your video was shot close to a river, so, it's one of two things but definately one

    Two Hippo Bulls having a fight/stand off...

    or

    A Hippo Cow advising a Bull to not come much closer...

    Having lived in the bush all my life I have heard this many many times over the years. Currently living on a Private Concession in the Linyanti with my house on the banks of the Linyanti River, we hear this often. This can go on for hours at times... You can recognise the Hippo by the higher pitched sounds inbetween the rest of the grunts and bellows. I've tried to download a clip but are struggling a bit. Follow the link below, it's the fith clip from the top with Hippo Bulls fighting in the description.

    https://www.soundsnap.com/tags/hippo

    The sounds these guys can make is amazing...
    I'll take that. Never heard that before. The lion-like grunts throws one off completely.

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    Hippos for sure, sounds just like the noisy bunch that hang out at Lake Panic.

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    Hippo was my 1st thought as well

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