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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:40 am 
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a leopard using a birdbath :shock: I wonder what the birds think about that one...

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:57 pm 
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Hi wanderw

Thanks for the ref for the male. I certainly think this is a female, other that a few stills of her lying down drinking, I have video footage of her walking, and .......uuuuuuum.......i have done my best to check under the tail... :redface: :redface: .....nothing significant! I also don't have a clear view of her face, so won't be able to match up spots. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Leopard, using a bird bath :shock: That must be something to see! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@Jo - :redface: Apologies for the misunderstanding - I was not doubting that you saw the female, just letting you know that there is also a male leopard that hangs around Urikaruus. On our April 2008 trip, I think we also saw the female one night, we also have video footage, so quality is not clear enough for a definite ID.

@Salva and Rusty Justy - The birdbath is in front of the tourism attendant's unit and a few forumites have seen the leopard drinking there, and taken a pic. I will try to find one ( :wall: can't remember what thread it was on offhand) and let you know if I do.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Here is the link for the leopard drinking at the Urikaruus birdbath!

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8390&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=30

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Cool beans wanderw, didn't think you were doubting - was just thinking: its amazing how difficult some thing that would seem so easy such as determining an animals sex, can keep you stumped!! still not 100% sure it was female :redface: :redface: :redface: Hopefully someone can send in a pic that could confirm the 2.....anyway, sounds like a good excuse to head back to KTP!!!! :D :D :D :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Hi all,
Nice pics of the leopards, I just hope we will be so lucky in August to see some.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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hello to all leopard-fans......
could please someone explain me how to insert a picture?? :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@droopy - I think you might have the best chance of seeing a leopard at TR!(3 leopards have been seen around there recently) :thumbs_up:

@Jaraheckes - Welcome to the forum! :D
See the following link explaining how to resize pictures and then upload them -
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9549
(I use Irfanview to resize pix(640x480) and then Photobucket to host them)

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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hello wanderw,
thank you for introducing me..... :wink:
This beautyful male leopard was posing for me for nearly one hour at houmed waterhole in dec. 2008....

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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A warm welcome,Jaraheckes!

Great pic of the Leopard! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for posting!!
What about a trip report? :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:09 pm 
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Edited: Jaraheckes' leopard is the Houmoed Male - leopard no.8 on pages 19/20 of the ID Booklet.
Thanx Jaraheckes! :thumbs_up: Super pic!
Could this be the grown up cub from bottom of page1? (the Twee Rivieren female's cub,named Jannie, that was born in April 2007)

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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hi wanderw, I saw jannie and his mother during my trip in january 2008. this one is jannie in january 2008 Image
what do you think??? here again the one from dec 2008. for me it seems that this one is an older one
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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magnificent... it seems that the springbok is still alive.....
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Again great pix of this leopard!!!
You have been very lucky!!!

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