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Re: Leopard Sightings in Addo Prk

Unread postby Leopard Tracker1 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:59 am

The last time i was there saw abolutely no markings on the board for leopards.

i suppose a rare sighting must really be thrilling!

Thanks for replying.

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Re: Leopard Sightings in Addo Prk

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed May 11, 2011 9:34 am

Leopard sightings in Addo are extremely rare, especially the 'main' park.
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Re: Leopard Sightings in Addo Prk

Unread postby Malealea » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:30 pm

As far as I know Leopards exist in both sektions, but they were very rare. you need alot of luck of seeing a leopard, more then in Kruger. It´ll be intresting how the Leopard Population will develop. Does News exist?

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Unread postby simonB » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:32 am

[quote="simonB, you are making some pretty big assumptions here. I am not sure where you are getting info from, but it is incorrect.[/quote]

Hello Megan,

Apologies for the lengthy silence,only just seen your comment, weird that I missed it.

Been away from Addo and all things forum for way to long. The bush is calling me really bad, will see it really so ;-) Sadly only hours and hours of hard work pay the bills. Lucky during this time I did manage to make sure Addo now has 3G for Vodacom users, so my next visit will be really sweet.

My comment about hyena recordings was not an assumption, it was fact. Usually when a very reliable source tells me things, then shows me pictures, I believe it. I heard and saw evidence of the recordings post 2008, back then it was used to lure the Hyena's for research, or at least thats what I was told. Maybe this practice has since stopped, maybe it's now used to lure lions instead of hyena's. Whatever the purpose, post 2008, some sounds heard came from audio recordings.

The hyena boma (post 2008), located a stones throw from the main camp behind Rooidam, could very well also been were the sounds heard came from. I am sure that not every sound heard in the park is fake. I understand that SANParks needs to do research, tag and release animals for trans-location and safety purposes etc, to do this some times audio recordings are used.

Anyway this topic is so old, lets just drop it and move on. ;-)

Thanx for always being the best source at addo ;-)
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby simonB » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:22 pm

On a recent trip to Addo Elephant National Park, I saw what I thought to be lion foot prints next to the road. (SadyI never took pics of the footprints because I already have a few older pics of lion footprints on record so didnt think I would need them. However when I got home and double checked the footprints in the field guide, I was shocked to see, I might have actually seen leopard footprints.

Lions toes are slightly oblong. The toes on the footprints I saw where clearly very round.

I was on halfway on the Ngulube Loop on top of the hill on the Southern Side of the park. It would be great if everyone focuses on this area when they are in Addo to see if we can get the first tourist photo of a leoperd in Addo.

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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:39 pm

could well be leopard spoor, simonB, we have photos of an adult male leopard from a camera trap in the Colchester area, November last year...
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Re: Addo leopard

Unread postby simonB » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:48 pm

Yes I remember seeing those camera trap images online.

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Leopards in Addo?

Unread postby Bushbuck » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:27 pm

Since many years I visit Addo several times during the year - so far I have never seen a leopard.

Who was lucky enough to spot one? Photos would be very much appreciated!

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Re: Leopards in Addo?

Unread postby Werner_Patat » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:19 pm

Me too, you have a bigger chance in winning the Lotto jackpot than seeing a Leopard in the Addo Main Game Area. I've never heard of a Leopard sighting there. Maybe there's a few in the Zuurberg Mountain area....

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Re: Leopards in Addo?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:20 pm

THere was one a year ot 2 ago, but it seems it was just 'passing through'.
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Re: Leopards in Addo?

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:07 pm

Hi Bushsbaptist,
One of my pupils, PJ Meyer, told me this week that they saw a leopard at Hapoor a few years ago. It was lying next to the dam for a long time!
Still not been lucky enough to see one.
A parks employee told me a few years a go there was a male in the main area, and a female from Baviaanskloof was kept there in a holding pen, but she broke out.
Have also heard of sightings in the new Matyholweni area.
Maybe we will be lucky next month when I bring my school bus full of photography kids there for 3 days!
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Re: Leopards in Addo?

Unread postby pedreh » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:57 pm

Also spoke to a ranger 3 years ago and he told us they only had one. As far as i know it was a leopard that was caught in baviaanskloof that was released in the park. Good to know she broke out, as i thought she was released in the park.


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