Skip to Content

Leopard

Find, identify and discuss the animals of all the SANParks

Moderator: RosemaryH

User avatar
DP
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:45 pm

Re: Leopard

Unread postby DP » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:00 am

Image

Image


We were lucky to see these cubs with their mother near Lower Sabie,
they posed and stayed with us for almost 20 minutes.
DP

User avatar
annalie
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:07 am
Location: To far South

Re: Leopard

Unread postby annalie » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:01 pm

What a leopard must do to get the impala an African phyton has had for lunch and dinner....


Image

Image

Image
Last edited by annalie on Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch

User avatar
ingrid60
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 839
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:35 pm
Location: Innsbruck

Re: Leopard

Unread postby ingrid60 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:39 am

New waterhole sign in KTP!! :P :P
You can't miss it!! :lol:



Image
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt

User avatar
RichardJ
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1493
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:06 pm
Location: Riebeek West

Re: Leopard

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:16 pm

One of our first, SO drove over (not on!) 'something' in the road.
She stopped and reversed to see what is was........and a leopard crossed the road behind us!!
The 'something' was a feather, fluttering in the breeze.
Since then every game drive starts with "look in the mirrors, you never know what will walk out the bush behind us".

Last year traveling between BnD and Croc bridge, as an avid amateur orchid grower, we stopped to take a closer look at a Ansellia africana . A vehicle charged up to us and asked if we were watching a leopard! I replied no we were looking at a 'leopard orchid'.... "oh" he said, "there was a leopard in that tree yesterday"! :redface:


ImageLarge


Ansellia africana common name 'leopard orchid', indigenous to tropical and southern Africa with large variations in both plant and flower.


ImageLarge

ImageLarge

ImageLarge


[video]url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELaqg0m1OFA[/video]

video link of LITs

Thanks to our 'breaking the ice' with LITs we had a fantastic sighting as described in an earlier posting


leopard with story

[video]url=http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WV2gv1jytQ[/video]

Video link to leopard with story
Last edited by Elsa on Wed May 15, 2013 9:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Pics resized.

User avatar
Spotted Cat
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 4183
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 8:25 am
Location: Where hippos, crocs and sharks meet ...

Re: Leopard

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:45 pm

Taken on the S28 - 10 October 2007

early morning

Image

And later that day, same leopard ....

Image

Image

Image

Image
"Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself."

User avatar
Gunner
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2592
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:57 am
Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!

Re: Leopard

Unread postby Gunner » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:33 pm

Upon leaving Skukuza in the early morning, just 4km on the H11 this beauty walked across the road. She ventured deeper into the bush & was chased up a tree close to the road by 2 Hyaena's! When they left she scrambled down & disappeared into the bush :P

ImageLarge
ImageLarge
Last edited by Elsa on Wed May 15, 2013 10:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Pics resized.

User avatar
jb72
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Sabie

Re: Leopard

Unread postby jb72 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:37 pm

Just wanted to share a couple of photos from our trip to KNP over New Year. Probably my best Leopard sighting ever..... :dance:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Sawubona
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 327
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:10 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Leopard

Unread postby Sawubona » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:36 pm

Image

Posted because GS had a knife against my neck...
Done:
Elephants Back Pack Trail - 2009
Mphongolo Back Pack Trail - 2011

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9959
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Leopard

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:19 pm

Best LIT ever at Confluence in Kgalagadi.

Had it to ourselves, but it was well known.

Image
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

Dave Heard
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:37 am
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Leopard

Unread postby Dave Heard » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:16 am

Like everyone else I have experienced mixed fortunes when it comes to Leopard sightings.
From my several pics I have to choose the one below. The image was extracted from a video tape as at the time my still equipment wasn't upto the task.

Image
Last edited by Dave Heard on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
[i]A Bird in the "BUSH" is worth two ANYWHERE ELSE![/i]

User avatar
Maddie88
Posts: 167
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:04 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Leapard sighting

Unread postby Maddie88 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:59 am

Hi Bushboy!

I can't tell you of the leopard in question, as I'm 10 000km away, but, I can tell you that last year on my SA trip I spent 3 weeks in Kruger and NO leopard.

Untill I went to my sister-in-laws Private Game Reserve (Gomo Gomo) in the timbivati, just to find her at the camp! Few pics to satisfy your hunger and keep the faith:

ImageLarge

:thumbs_up:
Last edited by Elsa on Wed May 15, 2013 10:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Pic resizing.
My Travel Tale: http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=31301&start=0

Happyness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling...

User avatar
Hapoor
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:01 am
Location: Madiba Bay aka Port Elizabeth

Re: Leapard sighting

Unread postby Hapoor » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:33 pm

We saw this Leopard on H7 near Satara - beautiful cat that entertained us for about 20min (20/12/2008 @ 17.55):D

ImageLarge

Image

Earlier the year my brother (Eden) saw this leopard near Skukuza. :D

Image
Last edited by Elsa on Wed May 15, 2013 10:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Pic resizing.
HAPOOR

User avatar
Kicker Cat
Posts: 137
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:27 pm

Re: Leopard sighting

Unread postby Kicker Cat » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:12 pm

Lets see if this works - this is the leopard seen about 2 Km's into Kruger from the Malelane Gate - on the 23rd December 2008
ImageLarge
Last edited by Kicker Cat on Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Hapoor
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:01 am
Location: Madiba Bay aka Port Elizabeth

Re: Leopard sighting

Unread postby Hapoor » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:13 am

I post this picture on behalf of my brother (Eden) who is a freelance tourguide. He saw this on 29 July 2008 near Lubye-Lubye between Lower Sabie and Skukuza.

Image

If it is OK with forum members, I will post more from my brother's photo collection.

Enjoy :popcorn:
Hapoor
HAPOOR

Corne Kriek
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:15 am
Location: Suid-See Eilande

Re: Leopard

Unread postby Corne Kriek » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:15 am

Bumping into old friends…

I had the opportunity to take some very pleasing photos of a leopard and her cub along the road between Samevloeing and Twee Rivieren in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in June 2007. The pair was remarkably accommodating and put on a wonderful display of motherly love and cubberly bravado.
Image

Image

Image

Image

I was browsing the KNP’s website while recovering from surgery in March 2009 and discovered a photo by Dutch tourist Arnoud Quanjer in the photo gallery. The photo was posted in September 2008, which was about 14 months after I took my photos in the same area.

Image
(http://www.sanparks.org/gallery/v/sight ... b.jpg.html)

I immediately compared the female’s tail rosettes with another photo of mine where the base of her tail was in a similar position and was ecstatic to find that they were a match!

Image
Quanjer’s September 2008 photo

Image
Enlargement of my own photo, taken in June 2007

It feels like getting an email from long lost friends. I truly appreciate the opportunity to see that the little fellow was going strong well over a year down the track!
Last edited by Corne Kriek on Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:55 am, edited 5 times in total.
Gryp die oomblik!


Return to “Mammals”