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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby gatita » Sat May 04, 2013 6:40 pm

Hi AstroMatt,

here are the pictures of Cagn at Leeuwdril on 06.09.2012

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I will try to send them to your page as well.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby SHELEPH » Tue May 07, 2013 2:12 pm

AstroMatt wrote:Hi Sheleph....welcome to the forum and the leopard id thread :thumbs_up:
I think Anne-Marie has covered your question :gflower:

Please fill in a report on the website as well as sending me the pictures....it will make sure i get all the necessary info. Thanks in advance.


Herewith the picture of CAGN (taken at Houmoed on 3 August 2012 at 15h00)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue May 07, 2013 5:04 pm

nice specimen, nice picture, thank you Gatita and SHELEPH :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 pm

@ gatita and SHELEPH - Many thanks for posting! :gflower: Super sightings and pix! :thumbs_up:
Great to see Cagn again! :dance:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Red Dune » Thu May 09, 2013 8:50 pm

This photograph is posted with the courtesy of very good friends of mine from the Nelson Mandela University, George Campus, being Jos & Ilza Louw . . . themselves being very regular (and near fanatical) visitors to the KTP every year. This must surely also be one of the very best action pics that I have ever seen in the Kgalagadi.

The pic was taken by pure co-incidence when they saw this male leopard next to the road a few hundred meters on the TR side of the Samevloeiing waterhole. The cat was resting very casually in the shade of a Camel Thorn tree . . . when this shadowing jackal, ventured just that meter too close . . . and it was caught and killed by this beautiful leopard in less than a second.

It was all in a split split-second that this action happened . . . while Ilza's burst mode on her camera was fully operational on a would-be tranquil scene with a leopard resting in the shade! !

It’s important to note the pic shows the cat about to lift itself and the dead jackal into the lower branches
of the tree above. This leopard has been the resident female in the area between Twee Rivieren and Samevloeiing for a long time.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Thu May 09, 2013 9:33 pm

Hi Red Dune,
Thanks for the wonderful picture and sighting :thumbs_up: . Please do thank your friends Jos and Ilza too.
The leopard in question is Maja. She was the dominant female in the TR area for many years before she was relocated north.

I would love to have this sighting for my records and the identification project. Could i ask you to pass on my details (found below) to your friends so that they can report the sighting on my website.
If they (or you) have other leopard sightings then i would also love to hear about them.

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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Fri May 10, 2013 7:45 am

Stunning sighting and what a wonderful opportunity to have such beautiful photos in your collection....... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri May 10, 2013 7:57 am

:dance: super to see Maja again :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby SHELEPH » Fri May 10, 2013 9:01 am

WOW! Stunning photograph Red Dune :thumbs_up:
Being at the right place, the right time and the right moment :clap:
Thank you for sharing this sighting.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Muhammad » Sun May 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Kindly help identify.seen at Marie se Gat.May 6th 2013

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun May 12, 2013 6:54 pm

:dance: could be one of the youngs of... can't remember the name :doh:
superb :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Sun May 12, 2013 7:11 pm

Lovely sighting Muhammad :thumbs_up:
The leopard you saw is the youngster Balete, she is the daughter of Tswana and has been seen quite a bit recently around the Nossob area. She is looking very healthy.
Could i ask you to send me a full report on my website (link below).

A little update in relation to Red Dunes post, this sighting of Maja was from 7th April 2007.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun May 12, 2013 8:09 pm

it was not this one I was thinking of... sorry :redface:

and Maja... was in 2007 :cry:

thanks AstroMatt :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue May 14, 2013 10:44 am

Red Dune and friend, Muhammad - Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:

@Red Dune - your friends were very lucky, a gorgeous sighting of Maja! :clap:

@Muhammad - Great sighting of Balete, a beautiful young leopardess! :dance: :mrgreen:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Muhammad » Tue May 14, 2013 4:14 pm

Cheetas flushing out Balete.

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