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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Wow an Awesome sightings and great series of photos!! Thank you for sharing!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@AstroMatt - The new ID guide is looking great! :thumbs_up:

@Caracal - Stunning sighting and pix! I think you know how green I am! :wink: Thank you for making time to post. :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:25 pm 
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We saw this leopard on 08.10.2013 just north of Geinab.

I am sorry about the poor quality of the pictures. The leopard was at least 200 metres into the riverbed and it was very hot.

AstroMatt thinks this could be a new leopard but he is not 100% sure. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:54 pm 
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gatida :yaya:

Asked Matthew what he thinks about the leopard being Rosa
as the whisker spots on the right hand side and the facial marks
underneath / next to the left eye seem to match.

He agreed with that ID. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@Lionspoon - :clap: :clap: :clap:
I must say I thought this was a new leopard, but after discussing this with AstroMatt(and he told me about your e-mail), I can see the spots on the right hand side match with Rosa. Well done, this was not an easy ID! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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well done :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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hi

just got back today.

I think we saw Motsumi on the 14th October mating. Will post photos in a couple of days.

Warona I think it was still with mother and very, very active. Do not want to spoil the story in case someone else on the forum saw the going's on but hectic. if they do not post anything I will post here and on my trip report.

lots of leopard but mostly in 2's.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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welcome back... can't wait to see............ :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Thank you so much for your help with the id, lionspoon, AstroMatt and wanderw :k :k :k

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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here is the first leopard photo's from the trip which I need help ID.

Seen at Kaspersdraai on October 14th. I think the male is Motsumi?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Fantastic sighting kesheshe! :thumbs_up:
You are 100% correct about the identification of Motsumi....the female is our lovely lady Langklaas :)
Who by some strange twist of fate you saw mating at Nossob in 2011! :mrgreen:
Did you actually see them mate?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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yes we got them mating. As you can see light not the best but yes I have photo's. Still need to process them to post - resize etc.

thanks for the female ID you are correct that is so strange. Must be our thing to catch leopards mating.

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I found this short video of Miera and company:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:clap: :clap: :clap: to both of you :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Hi

You wanted the leopard mating photo's so here are a few:

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