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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:24 am

Wow very interesting...........thank you!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby cruisa » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:01 am

21. September 2013 7 km north of Geinab

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:58 am

Here is a new leopard for the Kaspersdraai area called Motsumi.
Mike Cary spotted him on 10th September 2013 at around 8am.
He is a young male judging by the small testicles but he is looking very well. He was spotted the following day at the same location.
All the pictures are courtesy of Mike.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:11 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow a beautiful leopard!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

I love the name.......Motsumi........ :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:13 am

Some updates on names.
The two leopards sighted by Wendzh at Polentswa have been named Lotlatlana for the mum and Pelo for the cub. These are Setswana names and mean Dusk and Heart.

Tswana's cub spotted by Jo earlier this year has been named Ontlametse, this is a Setswana name for Protector.

The new leopard posted above by Cruisa has been called Bontle, this means Beauty in Setswana.

The leopard posted by andrew.ashton on the 4th July has been called Neo, this means a gift in Setswana.

There is also one more recent leopard that isn't currently on the forum. This female was spotted at both Kwang on the 22/06/2013 and Nossob on the 02/07/2013. She has been called Haigamas, this is a Nama/Damara word for Blue lilly at a waterplace. I shall try and get some pictures of this very dotty leopard up soon.

I think that is all for now.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:24 am

wow, lot and lot of new Léopards :clap:
with beautiful names :thumbs_up:

thanks to everybody :k
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks so much for the update AstroMatt......... :gflower:

Wow those leopards have been gifted with some very beautiful names..... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby arks » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:25 pm

WoW, Matt, that's quite a few new leopards! Thanks for this update :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Luca » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:27 am

If I'm not wrong, this beautiful leopard is Maja. I took this photo close to Houmed in october 2009.

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This should be Seleka. December 2012, close to Urikaruus.
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This was in Bataluma area, January 08th 2012. Unknow name.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:36 am

wow Luca, I think you are right :thumbs_up: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Nyala » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:54 am

I took this Photo of Khomani on 25 Feb 2011. We came across her and Miera. Miera was up in a tree watching her while she stalked and grabbed the Battie. She brought it (still alive) to Miera, who then killed it.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Nyala » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:56 am

Beautiful pictures, Luca.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:04 am

Nyala, could be Khomani, the mother of Miera :hmz:
magnificent picture :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:40 pm

Wow! Lots been happening on this thread while I have been away!

@Nyala - Lovely sighting of Khomani! Thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:

@Luca - Your Ids are right - first Maja, then Seleka, and your last leopard at Batulama is Miera! Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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