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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:26 am 
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@AstroMatt - thanx for confirming! :thumbs_up:

@Duke - thanx for the lovely post of Safran! :D Pregnant?? She is looking well. Time will tell. :whistle:
(You and Sharifa have great luck with spots. Perhaps we should put in an order for specific leopard pix for your next trip. :wink:)

@Afkpuz - the sighting of another leopard with Miera is extremely interesting. Hoping you or your friend manage to find other pix of this leopard. :pray: Thanx! :thumbs_up:

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:dance: :dance: nice to see Safran... again... and pregnant :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Hi,

just returned from 5 days of work and managed to edit the videofootage i took of Miera and the other Leopard.

I also advised my friend Mario to edit his photos of the scene, we´ll post more photos here soon, i hope.

@AstroMatt: I will fill out the sheet in the next few days and send it back to you.

You can take a look at the Video here:



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Denis

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Who gets to name "new" leopards, btw? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@Afkpuz - Many thanks for this very interesting video. :hmz: Miera and the new leopard seem very relaxed at this sighting!


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Who gets to name "new" leopards, btw? :)


The forumite who first posts the leopard is asked for input re the name. AstroMatt will send you a pm/e-mail with suggestions, or you can suggest a name( but not your own name, and the name should have something to do with the Kalahari/Africa).

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Thanks for the Info, wanderw,

they seem relaxed, but actually the other leopard was growling at Miera all the time. A shame we can´t hear it on the video. Also, they had a (very short) fight, just after we arrived.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Wow it really was an amazing sighting.... :mrgreen:
My gut is telling me the other leopard is male (from what you say and the general look), but you can't see any... :whistle:
We shall have to wait for a second sighting to really confirm the sex here i think.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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I am wondering about the sex of that leopard, too. Maybe it helps if we identify the leopard that i saw killing the bat eared fox. Not sure if that one was Miera, but looking at the shots i got from its rear end, i´d say it is a female...

BTW: Here is a photo of the short "fight" these two had, view is blocked a bit, but anyway:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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WOW! :big_eyes: You certainly had a great sighting Afkpuz! Many thanks for the added info and pic. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:yaya: just come back from Kgalagadi... :dance:
nr 1 - we saw this big male on the 20.1.2012, near Munro
under a big tree... only the tail was visible for one moment, then change several time the place... and go on the dunes
could be Rooibrak male, as per the specialists, thank you :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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nr 2 - 21.1.2012, near Munro - about 13h (sorry can't remember if it's Swiss hour or SA hour :redface: )
could be mom (Auchterlonie female) and her cub CAGN :wink:
one to the left side (female) and one to the right side (male)

thanks Matthew and Wanderw :D

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the female to the left side

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the male to the right side

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Nr 3 - 21.2.2012, near Munro - about 18h - could be CAGN, the cub of the Auchterloni female and the Rooibrak male
the lady come on the dunes and the male become a LIT :wink:

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What lovely sightings you had Anne-marie....these two leoaprds have really been putting on a show for everyone :mrgreen:

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anne-marie :thumbs_up: Got to agree with AstroMatt .... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Wonderful sightings - you are lucky with leopards :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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WOW anne-marie! You were very lucky with your sightings this time! :dance: :thumbs_up: Thanx for posting! :D

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Leopard Nr 5

21.1.2012 - In the evening, when coming again to nr 4, we find this one :D
close to Auchterloni and just a little bit before the turn to KK, on the west side.

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And when we return to KK (after stay a little bit with Nr 4, she was still here (nearly sure she was a female)

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this day we saw twice 3 Leopards :dance:

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