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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:26 am

If anyone has had leopard sightings recently or historically, please post. :pray:
I will be doing an update on this thread soon as there are quite a few new leos in the leopard ID guide.

AstroMatt’s leopard ID guide can be found at

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


Please post your leopard sightings, whether you can or cannot ID the leopards. The more people that post, the more information( ranges, ages, relationships) we have available for the benefit of AstroMatt’s research and ALL forumites. Could you also please fill in the spreadsheet with all your sighting information - see above link(KTP leopard sightings).
Thank you! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:29 pm

AN UPDATED SUMMARY OF ALL THE LEOPARDS ON THIS THREAD(in order of posting):

1)Leeuwdril male -Pg1,7,8, 28 ( Eagle eyes, madach, Jo, Son godin), Suspected Territory: Munro - Samevloeiing - Leeuwdril, and Rooiputs? (Pg 58 of ID guide)

2)Old Twee Rivieren female(Maja) -Pg1,2,3,4,8,9,10,14,19,20, 24, 28 ( wanderw, Candy’s Style, Peterpiper, peterbee, bucky, Jo, Dreamer, madach, Touareg, jomardl, Bibronsgecko, anne-marie, Lionspoon JohanBarnard, Son godin), Old Territory: Leeuwdril to TR, TR to Auchterlonie. Offspring: Jannie, Kruiper, No. 12 and Twin. Relocated north of Nossob Oct 2010. (Pg 4 of ID guide)

3)First known cub of TR female (Jannie)-Pg 1,2,5,8,9( Peterpiper, peterbee, bucky, Jaraheckes, madach), Born: March/April 2007, Suspected Territory: TR to Houmoed, Leeuwdril? (Pg 54 of ID guide)

4)Langklaas female- Pg 1,4,16,17,18,20, 27(anne-marie, Salva, ingrid60, Jo, kesheshe, AstroMatt), Suspected Territory: Kannaguass to Marie-se Draai?(Pg 48 of ID guide)

5)Rooiputs female - Pg1,2, 18,19,21,22, 23, 24, 31, 32 (AfricanDreams, Peterpiper, Lionspoon, Lono, lion queen, Scouter, JohanBarnard, Miros, anne catherine ), Suspected Territory: Rooiputs to Samevloeiing, Houmoed?(Pg 12 of ID guide)

6)Samevloeiing young female (Maja’s cub - Kruiper) - Pg 3,11(wanderw/Marion & Roger Thompson, Fotomaljohan) Born July 2008, Suspected Territory: TR to Houmoed?, (Pg 56 of ID guide)

7)Urikaruus male(Dakotah) - Pg 3, 33 (GavinW, AstroMatt), Suspected Territory: Rooibrak to 13th borehole? (Pg 34 of ID guide)

8)Houmoed male -Pg 3,5,6, 7,16 (wanderw, Jaraheckes, Sivet), Suspected Territory: Houmoed to Urikaruus (Pg 60 of ID guide)

9)Geinab male -Pg 3 (RichardJ), Suspected Territory: Geinab?(Pg 76 of ID guide)

10)Urikaruus female? -Pg 4 (Jo), Suspected Territory: Urikaruus?(Not in guide)

11)Auchterlonie male -Pg 7, 9,16 (carolz, Pumbaa), Cub of Auchterlonie female, Suspected Territory: Auchterlonie to Batulama? (Pg 62 of ID guide)

12)Rooibrak male - Pg 8,18,19,20,22, 24,26, 29,30 (Peterbee, wanderw, Peterv, lion queen, Scouter, JohanBarnard, Touareg, Afkpuz, anne-marie), Suspected Territory: Samevloeiing to Batulama, Leeuwdril? (Pg 24 of ID guide)

13)No 12 - 1 cub of originally 2 cubs( Maja’s) - Pg 10,24 (Touareg, JohanBarnard)Born November? 2009, Suspected Territory: Houmoed,Munro, Leeuwdril?,1 cub killed by lions? (Pg 6 of ID guide)

14)Twin - 1 cub of originally 2 cubs( Maja’s) - Pg 10,24 (Touareg, JohanBarnard)Born November? 2009, Suspected Territory: Houmoed,Munro, Leeuwdril? 1 cub killed by lions?(Pg 8 of ID guide)


15)Auchterlonie female -Pg 11,17,19,20,22,26,28, 29, 30 (Bushbuddies, IainP, Jumbo, Janina, lion queen, RichardJ, Scouter, Touareg, Jan van Wyk, Afkpuz, anne-marie), Mom of Auchterlonie male and Cagn, Suspected Territory: Kamfersboom to Kielie Krankie?(Pg 14 of ID guide)

16)Kannaguass female(Kanna) -Pg 11,12,13,15,18 (Nico, Sidewemn, Pikasso, pmllo and Jo) Suspected Territory: Kannaguass to Union’s End?(Pg 46 of ID guide)

17)Kanna’s cub(Rosa) - Pg 11, 26(Nico, Duke Ellieton?)Suspected Territory: Union’s End, Geinab, Grootkolk?(Pg 50 of ID guide)

18)Kannaguass female2(Safran) -Pg 13,14,23,26, 28, 29 (Anne -Marie, Marion&Roland Merkl, IainP, Duke Ellieton, p@m), Suspected Territory: Grootkolk/Kannaguass to Lijersdraai?(Pg 52 of ID guide)

19)Nossob male(V- Nose) -Pg 13 (Fotomaljohan), Suspected Territory: Nossob?(Pg 42 of ID guide)

20)13th Borehole female(Khomani) - Pg 14,15,16,17, 28, 29,31(Jo, IainP, pmllo, A&C, AstroMatt, kesheshe, Duke, Caracal, katydownunder), Suspected Territory: Dalkeith to Montrose?(Pg 26 of ID guide)

21)13th Borehole cub female(Miera) - Pg 15,16,17,18, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33(IainP, wanderw, Jo, pmllo, A&C, Nico, AstroMatt, Lionspoon, ingrid60, Scouter, Touareg, Afkpuz, anne catherine, lion queen, Michael Borcherds), Suspected Territory: 14th borehole to Auchterlonie?(Pg 28 of ID guide)

22)Nossob - Marie - Pg 17(Vundla1), since seen a month after this initial sighting and seemed to be in slightly better condition, Suspected Territory: Marie’s se Draai?(Pg 64 of ID guide)

23) Leeuwdril - Jaffles female - Pg 16,18,19(Jaffles, AstroMatt), Suspected Territory: Leeuwdril? (Pg 10 of ID guide)

24)Nossob male(Kgosi) - Pg 17(kesheshe), Suspected Territory: Nossob?(Pg 44 of ID guide)


25)Grootkolk 1- Pg 20 (RichardJ), Suspected Territory: Grootkolk?(Pg 72 0f ID guide)


26) Melkvlei Male(Khami) - Pg 23,24 (JohanBarnard) Suspected Territory: Melkvlei?(Pg 22 of ID guide)

27)Dikbaardskolk cub(Letshoo)- Pg 26, 27 (Bibronsgecko/Kobus Saayman, AstroMatt) 1 of 2 cubs seen with mom, Suspected Territory: Dikbaardskolk?(Pg 38 of ID guide)

28)Auchterlonie cub(Cagn) - Pg 26, 27, 28, 30,32(Touareg, AstroMatt, Jan van Wyk, anne-marie, Panekoek) Cub of Auchterlonie female. Suspected Territory: Auchterlonie, Kamfersboom?(Pg 16 of ID guide)

29)Dikbaarskolk female (Tswana) - Pg 27(AstroMatt)seen with her 2 cubs Letshoo and Balete, Suspected Territory: Dikbaardskolk?(Pg 36 of ID guide)

30)Dikbaardskolk cub no.2(Balete) - Pg 27(AstroMatt) seen with mom(Tswana) and another male cub(Letshoo), Suspected Territory: Dikbaardskolk?(Pg 40 of ID guide)

31)Tsamma - cub of Barolong - Pg 27, 31 (AstroMatt, anne-marie, Michael Borcherds) , Suspected Territory: Kamqua, Urikaruus?(Pg 32 of ID guide)

32)Barolong - Pg 27, 33(AstroMatt, lion queen, Michael Borcherds), mom of Tsamma, Suspected Territory: Kamqua, Urikaruus?(Pg 30 of ID guide)

33) Amur - Pg 29, 30, 31(Afkpuz, anne-marie), seen with Miera, Suspected Territory:Auchterlonie?(Pg 18 of ID guide)


LEOPARDS NOT ON THIS THREAD YET, BUT IN THE ID GUIDE:

Grootkolk 2 -Male, blind in left eye, Suspected Territory: Grootkolk?(Pg 74 0f ID guide)

Ingwe - Female, Suspected Territory: Tierkop? (Pg 20 of ID guide)

N!xau- Suspected Territory: Kannaguass/Ljiersdraai?( Pg 66 of ID guide)

L2 - Suspected Territory: Kannaguass?( Pg 68 of ID guide)

L3 - Suspected Territory: Kannaguass?(Pg 70 of ID guide)


Please pm me if I have left out anyone’s post in this update. AstroMatt’s leopard ID guide can be found at

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


Please post your leopard sightings, whether you can or cannot ID the leopards. The more people that post, the more information( ranges, ages, relationships) we have available for the benefit of AstroMatt’s research and ALL forumites.
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby arks » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:31 pm

:big_eyes: WoW wanderw, that is mighty impressive!!! Bravo! :clap: :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:40 pm

thank you for this recapitulative :k
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jaffles » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:52 pm

We've seen this leopard close to Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp on 21. February 2012 in late afternoon
(5 p.m.). Exif dates shows that the leopard was 32 meters away from cabin Nr.1.
But i think for identification it's aliitle bit far away!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Thanks Wanderw for the recap its great to see who's seen each of the leopards. :thumbs_up:

@Jaffles, great sighting :clap: ....could i ask you to email me the original picture(s). I'm pretty sure that if its a known leopard i have a chance of IDing them from the front leg spots. If you could also send me the sighting using my spreadsheet then i can make sure i have all the info.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:51 pm

:hmz: maybe "my" Leopard... this one I touched... nearly touched :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:03 pm

@ anne-marie - could be! :thumbs_up: I think it is Amur.
AstroMatt, what do you think?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:26 pm

I think you have a good eye :thumbs_up:
From the original pic you can match most of the leg spots. I think the face also looks like Amur, the general spot shapes and just her look....they do all have a very distinct look.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:02 am

@ AstroMatt - thanx for the confirmation! :thumbs_up: You are absolutely right - they all have a distinct look.

@ jaffles - Thank you so much for sharing your sighting with us! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby GavinW » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:37 pm

We saw this lady near Leeudril on 3 May 2012.
Any chance of an ID?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:55 pm

@GavinW - Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up: This is a new leopard for this thread, the same one posted on the 'Camera Trap' thread by KG( pic taken by Hannes Lochner - of the leopard behind the 'termite mound' camera trap.)
See the rest of this post below! :thumbs_up:

Now posting with Muhammad's permission: He saw the same leopard on the 4th of May near Leeudril. :dance:

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With both Muhammad's and GavinW's pix I think we have a new page or 2 for the ID guide! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:13 pm

Would like to see if these could be ID'd please: Female Oct.9, 2011 at Montrose

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Also saw a male attempting to mate with a female and will post them separately. Thanks so much.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:21 pm

@AFRICAT - Thanx for posting! This is Khomani :thumbs_up: She was first seen in Jan 2007 with a cub, so she is a quite 'mature' leopardess!
Looking forward to your next post! :thumbs_up:


Now posting on Pumbaa's behalf:

Introducing ...N!xau
- a new addition to this thread and recently added to AstroMatt's ID guide.


Seen by Pumbaa and Timon on the 16th of February 2009, between Kannaguass and Ljiersdraai. :dance:

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I know that Pumbaa and Timon saw this leopard in 2009, but there is a good possibility that he/she is still out there! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:30 pm

(These were taken VERY far away, so ID may not be possible. I do thank whomever puts in the time to try and help me. Very much appreciated.)

These were taken Oct. 20, 2011 just outside (south) Grootkolk, but before the first waterhole. The female was just walking through the grass when a large male, hidden in the grasses, ran at her. She lept into the nearest tree, and a standoff ensued. As the sun got hotter and hotter he decided to go up after her, but she would have none of it. Seems their views on family planning didn't coincide, at least for that day.

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