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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Hi Anne-Marie!
AstroMatt has a feeliing that it could be Saffran, but no positive identification.
Unfortunately I do not have any other pics of the second cub, was always
in front close to Kanna.
Apparently Saffran is still close to Kanna.
Langklaas has moved down south as far as the Nossob area and was seen
by AstoMatt near Marie se Draai in January of this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:36 pm 
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@Carien - thank you for sharing that special story on this thread! :thumbs_up: What a sighting! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Langklaas has been seen near Nossob(both sides) since September 2011 when she was seen mating with Kgosi.
Now some more news thanx to Blackie - He saw a leopard and cub half way between Nossob and Cubitje Quap in April this year, unfortunately ID was not possible due to distance. Wonder if this thread will perhaps see a cub of Langklaas's soon :pray: (We don't know whether the mom was Langklaas, hoping someone else saw the mom and cub and will post so we can perhaps make an ID)

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AstroMatt, I will definitely follow thru w/ your request next week. (We are in the Keys currently, so info. not avail.) Thanks again, also to wanderw. Fascinating info. everyone is providing here. I do have some more I need help with, so will continue posting in a few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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I need help on these two please.


Female (I think) seen Oct. 2009 atop the hill coming out of Grootkolk. After she crossed the road we heard another leopard calling. It turned out to be a male who had just crossed the road headed toward Grootkolk waterhole. Very quickly moved out of sight, and only managed a bum shot, so not much help there but will post anyway 'cause you all are wizards at this so maybe you can pull off another amazing feat.

Female (?)

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(I'm having trouble w/ the connection, so will enter these 2 pics of the female and keep trying for the last one of the female and one of the male)


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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3rd pic of the female:

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Male bum shot:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Africat :hmz: are you sure the second pic of the first post is a female :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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No, anne-marie, I'm not...hence the (?) I can't quite decide if it has thingys, or if that's just a flat area. hehehe

The male bum shot I'm sure of, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:thumbs_up: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@AFRICAT - WOW! You ARE lucky with leopards! :thumbs_up:
I can ID your male bum shot - this is Grootkolk 2 in the ID guide, and first time he is appearing on this thread! :dance:
As far as your other leopard goes - :hmz: I need to do a more detailed check in the morning.
Again, thank you for posting! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:23 pm 
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This IDing is very addictive! :roll:
AFRICAT - your 1st 3 leopard pix are of Grootkolk1 - a male! :wink: You do have interesting sightings! 2 males in close proximity! WOW!
Now I can go to bed! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Fantastic pics :clap: :clap:

wanderw -- we are all very grateful that you find ID'ing leo's so addictive :lol:

Great job :clap: :clap: :dance: :gflower: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Thank you wanderw…sorry to cut into your sleep, but I also find it very very intriguing to figure out who's who. I lack your skill and expertise, but not your enthusiasm.

This next one came to the Grootkolk waterhole the next day after our encounter with the previous 2, males Grootkolk 1 and 2 as it turns out. We were in unit 4, so quite far away.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@AFRICAT - Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up: You saw Kanna at the Grootkolk waterhole. Can I ask when exactly this was in October 2009? Rosa, Kanna's cub, was born in early 2010, so :hmz: I am wondering again - perhaps you also saw Rosa's father the previous day! :wink:

To the forumites out there - If you are enthusiastic about the leopard IDs, please try to give IDing a bash - it is not as difficult as you think, and generally, the more you try, the more you develop an eye for it. Kanna and Grootkolk 2 were IDed straight from AstroMatt's ID guide. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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wanderw, here are the exact dates:

Oct.4, 2009 Maja seen at the scenic overlook south of Kielie Krankie

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Oct. 14, 2009 Tswana w/ offspring at Moravet waterhole on the dune road (posted prev.)

Oct.18, 2009 Grootkolk males 1 &2 just outside camp (posted rev.)

Oct.19, 2009 Kanna at the grootkolk waterhole (posted prev.)

Oct.26, 2009 Maja, again, in area of Monroe waterhole

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A couple more of Maja from years ago: Oct. 15, 2006 Maja just outside TweeR

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Oct. 11, 2007 Maja w/ Jannie (?) based on date of him first being seen as May 2007

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AstroMatt where/how do I access your spreadsheet please?


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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wow... magnificent :clap:
thank you for these pictures of so beautiful Leopards :k

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