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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Dwyka3 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:15 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:36 pm

@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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:19 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:45 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:54 pm

3rd pic of the female:

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Male bum shot:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:00 pm

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

Unread postby AFRICAT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:06 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:13 pm

:thumbs_up: :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:05 pm

@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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:23 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby p@m » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:35 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:57 am

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:09 am

@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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AFRICAT » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:02 am

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:17 am

wow... magnificent :clap:
thank you for these pictures of so beautiful Leopards :k
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