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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 pm 
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cute, cute little cat :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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BTW I noticed the same behaviour now in Feb at that waterhole from Wildebeest. There was no other water and after a few attempts to get water they eventually gave up and left without drinking. Something must be in there.
Bees? Wasps? Maybe a Honey badger den? Large cobra?
Would love to know.
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Very much later when it was nearly dark, the mother appeared with both cubs suddenly and crossed the river. I could not get a decent pic of the three of them but here she is with one of the cubs. This was about 5 minutes before the gates closed.
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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BTW I noticed the same behaviour now in Feb at that waterhole from Wildebeest. There was no other water and after a few attempts to get water they eventually gave up and left without drinking. Something must be in there.
Bees? Wasps? Maybe a Honey badger den? Large cobra?
Would love to know.
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interesting... will go to know :hmz: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Wow what a lovely sighting!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Lovely sighting Peterpiper :thumbs_up:
The wonderful picture of the cub under the tree is the same cub as KG posted in the Recent SIghtings thread...L-12 (name will change).

The second picture is Rooiputs on the left and the second cub. This is the first picture of the second cub i've seen. :clap:

Could i ask you to send me an email with the sighitng info, and attach as many pics as you can of the cubs. They will be really very useful for the guide. :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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AstroMatt wrote:

The second picture is Rooiputs on the left and the second cub. This is the first picture of the second cub i've seen. :clap:

Could i ask you to send me an email with the sighitng info, and attach as many pics as you can of the cubs. They will be really very useful for the guide. :pray:


Sent you all the info and pics today.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Just catching up again after a long absence from the forum.

WOW! Fantastic sightings Sharifa, shane, frisian and peterpiper! :dance:
Thank you all for posting! :gflower:

A very interesting sighting of Dakotah and Amur. Also, great to know that Barolong's cubs are doing well, also that Rooiputs and her cubs are happy and healthy. :D

I am still hoping for more posts/info on Safran's cub. :pray:

Just a note - there are now 49 leopards in the ID guide/project(with peterpiper's 2nd Rooiputs cub)! :dance: (AstroMatt - it has come quite a way from nov 2011! :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap: )

So, who will post/report the 50th leo? :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Excellent point Wanderw!!....who will find the 50th???

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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will try... will try :dance: in less than one month
but for Safran's cub... "only" 2 nights at Nossob (and in the Nossob river) :cry:
I search, and search, nothing... till now :?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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You are making me very green :mrgreen: Stunning image peterpiper

Hope they still hang around TR?


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:27 pm 
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I've still not had a 50th leopard identification yet so it is still up for grabs...@Anne-Marie, you must be heading up soon so fingers crossed :pray:

These last few months I've been trying to increase the general awareness of the leopard id project with the aim of increasing reports of the kgalagadi leopards. This has been done through more guides in the park and some flyers in a few camps. I've also created a website, the address is the same as where the guide was http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/ . It contains some of the basic information about the project, how it started, science issues, recent guide etc. A major part of the site is a sighting report web form. It is easy to fill in and will automatically send me the details of your sighting with all the infor i need from you. You'll still need to email me the confirmation photos as i've not found a way of allowing them to be uploaded yet, but i'm working on it.

My plan is that this web report from will replace the sighting spread sheet that i've been asking people to fill in. Obviously please continue reporting here too as everyone likes to see the shots you get, not just me ;). However, if you've been luck enough to have a whole bunch of leopard sightings then it might actually be easier to use the spreadsheet....its up to you :) I've updated the spreadsheet so that it matches the questions on the web form so please download a new version.

The site will be evolving as i have time...hopefully with identification pages and more info on each leopard, so watch this space.
Please take a look at this site and let me know what you think. I'd also really appreciate you sharing it with any friends or people you meet both whilst in and out of the Kgalagadi.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:dance: thank you AstroMatt, thank you once more
It will be useful... in 10 days :dance:
and I promise you... :hmz: maybe... another pictures of Safran and co :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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what a magnificent site :clap:
you did a lot of work, for us Leopards lovers :gflower:

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