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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:08 am

anne-marie wrote:what a magnificent site :clap:
you did a lot of work, for us Leopards lovers :gflower:


Thanks AstroMatt :clap: for putting this together :thumbs_up:

The leopard magnet, aka Sharifa, is back in KTP in July....

But I hope we get number 50 before then.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:08 am

Wow stunning work done AstroMatt......... :clap: :clap: :clap:

We'll be in the park next week.........will try and get some luck from Sharifa............. :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks for the comments they really are appreciated, it's also great to know the site works :)
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Lono » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:06 pm

Evel wrote:
lion queen wrote:
Evel wrote:
lion queen wrote:Hi Evel,

We heard about this during our December stay and wondered whether the story was true.........thank you for sharing!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

We saw Gertie the next day with the 3 cubs, all four of them well.... :dance: :dance: :dance:


We also saw them the following day at 13 waterhole on the move in the heat. Who did you hear the story from, we were the only vehicle at the sighting, we might have told you :D


Hi Evel,

I must confess I have no idea who the people were, they were staying at KTC and we at MM, saw them daily at Gertie sightings and got to chat to each other later on......we were it a white Toyota D/C and they in a silver SUV.


Aaaaah we told the couple in the silver SUV the morning of the 16th Dec, its great that the story travels :dance:

I have added more photos to my post :D



Ha ha! We were the "couple in the silver SUV"! Small world! :D Great to have met you, Evel and Lion Queen.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:43 pm

I just received a great sighting from Andreas Schenke. :thumbs_up:
On the 3rd March just a few hundred metres north of the lower dune road turn off he spotted Warona coming out of a cave and along the calcrete ridge. He didn't see the Auchterlonie female but he heard they have been seen together. Here are a few of the photos he managed to get.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:42 pm

Wonderful :dance:

Thanks AstroMatt and Andreas Schenke

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:45 pm

Thank you AstroMatt and Andreas Schenke! :dance:
Lovely to see Warona growing up. AstroMatt - you must be chuffed! :thumbs_up:
At what time in the day was she seen?
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 AstroMatt » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:30 pm

I was getting a bit worried for a while since no one had seen them....very relieved.
The sighting was at about 5pm.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:26 pm

That is wonderful news............. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Great sighting...... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:30 am

Both were seen a few times at the end of Feb/start of March.

Friends saw them 28 Feb, and I saw mum and cub 1 March. Mum had made a kill and stashed it behind the tree. The cub ate for a good couple of hours before wandering over to bother mum who was trying to nap in the shade (it was well over 40C).

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:25 am

@jenand - Many thanks for this extra sightings info on Warona and the Auchterlonie female! :gflower: Any pix perhaps? :pray:
Also, if possible, could you and your friend please fill in the 'Report a Sighting' form that you will find at:
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopa ... tings.html
Every sighting reported helps the Kgalagadi Leopard Project. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:37 am

Hi Wanderw

Yep, have already sent AstroMatt details.
Pics are lousy - far away and deep shade, unfortunately.

Just saw the new site! Hoorah.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:16 pm

Thanks for sending through the sighting jenand :thumbs_up: It's so great to know they are both doing well.
I don't think your picture is as bad as you make out...its really nice to see the two together and gives us a sense of how big a 5 month old cub is compared to her mother.
I know everyone would love to see it :pray:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:16 pm

ok. Here's a pic of the Auchterlonie female and Warona. Apologies it's not great, but they wouldn't come any closer or get out of the shade. (I waited for more than 2 hrs just to be able to get them in the same pic as it was)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:53 pm

Thanks jenand :D


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