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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:46 am

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

Thanks Jen, super sighting!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:21 am

Thank you jenand! :thumbs_up:
Great to see them together! :dance:
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 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks for posting Jenand :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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 RichardJ » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:08 pm

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3km south of Kannagaus, 07h36, 26 March 2013

N!xau ?? a male!!!

possibly also seen around midday by our neighbours at GK as well...similar spot

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:40 pm

Hi Richard,
Great sighting and you are 100% right it is N!xau :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
I think he's probably the big male in the North at the moment.
Thanks for posting....if it had been earlier in the day i'm not sure i would have believed you :wink:
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 RichardJ » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:09 pm

AstroMatt wrote:if it had been earlier in the day i'm not sure i would have believed you :wink:


????

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:09 pm

AstroMatt wrote:if it had been earlier in the day i'm not sure i would have believed you :wink:


????

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:30 pm

I was referring to April Fools Day :)
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 Lionspoon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:37 pm

AstroMatt ID'ed this leopard as Balete. I'll refer to her as a she, because
it is a small leopard and according to the booklet she is 2.5 years old by
now, so I think she is too small to be a male. I actually thought it was a
juvenile who had lost the mother early when I first saw her.

Anyhoo, we saw her at Nossob on the 19th and the 20th March 2013.
The full story will only be revealed on my TR obviously but we spent
quality time with her.

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Funnily enough, I had Balete on the cards when trying to ID her with AstroMatt's
super booklet, but dismissed my thought as I thought the range was wrong. :doh:

If you go to Nossob any time soon, look out for her as she has been quite a regular
on the cams as well, so it seems she is still around. I also saw a magnet on the sighting
board on the 24th indicating that a leopard had been seen at Nossob, so I reckon it was her.

If you check the Nossob webcam thread for March you will find a few more sightings of her as well. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:39 pm

RichardJ wrote:Image

3km south of Kannagaus, 07h36, 26 March 2013

N!xau ?? a male!!!

possibly also seen around midday by our neighbours at GK as well...similar spot


AstroMatt confirmed that we saw this guy also together when you were coming down from GK
and we were still staying at Nossob but were on a drive north. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Thanks RichardJ and LS :thumbs_up: for sharing :D

N!xau is one impressive leopars and we were lucky to spend half an hour with him in December

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:16 pm

Thanks Duke. :thumbs_up:

Great LS to get an id I hadn't tried to id that one yet.

LS, Landy1 said that on morning of 24th just after he left the hide (thus he missed it), leopard appeared at hide and walked down fence towards campsite. :mrgreen:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:36 pm

That must have been Balete... Sounds like a familiar behaviour. :lol:
But good to know it was Landy1 who saw her. :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby spanishwolf » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:11 pm

A juvenile or female photographed between Twee R. and Mata Mata. I do not remember the exact location.
you know his name?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:08 pm

@spanishwolf - This is Tsamma, a young female, grownup cub of Barolong. :thumbs_up: When and at what time did you see her? In the past, she has been seen from Kamqua to 13th borehole. Thanx for posting! :D

Richardj and Lionspoon - Thanx for posting and great sightings of N!xau and Balete! :dance: :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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