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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Fri May 31, 2013 8:16 am

gb225450 WOW WOW WOW WOW.......... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

What an amazing sighting!!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri May 31, 2013 9:00 am

Yessss... 50th :bdaysmile: :hands:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby WillieV » Fri May 31, 2013 11:30 am

Here are some photo's of Balete, the daughter of Tswana, as seen on 6 May 2013 at Marie se Gat.

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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopi ... 6#p2100926

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby WillieV » Fri May 31, 2013 11:38 am

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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopi ... 6#p2100926

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby WillieV » Fri May 31, 2013 11:41 am

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KGALAGADI May 2015

August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopi ... 6#p2100926

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri May 31, 2013 3:11 pm

superb little female :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Fri May 31, 2013 3:27 pm

@ WillieV lovely sightings of Tsamma and Balete. Could i also ask you to submit a report for both these sightings and the 50th Leo one on my website. Just want to make sure i have all the details.

@ gb225450 Thanks for the report and for posting these amazing videos...a real one in a lifetime event i think!

Hopefully i'll have an updated version of the guide out soon with the new leopards and new photos. I'm just waiting to hear back from a few people first.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Fri May 31, 2013 3:41 pm

Before i forget, this is the sighting that i was sent by Carin Malan last week. The sighting happened on 28/08/2010, approximately 4kms north of Urikaruus. It shows Khomani and Miera. This sighting is 2 months earlier than the one IainP had on p14 (http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18567&start=195)
It is hard to see much of a change between IainP and Carin's photos (especially when you look at the face) which demonstrates how important these historical sightings are for trying to get the best possible age. So if you have historical sightings that you don't think i have on record do please send them to me using the website.
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Incidentally Miera was last seen at Auchterlonie on the 3/4/2013, so she is still doing well :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri May 31, 2013 8:28 pm

what a cute little cat :dance:
and thank you for the Miera's news :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:25 pm

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

Miera my little princess...... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:34 am

Here is a leopard that was sent to me recently by David Winter. He had the sighting on the 22nd October 2010 on a night drive from Nossob. He thinks they were about 10kms south of Nossob.
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The great news is i can't match this large male to any in the guide, and even better, i've managed to match him to the leopard Jo took a video of and posted in the "What happens at Nossob after the lights go out...." thread
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=49596
Her sighting was on 7th December 2010.

So there was definitely a large male in the nossob area but he hasn't been seen since.
He'll be L-51 in the next version of the guide in the historical section.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:26 pm

@WillieV - great sighting of Balete! Thanx for posting. :D

@AstroMatt - Miera is gorgeous! Thanx for the update and thank you to Carin Malan for giving you permission to post. :thumbs_up:
And now L51 :dance: Super news and a match to Jo's leo too! Again, thank you to David Winter for allowing you to post.
:hmz: Interesting that 2 mature male leopards(L51 and Vnose) were seen at Nossob waterhole in December 2010.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:40 pm

51 :hmz: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:34 pm

@ Wanderw...you are right that it is interesting that these two males were around but haven't been seen since. Maybe they were checking out the river from the Bots side? :hmz:

@Anne-marie...there maybe more ahead ;)

So to continue the updates here is a sighting from Manus Coetzee. He saw Isidima near Leeuwdril on 4th April 2013.
KG also got a camera trap photo of Isidima back in December 2011. So she has been around for a while now.
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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 Jo » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:27 pm

:redface: :redface: :redface: ....and I thought I was looking at a female..... :tongue: ......thanks for the confirmation AstroMatt!


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