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Nossob lion cub

Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:11 am

I'm sure that, like me, many people have enjoyed seeing our Nossob lion cub grow over the months :D :D :D

So I thought it might be a nice idea to have a timeline of his appearances on the cam :thumbs_up:

Thursday 10th April, 2014

The lioness brings her cub to the waterhole for the first time and together they play in the early morning light :D :D :D

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:15 am

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:15 am

melph68 wrote:Morning Trrp :D :D

A cub - how delightful!!
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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:16 am

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Just soooo cute!!! Mel :dance: :dance:

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:17 am

melph68 wrote:Yes, a VERY special sighting indeed :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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It would be 3 weeks before we saw our Nossob cub on cam again...
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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:18 am

Saturday 3rd May, 2014

In this cam shot our cub is just a little dot in the grass, following his mum to the water :D

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:20 am

It was during these early days in May that we cammers were super excited about a leopard that had become a regular at the waterhole 8) 8) 8)

As the days went by however, our excitement turned to sorrow as we learned that Langklaas the female leopard was seriously ill :(

WillieV and family were visiting Nossob at the time and captured some incredible images of our cub, his mum and Langklaas as the drama unfolded over several days.


Sunday 4th May, 2014

Our cub and his mum were captured on cam Sunday morning :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:26 am

WillieV first saw Langklaas on Sunday afternoon.

WillieV wrote:At Nossob, as I stopped to open the gate, a good Kgalagadi friend of ours opened the gate for us and told us there is a Leopard at the hide. She was there for a few days and they were waiting for her to come and drink water at the water hole.
I just parked the car, took my camera and went to the hide. She was lying in the shade opposite the water hole.

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:27 am

WillieV wrote:Back to the Leopard story.

The people in the hide did not know which leopard it was, they said she was very thin and did not look well at all.
She came to drink water twice a day and she stayed at the water hole for at least 30 min per time.
We quickly booked in and unpacked. We then decided to spent the rest of the afternoon in the hide.

The Leopard was still in the shade under the tree.


WillieV wrote:At 1h45 the leopard got up, but was not interested in us and walked to the tree.

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WillieV wrote:At 4h15 the Leopard was still under the tree and we were still waiting for her to come and drink.

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:27 am

WillieV wrote:It was 6h15 and we were waiting.

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Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:28 am

WillieV wrote:Then at 6h20 she got up and, yes, walked away in the veld. :(

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Re: Nossob lion cub

Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:29 am

Monday 5th May, 2014

This was our first cam sighting of Langklaas.

melph68 wrote:Leopard! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Nossob lion cub

Unread postby melph68 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:30 am

Half an hour later, our cub and his mum arrive at the waterhole.

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