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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:21 am

Thanks for the sighting frisian, good to know she was in the tree all day. :thumbs_up:
You said you didn't have any other leopard sighitngs on this trip but have you had any in the past in KTP? If you have i'd love to have them for my records.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby frisian » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:46 pm

Sorry AstroMatt,
this was the first visit to KTP. We have only been to the KNP.
in Kruger in August 2007, Oktober 2008, Oktober 2009, March 2011, March 2012 and Christmas in 2013
Christmas 2012 in KTP!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:13 pm

No worries, thanks for contributing. Hopefully you'll have more sighitngs in the future :)
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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 lion queen » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:27 am

Wow stunning sightings and photos all!!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:27 pm

On the morning of the 30 December 2012 we saw Miera again at Montrose :D

She was feeding under a tree

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but did get up

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sit again

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make her way to the waterhole

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and have a drink

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:20 am

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

Wonderful sighting Sharifa.......... of my favorite leopard!!!!........... :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:01 am

yes, magnificent :clap:
Do you think or know if there is something in the hole ? she looks like not so happy and drank beside the hole :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:39 am

anne-marie wrote:yes, magnificent :clap:
Do you think or know if there is something in the hole ? she looks like not so happy and drank beside the hole :hmz:


I agree Anne it looks as if she was seriously ticked off at something at that water hole
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:27 am

Hi anne marie Sheenaugh Lee. We noticed this behaviour with cheetahs too. Not sure what it is, possibly their reflection in the water or maybe just the smell of lions because we have not seen lions do this when drinking at the waterholes. Below a picture of Lisettes cubs doing the same thing.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:46 pm

Very odd behaviour indeed. I've not noticed it myself. I wonder if it has something to do with them being younger animals and so a bit more cautious with water.

I have just finished the most recent release of the guide. It is up on the website and has todays date on the file name. The guide has grown recently with the addition of quite a few new leopards so naturally it is a larger file. I know this is quite a lot for some people to download but without sacrificing picture quality and usability it is hard to make it smaller.

So a brief list of the updates (apologises if i miss any).
New Leopards: L-12 (Rooiputs cub), Isidima, Warona (Auchterlonie Female's cub), Nkwe, Tshidi and Seleka (Barolong's cubs), N!xau (out of retirement) and L-11 (Safran's cub).

I have moved Maja, No12 and Twin to the historical section as they haven't been seen for over 2 years now :(

There are new pictures for: Rooiputs, Amur and N!xau.

Other updates have been to range maps and last sighting dates. There have been a lot of these and i don't have a list of all the changes.

If you have any comments or notice any mistakes then do please point them out to me.
I hope you all like the new version and can put it to good use.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:57 pm

yes Sharifa, it's possible...the reflection could be a problem (like this one in Kruger, seeing its image on the side of the car)
thanks AstroMatt :clap:
:hmz: got a question...L-11 is not a name :?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:10 pm

You're right :redface: , L-11 isn't a name but i didn't want to delay getting the next version out much longer. He only went in quite last minute due to the severe lack of photos. I also want to speak to some people who saw him quite early on as they were (sort of) part of the first group of people to report him.
But don't worry he'll get one pretty soon....you'll just have to provide me with the photos ;)
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Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:27 pm

:k
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:14 pm

Thanks AstroMatt for the new guide :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looking good :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby peterpiper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:44 pm

Here's one of the cubs outside Twee Rivieren taken on the 28 January 2013

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