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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Just to add - Super names for gorgeous leopards! Thanx for the update AstroMatt and thank you Cruisa for posting the pix of Bontle. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:22 pm 
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shane wrote:
Thanks Guys.

Matthew I still need to get these images to you:

The images above were taken just before 6:00am.

The following sequence of images were taken 4.6km south of Urikaruus not far from the images above so I presume it's the cub again. This was on the 23 December just after 12:00.
The mother was no where to be seen so I am not sure whether the cub caught the Springbok itself. One thing I will say, is that the bokkie must have just been caught when we arrived on the scene:

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I took at couple of Images of her feeding, but she was mostly behind the street stump so we quickly went to drop off our ice at urikaruus and came back for more:

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The cub eventually came down from the tree, walked towards u, crossed the road and disappeared over the dunes.

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Shane many compliments for your pics.
I also was there the same day and spent about eight hours shooting Seleka.
Seleka killed a small springbook at about 07:15 and in the afternoon moved the kill on the tree. I came back next morning and she was on the hill not far from the springbook. And again I remained there again for about other eight hours.
This are two pics of that days: viewtopic.php?style=2&f=38&t=18567&start=1080
I took about 2000 photos,
These two days remained my most memorable days in the park; that's the reason I cannot wait for my next visit in Christmas time.
Bye.
Luca /Italy.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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This young leopard was close to Samevloeing. October 2009. Unknown name.
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This is Thsidi, brother of Seleke. About 4 kms south of Urikaruus, 03th January 2013.
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Love your photos Luca! Especially those of Seleka :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Lovely sightings Luca...thanks for sharing them here as well as emailing them to me. :thumbs_up:
The sighting of the leopard at Samevloeiing. This is No12, one of Maja's cubs. However, he/she was only born (roughly) around November 2009. From the picture i have the feeling that this sighting was actually on the 5th October 2010? :hmz:

Seeing as you have so many sightings would you mind using the downloadable excel spreadsheet and filling in all the details for all of your sightings again for me. I just want to check i have all the details exactly right.

Thanks a lot for all these wonderful sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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AstroMatt wrote:
Lovely sightings Luca...thanks for sharing them here as well as emailing them to me. :thumbs_up:
The sighting of the leopard at Samevloeiing. This is No12, one of Maja's cubs. However, he/she was only born (roughly) around November 2009. From the picture i have the feeling that this sighting was actually on the 5th October 2010? :hmz:

Seeing as you have so many sightings would you mind using the downloadable excel spreadsheet and filling in all the details for all of your sightings again for me. I just want to check i have all the details exactly right.

Thanks a lot for all these wonderful sightings.



Thanks AstroMatt.
You are right, It was October 2010, not 2009.
I would download and fill the Excel file, and send it to you.
Thanks again.
Ciao.
Luca.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am 
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Thanks Luca...looking forward to seeing it.

So i have finally finished all the updates to both guides and they are now available to download from the website.
In total there are 11 (!!) new leopards that have been added. Here is a rough summary of the changes,

General: Updates to range maps and most recent sighting dates (both guides).

New Leopards: Neo, Haigamas, Ontlametse (Tswana's cub), Motsumi, Lotlatlana, Pelo (Lotlatlana's cub), Bontle, L-58 (Bots).

New pictures: Warona, Tshidi, Langklaas, Tebogo.

New Historical Leopards: L-57, L-59, L-62.

Leopards moved to historical: Khami, Kgosi.

Please download a copy, the KTP one is not small coming in at 87Mb, but with all the pictures it is just too hard to make any smaller. Please also pass the links to anyone you know who might, or who has visited the park in the past.
Cheers and enjoy the updates :thumbs_up:

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AstroMatt, great work thank you so very much!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

We're of to Kgalagadi in 10days time, do you want me to take some hard copies with of the new Guide and distribute them between the camps???

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Astromatt. :thumbs_up:
Many thanks for your huge effort in creating and continuously updating this interesting and unique resource of the leopards of the Kgalagadi. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Warona - Gemsbokplein - 19 October 2013.

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The Mongoose survived to tell the tale..with it's tail intact. :) As you can imagine we were thrilled with this sighting and I was even more thrilled when I realsied that I had managed to capture it as well. :)


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Hi Caracal,
most fantastic pics, thanks for sharing. :big_eyes:
I hope we can also post pics of Leopards on our return.

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Wow Caracal what beautiful photos :clap:
and so well captured :thumbs_up:
I am very happy the little mongoose survived :)
Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos :k


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stunning pictures, Caracal :clap: :clap: :clap:

what an awesome sighting :thumbs_up:

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Wonderful photos, Caracal. What a fantastic sighting.


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