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 Post subject: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:01 am 
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Thought it would be a good idea to start this thread along the same lines as Pikasso's cheetah mom thread.

The TR leopard and 2 cubs were seen on the 19th and 20th of September, near Houmoed. The following pic was taken by Roger and Marion Thompson.

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Any updates on this little family's whereabouts and how they are doing?

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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Hey Wanderw, great idea!
Do you have a better pic of the mother?
Could she be the famous TR female often seen?
If so, we named her Maja, as she is the mother of Jamie (MAman de JAmie), the young leopard named by PeterBee in his January trip report and that is not with her anymore. Maybe she has 2 new cubs now?
Here is Maja, in October 2008, with her 3 cuts on her right ear:

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We saw her in a tree next to Samevloeiing, but no trace of any cub.
Do some experts can tell us if another female leopard could be on the same territory with 2 babies?

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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Hi Pikasso!

The mom is the famous TR female, same as your Maja! I have checked dot patterns with my friends pix. Jannie, named by Peterbee after Jannie(Jan Kriel), seems to have disappeared! See the 'Kgalagadi Leopard ID' thread for certain leopards and id marks/whiskers.

Now, where were the cubs when you saw her in October? Was it possible that she had stashed the cubs somewhere?

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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Damned, you are right, its Jannie, not Jamie, that was given as a name to Maja's son by PeterBee!

I have to edit all my posts ... fortunately, Maja still works for mom.


So Maja would be mother again? That's wonderful, and we must see them in January! No idea where they were hidden in October, nor where Jannie was ...

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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Has anybody seen this little family or the Twee Rivieren female recently? Would love to hear any news!

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
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Hi Jo!

Have heard and seen NOTHING concerning the cubs! :(

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
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We were in Twee Riverien just after new year and saw the mother and one cub, what a sight! the cub seems to be the right age and in perfect health. Got some awesome pics of him. I don't know how to load them here. Can anyone assist?http://www.sanparks.org/forums/posting.php?mode=edit&f=38&p=633468#


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
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We also saw her and the cub, the cub was mewing away, and did not seem to see his mother several meters away. Eventually he spotted her and stalked, jumped on her and rubbed against her lovingly.

We saw that female 5 days in a row between Samevloeing and Leeuwdril., the cub we saw only once. We had an excellent sighting mid-afternoon all to ourselves. She was on a branch on the ground under the large camel thorn just across the road from Samevloeing. She later jumped into the tree and we saw her there again late afternoon (not to ourselves anymore).

We also watched her take a springbok a few meters from where we saw her with the cub. Now that was amazing!!!

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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kevinst and senyetse - great news Thanx!

@kevinst - you must first resize pix(Infanview) and then i use photobucket to host/upload my pix but also check this info -
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@senyetse - WOW!!! You will find some pix of the TR female on this thread
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Hope it is the same leopard! (there was also another female with one cub near Leeudril)

Looking forward to hearing and seeing more!

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
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Hi wanderw, I'll stick up some pics of her later but they are not that good (point and shoot) and so I can't say for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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Sorry, not the best of photos.
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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updat
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Thanx Senyetse! What a lovely pic! I do believe this is the TR female! So she is down to one cub again. (She also lost her 2nd cub in April 2007!)

Again a big thanx for the info on this family!

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
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Sure thing, my SO took that pic. There was a pride of lions around her for the entire week we were there, at one time a few hundred meters from her.

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Maybe news on one of them here?

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!
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Yip, only 1 cub (very playfull and VERY fond of his/her mother). The male leopard was also in the vicinity and we saw the female and mail mating in the dunes a 4 days ago - she left the cub in a tree about 200 metres back - hope he/she is left alone by the male!


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