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No. 12 (Maja's cub)

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Copy of no. 12 and twin

Unread post by Touareg » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:42 pm

Here are two pics of two young leopards photographed near Houmoed in June 2010. The one I call Number 12 as you can see a number 12 above its left eye. The other photo is a bit further and in shade which shows the two siblings together. There is speculation that they may be Maja's kids.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:23 pm

Edited - Tourareg's post - No. 12, leopard no. 3.4(Historical leopards) in the ID Guide, Twin, leopard no. 4.1(Deceased Individuals) in the ID Guide(04042014).

@Touareg - a lovely sighting! :mrgreen: :thumbs_up:

I think there is a very strong possibility that they are Maja's cubs. They are in her home range(Houmoed is one of her favourite areas), and there have been no other reports of another female leopard with 2 cubs!
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KEEP >>>> Johan Barnard Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by JohanBarnard » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:13 am

Female with 2 cubs
we believe its Maja- before her relocation

About 2-3 km more to Samevloeiings from where we saw the big male and the other female

Date : 13-5-2010

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:03 am

@JohanBarnard - Fantastic sightings and pix! :clap: :clap: Thank you for posting! :D :thumbs_up:

1)Melkvlei Male - As I said before, I think this is a new leopard on this thread. :thumbs_up:

2)Big Male on ridge 13052010 - This is the Rooibrak Male, supposedly the biggest male leopard in KTP.

3)Shy Female with 1 cub 15052010 - This is the Rooiputs female. We think that she has taken over Maja's range now.

4) Female with 2 cubs 13052010 - This is Maja with her last known cubs (no 12 and twin).

You guys certainly have been lucky with leopards! :mrgreen:
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No. 12 (Maja's cub)

Unread post by Luca » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:18 pm

This young leopard was close to Samevloeing. October 2009. Unknown name.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:46 pm

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:

Thanks a lot for all these wonderful sightings.
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