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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat May 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Thanks for posting the updates Wanderw :thumbs_up:
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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 post by WillieV » Sun May 18, 2014 9:23 am

Hi

We are just back from our 15 day visit to the Kgalagadi.
My full report will follow, but here is one pick, of many, of Langklaas as seen on 6 May at Nossob hide.

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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun May 18, 2014 12:05 pm

@WillieV - What a WOW pic! An absolute treasure for life! Thank you for posting.

RIP Langklaas!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun May 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Thank you, WillieV ! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun May 18, 2014 4:20 pm

Thank you Willie
poor Langklaas !
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by barryels » Mon May 19, 2014 6:44 am

Wonderful story of Langklaas, lostinlondon :thumbs_up: .

Thanks for the amazing photo of Langklaas WillieV :clap: .
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon May 19, 2014 7:21 am

What an amazing photo WillieV............ :clap:

RIP Langklaas.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue May 20, 2014 10:36 am

Thanks lostinlondon and WillieV for these amazing photos and for sharing what must have been a very difficult and emotional sighting. :clap:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
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Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Just a few recent updates.

Tswana was seen at Kameelsleep on the 21st May 2014. She was reported to be looking like she was either pregnant or very well fed. From the photos there is certainly some signs that she might be pregnant but it is hard to tell. If you are visiting the Nossob area then keep your eyes open for her and possible dens.

Miera has also come back to the river, she was seen on 28th May 2014 between Montrose and Batulama.

We also had an exciting report of Rosa and Kham at Grootkolk on the 2nd June 2014. Kham has only been seen once before in 2011 and so now moves back into the current section of the guide...only the second time this has happened :thumbs_up:
They were reported to be mating several times over the course of a few days...for anyone visiting in approximately 4 months time...keep your eyes peeled :popcorn:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:47 pm

thank you very much AstroMatt :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:46 am

Thank you Astromatt! I hope 'mites find these Leopards when visiting during the next few months! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:50 am

Absolutely stunning news!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by GlynB » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:23 pm

AstroMatt

We will be there in early October.

Will that be about the right period?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by umtali1 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:32 pm

I wonder if we will see at least one of these beautiful creatures during our first visit to KTP :hmz: :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:01 pm

@GlynB...October would be around the time that i would expect the cubs to appear...if the mating was successful of course.
They typically spend around 6 weeks in the den after a 3 month gestation period. So from the start of June this would be October some time. :popcorn:

@umtali1...i hope you do too. The south has been rejuvenated by the appearance of Kabelo so all areas of the park are good again.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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