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Unread post by bucky » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:28 pm

Seems like this TR female is a real show off , did she grow up getting used to the higher amount of vehicles in the area that she is so comfy around visitors ?

Some more pics of the TR pair taken at saamevloieng -

Mom -
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Mom and cub -
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I may have seen the male the day before , but it was far off on top of a ridge , but I will try get a photo on just now (It could be the female also)

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Unread post by wanderw » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:07 pm

Kgalagadi TFP - thanx for your input! Great to have you back with us!

peterbee and bucky - awesome pics! :thumbs_up:

bucky - you mention what a showoff the TR female(Maja) is. Well, this last visit, even before she got close, I knew that it was her, because of her 'atitude'. She doesn't worry about cars at all, the cub(Jannie) was hesitant and as for the Leeuwdril male, he was quite skitsy - he got a fright near a car in front of us and charged back away from the road for about 100 metres. I got the impression that he would have stayed back on the dunes if it was not for Maja.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:34 am

Edited: Maja - leopard no. 3.1(Historical leopards)in the ID Guide, and Kruiper(one of the two cubs) - leopard no. 3.3(Historical leopards) in the ID Guide(04042014).
Great news Forumites! KTP has 2 new leopards! This pic was taken by Marion and Roger Thompson, near Houmoed - leopards seen on the 19th and 20th September! :dance: I believe this is the TR female(Maja) with 2 new cubs! :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by GavinW » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:23 pm

Thanks for the great news wanderw :D
Debs and I saw this chap just north of Urikaruus when we were up there in May. I wonder if he is the leopard everyone has been seeing at the waterhole at Urikaruus?
He has a line of about 4 spots going back from his left eye!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:53 am

Edited: Dakotah - leopard no. 1.21 in the ID Guide(04042014).
Hi Gavin
:hmz: I don't think this is the Urikarius male - I will post a few pix tonight, although my pix are not clear. Maybe someone else can help out with a pic of the U male? I think you and Debbie have found a different (stunning) male leopard!

U also has a female leopard who comes to drink!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:55 pm

Edited: Houmoed Male - leopard no. 3.10(Historical leopards) in the ID Guide(04042014).

These 2 pix were taken in 2006 about a km south of Urikaruus - a big male! He has 3 dots right in the outside corner of his left eye. GavinW ‘s leopard has 2 dots in the corner of his eye - above the line of 4 dots Gavin mentioned - so I believe they are 2 different leopards. Now..... which one is the Urikaruus male? :hmz:


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Unread post by RichardJ » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:29 pm

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Leopard with a story near Geinab water hole north of Grootkolk
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:37 pm

Edited: Kanna - leopard no. 1.33 in the ID Guide(04042014).
Hi RichardJ! Welcome! :D

Lovely leopard pix! :thumbs_up: If you can, please tell us more about this leopard. Thanx!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:55 pm

Hi Prof,

Just make a list of all the places where leopards have been seen over the last few months and keep your eyes peeled there, plus look in all the trees.

It also helps to talk to people. We were told about the chap at the confluence. We ALWAYS check out the waterhole & tree before doing the dune road to MM.
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Unread post by Salva » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:49 pm

I saw this beauty just before Langklaas coming from Nossob.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by ingrid60 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:53 pm

Hi Prof,

have a good look around this waterhole!!
This leopard shows you the name!! :P :P
We met this beauty Oct.08!!

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Enjoy your trip!Good luck for the search!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:39 am

@prof - In KTP you have also got to look out for LOGs(leopard on ground). Twee Rivieren is a good place to start with your leopard hunt - 3 leopards seen around there. Good Luck! Hope you have a great spotted 50th! :thumbs_up:

@Salva - awesome pic! :clap: :mrgreen:

@ingrid - you know how I feel about your LOG at Bedinkt! :mrgreen:

@Salva and ingrid60 - have you checked your leopard for spots? :lol: Bedinkt and Langklaas waterholes are quite close to one another, it could be the same leopard, if the sex is the same? :hmz:

Edited: Salva's and ingrid60's leopard is the Langklaas Female - leopard no. 1.34 in the ID Guide(04042014). RIP Langklaas! (08052014)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Salva » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:27 pm

wanderw wrote:@prof - In KTP you have also got to look out for LOGs(leopard on ground). Twee Rivieren is a good place to start with your leopard hunt - 3 leopards seen around there. Good Luck! Hope you have a great spotted 50th! :thumbs_up:

@Salva - awesome pic! :clap: :mrgreen:

@ingrid - you know how I feel about your LOG at Bedinkt! :mrgreen:

@Salva and ingrid60 - have you checked your leopard for spots? :lol: Bedinkt and Langklaus waterholes are quite close to one another, it could be the same leopard, if the sex is the same? :hmz:


Had the same thoughts but the face of Ingrid's leopard is not clear enough. Strange: o-dog thinks it's a young male but we thought it was a full grown female.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by ingrid60 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:13 pm

Hi Salva,your pic is just great!Pinsharp!! :clap: :clap:

This beauty we have seen is a lady!!

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:lol: Proof,it's a lady!!
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