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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:00 pm

here is the first leopard photo's from the trip which I need help ID.

Seen at Kaspersdraai on October 14th. I think the male is Motsumi?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:16 pm

Fantastic sighting kesheshe! :thumbs_up:
You are 100% correct about the identification of Motsumi....the female is our lovely lady Langklaas :)
Who by some strange twist of fate you saw mating at Nossob in 2011! :mrgreen:
Did you actually see them mate?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:54 pm

yes we got them mating. As you can see light not the best but yes I have photo's. Still need to process them to post - resize etc.

thanks for the female ID you are correct that is so strange. Must be our thing to catch leopards mating.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Luca » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:03 pm

I found this short video of Miera and company:
There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:23 am

Hi

You wanted the leopard mating photo's so here are a few:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:45 pm

Luca wrote:I found this short video of Miera and company:

Thanks for the link to the video Luca. :thumbs_up:
This sighting was originally posted way back on the 7th February 2012 by Afkpuz (http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18567&start=420)
It looks like some of the old picture links have gone down so its good to have the video here.
The sighting is odd in that it is between two females, Miera and Amur. We still don't know what it was all about, possibly they are related through Khomani but from different litters...who knows.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:48 am

Hello

On facebook page Rae and Johan stated you wanted to confirm sex of Warona. i have posted below photos of what i think is Auchterlonie female and Warona. i have included back photo i have more if this does not help.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:29 am

Hi kesheshe....thanks for posting these pics. Looks like a wonderful sighting.
Could i ask you to email me a high resolution version of the 8th picture so i can have a zoom in ;)
I saw on fb that you had sightings of them on the 17th, 20th,21st and 26th....could i ask you to report all of these on my website so i have all the records.
If you could also send a photo of each leopard from each sighting that would be great.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks Kesheshe....now that Rae has solved the mystery of Warona's sex (she's female) i don't need the high res shot of the 8th picture.
Just included fairly decent images from each sighting so that i can make positive IDs and include them in my database. File sizes of around 1Mb are ideal.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:54 pm

http://www.wildcard.co.za/events.htm?action=view-item&id=4677
In case anyone doesn't already know i'm giving a talk tomorrow at the Cape Union Mart Adventure centre in Cape Town on the identification project.
18:15 :)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Koru » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:17 pm

It was 110 apparently! Fantastic turn-out and Matthew gave a great talk :D

Take home messages for those who missed it:
-No picture of a leopard is too old (historical sightings can be really important)
-No picture is too dark or blurry or far away to be worth sending: it's amazing what can be ID'd!
-There's a new logo for the project! Hope Astromatt will post it on here :wink:

Some photos from the talk here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 770&type=1
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:16 pm

Unfortunately I missed AstroMatt's talk but heard all about it! :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap:
And I have seen the great new logo for the project :dance: - I believe a BIG thank you must go to Koru for designing it! :clap: :clap: (Fantastic work Susie!)

Ok AstroMatt, how about posting it! :whistle: :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:44 pm

Thanks for the comments RichardJ, Koru and Wanderw. :thumbs_up:

It was a really fun talk to give and i really think a lot of people will be recruited to the project.
Wanderw is 100% correct when she says there is a new project logo and thanks must go to Susie (Koru) for designing it :k

I hope you all like it....can you see who it is??
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Katja » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:21 am

Here is a link to some photos of Tshidi, seen 3 km South of Urikaruus on 8 November 2013:
http://www.wildlifephotos.dk/kalahari_october_2013/trip_updates/leopard.html
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katanga » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:06 pm

I wanted to share a couple of my photo's from the same day as Katja's. I think this one was also near Urikaruus so I guess its the same Leopard.

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