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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:19 pm

hi

just got back today.

I think we saw Motsumi on the 14th October mating. Will post photos in a couple of days.

Warona I think it was still with mother and very, very active. Do not want to spoil the story in case someone else on the forum saw the going's on but hectic. if they do not post anything I will post here and on my trip report.

lots of leopard but mostly in 2's.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm

welcome back... can't wait to see............ :lol:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gatita » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:08 pm

Thank you so much for your help with the id, lionspoon, AstroMatt and wanderw :k :k :k
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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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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 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:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:32 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: to both of you :D
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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 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:50 am

Brilliant photos...well done. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:25 am

and soon... new Leopards :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:26 pm

Awesome! 8)

Did you have to share this or was it just you and SO?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:40 pm

@kesheshe - Stunning pix! :clap: :mrgreen: :clap: :mrgreen: Great to see Langklaas again on this thread! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by inado » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:53 pm

Wonderful sighting kesheshe! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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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.
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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