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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:14 pm

No worries Ice, its a pleasure identifying the leopards.
Here are the photos you sent me of the sighting of the Auchterlonie Female and Mpho....posted on your behalf.
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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 wanderw » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:57 am

Just an update on other recent sightings:

1) Kenosi - new leo :dance: seen near Melkvlei on 17/6/2015 at 11.12am.
2) Masego - 16/7/2015 - seen a km north of Batulama
3) Miera - seen at Batulama at 8.50am on 01/8/2015
4) Auchterlonie Female - seen on 22/8/2015, near Houmoed
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:23 pm

Another update on recent sightings:

1) Lorato - seen about 500 m north of Kwang on 7 September at 8.30am.
2) Balete - seen on the 13th of September at Kaspersdraai.
3) Miera - seen at Gemsbokplein on the 10th of September, at 8.44am.
4) Safran - After a brief stint at Polentswa, she was last seen back at Ljiersdraai at the end of September.
5) Itumeleng - moving around a bit. Seen on the 7th of September at 14th Borehole, at 11.30am, then seen on the 8th of October between 14th BH and Dalkeith, then at 13th BH on the 9th of October.
6) Warona - seen near Leeudril on the 25th of September, at 17.30. She also spent the night at Rooiputs Lodge - outside unit 8 - 14th of October.
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by cruisa » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:15 pm

Just want to share a sighting with you:

The Nanny
Looks like Mama Springbok was busy and hired a Nanny for the baby. We stayed for one hour with them but not until the probably sad ending.
Even if it's nature, it is strange to see a newborn bokkie and to know that his life will be very short.
Sorry, the pics are not really good but they were quite far away.
From the latest updates in this thread I guess that we saw Itumeleng. It was 04. October 2015 near Urikaruus waterhole

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Looking forward to KTP - Sep 2015

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:19 am

Wow! A fantastic sighting cruisa!(also a bit sad on the part of the bokkie) You were correct - you saw Itumeleng. :thumbs_up: How long did you stay with them?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by JimS » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:02 am

On a recent visit to Kgalagadi in mid October we were lucky enough to photograph this young leopard at the Cubje Quap waterhole north of Nossob. Having seen a booklet by Dr Matthew Schurch on Kgalagadi leopards we mailed Matthew some pictures hoping that he could provide some information on this leopard, he replied,

"You saw the young male called Lorato. He's a very new leopard for the project with his first report only in June this year. He's only been seen a few times with CQ being the furthest south so far"

So we are very excited to have seen and photographed a leopard seen only a few times.

Matthew sent us this info on himself and the leopard project

"Firstly let me introduce myself. I am a Astronomical Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cape Town. After visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in February 2011, and seeing a young leopard I became intrigued into finding out the history of this leopard. So I looked on the SANParks forum and found a useful thread under the Arid parks tab on leopard identification. As a result of seeing this I have spent a lot of time trying to summarise this information into a usable format so that I may be able to identify leopards both from home behind the computer and whilst in the park.

I have now produced a booklet with identification information for around 100 leopards (I hope this number will grow). This booklet uses photos posted from other SANParks forumites and members of the Public. It summarises sighting information into ranges and past histories, i.e. parentage and offspring. I plan to make this booklet freely available to SANParks, all forumites and members of the public on on the web, and general visitors to the park (at the reception points) so that they too might be able to identify the leopards that they see on trips. I do not intend to sell/make any profit from this booklet."

ktp.leopards@gmail.com
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards
https://www.facebook.com/KTPLeopards

We would encourage anyone taking photographs of leopards in the Kgalagadi to send Matthew copies of the pictures so that the booklet on the Kgalagadi leopards can be expanded.

Jim & Christine Stockton.

ImageLeopard 3 Reduced by Jim, on Flickr

ImageLeopard 2 Reduced by Jim, on Flickr

ImageLeopard 1 Reduced by Jim, on Flickr

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:25 am

@JimS - Fantastic sighting and pix of Lorato! :dance: Thanks for posting! :D

Just to expand on what JimS has said above - If any forumites see and have photos of a Kgalagadi leopard(recent AND also historical), please report to the project (Link to project - at the end of my post) and/or post on this thread. Do not underestimate the importance of old pix - apart from other things, it can help us piece together family trees, very NB information when Matthew writes up his scientific paper. :thumbs_up:

Many thanks!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:00 pm

I read that you were interested in old pics as well as current. This was taken way back in 2010 in the Urikarus area, maybe Montrose? (not sure if the photo thingy download will work - first time tried)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lzzlsdhtuf94u ... 9.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:02 pm

Obviously didn't work - you need to click on link to see.

Sorry!

Here is your picture Jacani! Hope you don't mind, but I have put it on Photobucket. :D

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:13 pm

@Jacani - Many thanks for posting! :thumbs_up: You saw Khomani, Miera's mom. :dance: When in 2010 did you see her?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:51 am

It was at 12.18pm on the 23rd February 2010.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:21 pm

Another couple taken last year...

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:13 pm

Thanx! :D This is the beautiful young female Warona. Where did you see her Jacani?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:17 pm

Leeudrill/Rooiputs area


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