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Botshelo

Unread post by WillieV » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 am

Botshelo - means Life(Tswana).

During our May 2017 trip to Kgalagadi we saw this male Leopard 12 km north of Jan se draai on the 12 th.
He climbed into the tree when he saw two Lions passing.
Could someone please help me to identify this beauty?
The full story and more Leopard sightings to follow in our trip report.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:08 pm

@WillieV - Wow! What a sighting and super pix of Botshelo, Rosa's grown up cub. He must be around 2 years old now, not quite sure when he was born. Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by manicwalker » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:45 am

WillieV,
:clap: :dance: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:36 am

What a stunning sighting and beautiful pictures. :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by Mischief » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:03 am

Willie really exceptional pictures of a magnificent animal :clap: :clap: :clap: ..We really need to lend your cat magnet :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:04 am

Wow, he is gorgeous!

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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by isinkwe » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:31 am

Willie , your Image are Image
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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by vinkie » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:57 am

Great sighting
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Re: Botshelo

Unread post by hilda » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:33 pm

Stunning photo of this gorgeous animal WillieV! :clap: :clap:
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