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Auchterlonie Male

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Auchterlonie Male

Unread post by carolz » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:19 am

This leopard was named after the Auchterlonie area where he was first seen

This is the leopard we saw at Achterlonie
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wonderw - could this be Jannie?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:13 pm

Edited: carolz's leopard is the Auchterlonie Male

Hi carolz! A lovely spot! :clap: :thumbs_up:
I must admit, I am stumped....for now! :hmz: Going dotty comparing pix and spot patterns. :roll: It does not seem to be Jannie, nor the male leopard we saw near Auchterlonie! Perhaps you have discovered a new leopard?(as well as a bird? :thumbs_up: ) I will let you know if I find something. Spot patterns can look very different if pix are taken from slightly different angles. :wall:

What I have discovered - think that Jaraheckes' male leopard at Houmoed on page 5 -is the same as my Auchterlonie leopard above.(Houmoed)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:22 pm

As already promised quite a few times now I am finally ready to post pictures of the leopard male with which we spent one of the best 3 hours in our lifes :dance: :dance: :dance: on the 21.02.2009 between 1 and 4 o’clock in the afternoon between Batulama and Gemsbokplein. Mom was on the other side of the Auob river bed and finally he joined her

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Besides the whiskers he is easily to identify on the small cut in his left ear.
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Would be great to hear some news from him! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:48 am

Edited - Pumbaa's leopard is the Auchterlonie Male]

Thanx Pumbaa! :D :thumbs_up: He is gorgeous! He has quite a distinct spot pattern around both eyes - good to know the spot pattern as sometimes it is very difficult to get good pix of the whisker pattern. Cuts in ears are also good to know, but he might end up getting a few more cuts as time goes by, as he was a very young male when you saw him. So - a new Batulama leopard! :dance: However, when he left mom, he would have been looking for his own territory, so it will be interesting to see where he is spotted next!

Hope we do hear more about him on this thread!
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:49 pm

Hi all,
I've been going through this thread in detail recently and i have spotted a few missed identifications.

The second leopards that are the same are the Achterlonie male? (Pg7 carolz) and the Batulama /Gemsbokplein young male (Pg9, Pumbaa). Here are two head crops of the original pictures.
Carolz's image (cropped)
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Pumbaa's image (cropped)
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The third duplicate is the Houmoed/Achterlonie male (seen on Pg5,7 by Jaraheckes and wanderw) and the Houmoed young male (Pg6, Sivet).
First here is a crop of one of Wandrew pictures.
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And here is a head crop of Sivets image.
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If i draw your attention to where the piece of grass runs through Wandres image then it passes through a triangle of spots pointing to the left.
This same triangle is clearly seen in the second image, even though the image has been enlarged. The rest of the spots all fall into place.
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