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Rooibrak Leopard

Unread post by peterbee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:30 pm

Named after the Rooibrak water hole

And an un-identified male near Auchterlonie Jan 2010 - I zoomed in to see if it was Jannie, but it does not match.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:06 am

Edited - Rooibrak

@peterbee - could your unidentified male at Auchterlonie be the same as the male we saw at Auchterlonie in Dec 2008(page 7)? Jaraheckes also saw this male at the beginning of the 2008 year at Houmoed - was young! If it is the same leopard as we saw, he now seems to like the Auchterlonie area!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:22 am

Going through all my pix and notes I found this male leopard which I have not posted before.
He was very big. We saw him on 1 October 2007, between Batulama and Montrose waterholes. At the time, I spoke to KTP staff about him, and they called him the ‘Rooibrak Male’.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:41 pm

Continuing my previous post: The Rooibrak Male
The tip of his right ear is missing.
In my first pic you will see he has a spot pattern on the left side of his forehead, which looks like a question mark.
He has very distinctive 'collar' marks near the bottom of his neck, on his left side.
Also, left side - he also has distintive marks on his back, near the top of his front leg and in the middle of his back.

(Please excuse the wobbly lines)
PeterBee's Auchterlonie leopard(seen 27 January 2010)

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The Rooibrak Male

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So I believe PeterBee's leo is the Rooibrak Male.
canon also saw this leopard at Houmoed in June 2010 and posted pix in his TR - a front facing pic which shows the question mark on the forehead and the missing right ear tip. He also posted a pic of the whole left side of the leopard which clearly matches with Peterbee's pic.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:15 pm

Whilst I'm on a role then I also wanted to point this identification out.
Peterv posted a picture of a leopard he saw "slightly north of the road barrier on the TR - Nossob road" in the WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates! forum (viewtopic.php?f=38&t=26529&start=150)
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Now that Wanderw has put up pictures of the right hand side of the Rooibrak male :thumbs_up: it is clear that the leopard Peterv saw is the big male. What a lovely sighting, and at night whilst he was on the prowl :D :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:02 am

This will be my very bad contribution to this amazing thread.

Leopards are the one thing we've never seen much of over the years................. :(

First one was on 6/12/2008. We had this leopard all to ourselves from 06H17 - 09H35. Not one other car the whole time!!!

It walked during that time from Kamfersboom up to just before Houmoed.........there it decided to have a nice long rest in one of the hole in the ridge...............

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:15 am

@Lion Queen - Thanks for posting. The first picture you post is of the big Rooibrak Male :D , see Wanderw's earlier photos.
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Rooibrak Male

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:58 am

@lion queen - Great sighting of the Rooibrak Male! :thumbs_up: Over 3 hours with him!WOW! :mrgreen:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Scouter » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:52 am

Thanks wanderw - this was definately our best sighting ever.

This is a VERY cropped shot of the male on the ridge near the den site before the mom moved the cubs - sorry, its shocking I know but might help ??

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:36 am

@Scouter - Your cropped shot of the male on the ridge! :dance: :thumbs_up: It was not shocking and it did help! :D
This is the Rooibrak Male again.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by JohanBarnard » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:05 am

Big Male between Samevloeiing and Leeudril on the ridge at the pan area

Date : 13-5-2010

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:03 am

@JohanBarnard - Fantastic sightings and pix! :clap: :clap: Thank you for posting! :D :thumbs_up:

Big Male on ridge 13052010 - This is the Rooibrak Male, supposedly the biggest male leopard in KTP.

You guys certainly have been lucky with leopards! :mrgreen:
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by Touareg » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:10 pm

And then this large male which was pointed out to us being the Rooibrak male 2 kms north of the previous 2 Leopards.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:14 pm

Large male seen 2km north - The Rooibrak Male! The biggest known male leopard in KTP! :thumbs_up:
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:47 pm

:yaya: just come back from Kgalagadi... :dance:
nr 1 - we saw this big male on the 20.1.2012, near Munro
under a big tree... only the tail was visible for one moment, then change several time the place... and go on the dunes
could be Rooibrak male, as per the specialists, thank you :D

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