KTP Leopard: Mpho

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KTP Leopard: Mpho

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Mpho in Tswana which means gift.

Matt has been able to identify the three leopards we saw during our July trip to the park: Masego and then, a few days later, the Auchterlonie female with its cub Mpho. Since sightings of the latter seem to be rare, he has also uploaded some our pictures on his facebook side, for those who are interested.

thanks again, Matt
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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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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Mpho
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Mpho

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A little teaser from our oncoming trip report of our visit to SA and Namibia 23/02/2016 to 09/04/2016....

Shot on 26/02/2016, 17:27 just one hour after entering the park :dance:

Sighting between Twee Riviere en Samenvloeiing.

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See you soon on our bus :hello:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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@Robbert - lovely sighting and pic of the Auchterlonie Female and her cub Mpho. You were lucky! Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Hi Wanderw,

Is this "Auchterlonie" leopard and her cub Mpho from the Auchterlonie region? It's quite a distance south from Auchterlonie where we saw them. The mother is missing a canine tooth at the left side from her lower jaw.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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@Robbert - yes, this is the Auchterlonie female and her cub, and she is missing a tooth. :thumbs_up: The AF and Mpho started 'exploring' the KTP last November(2015). The AF female was last seen near Leeudril on the 25th of June this year by Sigmund.
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