KTP Leopard: Botshelo

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KTP Leopard: Botshelo

Unread post by WillieV »

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?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw »

@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

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We saw Botshelo in May and June 2018
Here are some of our pics from our May sighting

“I’m sure I just saw a lioness on the top of that dune”, Debbie said

We looked and waited, and then we saw him.

A big male leopard, coming over the dune




We followed him as he carried on along the Botswana Road in a northerly direction, marking his territory



Until we eventually had to leave him in order to return to camp in time (only just though!!) :redface:
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