Skip to Content

Kgalagadi leopard identification

Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Mokala, Namaqua, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld
User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 332
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:16 pm

Fantastic sighting kesheshe! :thumbs_up:
You are 100% correct about the identification of Motsumi....the female is our lovely lady Langklaas :)
Who by some strange twist of fate you saw mating at Nossob in 2011! :mrgreen:
Did you actually see them mate?
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014

User avatar
kesheshe
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 516
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:44 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:54 pm

yes we got them mating. As you can see light not the best but yes I have photo's. Still need to process them to post - resize etc.

thanks for the female ID you are correct that is so strange. Must be our thing to catch leopards mating.
2011 September KTP - 17 days

I am against hotels in KNP

User avatar
Luca
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:37 pm
Location: Stadirano/Italy

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Luca » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:03 pm

I found this short video of Miera and company:
There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6469
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:32 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: to both of you :D
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

back home...

User avatar
kesheshe
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 516
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:44 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:23 am

Hi

You wanted the leopard mating photo's so here are a few:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
2011 September KTP - 17 days

I am against hotels in KNP

User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 332
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:50 am

Brilliant photos...well done. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014

User avatar
anne-marie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6469
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:25 am

and soon... new Leopards :wink:
:clap: :clap: :clap:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince

back home...

User avatar
Lionspoon
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17365
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:17 pm

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:26 pm

Awesome! 8)

Did you have to share this or was it just you and SO?
Summer 2014 - Oz! It was awesome!

User avatar
wanderw
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Heart - Grootkolk, Soul - KTP, Body - far too far south most of the time!

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:40 pm

@kesheshe - Stunning pix! :clap: :mrgreen: :clap: :mrgreen: Great to see Langklaas again on this thread! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014

User avatar
inado
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:10 pm
Location: Berlin

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by inado » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:53 pm

Wonderful sighting kesheshe! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 332
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:45 pm

Luca wrote:I found this short video of Miera and company:

Thanks for the link to the video Luca. :thumbs_up:
This sighting was originally posted way back on the 7th February 2012 by Afkpuz (http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18567&start=420)
It looks like some of the old picture links have gone down so its good to have the video here.
The sighting is odd in that it is between two females, Miera and Amur. We still don't know what it was all about, possibly they are related through Khomani but from different litters...who knows.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014

User avatar
kesheshe
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 516
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:44 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:48 am

Hello

On facebook page Rae and Johan stated you wanted to confirm sex of Warona. i have posted below photos of what i think is Auchterlonie female and Warona. i have included back photo i have more if this does not help.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
2011 September KTP - 17 days

I am against hotels in KNP

User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 332
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:29 am

Hi kesheshe....thanks for posting these pics. Looks like a wonderful sighting.
Could i ask you to email me a high resolution version of the 8th picture so i can have a zoom in ;)
I saw on fb that you had sightings of them on the 17th, 20th,21st and 26th....could i ask you to report all of these on my website so i have all the records.
If you could also send a photo of each leopard from each sighting that would be great.
Cheers
Matthew
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014

User avatar
kesheshe
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 516
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:44 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:51 am

AstroMatt

i will do that but it may take some time. Regarding hi res do you want raw files?
2011 September KTP - 17 days

I am against hotels in KNP

User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 332
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks Kesheshe....now that Rae has solved the mystery of Warona's sex (she's female) i don't need the high res shot of the 8th picture.
Just included fairly decent images from each sighting so that i can make positive IDs and include them in my database. File sizes of around 1Mb are ideal.
Cheers
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014


Return to “Arid Parks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: PAPA SMURF, Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Spook50 at 15:09:10
orpen
Submitted by Michele Dutrannois at 16:40:20
satara
Submitted by vecopoer67 at 21:51:06
nossob
Submitted by Michele Dutrannois at 16:56:26