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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:21 pm

andrew.ashton wrote:Leopard sighting at Kgalagadi: Kousant Waterhole: Latitude/Longitude:-25.146911/20.424545: April 17, 2013:
Looks like newbies can't attach images so you can see it here. Very clear full face view.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_ashton/8735453338/in/set-72157633484121674/

I would love to know which leopard this is, thanks.


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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:22 pm

Hi Andrew.ashton,
Welcome to the forum. :D

Thanks for posting :thumbs_up: , you have some interesting pics :hmz: . I've taken a quick look and it would appear that you probably have a new leopard here. Could i ask you to fill in a full report on my website below and to send me a range of pictures so i can do a thorough check.

Do you also have an idea on the sex?
I also think that the leopard looks quite young, but also a bit underfed. A few other pics showing the condition would be great.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Red Dune » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:51 am

Has anybody in recent times seen the leopard again at the waterhole
at Nossob ? I do have it that it was seen there for a couple of days
somewhere in the middle of May.

Your info to be appreciated.


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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:09 am

Hi Red Dune,
I'm not exactly sure which leopard you are asking about. Balete was seen for a few days at the Nossob hide in March, she even had a BBJ kill in a near by tree.
She is the last leopard i have recorded at the hide.

Since then Balete was seen multiple times along the Marie se Gat loop. These sightings were all at the start of May...is it possible you were asking about these?

I hope this helps but feel free to ask more questions.
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You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:42 pm

@andrew.ashton - Lovely Kousant leopard! Thank you for posting. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:57 pm

Thank you Steffi for permission to post. :gflower:
Following pix taken by Steffi Peter at Ljiersdraai waterhole on 1st June 2013 from noon to 2pm.

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Going by the pix - looks like a young female!
A new leopard? :hmz: ... or Tobogo?

It is virtually impossible to compare spot patterns with the only 2 pix of Tobogo that are available. Also, the guide has Tobogo down as being a male, however this is not 100% certain as pix are not that clear. For now it looks like Steffi has found a new leopard. If more pix of Tobogo are posted here or sent to AstroMatt :pray: , hopefully a proper comparison of spot patterns can be made and a conclusion can be reached one way or the other.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:51 am

:dance: and one more... one :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:10 am

Wonderful pics! Please thank Steffi for letting you post these. :thumbs_up:
I've really tried to match this leopard with any in the guide but i just can't....the one big hole at the moment is Tebogo. Estimating his/her age is extremely difficult from the pictures we have and so we really can't rule him out but my gut is telling me that Steffi's leopard is too old. :hmz: :hmz:

When i was in the park last year in December i heard several rumours that a photographer called Charles Le Roux had seen Safran and Tebogo. Apparently he had spent around a month in and around the Grootkolk area waiting for them. From the rumours he has some wonderful photos which realy could help this and other identifications.
Could i ask that if anyone knows him, that they either email him and ask him to contact me or email me his email and i will contact him. This really would be a great great help for the project. :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by enrico » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi Astromatt.
Sent you a pm with email address. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:32 pm

@enrico - A BIG Thanks! You are a STAR! :thumbs_up: :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:52 am

I saw who I've ID's as Tshidi and Seleka last week just south of Urikaruus. I got lots of shots, and I'll upload them as soon as I'm done processing (which could take a while!)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:58 am

Great news MattAxel! :thumbs_up: Looking forward to seeing your pix when you are ready.
Thanx! :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:04 pm

Great news! They must be looking like proper grown up leopards by now. Can't wait to see the pics. :popcorn:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:12 pm

me too :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:10 pm

Wonderful news......can't wait...... :dance: :dance:
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