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Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by groenlandy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:47 pm

Hi all,
Had a lovely sighting of a leopard on our second morning in the KTP on 18 August at Houmoed.
I have not yet had time to try ID, but suspect it is a well-known leopard, as others reported seeing one at this waterhole on several subsequent days.
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Unread post by wanderw » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:51 pm

@gannet - Lovely sightings of Urinanib, Miera and Sefefo(one of Tswana's cubs). You sure had a great KTP trip! Thanks for posting here. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by wanderw » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:56 pm

@groenlandy - You were very lucky to have a lovely sighting of the Auchterlonie Female, quite a mature female these days. She is looking in good condition. What time did you see her on the 18th? Also, many thanks for posting here. :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by groenlandy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:01 am

wanderw wrote:What time did you see her on the 18th?

Thanks for the ID wanderw ... we saw her from 08:00-08:30 in the morning, coming north along the ridge, drinking (for a VERY long time, very relaxed), and then eventually disappearing over the western dunes

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Unread post by wanderw » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:42 pm

@groenlandy - Many thanks for the time and the sighting details! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by hilda » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:54 pm

Stunning Leopard sightings! Thank you all for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Mischief » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:49 am

Leopards are such powerfully beautiful animals.Apart from the rosettes those eyes are always so mesmerizing.Thank you all for sharing such lovely images :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:32 pm

Great sightings and photos PRWIN, gannet and groenlandy.
Thanks for sharing.
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Unread post by kittykat23uk » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:12 am

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:dance: can anyone tell me anything about this little beauty? Seen yesterday between Montrose and Batulama.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:34 am

@kittykat23uk - This little beauty is Mofhenyi, one of Miera's grown up cubs. She is approx 16 months old. Can I ask how far from Batulama did you see her, and at what time did you see her on the 1st? How long did you stay with her? Thanks, Wanda
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Unread post by Obelix » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi Wanda. We also saw her in the road right at Montrose on Wed 4/10. First spotted her when she stalked something in a bush, then walking in the road (heading north) for a while. Was about 09:00. Then she went off towards the rocky sode of the riverbed and disappeared over the hill. Lovely sighting!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by barryels » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:07 am

@kittykat23uk - Thank you for posting the leopard ID post. This resulted in an addition to the leopard index of Kgalagadi :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi Obelix, sounds like a great sighting! Many thanks for the info. Is it possible to post a pic of your sighting? ( Mofhenyi also has a brother with similar spots.)
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Unread post by kittykat23uk » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:44 am

Hi all Apologies for the late reply but here are some more leopard shots from our recent trip. First are a few more of beautiful Mofhenyi. We saw her on the 1st October between around 1300 and 1330. She posed really nicely between around 1318 an 1330 in one of the big trees between Montrose and Batulama before settling down with her back to us and at that point we moved on :dance: :

ImagePA012169 Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA012196 Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA012268 Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA012318 Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kittykat23uk » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:53 am

We also had a second leopard sighting on 4/10 between Kij kij and Melkvlei, this one was striding along up and down a dune, stopping occasionally to wash itself and sitting down occasionally before seemingly getting spooked and running off over the dune. :dance: This was around 1400 on a rather miserable day.

ImagePA042413 adj Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA042423 adj Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA042447 adj Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA042515 adj Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

ImagePA042578 adj Leopard by Jo Dale, on Flickr

If anyone can help with this ID that would be wonderful


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