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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kyknetta » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:21 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by susanna1 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:32 pm

Wonderful photos :popcorn:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:58 pm

Wow LQ! What a great sighting and pix of a lovely young leopardess. I estimate that she is only around a year old and it looks like she is doing ok for herself. Many thanks for sharing this with all of us. :gflower:
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Unread post by WillieV » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:42 pm

Thank you lion queen. :clap:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:35 am

Stunning sighting with beautiful pictures, thanks Lion Queen! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by sandy feet » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:05 pm

Good evening Hilda
Just a short note of thanks for your well wishes for our recent trip to the park. We were very fortunate to have had 3 separate leopard sightings and I hope to be able to post some pictures soon.They might inspire the next visitor to the park , as all the pictures posted on this forum did for me.Thank you to all who posted pictures that I fuollowed for months before our trip and the write ups on where the sightings took place.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:41 pm

Hi sandy feet,
Sounds like you had a super trip to KTP. :thumbs_up: We would love to see your leopard pix, so please post when you are ready. Also, could you please fill out the sightings form for the ID project(you will find it in the link at the end of my post). :pray:
Many thanks
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jenand » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:44 pm

Wow!

I'm just catching up and there have been some stunning sightings!

Timbits (hi!), Shane, GavinW , LionQueen - thanks for sharing fab pics.
SandyFeet - I'm looking forward to seeing your 3 (!?!??!!) leopard sightings.

I got lucky and picked up a cancellation for late March, so will stop in to KTP on my way back to CT. Wasn't lucky in Dec, so I'm owed :)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Red Dune » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:38 am

Got hold of a 'hear-say' version of an experience where visitors to the KTP booked in at TR early morning and then went straight onto the Nossob road for their day-drive. At Kij-Kij they turned left on to the southern dune-road towards the Musuem and eventually back to TR later on a day that meassured 42 degrees outside.

Besides the fact that they saw lion groupings at Leeudril, Kij-Kij and Ancheolonie . . . they also came across a leopard drinking at Munro . . . as well as another leopard feeding on a springbok in a scrub right next to the road, about 1 km north of Houmoed. To crown it all, there was also a female Cheetha with two grown cubs lying in the shade close to the water at Samevloeiing. What a drive this must have been in very adverse conditions for good sightings !

Would like to know whether anybody else has seen any leopard in the Munro/Houmoed in recent times as well.
Twee Rivieren : 2 nights for starters !
Nossob : 11 days from 1st March 2016 ( camping at last again !)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:39 am

@jenand - Hope you have a great trip in March! :thumbs_up:

@Red Dune - That was some drive those people had! :dance:

The Auchterlonie Female has been seen near Munro in January and February and there have been 2nd hand reports that she has also been seen with a very young cub. Also, In January, Warona(the Auchterlonie Female's grown up female cub) was seen at Houmoed, but recently she has been seen back at Leeudril, on the nossob side. Hope you have a super trip Red Dune! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Red Dune » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:29 pm

Hi there W, Good to here from you again. Thanx for the info.

We'll in all probability now take the MM road up to the museum, then across to Kij Kij for max exposure should any of the cats be out in the open arround Houmoed and Munro. Simply need to do it this way because we would not have another chance (any time) in the South.

I really also want to see the leopard at Caspers as well. You just need to cut your time very fine, because this animal has got the apparent habit to only appear very, very late in the afternoon . . . just about the very minute that you've got to just about race for the gate at Nossob !

Took some very nice pics within the KTP last year March as well . . . please let me have your personal e-mail address by PM . . . for me to light up your Thursday afternoon here in Cape Town.

Kindest to all

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Dwyka3 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:51 pm

On a visit to Kgalagadi February 2015, I was so fortunate to see leopard 3 days in a row!!
The Auchterlonie female all 3 days? Correct me if I'm wrong.

7 February
Between Houmoed & Munro late afternoon we saw a leopard on a kill on the opposite side of
the riverbed. It was a bit far for my camera lens. The leopard is on the right side of the
picture busy opening the springbok carcass from the hind side.

ImageDSC_0006 by uyscarien, on Flickr

8 February
Early in the morning a leopard was lying under a tree on the opposite side of the riverbed,
also between Houmoed & Munro, nearer to Munro than the previous day.
She stood up, walked along the riverbed, crossed the road and disappeared over the dune.
Image7 by uyscarien, on Flickr

Image10 by uyscarien, on Flickr

9 February
Late morning on our way back to Twee Rivieren, between Munro & Kamfersboom,
we saw a leopard under a tree next to the road.
Unfortunately on our approach she started walking towards a calcrete ridge to
the right side, disappeared in what looks like a whole in the ridge behind bushes.
Maybe a cub in there?

Image2 by uyscarien, on Flickr

Image5 by uyscarien, on Flickr

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:19 pm

Fantastic sightings Dwyka3!! What an amazing three days it must have been.
She certainly looks like she has had a cub recently and I've heard rumors of a mum and cub in that area....but I've not seen any photos yet!!
:pray:
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.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:26 pm

wow :dance: :dance:
and superb photos :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:30 pm

Lucky you Dwyka3! :mrgreen: Lovely sightings and thank you for posting. :gflower:
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