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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:47 am

A Special Request:

Were you at Grootkolk on the 28th of July this year? The project has had a report of a leopard sighting(looks female) at the Grootkolk waterhole at around 21.30 that evening. If you were there, or know of someone who was there then, could you please ask them to report to the project - ( ktp.leopards@gmail.com). This leopard could be Rosa's cub, but at the moment we have no way to confirm the id, so are hoping to receive more pix taken on that night. :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by mcowell » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:07 pm

Some photos of Safran and her new cub taken 7.5km north of Polentswa waterhole on 28th Aug.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:11 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Stunning sighting!!!

Thank you for sharing! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:18 pm

@mcowell - Brilliant sighting! Many thanks for posting here! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gannet » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:59 am

@mcowell - once again, as per our personal comms, a fantastic sighting :clap: + super pics :great:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:24 am

During our August 2016 trip to Kgalagadi we had a sighting of Motsumi on the 15th at 16h15.
We were staying in Nossob camp and on our afternoon trip south towards Dikbaardskolk looking for 5 young Lions that were seen that morning. We could not find the lions :cry: ( we saw them on our way back to camp) :D and decided to go as far as Dikbaardskolk looking for other lions that were in that area. Three km from Cheleka I saw something lying in the road a distance away. As we came closer it became clear it was a Leopard. :dance: He saw us and got up and walked into the veld.
He was not on my side of the vehicle, but I managed to get a few shots before he disappeared in the tall grass.

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From the Leopard Identification Guide.
1.25 Motsumi
Sex: Male
Born: Unknown
First Sighted: 13th July 2013
Last Sighted: 9th January 2015
Range: Cheleka to Marie se Draai
Mother: Unknown
Father: Unknown
O_spring:
General Info: Mainly seen at Kaspersdraai.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.
KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:51 am

@WillieV - lovely sighting of Motsumi, and :clap: for getting pix as he walked into the veldt. I know they can disappear really fast. He looks in good condition. Many thanks for posting here. :gflower:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:51 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely sighting WilleV!!

Thank for sharing
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:46 pm

Thanks for posting the sighting of Safran and her cub mcowell. Still amazes me that she could make such a large kill.
WilleV...even short sightings are great sightings. Thanks for posting and for making the ID. :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.
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