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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:30 am

Wow what an amazing sighting!! even though it is very sad.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by cruisa » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:24 pm

Wanderw, we stayed with them for one hour.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:47 pm

Amazing sighting Cruisa! Very sad for the bokkie but such a rare sighing.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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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 Luca » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:25 am

cruisa wrote:Just want to share a sighting with you:

The Nanny
Looks like Mama Springbok was busy and hired a Nanny for the baby. We stayed for one hour with them but not until the probably sad ending.
Even if it's nature, it is strange to see a newborn bokkie and to know that his life will be very short.
Sorry, the pics are not really good but they were quite far away.
From the latest updates in this thread I guess that we saw Itumeleng. It was 04. October 2015 near Urikaruus waterhole

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Cruisa, please I cannot see the images.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:43 pm

oups not easy to watch... and film :?
:clap: for your courage and the pictures
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:54 am

Thank you for sharing this great, but sad sighting cruisa!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by JimS » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:02 am

On a recent visit to Kgalagadi in mid October we were lucky enough to photograph this young leopard at the Cubje Quap waterhole north of Nossob. Having seen a booklet by Dr Matthew Schurch on Kgalagadi leopards we mailed Matthew some pictures hoping that he could provide some information on this leopard, he replied,

"You saw the young male called Lorato. He's a very new leopard for the project with his first report only in June this year. He's only been seen a few times with CQ being the furthest south so far"

So we are very excited to have seen and photographed a leopard seen only a few times.

Matthew sent us this info on himself and the leopard project

"Firstly let me introduce myself. I am a Astronomical Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cape Town. After visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in February 2011, and seeing a young leopard I became intrigued into finding out the history of this leopard. So I looked on the SANParks forum and found a useful thread under the Arid parks tab on leopard identification. As a result of seeing this I have spent a lot of time trying to summarise this information into a usable format so that I may be able to identify leopards both from home behind the computer and whilst in the park.

I have now produced a booklet with identification information for around 100 leopards (I hope this number will grow). This booklet uses photos posted from other SANParks forumites and members of the Public. It summarises sighting information into ranges and past histories, i.e. parentage and offspring. I plan to make this booklet freely available to SANParks, all forumites and members of the public on on the web, and general visitors to the park (at the reception points) so that they too might be able to identify the leopards that they see on trips. I do not intend to sell/make any profit from this booklet."

ktp.leopards@gmail.com
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards
https://www.facebook.com/KTPLeopards

We would encourage anyone taking photographs of leopards in the Kgalagadi to send Matthew copies of the pictures so that the booklet on the Kgalagadi leopards can be expanded.

Jim & Christine Stockton.

ImageLeopard 3 Reduced by Jim, on Flickr

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ImageLeopard 1 Reduced by Jim, on Flickr

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:25 am

@JimS - Fantastic sighting and pix of Lorato! :dance: Thanks for posting! :D

Just to expand on what JimS has said above - If any forumites see and have photos of a Kgalagadi leopard(recent AND also historical), please report to the project (Link to project - at the end of my post) and/or post on this thread. Do not underestimate the importance of old pix - apart from other things, it can help us piece together family trees, very NB information when Matthew writes up his scientific paper. :thumbs_up:

Many thanks!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Sigmund » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:01 pm

@ cruisa, nice sighting :)

Your pics are not very clear as you mentioned but are you sure it is a springbok lamb in your pics?

Looks more like a steenbok to me?
But I could be wrong :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:00 pm

I read that you were interested in old pics as well as current. This was taken way back in 2010 in the Urikarus area, maybe Montrose? (not sure if the photo thingy download will work - first time tried)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lzzlsdhtuf94u ... 9.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:02 pm

Obviously didn't work - you need to click on link to see.

Sorry!

Here is your picture Jacani! Hope you don't mind, but I have put it on Photobucket. :D

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:13 pm

@Jacani - Many thanks for posting! :thumbs_up: You saw Khomani, Miera's mom. :dance: When in 2010 did you see her?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:51 am

It was at 12.18pm on the 23rd February 2010.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:21 pm

Another couple taken last year...

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