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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:31 am

An update on the Kgalagadi leopards:

Namabies - was spotted again 1km south of Kransbrak, with a AWC kill - 15/09/2016, and again on the 17/09/2016.
Safran has been seen at and around Ljiersdraai waterhole in September and once in October.
Otsile was seen at Nossob hide on the 11/09/2016.
Lesedi(light) - a new leopard for the project - was spotted 3km before Vaalpan on 01/10/2016.
N!xau - spotted at Cubitje Quap on the 21/10/2016.
Urinanib -spotted at Gemsbokplein on 26/10/2016.
Miera - was spotted with her 2 new cubs Mompati(one who accompanies me) and Mofhenyi(conqueror) between Batulama and Gemsbokplein on 17/10/2016 and 19/10/2016.
And now some very sad news:
Barolong - after been seen quite a bit at and around Urikaruus end of September and in October, she was seen near Montrose looking very frail and unwell. On the 23rd of October she died at the Rooibrak waterhole.That is all we know at the moment. When we hear from Sanparks we will report back. Her 6 month old cubs, Tiego(Barolong chief) and Gogontle(beautiful) were seen a few days later just south of Urikaruus, looking very thin. What can I say! :cry:

RIP Barolong!
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:10 am

Thanks for the Leopard sightings update wanderw! :gflower:

So very sad about Barolong! :cry:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:29 pm

Indeed good and very sad news.
RIP Barolong. :gflower:
Barolong in 2012 at Urikaruus camp.
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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by SHELEPH » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:35 pm

So very sad about Barolong! :cry:

We saw Barolong during our recent, 8-15 October 2016 at Urikaruus waterhole on Tuesday, 11 October 2016. We were super stoked about the sighting of Barolong.
This was our second ever sighting of a leopard in KTP! Our first ever sighting was of the leopard, CAGN at Houmoed waterhole during 2012 (our first visit to KTP).

Barolong visited the Urikaruus waterhole at 15h00 and 18h00.

The attached photograph is one of many taken of Barolong on Tuesday, 11 October 2016.
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