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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat May 10, 2014 6:58 pm

What a poignant first post (on record) Lostinlondon. Thank you for sharing all that with us. It will all remain here on the forums to make forum history.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri May 16, 2014 10:55 am

Just an update: - 2 small but very significant changes to the ID guide(04042014):

1)Lotlatlana(pg 66) = Pelo(pg 68).

2) Kanna(pg 70) = Geinab (pg 148). Great to find this out as Geinab seemed to be a 'ghost' leopard with only one reported sighting, until recently. :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat May 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Thanks for posting the updates Wanderw :thumbs_up:
Can't believe we missed Geinab being Kanna!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sun May 18, 2014 9:23 am

Hi

We are just back from our 15 day visit to the Kgalagadi.
My full report will follow, but here is one pick, of many, of Langklaas as seen on 6 May at Nossob hide.

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KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
KGALAGADI AUGUST 2015. THE HUNTER BECAME THE HUNTED
KGALAGADI May 2015
August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.
Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue May 20, 2014 10:36 am

Thanks lostinlondon and WillieV for these amazing photos and for sharing what must have been a very difficult and emotional sighting. :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Just a few recent updates.

Tswana was seen at Kameelsleep on the 21st May 2014. She was reported to be looking like she was either pregnant or very well fed. From the photos there is certainly some signs that she might be pregnant but it is hard to tell. If you are visiting the Nossob area then keep your eyes open for her and possible dens.

Miera has also come back to the river, she was seen on 28th May 2014 between Montrose and Batulama.

We also had an exciting report of Rosa and Kham at Grootkolk on the 2nd June 2014. Kham has only been seen once before in 2011 and so now moves back into the current section of the guide...only the second time this has happened :thumbs_up:
They were reported to be mating several times over the course of a few days...for anyone visiting in approximately 4 months time...keep your eyes peeled :popcorn:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:01 pm

@GlynB...October would be around the time that i would expect the cubs to appear...if the mating was successful of course.
They typically spend around 6 weeks in the den after a 3 month gestation period. So from the start of June this would be October some time. :popcorn:

@umtali1...i hope you do too. The south has been rejuvenated by the appearance of Kabelo so all areas of the park are good again.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:57 pm

Spotted in the Nossob Webcam highlights thread
vinkie wrote:Image

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also seen by bushwackedblonde :dance:


This is Haigamas....glad to see her back at the waterhole.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:36 pm

Another update:
Tswana - has recently been seen at Dikbaardskolk picnic site.
Kabelo - also seen in July - at Leeudril, and most recently, Rooiputs.
Auchterlonie female and Warona - recently seen at Auchterlonie.

And :dance: great news -
Barolong and a new cub was seen at 13th Borehole on the 7th of July!

To those going to the park soon - Happy Spotting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Sigmund » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:54 pm

I see the July sighting of Kabelo has allready been reported.

Just thought I might share some of the pics we captured during this amazing experience.

Hope this works.....first time effort :redface:

All photos taken at Leeudril.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:44 am

Thanks for posting the update Wanderw :gflower:

Here are a few photos of the newest arrival taken by ML Carstens on 7th July 2014 at 13 Bore hole.

New cub
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Barolong
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The name will follow shortly.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:15 pm

Super pix Sigmund and Ml Carstens(thanx for posting AstroMatt). Barolong's new cub has been called Itumeleng - means joy/celebrate in Tswana.

Recent Sightings:
1) Miera has been seen at Gemsbokplein(7th August) and south of Urikaruus(17th August).
2) Dakotah was seen at Kamqua on the 5th of August.
3)Kabelo - seen the 29th of July at Rooiputs.
4)Ontlametse - seen at Kransbrak end of July.
and last but not least:
5) Balete and Motsumi were seen mating at Kaspersdraai on the 11th of August. :dance:

(There might be another update coming soon! :wink: )
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:49 pm

Saving the best for last anne-marie! :wink:

Great news for those going to the park soon:
Safran was seen with a new cub :dance: - at Ljiersdraai on the 22nd of July. The cub looks to be approx 3 to 4 months old.

Happy Spotting!!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Luca » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:05 pm

penolva wrote:New to the Kgalagadi and going next month. Can you tell me where the 13th Borehole is please? thanks Pen



About 28 mks south of Mata Mata camp. Very easy to reach, Here the link for the park map: http://www.sanparks.org/docs/parks_kgal ... di_map.pdf
Have nice trip in Kgalagadi.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Another update - Recent sightings:

1)Safran - seen at Ljiersdraai on 11/08/14
2)L55 - seen on 09/08/14, Botswana side
3)Tebogo - seen at Bedinkt on 16/08/14
4)L54 - seen near Khiding Pan(Bots side) 22/08/14
and...
5) New kid on the block ;) - Morara(means inquisitive) seen near Dalkeith on 01/09/14
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