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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:25 am

@jenand - Many thanks for this extra sightings info on Warona and the Auchterlonie female! :gflower: Any pix perhaps? :pray:
Also, if possible, could you and your friend please fill in the 'Report a Sighting' form that you will find at:
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopa ... tings.html
Every sighting reported helps the Kgalagadi Leopard Project. :thumbs_up:
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 jenand » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:37 am

Hi Wanderw

Yep, have already sent AstroMatt details.
Pics are lousy - far away and deep shade, unfortunately.

Just saw the new site! Hoorah.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:16 pm

Thanks for sending through the sighting jenand :thumbs_up: It's so great to know they are both doing well.
I don't think your picture is as bad as you make out...its really nice to see the two together and gives us a sense of how big a 5 month old cub is compared to her mother.
I know everyone would love to see it :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 jenand » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:16 pm

ok. Here's a pic of the Auchterlonie female and Warona. Apologies it's not great, but they wouldn't come any closer or get out of the shade. (I waited for more than 2 hrs just to be able to get them in the same pic as it was)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:53 pm

Thanks jenand :D

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:46 am

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

Thanks Jen, super sighting!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:21 am

Thank you jenand! :thumbs_up:
Great to see them together! :dance:
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 AstroMatt » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks for posting Jenand :thumbs_up: :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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by RichardJ » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:08 pm

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3km south of Kannagaus, 07h36, 26 March 2013

N!xau ?? a male!!!

possibly also seen around midday by our neighbours at GK as well...similar spot

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:40 pm

Hi Richard,
Great sighting and you are 100% right it is N!xau :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
I think he's probably the big male in the North at the moment.
Thanks for posting....if it had been earlier in the day i'm not sure i would have believed you :wink:
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.
F1/2014

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by RichardJ » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:09 pm

AstroMatt wrote:if it had been earlier in the day i'm not sure i would have believed you :wink:


????

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by RichardJ » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:09 pm

AstroMatt wrote:if it had been earlier in the day i'm not sure i would have believed you :wink:


????

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:30 pm

I was referring to April Fools Day :)
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 Lionspoon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:37 pm

AstroMatt ID'ed this leopard as Balete. I'll refer to her as a she, because
it is a small leopard and according to the booklet she is 2.5 years old by
now, so I think she is too small to be a male. I actually thought it was a
juvenile who had lost the mother early when I first saw her.

Anyhoo, we saw her at Nossob on the 19th and the 20th March 2013.
The full story will only be revealed on my TR obviously but we spent
quality time with her.

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Funnily enough, I had Balete on the cards when trying to ID her with AstroMatt's
super booklet, but dismissed my thought as I thought the range was wrong. :doh:

If you go to Nossob any time soon, look out for her as she has been quite a regular
on the cams as well, so it seems she is still around. I also saw a magnet on the sighting
board on the 24th indicating that a leopard had been seen at Nossob, so I reckon it was her.

If you check the Nossob webcam thread for March you will find a few more sightings of her as well. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:39 pm

RichardJ wrote:Image

3km south of Kannagaus, 07h36, 26 March 2013

N!xau ?? a male!!!

possibly also seen around midday by our neighbours at GK as well...similar spot


AstroMatt confirmed that we saw this guy also together when you were coming down from GK
and we were still staying at Nossob but were on a drive north. :thumbs_up:
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