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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jacani » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:22 pm

According to Matthew Schurch, the last time Khomani was seen was in 2012 - hope she is still alive?!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by cruisa » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:40 pm

Jacani wrote:According to Matthew Schurch, the last time Khomani was seen was in 2012 - hope she is still alive?!


Talking about Khomani..this is her back in September 2011.
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Then she left us into the sunset...
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:39 pm

@cruisa - thanx for posting the sunset pic of Khomani. :thumbs_up:

Jacani wrote:According to Matthew Schurch, the last time Khomani was seen was in 2012 - hope she is still alive?!

Jacani - We think she has now gone to greener pastures.
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Unread post by wanderw » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:43 pm

A new version of the ID guide is out! :dance: Great work AstroMatt and all the contributing forumites. :thumbs_up:

To download the guide please click on the link at the end of my post.
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 wanderw » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:27 pm

Another spot update:

1)Balete - has been seen drinking at Kaspersdraai a few times in October, as well as at Kaspersdraai and Cheleka in November, last sighting on the 25th of November at Kaspers, looking very pregnant.
2)Warona - seen near Leeudril on the 7th and 9th of November, then moved to Rooiputs Lodge and was seen around the lodge for about a week, also took a liking to the poor genets.
3) Itumeleng - seen from Urikaruus to 13th borehole in November, last sighting being at around 6.30am on the 1st of December at 13th Borehole.
4)Dakotah - seen at Rooibrak(251115) and at Urikaruus camp(171115).
5)Auchterlonie Female and Mpho - thankfully seen 9km from TR on the dune road going to the Auob (211115 at around 9am), also Auchterlonie Female has been seen near Leeudril, going towards Rooiputs - on 281115 at 8am, a very interesting sighting, only the second time she has been seen on the nossob side.
6) Urinanib(young male) - seen near the Auchterlonie Female between Houmoed and Munro on the 270815 - an older sighting but an interesting one.
7) A new leo :dance: - Esau seen on the 8th of October at Tierkop.
8 ) And of course - Masego - has been seen regularly between Batulama and Rooibrak (sometimes with her mom Miera), throughout November. She is growing into an awesome young leopardess.

To everyone heading to the park soon - Good luck and Happy Spotting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:57 pm

:gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

Thanks for the update..............so wonderful to see so much movement!!

Will download my photos hopefully tonight and send AstroMatt my sightings. :thumbs_up:

I saw in the sightings book in Grootkolk someone wrote Safran was seen at Lijersdraai on the 27th of November.
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Unread post by wanderw » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:00 pm

Thanks lion queen! :thumbs_up:

Safran - thanks for letting us know, and reminding me - missed out Safran - Safran was also seen on the 22nd of November, 9km north of Ljiersdraai, looking healthy. :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:08 pm

According to Franco guests have seen a leopard with 2 cubs up towards Union End, end of November. We searched each and every day, but could only find spoor leading from the picnic site toward the real Union End. :(

I do hope the people who saw them got photos and will pass them on to the project. :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:19 pm

:hmz: There has been rumours about this leopard and cubs for a while now. If anyone has seen them or has pix, please report to the Leopard Project(via link at the end of my post), or post here. :pray: Many thanks! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:24 pm

Wednesday (2 December) evening we had a very quick sighting of a huge male leopard at Grootkolk waterhole 22H10.

BUT there were 2 lionesses with tiny cubs at the waterhole and within seconds the lionesses charged the poor leopard towards the road!! It all happened so quick I never even had time to try and take a photo. :(

The leopard and the lioness were nearly same size so I assumed it must have been a male leopard.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:50 am

Thanks for posting all the updates Wanderw :gflower: Masego has kept me totally swamped. I've had 35 reports of sightings of her during November. These cover 16 out of the 30 days!

@Lion Queen...thanks for your reports, shame that you didn't get a pic of the big male at Grootkolk but lovely to see the interaction.

Hoping for an equally good December for sightings.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
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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 lion queen » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:27 am

We had a lovely Miera (my favorite of them all!) sighting on 5 December 2015 at 6H15 just south of Batulama.

A lioness walked past the tree and Miera made very sure she was as far away from that lioness as possible.

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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:27 am

She kept an eye on the lioness at all times slowly making her way down the tree.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:28 am

She checked out the nest in case there might be a nice snack.................

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