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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gannet » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:58 am

September 2015: 'Lorato' at Kwang
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:21 am

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

Beautiful sighting!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:38 pm

@gannet - Lovely sighting and pix of Lorato! Also, thanks for your post here as well as reporting this to the project. :gflower:
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 bridger1215 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:42 am

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:50 am

Stunning photos!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:47 am

@bridger1215 - Super sighting and pix of the female Balete. She seems to be currently seen at Cheleka a lot. We are hoping that she has some cubs hidden there. :pray:
Many thanks for posting! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:46 am

An update on Masego:
Jacliz saw Masego at Rooibrak yesterday. From Jacliz's description, Masego is very thin and seems in a worsening condition. She has recently split from her mom Miera, and seems to be struggling to adjust to life on her own. If you are in the park and do see her, please give her space, as well as report your sighting here or directly to the project(see link at the end of my post).
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:56 am

Oh shame poor Masego!!

I do hope she adjusts to life on her own soon.

Thanks for the update wanderw :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jan.dup » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:48 pm

Is there any update on Masego's whereabouts. - Hope she is ok.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:10 am

Would love to hear if she was seen recently! :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:10 am

I just saw this on Facebook:

‎Antonio Da Cruz‎ to Kgalagadi Sightings
April 19 at 6:50pm ·
Masego the warrior with a vanquished foe.
She rubbed up against our car and then we watched her dive into an old dead tree mound and take out a Cape Fox right next to us on Wednesday last week near 14th waterhole. She is very under nourished but seems full of life and playful. Excuse the horrid picture quality and light, it was 14:10.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... nt_count=3
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... nt_count=2
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... nt_count=1
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by enrico » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:42 am

Great news. :thumbs_up:

Interesting to see that she has moved further north into Itumeleng's territory and away from her original area around Montrose and Batulama.
Better pickings maybe???

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Muhammad » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:15 pm

Thank you Dr.Matthew for helping identify the following seen on my recent trip to Kgalagadi.

1. Miera,seen between Gemsbokplein and Auchterlonie,13th April 2016

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2. Masego,seen between 13th and 14th Waterholes,14th April 2016

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3. Urinanib,seen at Gemsbokplein,15th April

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4. Itumeleng,seen between Craig Lockhart and Sitzas,15th April 2016

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:05 am

WOW Muhammad, you had some awesome sightings!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

4 leopards in 3 days!!! Super special!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:42 pm

@Muhammad - Lovely sightings and pix of Miera, Masego, Urinanib and Itumeleng. You certainly were lucky with leopards. Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
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