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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:53 pm

As you can see by Muhammad's post above , Masego is looking better these days. :dance: She seems to be still moving north - heard tell that she was seen at Dalkeith on the 23rd and Craig Lockhardt on the 24th. Two leopards have also been seen together - perhaps Itumeleng and Masego ?

@hilda - Many thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Tony T » Wed May 04, 2016 8:30 pm

We returned from KTP last week. This was our "leopard" visit. Never in our 20+ visits have we been this fortunate with leopard sightings.

We believe it to be Masego, we saw her 3 times, each a special sighting.


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KTP- 23/4/15 to 26/4/15 - Mata Mata
27/4/14 to 30/4/15 - Nossob
1/5/15 to 4/5/15 - Gharagab
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Tony T » Wed May 04, 2016 8:55 pm

We saw her the first time on 14/4 when she chased an african wild cat (unsuccessfully). This was between 13de and 14de on the Auoub river. I was very fortunate to capture this event.

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In my previous post, the photos submitted of her were taken on 19/4 and 22/4. By this time, 22/4, she had almost reached Dalkeith waterhole.
She was going from tree to tree, trying to flush out prey in the tree and dense undergrowth. The photo seen on Facebook was the successful downing of a cape fox, between 14de and Dalkeith
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27/4/14 to 30/4/15 - Nossob
1/5/15 to 4/5/15 - Gharagab
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by RayK » Thu May 05, 2016 1:28 pm

Hi TonyT,
Great photos of a beautiful Leopard. You've been to KTP 20 times? Nineteen more and I'll have caught up to you. :)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu May 05, 2016 2:30 pm

Wow Mohammad! What a lucky Leopard trip you had! Beautiful sightings with stunning pictures of them all! :dance: :dance:

You were just as lucky Tony T! Also beautifully captured! :dance: :dance:

Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri May 06, 2016 2:43 pm

Hi Tony T
Wow! You definitely were lucky with spots! Lovely pix of Masego and she is looking much better. Many thanks for posting! :gflower: (I seemed to miss your FB post)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 06, 2016 2:46 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Great sighting TonyT!! I'm so glad she is looking so much better!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wayneman » Wed May 11, 2016 5:34 pm

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I was somewhere along the Mata Mata road last week. I stopped under one of the sociable weaver nests that over hangs the road looking for snakes.
Next thing I see this very young small leopard walking down the road towards me with something in its mouth.
It then stopped right next to me under the shade of the tree and proceeded to eat a mouse it had caught. When it was down, it saw all the birds and jumped up the tree, and on top of the nest trying to catch birds, which it didn't succeed at. After a while it came down again, sniffed around my car and then jumped onto the back of my wagon, sniffing some more. Some people behind me managed to snap these photos. anyone know the name of this young leopard?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed May 11, 2016 7:56 pm

Thanks for posting wayneman! :thumbs_up: This is Masego, a young female( approx 17 months). Great to see her looking better than she was end of March/beginning of April. wayneman, what date was this, and can you remember approximately where it was along the Mata Mata road? (for the benefit of the Kgalagadi Leopard Project). Thanks!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed May 11, 2016 8:48 pm

Interesting sighting Wayneman!!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by manicwalker » Thu May 12, 2016 4:38 am

Wayneman,
What a wonderful expierence... :dance:
and how lucky the other folks let you have those super photos.... :clap:
Thanks a million for sharing :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu May 12, 2016 7:09 am

Beautiful pictures of this lovely Leopard sighting wayneman! So happy those people let you have the photos! :clap: :clap:

Fortunately you were not alone at this sighting! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wayneman » Thu May 12, 2016 10:01 am

Hi WanderW

It was on Friday 29 April at about midday.
I can't say which water hole it was close to, but it was probably about 10 - 15 kms out side of Mata Mata.
If you familiar with the road, maybe you can make a more accurate location - if you driving towards MM, there is a tree on the RHS of the road very close to the edge. I know it sounds silly to say "there is a tree" as there are lots of them, but this one is quite unique and distinct as it has a large sociable weaver nest - the nest hangs directly over the road. This is where it took place. Hope it helps :)

I do have other photos which ill try post later to give a better view.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun May 15, 2016 12:48 pm

Thanx for the reply wayneman, and the location info. Every bit helps! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gjorgi » Thu May 26, 2016 1:53 pm

Hi everyone,

We visited KTP recently (TR, KTC, Nossob and Kielie-Krankie) from the 13th of May to the 21st. On the morning of the 15th we were driving south from KTC and saw 3 (which turned out to be 2) leopards in the space of 5km from Dalkeith south to somewhere between Dalkeith and 14th Borehole.

Leopard 1 was Itumeleng at Dalkeith. She came from the west, had a drink, walked about 100m south and disappeared east over the dunes.



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We then continued south and about 4km jus6t north of 14th borehole we found this quite little leopard, called Masego :)

She walked north and we followed for what must have been close to a kilometer. Every now and then she stop and 'climbed' the verge to scan the horizon, obviously on the prowl for something to eat. Notice how she stops in the shade everytime for better camouflage. Although small she looked in very good condition.

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We drove back to Dalkeith and on our way there we found another leopard approaching Dalkeith from the south. She went for a drink and....it wsa Itumeleng again. This is quite strange I think as just an hour before that she already had her fill.


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