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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gannet » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:59 am

@mcowell - once again, as per our personal comms, a fantastic sighting :clap: + super pics :great:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:24 am

During our August 2016 trip to Kgalagadi we had a sighting of Motsumi on the 15th at 16h15.
We were staying in Nossob camp and on our afternoon trip south towards Dikbaardskolk looking for 5 young Lions that were seen that morning. We could not find the lions :cry: ( we saw them on our way back to camp) :D and decided to go as far as Dikbaardskolk looking for other lions that were in that area. Three km from Cheleka I saw something lying in the road a distance away. As we came closer it became clear it was a Leopard. :dance: He saw us and got up and walked into the veld.
He was not on my side of the vehicle, but I managed to get a few shots before he disappeared in the tall grass.

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From the Leopard Identification Guide.
1.25 Motsumi
Sex: Male
Born: Unknown
First Sighted: 13th July 2013
Last Sighted: 9th January 2015
Range: Cheleka to Marie se Draai
Mother: Unknown
Father: Unknown
O_spring:
General Info: Mainly seen at Kaspersdraai.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:51 am

@WillieV - lovely sighting of Motsumi, and :clap: for getting pix as he walked into the veldt. I know they can disappear really fast. He looks in good condition. Many thanks for posting here. :gflower:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Unread post by lion queen » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:51 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely sighting WilleV!!

Thank for sharing
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:46 pm

Thanks for posting the sighting of Safran and her cub mcowell. Still amazes me that she could make such a large kill.
WilleV...even short sightings are great sightings. Thanks for posting and for making the ID. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Oumie » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:54 pm

Saw Itumeleng at Craig Lockhard water hole on the morning of 26 Sept 16....
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Unread post by hilda » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:00 pm

Absolutely stunning sightings mcowell, WillieV and Oumie! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by lion queen » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:24 pm

What a lovely sighting Oumie! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing!
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Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:56 pm

Super sighting Oumie! Many thanks for also posting here. :gflower:
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:31 pm

Brown hyena and leopard at the same time on the Nossob webcam.
https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=19229&start=825#p2425604
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:46 pm

Fabulous! Thanks for posting the link AstroMatt! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:31 am

An update on the Kgalagadi leopards:

Namabies - was spotted again 1km south of Kransbrak, with a AWC kill - 15/09/2016, and again on the 17/09/2016.
Safran has been seen at and around Ljiersdraai waterhole in September and once in October.
Otsile was seen at Nossob hide on the 11/09/2016.
Lesedi(light) - a new leopard for the project - was spotted 3km before Vaalpan on 01/10/2016.
N!xau - spotted at Cubitje Quap on the 21/10/2016.
Urinanib -spotted at Gemsbokplein on 26/10/2016.
Miera - was spotted with her 2 new cubs Mompati(one who accompanies me) and Mofhenyi(conqueror) between Batulama and Gemsbokplein on 17/10/2016 and 19/10/2016.
And now some very sad news:
Barolong - after been seen quite a bit at and around Urikaruus end of September and in October, she was seen near Montrose looking very frail and unwell. On the 23rd of October she died at the Rooibrak waterhole.That is all we know at the moment. When we hear from Sanparks we will report back. Her 6 month old cubs, Tiego(Barolong chief) and Gogontle(beautiful) were seen a few days later just south of Urikaruus, looking very thin. What can I say! :cry:

RIP Barolong!
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:10 am

Thanks for the Leopard sightings update wanderw! :gflower:

So very sad about Barolong! :cry:
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Unread post by WillieV » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:29 pm

Indeed good and very sad news.
RIP Barolong. :gflower:
Barolong in 2012 at Urikaruus camp.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by SHELEPH » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:35 pm

So very sad about Barolong! :cry:

We saw Barolong during our recent, 8-15 October 2016 at Urikaruus waterhole on Tuesday, 11 October 2016. We were super stoked about the sighting of Barolong.
This was our second ever sighting of a leopard in KTP! Our first ever sighting was of the leopard, CAGN at Houmoed waterhole during 2012 (our first visit to KTP).

Barolong visited the Urikaruus waterhole at 15h00 and 18h00.

The attached photograph is one of many taken of Barolong on Tuesday, 11 October 2016.
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