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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by barryels » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:28 pm

wanderw wrote:@kyknetta and gannet
The names of the leopards: When my daughter and I first started the ID thread, we used the names that the rangers used(Rooibrak - the massive male seen a lot around Rooibrak waterhole) and mostly named new leopards after the waterholes where they had been seen. When AstroMatt came along towards the end of 2011 and started the Kgalagadi Leopard Project, we both decided that the new leopards would not be named after waterholes, but their names would have an African/KTP flavour/connection. Miera was named after the Mier people in the Kgalagadi, and Barolong after the Barolong tribe. As more new leopards were seen and had to be named, it was decided to use actual African names( eg Itumeleng = Joy,Celebrate, Be happy, Pelo = Heart, Lotlatlana = Dusk, Ontlametse = Protector etc), a lot from the Setswana language. At present we are helping barryels with a Leopard Index for the forum. :hmz: I think it will be a good idea to also include an explanation of each leopard's name on the leopard's specific thread. :thumbs_up:

(kyknetta - Urinanib's meaning has slipped my mind :roll: , will get back to you on that.)


Dear All,

It is with pleasure to report that the index of all the leopards that was posted in this topic is compiled and can be found HERE :thumbs_up: .

I hope that visitors to Kgalagadi will keep posting their leopard sightings in the Kgalagadi Leopard identification topic to enable us to extend the current pictures of individual leopards in the index topics of these beautiful cats for everybody to enjoy :D .

@kyknetta We have also included how the names came about in BLUE in each leopards topic :thumbs_up:
Always be humble and understanding.

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Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Afkpuz » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 pm

Good evening all,

i wanted to share my leopard sighting at Urikaruus on 16.1.17 with you.

Around 10pm we heard the first leopard calls coming from the south, coming closer towards Urikaruus with each new one.
Jackals were answering each call and when Dakotah finally arrived at the waterhole around 11pm, they were going mad.
I managed to get some shots of him, drinking and moving below the cabins towards the Wardens tent, before he vanished......

Thanks to Matthew for the confirmation of the ID.

regards,

Denis

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by barryels » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:05 am

Great sighting Afkpuz :D .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:44 am

@Afkpuz - lovely night shots of Dakotah. He is looking great! Many thanks for posting! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:04 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Great sighting and photos!!!

Thank you for sharing!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:59 am

Stunning shots of Dakotah Afkpuz! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jan.dup » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:04 pm

When last was Masego spotted - seems like she vanished from the radar, or did I miss something ?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by barryels » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:46 pm

jan.dup wrote:When last was Masego spotted - seems like she vanished from the radar, or did I miss something ?


Dear jan.dup,

If I look at the index of leopards in Kgalagadi HERE the latest sighting posted was during May 2016 :thumbs_up: .

Lets hope there was a sighting of her after May and pictures will be shared with us here :D .
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:33 pm

@jan.dup - Masego was last spotted in August 2016. At the time she was busy looking for a range, so hopefully she has disappeared into the dunes. Holding thumbs that somebody sees her again and reports the sighting. :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jan.dup » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:29 am

Thanks for the update barryels and wanderw :thumbs_up: Hope she will show herself soon !!!

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Re: Motsumi

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:34 am

WillieV identified Motsumi for me :thumbs_up: :D

Seen from the Nossob hide on 14 March 2017. He was there from 9.35 pm to 9.45 pm

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Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:56 am

WillieV identified Itumeleng for me :D :thumbs_up:

Seen at Kamqua on 12 March 2017 at 10.11 am

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Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:28 pm

@isinkwe - lovely sightings of Motsumi and Itumeleng! Thank you for posting here. :gflower:
Motsumi - just north of his usual range! :thumbs_up:
Itumeleng - She has not been seen at Kamqua for a long time. I think she is exploring south due to the 'free' range, now that her mom Barolong has passed on.

@WillieV - thank you for helping with the IDs! :thumbs_up:
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Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:59 pm

Sightings update:

1) Mpho - was seen around Leeudril near the beginning of March.
2) Auchterlonie Female(Mpho's mom) - has been seen back on the Auob side, last sighting was on the 6th of April, between Kamfersboom and Auchterlonie.
3) Itumeleng - was seen stalking a herd of gemsbok(8th March) and a herd of springbok(12th March) between Urikaruus and 13th borehole.
4) Urinanib - last seen at Gemsbokplein(5th March), being chased up a tree by lions.
5) Balete - last seen at Kaspersdraai on the 13th of March.
6) Rosa - not that recent but she is not seen that often - Rosa was seen at Kannaguass on 28/01/2017 looking healthy.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed May 03, 2017 2:30 pm

We had a nice sighting of Dakotah on the evening of 22 April 2017 at urikaruus waterhole

He came walking past the HM chalet where we stayed to the waterhole drank a bit and then moved on behind the chalets.

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