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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:37 pm

AstroMatt ID'ed this leopard as Balete. I'll refer to her as a she, because
it is a small leopard and according to the booklet she is 2.5 years old by
now, so I think she is too small to be a male. I actually thought it was a
juvenile who had lost the mother early when I first saw her.

Anyhoo, we saw her at Nossob on the 19th and the 20th March 2013.
The full story will only be revealed on my TR obviously but we spent
quality time with her.

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Funnily enough, I had Balete on the cards when trying to ID her with AstroMatt's
super booklet, but dismissed my thought as I thought the range was wrong. :doh:

If you go to Nossob any time soon, look out for her as she has been quite a regular
on the cams as well, so it seems she is still around. I also saw a magnet on the sighting
board on the 24th indicating that a leopard had been seen at Nossob, so I reckon it was her.

If you check the Nossob webcam thread for March you will find a few more sightings of her as well. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Muhammad » Sun May 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Kindly help identify.seen at Marie se Gat.May 6th 2013

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sun May 12, 2013 7:11 pm

Lovely sighting Muhammad :thumbs_up:
The leopard you saw is the youngster Balete, she is the daughter of Tswana and has been seen quite a bit recently around the Nossob area. She is looking very healthy.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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.
F1/2014

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue May 14, 2013 10:44 am

@Muhammad - Great sighting of Balete, a beautiful young leopardess! :dance: :mrgreen:
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 Muhammad » Tue May 14, 2013 4:14 pm

Cheetas flushing out Balete.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Fri May 31, 2013 11:30 am

Here are some photo's of Balete, the daughter of Tswana, as seen on 6 May 2013 at Marie se Gat.

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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Fri May 31, 2013 11:38 am

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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Fri May 31, 2013 11:41 am

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KGALAGADI AUGUST 2016. BIRDS OF PREY.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard
Award: Sighting of the year - Predator (2014)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Fri May 31, 2013 3:27 pm

@ WillieV lovely sightings of Balete.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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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