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Unread post by wanderw » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:51 pm

Maja means Mother of Jannie(Mamma de Jannie)

Edited:Previous post: Leeuwdril Male

This post:Old Twee Rivieren Female - Maja


Next leopard - Known as the Twee Rivieren female(Maja):

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She has a little 4 dot triangle above her left eye, as well as a line of dots from the outside corner of her eye down towards 4 o'clock. Also 2 blobs below her left eye - like an exaggerated eyelash!

We have seen her in the Aoub riverbed(Houmoed) as well as in the Nossob riverbed(10km TR sign).
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Unread post by peterpiper » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:16 pm

Great idea for a thread :)

Just realised that the leopard I saw near TR on the Nossob road last year in May, is the same one I saw this year near Munro/ Hoemoed on the Aoub road a few days ago. And she now has a fairly large cub.
The first pic is from last year (about 8km) outside TR, and the next is from this November near Hoemoed on the Aoub. (19 km from TR)

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And now............................., introducing her cub.

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Unread post by wanderw » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:20 am

WOW! Peter! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Stunning pics! Thank you for an absolutely awesome pic of the cub as well! :clap: Do you perhaps have side-on pics of the cub's face also? I agree with AfricanDreams - I think you and AD saw the same leopard - your last pic!

Edited: peterpiper's first post on page 1 - Maja , and Jannie ..

Now does anybody have good pics of the Urikariuus leopard(s)? Apparently there is a male and female!
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Unread post by peterbee » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:12 pm

I agree that Peterpiper's first two pics are a definite match, and also match this pic of mom and cub taken in Aug 07 some 6km's from TR.
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The cub is also a match, but from PP's photo it has grown a bit since Aug.
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Amazing that this little one has entertained us since March :P
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Unread post by bucky » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:28 pm

Seems like this TR female is a real show off , did she grow up getting used to the higher amount of vehicles in the area that she is so comfy around visitors ?

Some more pics of the TR pair taken at saamevloieng -

Mom -
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Mom and cub -
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I may have seen the male the day before , but it was far off on top of a ridge , but I will try get a photo on just now (It could be the female also)

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Unread post by wanderw » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:07 pm

Kgalagadi TFP - thanx for your input! Great to have you back with us!

peterbee and bucky - awesome pics! :thumbs_up:

bucky - you mention what a showoff the TR female(Maja) is. Well, this last visit, even before she got close, I knew that it was her, because of her 'atitude'. She doesn't worry about cars at all, the cub(Jannie) was hesitant and as for the Leeuwdril male, he was quite skitsy - he got a fright near a car in front of us and charged back away from the road for about 100 metres. I got the impression that he would have stayed back on the dunes if it was not for Maja.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:34 am

Edited: Maja, and Kruiper(one of the two cubs)
Great news Forumites! KTP has 2 new leopards! This pic was taken by Marion and Roger Thompson, near Houmoed - leopards seen on the 19th and 20th September! :dance: I believe this is the TR female(Maja) with 2 new cubs! :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:00 pm

A quick pic of the Twee Rivieren female on 19/01/09

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterbee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:30 pm

Here is the Twee Rivieren mother near TR in Jan 2010 (she has been named Maja by Pikasso)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterbee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:40 pm

Hi Pika, here are the comparison pics I used (mine in Jan 2010 and Peterpiper in 2006)

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I agree she seems a bit heavy, but she is lactating, so is this maybe the reason?

It looks like a match to me ?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Dreamer » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:12 pm

Hello :D
A bit embarrassing posting these pics after seeing the quality of peterbees and Peterpipers :redface:Zoomed and cropped drastically to get a better view of the spots. Am I correct that this is Maja?
We saw her now at the beginning of March with her 2 cubs :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Pikasso » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:23 am

Peter, no doubt about it, this is definitely Maja... she looked very young in 2006 :D !
I assume she was born in 2005, maybe 2004? Anybody knows?

Dreamer, Maja doesn't have such deep notches in her right ear... but this is very interesting! Another Mom with 2 cubs :dance: ! Where did you take these pics?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterbee » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:25 am

Dreamer, I think this is Maja, she does have a torn right ear, and the markings are the same. She has two cubs, which I did not see. If you saw her in the TR area, then its definite.

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Nothing to be embarassed about, Dreamer :huh: , you have a superb pic of Maja :clap: . Now we wait for the photos of the two cubs please please :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:45 am

Great pix peterbee and Dreamer! :clap: :thumbs_up: DEFINITELY the TR female(Maja)! :dance:
When you are ready Dreamer! :wink: :whistle: :popcorn:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:54 am

@Pikasso - we saw her in April 2006 for the first time(at the very same location where Dreamer saw her now). She was young. My guess is that she was born in 2004!
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