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Unread post by wanderw » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:46 am

Masego in Tswana which means Blessings.

An update on Masego:
Jacliz saw Masego at Rooibrak yesterday. From Jacliz's description, Masego is very thin and seems in a worsening condition. She has recently split from her mom Miera, and seems to be struggling to adjust to life on her own. If you are in the park and do see her, please give her space, as well as report your sighting here or directly to the project(see link at the end of my post).
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:10 am

I just saw this on Facebook:

‎Antonio Da Cruz‎ to Kgalagadi Sightings
April 19 at 6:50pm ·
Masego the warrior with a vanquished foe.
She rubbed up against our car and then we watched her dive into an old dead tree mound and take out a Cape Fox right next to us on Wednesday last week near 14th waterhole. She is very under nourished but seems full of life and playful. Excuse the horrid picture quality and light, it was 14:10.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by enrico » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:42 am

Great news. :thumbs_up:

Interesting to see that she has moved further north into Itumeleng's territory and away from her original area around Montrose and Batulama.
Better pickings maybe???

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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by Muhammad » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:15 pm

Thank you Dr.Matthew for helping identify the following seen on my recent trip to Kgalagadi.

Masego,seen between 13th and 14th Waterholes,14th April 2016

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:42 pm

@Muhammad - Lovely sightings and pix of Miera, Masego, Urinanib and Itumeleng. You certainly were lucky with leopards. Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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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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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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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 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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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.

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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gjorgi » Thu May 26, 2016 1:56 pm

Masego

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Unread post by wanderw » Thu May 26, 2016 9:52 pm

@gjorgi - Lucky you! Super sightings of Itumeleng and Masego. Great to see Masego is doing well now! Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:31 pm

Masego just north of 14 th Boorgat on 14 May.
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More photos in my latest Trip Report. KGALAGADI AFTER THE RAIN. MAY 2016.
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