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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:53 am

Ontlametse in Setwana which means Protector.

Leopard mom and subadult cub seen about 2km south of Cheleka waterhole on 18/6/13. Unfortunately they were on the far side of the river bed so the photos are heavily cropped and so of bad quality :evil: ......if anyone can help with an ID it would be greatly appeciated!

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Tswana is walking in the front and Ontlametse follows.

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Tswana left and Ontlametse right.

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Ontlametse in the back and Tswana in front.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:43 pm

@Jo - lovely sighting and thanx for posting! :gflower:
One old and one new! :dance: I believe you saw Tswana and her 'new' oldish cub. :mrgreen: At what time in the day did you see them?
If you send the originals to AstroMatt, he will check them once he gets back from his KTP trip.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:15 am

Brilliant news Jo :gflower:
@ Wanderw, you are 100% correct :thumbs_up: it is indeed Tswana and a new cub. Her movements are very interesting as she is barely seen except for when she has grown up cubs!

So looking at the time lines, i think Tswana's last cubs split from her at the beginning of 2012. If she mated almost immediately then her next litter would have been born some time around April maybe May. So this would then make the cub you saw about a year or so old....which fits in nicely with them still being with mum. This is really quite interesting as its telling us about the breeding rate, and it looks pretty fast!
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:13 am

Some updates on names.

Tswana's cub spotted by AFRICAT and Jo earlier this year has been named Ontlametse, this is a Setswana name for Protector.
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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jenand » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:36 am

And Ontlametse

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by GavinW » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:41 am

Hi Jen
Lovely sighting of Ontlametse :D
You had a much better angle of her than we did
And no lens envy :wink:

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Ontlametse

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:05 pm

jenand and GavinW - great sightings and pix of both Kabelo and Ontlametse! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And thank you both for posting, and Debbie, for spotting! :dance: :thumbs_up:
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