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Grootkolk Leopard

Unread post by canon » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:53 pm

We have visited this lovely wilderness camp in Kgalagadi NP (Grootkolk) twice - August 2009 and again in August 2011. On both occasions we had fantastic leopard sightings at the waterhole. (We had Unit No 1 both years). I was wondering if this was the same leopard and am sure that our expert forumites will able to assist.

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Re: Grootkolk Leopard

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:51 am

2011 - Beautiful pix of Kanna at Grootkolk waterhole! :clap: :clap: Her range is from Kannaguass to Unions End. What date in August did you see her, and at what time of day?

2009 - ? Sorry, can't help with the video clip. Hopefully someone will help out soon. Perhaps you can take a video still pix and upload it in the mean time?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:55 am

KG recently put up two pictures of a leopard scent marking one of his camera traps.

Kgalagadi Guru wrote:Here are some pictures taken at Rooibrak.

Leopard marking the 'Termite mount"
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From the spots on the right rear i'm 100% sure this is Dakotah (compare to the side pic in the guide).
This is great news as it is the first sighting of him in over 2 years. Well done KG on collecting some really important data on this cat. :thumbs_up:

Apparently there has been a lot of recent leopard activity around Leeuwdril, which is where one of the traps has been recently, so fingers crossed we get some more great images to identify.

If any one has any recent leopard sightings then it would be great if you can send them to me and post them here.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed May 02, 2012 8:23 am

Hi All

Some of the leopards we saw on our trip in April 2012.

This was the evening of 10 April 2012 at the Urikarus waterhole.

Terrible photo I know, but for me that is now the norm!!!

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She came walking under our cabin ( nr 3) and then a hyena chased her into the tree in front of unit 4. When the hyena left she got out and just sat there staring at the waterhole.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed May 02, 2012 8:46 am

:dance: certainly Tsamma, the juv. femelle, we saw too in January :dance:
well done lion queen, had to be wow... in the tree just in front :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed May 02, 2012 8:51 am

This one was seen just north of Urikarus camp on 11 April 2012

My excuse for the bad photos this time, will be that the leopard was a bit camera shy............. :redface:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Michael Borcherds » Fri May 04, 2012 8:33 pm

We saw these Leopards (mom & daughter) @ Urikaruus waterhole

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Michael Borcherds » Fri May 04, 2012 8:37 pm

This young lady about 2km south of Urikaruus (99% sure was one of the ladies seen @ camp)

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Also this love;y lady @ Montrose

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri May 04, 2012 10:40 pm

@lion queen and Michael Borcherds - Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up:

For the forumites interested in this thread:
lion queen:
10 April at Urikaruus! How exciting! I cannot make a positive ID as Tsamma. Perhaps AsroMatt will be able to make out a better spot pattern with your original pic.
11 April North of Urikaruus - Lovely sighting of Barolong!

Michael Borcherds:
Sighting at Urikaruus:
1st pic - Tsamma
2nd pic - Barolong
3rd pic - Tsamma
4th pic - Barolong
5th pic - Tsamma
6th pic - Barolong lying down, Tsamma standing
2km south of Urikaruus - Tsamma :thumbs_up:
Montrose beauty - Miera (3 pix)

Thanx again for sharing! :D

Dantheman - if at all possible :pray: , could you please post your Tierkop sighting pix on this thread.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sun May 13, 2012 2:07 pm

Hi everyone,
So after a long wait here is the next edition of the guide (available at http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/). It has gone through a lot of changes since the last version so i would suggest you download a new version.

Firstly, I've split the guide up into two sections, one for leopards sighted within the last 2 years and one for older historical leopards. This should help a little in narrowing down future identifications as you should first check the recent section and then go to the older leopards. The leopards in these sections will continually change as some get relegated and others promoted. I've also arranged it so that when you look at a double page all you will see is the information and pictures for one leopard.

There are a number of new leopards, in particular
Amur - Named in honour of the very rare Amur leopards found in Russia and Siberia.
Ingwe - Our first dune road leopard. Ingwe means leopard in Zulu or Xhosa.
N!xau - He/she was found in an old trip report. A really useful addition to the northern leopards. Named after the bushman actor from the film "The Gods must be Crazy"
L-2 and L-3 - These are two leopards found in historical records from quite a few years ago. We have decided not to name them as it doesn't really make a huge amount of sense as they haven't been seen in such a long time. However, if you do have any reports of them (or other leopards) over the years please do report them, these are really useful sightings as it can give us an idea how the population has/is changing. So any old sightings you have of any leopards do please send them in to me using the sighting sheet.

We've also have a few family link discoveries.

The Auchterlonie Male and Female are actually mother and son.
Barolong is actually a female and is Tsamma's mother.

There have been many updated pictures, but notable changes are, Dakotah, Rooibrak, Barolong, Tsamma, No.12 and Twin.

We have also recently had a sighting of our first dune leopard at Bitterpan. At the moment i don't have sufficient pics to make a page so this will be a future update in the next month or so.

As always do please send me any comments....and sightings :)
Finally, thanks to you all for sending in your pictures and sightings. This guide and work isn't possible without your help and reports. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:26 am

If anyone has had leopard sightings recently or historically, please post. :pray:
I will be doing an update on this thread soon as there are quite a few new leos in the leopard ID guide.

AstroMatt’s leopard ID guide can be found at

http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/


Please post your leopard sightings, whether you can or cannot ID the leopards. The more people that post, the more information( ranges, ages, relationships) we have available for the benefit of AstroMatt’s research and ALL forumites. Could you also please fill in the spreadsheet with all your sighting information - see above link(KTP leopard sightings).
Thank you! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:29 pm

AN UPDATED SUMMARY OF ALL THE LEOPARDS ON THIS THREAD(in order of posting):

1)Leeuwdril male -Pg1,7,8, 28 ( Eagle eyes, madach, Jo, Son godin), Suspected Territory: Munro - Samevloeiing - Leeuwdril, and Rooiputs? (Pg 58 of ID guide)

2)Old Twee Rivieren female(Maja) -Pg1,2,3,4,8,9,10,14,19,20, 24, 28 ( wanderw, Candy’s Style, Peterpiper, peterbee, bucky, Jo, Dreamer, madach, Touareg, jomardl, Bibronsgecko, anne-marie, Lionspoon JohanBarnard, Son godin), Old Territory: Leeuwdril to TR, TR to Auchterlonie. Offspring: Jannie, Kruiper, No. 12 and Twin. Relocated north of Nossob Oct 2010. (Pg 4 of ID guide)

3)First known cub of TR female (Jannie)-Pg 1,2,5,8,9( Peterpiper, peterbee, bucky, Jaraheckes, madach), Born: March/April 2007, Suspected Territory: TR to Houmoed, Leeuwdril? (Pg 54 of ID guide)

4)Langklaas female- Pg 1,4,16,17,18,20, 27(anne-marie, Salva, ingrid60, Jo, kesheshe, AstroMatt), Suspected Territory: Kannaguass to Marie-se Draai?(Pg 48 of ID guide)

5)Rooiputs female - Pg1,2, 18,19,21,22, 23, 24, 31, 32 (AfricanDreams, Peterpiper, Lionspoon, Lono, lion queen, Scouter, JohanBarnard, Miros, anne catherine ), Suspected Territory: Rooiputs to Samevloeiing, Houmoed?(Pg 12 of ID guide)

6)Samevloeiing young female (Maja’s cub - Kruiper) - Pg 3,11(wanderw/Marion & Roger Thompson, Fotomaljohan) Born July 2008, Suspected Territory: TR to Houmoed?, (Pg 56 of ID guide)

7)Urikaruus male(Dakotah) - Pg 3, 33 (GavinW, AstroMatt), Suspected Territory: Rooibrak to 13th borehole? (Pg 34 of ID guide)

8)Houmoed male -Pg 3,5,6, 7,16 (wanderw, Jaraheckes, Sivet), Suspected Territory: Houmoed to Urikaruus (Pg 60 of ID guide)

9)Geinab male -Pg 3 (RichardJ), Suspected Territory: Geinab?(Pg 76 of ID guide)

10)Urikaruus female? -Pg 4 (Jo), Suspected Territory: Urikaruus?(Not in guide)

11)Auchterlonie male -Pg 7, 9,16 (carolz, Pumbaa), Cub of Auchterlonie female, Suspected Territory: Auchterlonie to Batulama? (Pg 62 of ID guide)

12)Rooibrak male - Pg 8,18,19,20,22, 24,26, 29,30 (Peterbee, wanderw, Peterv, lion queen, Scouter, JohanBarnard, Touareg, Afkpuz, anne-marie), Suspected Territory: Samevloeiing to Batulama, Leeuwdril? (Pg 24 of ID guide)

13)No 12 - 1 cub of originally 2 cubs( Maja’s) - Pg 10,24 (Touareg, JohanBarnard)Born November? 2009, Suspected Territory: Houmoed,Munro, Leeuwdril?,1 cub killed by lions? (Pg 6 of ID guide)

14)Twin - 1 cub of originally 2 cubs( Maja’s) - Pg 10,24 (Touareg, JohanBarnard)Born November? 2009, Suspected Territory: Houmoed,Munro, Leeuwdril? 1 cub killed by lions?(Pg 8 of ID guide)


15)Auchterlonie female -Pg 11,17,19,20,22,26,28, 29, 30 (Bushbuddies, IainP, Jumbo, Janina, lion queen, RichardJ, Scouter, Touareg, Jan van Wyk, Afkpuz, anne-marie), Mom of Auchterlonie male and Cagn, Suspected Territory: Kamfersboom to Kielie Krankie?(Pg 14 of ID guide)

16)Kannaguass female(Kanna) -Pg 11,12,13,15,18 (Nico, Sidewemn, Pikasso, pmllo and Jo) Suspected Territory: Kannaguass to Union’s End?(Pg 46 of ID guide)

17)Kanna’s cub(Rosa) - Pg 11, 26(Nico, Duke Ellieton?)Suspected Territory: Union’s End, Geinab, Grootkolk?(Pg 50 of ID guide)

18)Kannaguass female2(Safran) -Pg 13,14,23,26, 28, 29 (Anne -Marie, Marion&Roland Merkl, IainP, Duke Ellieton, p@m), Suspected Territory: Grootkolk/Kannaguass to Lijersdraai?(Pg 52 of ID guide)

19)Nossob male(V- Nose) -Pg 13 (Fotomaljohan), Suspected Territory: Nossob?(Pg 42 of ID guide)

20)13th Borehole female(Khomani) - Pg 14,15,16,17, 28, 29,31(Jo, IainP, pmllo, A&C, AstroMatt, kesheshe, Duke, Caracal, katydownunder), Suspected Territory: Dalkeith to Montrose?(Pg 26 of ID guide)

21)13th Borehole cub female(Miera) - Pg 15,16,17,18, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33(IainP, wanderw, Jo, pmllo, A&C, Nico, AstroMatt, Lionspoon, ingrid60, Scouter, Touareg, Afkpuz, anne catherine, lion queen, Michael Borcherds), Suspected Territory: 14th borehole to Auchterlonie?(Pg 28 of ID guide)

22)Nossob - Marie - Pg 17(Vundla1), since seen a month after this initial sighting and seemed to be in slightly better condition, Suspected Territory: Marie’s se Draai?(Pg 64 of ID guide)

23) Leeuwdril - Jaffles female - Pg 16,18,19(Jaffles, AstroMatt), Suspected Territory: Leeuwdril? (Pg 10 of ID guide)

24)Nossob male(Kgosi) - Pg 17(kesheshe), Suspected Territory: Nossob?(Pg 44 of ID guide)


25)Grootkolk 1- Pg 20 (RichardJ), Suspected Territory: Grootkolk?(Pg 72 0f ID guide)


26) Melkvlei Male(Khami) - Pg 23,24 (JohanBarnard) Suspected Territory: Melkvlei?(Pg 22 of ID guide)

27)Dikbaardskolk cub(Letshoo)- Pg 26, 27 (Bibronsgecko/Kobus Saayman, AstroMatt) 1 of 2 cubs seen with mom, Suspected Territory: Dikbaardskolk?(Pg 38 of ID guide)

28)Auchterlonie cub(Cagn) - Pg 26, 27, 28, 30,32(Touareg, AstroMatt, Jan van Wyk, anne-marie, Panekoek) Cub of Auchterlonie female. Suspected Territory: Auchterlonie, Kamfersboom?(Pg 16 of ID guide)

29)Dikbaarskolk female (Tswana) - Pg 27(AstroMatt)seen with her 2 cubs Letshoo and Balete, Suspected Territory: Dikbaardskolk?(Pg 36 of ID guide)

30)Dikbaardskolk cub no.2(Balete) - Pg 27(AstroMatt) seen with mom(Tswana) and another male cub(Letshoo), Suspected Territory: Dikbaardskolk?(Pg 40 of ID guide)

31)Tsamma - cub of Barolong - Pg 27, 31 (AstroMatt, anne-marie, Michael Borcherds) , Suspected Territory: Kamqua, Urikaruus?(Pg 32 of ID guide)

32)Barolong - Pg 27, 33(AstroMatt, lion queen, Michael Borcherds), mom of Tsamma, Suspected Territory: Kamqua, Urikaruus?(Pg 30 of ID guide)

33) Amur - Pg 29, 30, 31(Afkpuz, anne-marie), seen with Miera, Suspected Territory:Auchterlonie?(Pg 18 of ID guide)


LEOPARDS NOT ON THIS THREAD YET, BUT IN THE ID GUIDE:

Grootkolk 2 -Male, blind in left eye, Suspected Territory: Grootkolk?(Pg 74 0f ID guide)

Ingwe - Female, Suspected Territory: Tierkop? (Pg 20 of ID guide)

N!xau- Suspected Territory: Kannaguass/Ljiersdraai?( Pg 66 of ID guide)

L2 - Suspected Territory: Kannaguass?( Pg 68 of ID guide)

L3 - Suspected Territory: Kannaguass?(Pg 70 of ID guide)


Please pm me if I have left out anyone’s post in this update. AstroMatt’s leopard ID guide can be found at

http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/


Please post your leopard sightings, whether you can or cannot ID the leopards. The more people that post, the more information( ranges, ages, relationships) we have available for the benefit of AstroMatt’s research and ALL forumites.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jaffles » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:52 pm

We've seen this leopard close to Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp on 21. February 2012 in late afternoon
(5 p.m.). Exif dates shows that the leopard was 32 meters away from cabin Nr.1.
But i think for identification it's aliitle bit far away!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Thanks Wanderw for the recap its great to see who's seen each of the leopards. :thumbs_up:

@Jaffles, great sighting :clap: ....could i ask you to email me the original picture(s). I'm pretty sure that if its a known leopard i have a chance of IDing them from the front leg spots. If you could also send me the sighting using my spreadsheet then i can make sure i have all the info.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:51 pm

:hmz: maybe "my" Leopard... this one I touched... nearly touched :dance:
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