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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:49 am

I can't wait to see those photos Myles!! If you need help with the photo posting just shout I'll gladly help.

We also got back yesterday from our weekend in KTP.

Saw Miera again at Montrose and two leopards just south of Urikarus. One looked like a young one. Will post photos later today. Your email is on its way.......... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:53 am

Great news on the sightings Myles and Lion Queen. :thumbs_up: I wonder who the two south of Urikaruus could be?? :hmz:
I can't wait to see the pics, and thanks for filling in the spreadsheet, it really does make the record keeping easier.
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Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:34 pm

These two just south of Urikarus on 27 September at 18H10

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As you can see no co-operation!!! They kept hiding away and we did not have that much time to spend with them!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by myles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:53 pm

Hi,

Good start - I remembered my Flickr password.

Here are some photos taken on Friday at 9h00 at Auchterlonie.

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Any ideas of an identification.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:08 pm

WOW!!! What an amazing sighting of a flying leopard :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That is surely a once in a life time sighting!
You saw the Auchterlonie Female, the mum of the now famous Cagn (many sightings at Leeuwdril).

@ Lion Queen, your sighitng is a lot more difficult, i think i might need some time to properly compare some pics. But it certainly looks like one of them is cubbish. It's a shame when they don't come out to play like the Auchterlonie Female, but at the same time it keeps the mystery :wink:
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:21 pm

AstroMatt wrote:@ Lion Queen, your sighitng is a lot more difficult, i think i might need some time to properly compare some pics. But it certainly looks like one of them is cubbish. It's a shame when they don't come out to play like the Auchterlonie Female, but at the same time it keeps the mystery :wink:


I do know AstroMatt......... :wall: :wall: ...........and then there is that awful thing called gate times!!!!

I emailed you the originals, hopefully you can do something with them?? I wondered if it might be Barolong with a cub?? I can't remember that I've read anywhere of new cubs!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:57 pm

@myles - :clap: :mrgreen: :clap: Fantastic sighting and pix of the Auchterlonie female - quite bold she was! I suppose you would expect no less being Cagn's mom. :wink: Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up:

@lion queen - a weekend in KTP and you get 3 leopards! :mrgreen: I have also tried to compare your pix of the mysterious twosome - I am afraid I have very few good pix of leopards' throats etc. I hope AstroMatt can shed some light on their IDs once he compares your originals to his pix. Thanx LQ! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Timbits » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:36 am

Cagn @ Leeudril on August 30 around 8 am


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details are on my trip report -http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=66002

This was taken on Sept 06, just before noon

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:21 pm

A WOW sighting Timbits! :clap: :clap: There have been reports of a leopard taking AWC, but no pic evidence. You were also lucky to see Cagn again on the 6th of September. Was this also at Leeudril?
Thanx for posting! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Timbits » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:48 pm

Oooops, sorry. :redface:

The Sept 06 sighting was also at Leeudril. I'll be describing it in my TR (Memories of......Red Sand - 2012) in a few days.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by GavinW » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:19 pm

Here are some pics of two leopards we saw near Leeudril on the evenong of 21 May 2012. I believe the one leopard is Kagiso, which we first spotted at the start of our holiday,(and had the hoNour of naming) and that the other is a new female, yet to be named :P

I can't tell the difference, so here are a whole lot of pics, and hopefully we can get a positive id.

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Matthew, If you need more pics please let me know
See our trip reports:

Christmas Trees in the Kalahari May 2012
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:36 pm

Thanx for posting Gavin! :thumbs_up:

Your pix with 2 leos - Kagiso is the leopard furthest from the camera. Your pix of the single leopard - I believe that this is a new female. She looks an older leopard and, going by the pix I would hazard a guess that she could be Kagiso's mom(can't see any flirting going on here, and Kagiso obviously knows her).

Another African name coming up Gavin? :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AFRICAT » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:11 pm

These are pics of Safran seen at 5:30 PM Oct. 10, 2012 at the Lifersdraai waterhole. She then made her way across the road and headed south. It's nice to see she is looking so healthy (at least to my eye). What a beauty she is!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:49 am

@AFRICAT - lovely sighting of Safran! :mrgreen: She is looking in purrfect condition! :dance: :thumbs_up: Thank you for posting.

We have just returned from the park. Some snippets of information:
Ljiersdraai - a leopard and young cub has been seen at Ljiersdraai waterhole(late Oct/early Nov). :hmz: Perhaps Safran.
Polentswa - a leopard is around and managed to catch a cheetah, carcass hung in a tree.(early Nov)
Kwang - carcass of jackal hung in a tree - 31st Oct/1st Nov).
Cagn - was seen near Leeudril late October.
The Rooiputs female has been seen at Samevloeiing(late Oct).
Miera has been seen at Montrose(early Nov).
Barolong has been seen at Kamqua - with 2 oldish cubs(late Oct).
Tsamma - we saw her at Urikaruus early(12.20am) on the 7th, in lovely condition, then a herd of Eland arrived and she hightailed it out of there. :wall:
We also saw a few spots :roll: near 14th borehole - a leopard's head at the top of a calcrete ridge for a few seconds. So fast - no pix! :redface:

Hoping that some forumite has a few pix to post. :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:47 am

Hi wanderw

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: ...a lot of spots about!!

A bit late but we saw this leopard on the lower dune road on 5 August 2012, which we think is a female, about 3km east of the access road to Kielikrankie at 09h45.....

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Anyone able to ID the leopard from these pics - unfortunately, only got these views :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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