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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Sharifa » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:55 pm

17 november at 6.00am 6 km south of Grootkolk.

Here are a few photos of Rosa

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:29 am

Beautiful pix of a lovely young leopardess! :clap: :dance: Rosa is nearing 3 years now.
Thank you for posting Sharifa! :gflower:
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Unread post by peterpiper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:37 am

Hi, would appreciate any help on an ID for this large leopard seen at Kamfersboom on 4 Dec 2012
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Unread post by peterpiper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:47 am

Here's one more pic of the same guy from his other side

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:54 am

Hi peterpiper!
Your leopard is the Auchterlonie Female. At what time did you see her, and was it at the waterhole?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterpiper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:55 am

Oh and while I'm at it, am I correct in thinking this is a young female called Amur. I saw her on the 28 November near Batulama at 6.30 in the evening.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterpiper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:58 am

Thanks wanderw - And I thought it was a large male?? whoops! :shock:

I saw her 6.00pm coming to the waterhole for a drink.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:12 am

@peterpiper
Auchterlonie Female - You are not the first person that has mistaken her for a male. :wink: Many thanks for the info.

Your second leopard - Amur! :thumbs_up: Looks like you had a great sighting!

Thank you for posting. Could I ask you to please fill in AstroMatt's spreadsheet with your sightings info?(If possible) You will find the spreadsheet and AstroMatt's e-mail in the following link:

http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Great sightings!
Just a short reply to say i saw the Auchterlonie Female twice over the past two days near the picnic site with a really young cub...surely not more than 2 months old! They even crossed the road in front of us :) pics might have to wait for a better connection.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:08 pm

here is a quick pic of the AF and her new cub as they were walking along the calcrete....but my connection isn't great....enjoy
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:59 am

Thanks for the comments, was a wonderful sighting.
We also saw Barolong, but with out her cubs at Urikaruus on the 8th Dec, she came to drink twice.

So it's time to announce the names of Barolong's two new cubs. After discussing it with Lion Queen, Enrico and Jacliz we have decided to call them Tshidi (larger leo and the one i posted pics of on behalf of Enrico) and Seleka (smaller one).
They are named after two of Tau's (a great Barolong chief) sons. At the moment we are not sure of the leopards sex but i'm assured that they can be used for either male or females.
Lets hope they become regulars to both Urikaruus, this thread and the project.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:47 pm

Sighting 23.11.12 at 11.29am, 3 km south of Urikaruus

First cub

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I think on this pic you can see that this is a male....

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Second cub, in a second tree about 10 metres from the first.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Thanx :D

@ anne-marie
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This here was our first sighting of one of Barolong's cubs.
That time we couldn't find the second one or even Barolong, no matter how hard we looked for them...

Again about 3km south of Urikaruus on the 15th of November 2012 at 12.45am

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:35 am

@Katy - lovely sightings of the cubs! :dance:
231112 - First cub with 'a bit of evidence' - this is Tshidi. And then you found Seleka too! :thumbs_up:
151112 - Seleka!
Thank you for posting Katy! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Sharifa » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:08 am

We saw Tshidi from 6.15pm to 7.20pm on 23 November 2012 about 3 km south of Urikaruus. He was in a tree

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then came down and posed for us :D

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then came towards us and and set about 3 meters away 8)

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