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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:57 pm

yes Sharifa, it's possible...the reflection could be a problem (like this one in Kruger, seeing its image on the side of the car)
thanks AstroMatt :clap:
:hmz: got a question...L-11 is not a name :?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:10 pm

You're right :redface: , L-11 isn't a name but i didn't want to delay getting the next version out much longer. He only went in quite last minute due to the severe lack of photos. I also want to speak to some people who saw him quite early on as they were (sort of) part of the first group of people to report him.
But don't worry he'll get one pretty soon....you'll just have to provide me with the photos ;)
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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 anne-marie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:27 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:14 pm

Thanks AstroMatt for the new guide :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looking good :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterpiper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:44 pm

Here's one of the cubs outside Twee Rivieren taken on the 28 January 2013

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 pm

cute, cute little cat :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:58 pm

Thanks peterpiper :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterpiper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:03 pm

BTW I noticed the same behaviour now in Feb at that waterhole from Wildebeest. There was no other water and after a few attempts to get water they eventually gave up and left without drinking. Something must be in there.
Bees? Wasps? Maybe a Honey badger den? Large cobra?
Would love to know.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by peterpiper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 pm

Very much later when it was nearly dark, the mother appeared with both cubs suddenly and crossed the river. I could not get a decent pic of the three of them but here she is with one of the cubs. This was about 5 minutes before the gates closed.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:22 pm

peterpiper wrote:BTW I noticed the same behaviour now in Feb at that waterhole from Wildebeest. There was no other water and after a few attempts to get water they eventually gave up and left without drinking. Something must be in there.
Bees? Wasps? Maybe a Honey badger den? Large cobra?
Would love to know.
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interesting... will go to know :hmz: :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:50 am

Wow what a lovely sighting!!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:56 pm

Lovely sighting Peterpiper :thumbs_up:
The wonderful picture of the cub under the tree is the same cub as KG posted in the Recent SIghtings thread...L-12 (name will change).

The second picture is Rooiputs on the left and the second cub. This is the first picture of the second cub i've seen. :clap:

Could i ask you to send me an email with the sighitng info, and attach as many pics as you can of the cubs. They will be really very useful for the guide. :pray:
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 peterpiper » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:02 am

AstroMatt wrote:
The second picture is Rooiputs on the left and the second cub. This is the first picture of the second cub i've seen. :clap:

Could i ask you to send me an email with the sighitng info, and attach as many pics as you can of the cubs. They will be really very useful for the guide. :pray:


Sent you all the info and pics today.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:15 am

Just catching up again after a long absence from the forum.

WOW! Fantastic sightings Sharifa, shane, frisian and peterpiper! :dance:
Thank you all for posting! :gflower:

A very interesting sighting of Dakotah and Amur. Also, great to know that Barolong's cubs are doing well, also that Rooiputs and her cubs are happy and healthy. :D

I am still hoping for more posts/info on Safran's cub. :pray:

Just a note - there are now 49 leopards in the ID guide/project(with peterpiper's 2nd Rooiputs cub)! :dance: (AstroMatt - it has come quite a way from nov 2011! :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap: )

So, who will post/report the 50th leo? :whistle:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:49 am

Excellent point Wanderw!!....who will find the 50th???
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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