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Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks Luca...looking forward to seeing it.

So i have finally finished all the updates to both guides and they are now available to download from the website.
In total there are 11 (!!) new leopards that have been added. Here is a rough summary of the changes,

General: Updates to range maps and most recent sighting dates (both guides).

New Leopards: Neo, Haigamas, Ontlametse (Tswana's cub), Motsumi, Lotlatlana, Pelo (Lotlatlana's cub), Bontle, L-58 (Bots).

New pictures: Warona, Tshidi, Langklaas, Tebogo.

New Historical Leopards: L-57, L-59, L-62.

Leopards moved to historical: Khami, Kgosi.

Please download a copy, the KTP one is not small coming in at 87Mb, but with all the pictures it is just too hard to make any smaller. Please also pass the links to anyone you know who might, or who has visited the park in the past.
Cheers and enjoy the updates :thumbs_up:
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 lion queen » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:39 pm

AstroMatt, great work thank you so very much!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

We're of to Kgalagadi in 10days time, do you want me to take some hard copies with of the new Guide and distribute them between the camps???
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by enrico » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:35 pm

Astromatt. :thumbs_up:
Many thanks for your huge effort in creating and continuously updating this interesting and unique resource of the leopards of the Kgalagadi. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Caracal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:59 pm

Warona - Gemsbokplein - 19 October 2013.

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The Mongoose survived to tell the tale..with it's tail intact. :) As you can imagine we were thrilled with this sighting and I was even more thrilled when I realsied that I had managed to capture it as well. :)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Nyala » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi Caracal,
most fantastic pics, thanks for sharing. :big_eyes:
I hope we can also post pics of Leopards on our return.




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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:23 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
marvelous, wonderful... superb :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by manicwalker » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:15 am

Wow Caracal what beautiful photos :clap:
and so well captured :thumbs_up:
I am very happy the little mongoose survived :)
Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos :k

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gatita » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:22 am

stunning pictures, Caracal :clap: :clap: :clap:

what an awesome sighting :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Stampajane » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:35 am

Wonderful photos, Caracal. What a fantastic sighting.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:46 am

Wow an Awesome sightings and great series of photos!! Thank you for sharing!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:56 pm

@AstroMatt - The new ID guide is looking great! :thumbs_up:

@Caracal - Stunning sighting and pix! I think you know how green I am! :wink: Thank you for making time to post. :gflower:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gatita » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:25 pm

We saw this leopard on 08.10.2013 just north of Geinab.

I am sorry about the poor quality of the pictures. The leopard was at least 200 metres into the riverbed and it was very hot.

AstroMatt thinks this could be a new leopard but he is not 100% sure. Any ideas?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Lionspoon » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:54 pm

gatida :yaya:

Asked Matthew what he thinks about the leopard being Rosa
as the whisker spots on the right hand side and the facial marks
underneath / next to the left eye seem to match.

He agreed with that ID. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:25 pm

@Lionspoon - :clap: :clap: :clap:
I must say I thought this was a new leopard, but after discussing this with AstroMatt(and he told me about your e-mail), I can see the spots on the right hand side match with Rosa. Well done, this was not an easy ID! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:51 pm

well done :clap:
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