KTP Leopard: Auchterlonie Female

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KTP Leopard: Auchterlonie Female

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This leopard was named after the Auchterlonie area where she used to be seen quite regularly

@ AstroMatt & Wanderw

You are right, I mixed up Rooiputs and Rooibrak :redface: my mistake. Your ID of the cub is spot on! :thumbs_up:

We also spotted what I think is the Auchterlonie male, not as per Carolz on page 7, but PeterBee's unidentified male. This male leo is large with a very square face and thick neck. His is very confident and relaxed. We saw him about 1km south of Auchterlonie in a tree.

What do you think?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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So now i have a story of pictures that i hope you all believe. It will nicely piece together a number of leopards on this and other threads.

The first report on the forum was of a leopard by bushbuddies (page 11). This i have managed to match to a picture by Jumbo on the Kgalagadi: Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp forum, note both leg and side matches.
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First Bushbuddies image, scaled up a bit and with markings.
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Then Jumbo's image with markings
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Then i have matached Jumbo's image to IaniP's image he posted on the 4/11/2011
Jumbo's and IainP's pictures. Note side and forehead markings.
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I then believe that i have matched a left hand side picture taken by Bushbuddies to one taken by Malealea's sister Janina in June 2010 (posted by wanderw in, WANTED: Twee Rivieren Leopard and 2 cubs - Regular Updates!, viewtopic.php?f=38&t=26529&start=210)
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Janina/Malealea's image
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Now Malealea's sister saw this leopard with a cub, so we can definitely say it is female.
So i'm going to say sorry IainP your leopard isn't a new one...and isn't male :doh: , but very interesting that she is now so big.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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This will be my very bad contribution to this amazing thread.

Leopards are the one thing we've never seen much of over the years................. :(

The other one was on 18/12/2010 just after 10H00. It made a beeline across the road 4 kilometers before Auchterlonie and the went up the ridge and within minutes it was gone.

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Sorry about the quality of the photos and compared to some of these others it would be the 8th wonder if these could be identified................ :tongue:
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@Lion Queen - Thanks for posting. The first picture you post is of the big Rooibrak Male :D , see Wanderw's earlier photos.
As for your second, i first saw your leopard on the ridge picture in the "Can't Get Enough" thread. I had a feeling that i knew this leopard, and sorry Jo it's not the Auchterlonie Male. Your second photo makes it much easier to identify and confirms my earlier suspicions.
I believe that it is the same leopard that Bushbuddies, Jumbo, IainP, and Malealea's sister Janina saw...and now Lion Queen :clap:
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Kielie Kranke 10 Feb 2010, regular visitor

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Auchterlonie Female

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@RichardJ - I think your KielieKrankie leo is the same as Bushbuddies, Jumbo, lion queen, Janina and IainP's. What do you think AstroMatt?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Great work Wanderw :thumbs_up:
RichardJ's KK and Ingrid60's are both matches.
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Auchterlonie Female

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These 2 leopards shot on 11 December just south of Auchterlonie.

Young one.

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And the adult

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Many thanks for posting these lovely pix Touareg! :thumbs_up: You had awesome leopard sightings this trip! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

1) Young leopard just south of Auchterlonie - this is a new addition to this ID thread and AstroMatt's booklet.(Cagn) :dance: :dance:
2) Adult seen with the young leopard above - this is the Auchterlonie female.
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nr 2 - 21.1.2012, near Munro - about 13h (sorry can't remember if it's Swiss hour or SA hour :redface: )

the female to the left side

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Nr 3 - 21.2.2012, near Munro - about 18h - could be the Auchterloni female.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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So just to confirm the identities of all the leopards you saw here is the list :mrgreen:

21-01-2012, 18h, Auchterlonie female in the tree.
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So just to confirm the identities of all the leopards you saw here is the list :mrgreen:

21-01-2012, Nr Munro, Auchterlonie Female under the tree.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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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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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).
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