KTP Leopard: Miera

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Thanks for the pictures Scouter. I agree with Wanderw that your LIT is the 13th Bore Hole cub. :thumbs_up:
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

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Four days later we bumped into this young lady at the 14th Borehole. I understand her name is Miera.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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

14th borehole leopard - Yes, this is Miera. When you saw her she was about 1 year and 9 months old. A beautiful young female!
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OK.......between 13th and 14th Boreholes on 22 Dec 2011 at 10am we came across who we think is Miera, relaxing under a tree.....



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She lay there for a bit then tried to catch one of the small birds in the grass....unsuccessfully.....and then walked south down the river bed.....

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and climbed a tree on the far side....

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The life of ?Miera......
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Hi, we just returned from the park and had a lot of leopard sightings, captured in photo and video.
I will post photos, once i get my shots sorted, probably at the end of this week.

For now i can only provide photos of two female leopards next to the intersection with the lower dune road on the Auob side.

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i´m posting the link to Flickr as it will give you the GPS data, if needed,

hope this is of any help,

cheers,

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Miera and Amur
@Afkpuz - Many thanks for posting your super pix! :thumbs_up: You sure had some great leopard sightings! :dance:
Miera and another leopard? :hmz: This leopard could be a new leopard. Do you perhaps have another pic of this leopard?
Hopefully AstroMatt will comment soon. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pix when you get your pix sorted. Thanx again Afkpuz! :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Wow what amazing sightings everyone is having.
@ Afkpuz, it sounds like you really had an amazing trip.
As for your leopards, as usual Wanderw is right on the money :clap:
You indeed did see Miera and an unknown leopard :clap: . More details of this sighting would be really appreciated.
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@Afkpuz - the sighting of another leopard with Miera is extremely interesting. Hoping you or your friend manage to find other pix of this leopard. :pray: Thanx! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Hi,

just returned from 5 days of work and managed to edit the videofootage i took of Miera and the other Leopard.

I also advised my friend Mario to edit his photos of the scene, we´ll post more photos here soon, i hope.

@AstroMatt: I will fill out the sheet in the next few days and send it back to you.

You can take a look at the Video here:



best regards,

Denis

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Who gets to name "new" leopards, btw? :)
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@Afkpuz - Many thanks for this very interesting video. :hmz: Miera and the new leopard seem very relaxed at this sighting!


Afkpuz wrote:Who gets to name "new" leopards, btw? :)


The forumite who first posts the leopard is asked for input re the name. AstroMatt will send you a pm/e-mail with suggestions, or you can suggest a name( but not your own name, and the name should have something to do with the Kalahari/Africa).
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Hi AstroMatt and everybody,

A lot of beautiful leopard captures here.
I think Anne-Marie already posted most of the Leopard sightings we had ,but i was alone on a drive when i saw this one coming ,just between Batulama and Gemsbokplein.

Could somebody help me for identification,please?


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Thanks,

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@anne catherine - Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up: What a beautiful sighting of Miera. :clap: When you saw her she was approximately 22months old. Can I ask, what was she doing and how long did this sighting last?
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Miera

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Sorry for the quality........had to crop the photos a lot...........my day of a close up leopard sighting in KTP still has to come................ :(

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Thanks very much Wanderw, so It's Miera..

First i saw her on the road, coming back from Gemsbokplein,no more than one kilometer north perharps.
There were two BBJ on the Auob side .
First,i thank she was going to chase them,one of the BBJ went quickly behind a shrub but the other was not too much afraid.At the end the two BBJ were calling and flouting Miera.Where they just playing ?

Looking at my two camera ,seems the were not exactly at the same hour,i would say i saw her no more than four or five minutes .She did'nt chased them at all, crossed again the road to go back in the rocks.
Here some pictures,sorry the first one was took very quickly through the front window of the car.

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Lion Queen, very nice sighting :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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What lovely sightings everyone is having. Its so nice to see the KTP leopards amongst the flowers for a change.
What a lovely sighting of Miera you had Anne :clap: . If you want to find out more about the leopards in the park then you can download my guide (link at the bottom of the post).

Lion Queen....you also saw Miera. She really is becoming a star in the park and is being seen all over the Aoub river. As i said great to see her playing amongst the flowers :mrgreen:
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