KTP Leopard: Barolong

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KTP Leopard: Barolong

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This leopard was named after the Barolong tribe

11th January 2012, 11am.
50m North Kamqua. Picked up the female and the male but they were very distant and under a tree. Only got one photo that is semi useful for iding the male. But i spoke to a guy who saw them earlier when they were close to the road and he got great shots. I am pretty sure this male is also new.
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Barolong

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@Astromatt - You certainly had a great trip! 7 leopards!!! :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up: A lot more info for this thread and the ID booklet! :dance:

Kamqua female and male - great find and great pix of the female! :thumbs_up: (Tsamma with mom Barolong)
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Barolong

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This one was seen just north of Urikarus camp on 11 April 2012

My excuse for the bad photos this time, will be that the leopard was a bit camera shy............. :redface:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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@lion queen
11 April North of Urikaruus - Lovely sighting of Barolong!
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From: Fourth time "lucky" in Kgalagadi - May 2012.
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The next few days we were in Nossob. From 12 May we were in Cabin number 1 at Urikaruus. On our first night at 7:05 I was standing at the fire and saw something was drinking water at the water hole. I could not belief my eyes, it was a Leopard. I did not expect it so early, but got this photo as proof.

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The Leopard only took one or two sips of water and walked off to the dunes on the other side of the river. Well she at least had the adrenaline flowing and the meat and wine tasted so much better.
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@WillieV - You were lucky with leopards! :dance: Great to see Barolong at the Urikaruus waterhole.
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After the sighting of Tsamma I went back to Urikaruus for lunch. We then went south to Auchterlonie and back.

It was about 3:20 and for some reason I decided to first go in to Urikaruus camp before we continue to 13 de boorgat. I had a quick look at my photo’s of Tsamma. The Crows were very noisy and made me look up.

Unbelievable, there were three Crows flying and escorting a LEOPARD down the dune opposite our cabin. I shouted at Jacques, who was on the boardwalk, and he informed the other quests who were at home.

She was not amused by her escort and walked from tree to tree before she came in the open at 3:30. She was still escorted by the Crows.

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She spend some time at the water and at 3:35 she left. She left between cabin 3 and 4 and went up the hill towards the main road.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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That was a great daytime sighting of Barolong! :mrgreen: :clap:
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Here is a photo of Barolong and her two beautiful cubs, taken on 26th October, 4kms south of Urikaruus.
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More to come - just struggling with posting photos :wall:. It's been a long time!

For ID purposes:

Tshidi is back left in the picture and Barolong on the right, with Seleka in the middle (Front)
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Posting on behalf of rjm:

Tsidi along with his mom, Barolong.

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You can see how big Tshidi is compared to his mom. Barolong - nearest leopard,left.
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Posting on behalf of rjm:

rjm saw Barolong at the Urikaruus waterhole - on 30/03/14 at 20.39.

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Lovely sighting rjm! :thumbs_up:
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To experience the Kgalagadi is always a previlage.
To see a leopard , a special bonus.
On our last day, we were so lucky to see a leopard chase a wild cat, which used up all his 9 lives to get away.
Just before Urikaruus water hole. Date 20/05 Time: 9.30 am
The leopard returned to the dune, and within 5 min caught another wildcat .
The he/she disappeared with his/her prize.
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The next day, while leaving the park from MataMata, between 13th borehole and Urikaruus, we find , we think , the same leopard.
Date 21/05 Time 8.02
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We spent an hour with her/him but then had to leave.
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We stopped at a vehicle , and they showed us our first leopard of our trip.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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We watched as he/she went in stealth mode to try and approach something...
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Suddenly a wildcat appeared, running for it's life!
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The chase was on... the Gemsbok also had a fright!
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losing 8 of his 9 lives, the cat got away...
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The leopard stopped, turned around , as if nothing happened, and strolled back to the other side of the riverbed.
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The Gemsbok, who had a scare, followed her to make sure she was on her way.
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Thinking about her next move...
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And quicker as you can blink an eye, she caught something to eat.
Well done!
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@kyknetta - I believe you are correct. :dance: You found Barolong, Itumeleng's mom, not that often seen in daytime. How exciting to see her hunt. Fantastic sequence of pix! Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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