KTP Leopard: Tshidi

Moderators: ritad, RosemaryH, lion queen, Crested Val

User avatar
lion queen
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
Posts: 24456
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Upington SA

KTP Leopard: Tshidi

Unread post by lion queen »

Named after one of the 4 tribes that made up the Barolong tribe, they were the first sons of Tau

These two just south of Urikarus on 27 September at 18H10

Image

Image

As you can see no co-operation!!! They kept hiding away and we did not have that much time to spend with them!!!

For ID purposes Barolong's cubs:

First picture: Seleka on the left and Tshidi on the right.
Second picture: Seleka sitting up and Tshidi lying down.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West
User avatar
jacliz
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:52 pm
Location: Cape Peninsula

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jacliz »

Here is a photo of Barolong and her two beautiful cubs, taken on 26th October, 4kms south of Urikaruus.
Image
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)
User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 578
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt »

So here are a few sightings to report.
The first is a sighting that Enrico had on 26th October 2kms north of the upper dune road intersection. He has allowed me to post his photos for him.
Image
Image
This cub is the same as one of the cubs posted by lion queen on the 2nd October (page 42). They are Barolongs current litter (mentioned by Wanderw earlier). So as i write this jacliz has provided the family portrait....what a pic :mrgreen: :mrgreen: These two sightings were at the same location.
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.
F1/2014
User avatar
jacliz
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:52 pm
Location: Cape Peninsula

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jacliz »

Both of them greeting each other before going off to meet Mum :D
Image

For ID purposes: Tshidi on the left and Seleka on the right.
User avatar
wanderw
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1420
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Heart - Grootkolk, Soul - KTP, Body - far too far south most of the time!

KEEP >>>> Rosa Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw »

Posting the following leopards on behalf of rjm:

Seen a few km south of Urikaruus camp.

Image

A pic of one of Barolong’s 2 cubs, Tshidi.

Lovely sightings! Thanx rjm! :thumbs_up:
Last edited by wanderw on Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014
User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 578
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt »

Thanks for the comments, was a wonderful sighting.
We also saw Barolong, but with out her cubs at Urikaruus on the 8th Dec, she came to drink twice.

So it's time to announce the names of Barolong's two new cubs. After discussing it with Lion Queen, Enrico and Jacliz we have decided to call them Tshidi (larger leo and the one i posted pics of on behalf of Enrico) and Seleka (smaller one).
They are named after two of Tau's (a great Barolong chief) sons. At the moment we are not sure of the leopards sex but i'm assured that they can be used for either male or females.
Lets hope they become regulars to both Urikaruus, this thread and the project.
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.
F1/2014
User avatar
katydownunder
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1269
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:25 pm
Location: Back "home"?!...........

Tshidi

Unread post by katydownunder »

Sighting 23.11.12 at 11.29am, 3 km south of Urikaruus

First cub

Image
Larger View


I think on this pic you can see that this is a male....

Image
Larger View


Image
Larger View
The Trip of a lifetime....
Our KTP Adventures November 2010
User avatar
wanderw
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1420
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Heart - Grootkolk, Soul - KTP, Body - far too far south most of the time!

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw »

@Katy - lovely sightings of the cubs! :dance:
231112 - First cub with 'a bit of evidence' - this is Tshidi. :thumbs_up: .

Thank you for posting Katy! :gflower:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014
User avatar
Luca
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:37 pm
Location: Stadirano/Italy

Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by Luca »

This is Thsidi, brother of Seleke. About 4 kms south of Urikaruus, 03th January 2013.
Image[/url]
There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark
User avatar
AstroMatt
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 578
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt »

Lovely sightings Luca...thanks for sharing them here as well as emailing them to me. :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.
F1/2014
User avatar
Katja
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 327
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:12 pm
Location: Denmark

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Katja »

Here is a link to some photos of Tshidi, seen 3 km South of Urikaruus on 8 November 2013:
http://www.wildlifephotos.dk/kalahari_october_2013/trip_updates/leopard.html
KNP: February 2019
katanga
Posts: 81
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:02 am

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katanga »

I wanted to share a couple of my photo's from the same day as Katja's. I think this one was also near Urikaruus so I guess its the same Leopard.

Image


Image
User avatar
wanderw
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1420
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Heart - Grootkolk, Soul - KTP, Body - far too far south most of the time!

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw »

Hi katanga! Thanks for posting your sighting! :thumbs_up: Tshidi it is! :dance:
If you can, please fill in the 'Report a Sighting' form in the link at the bottom of the post - AstroMatt needs the details for the project, even if it was on the same day. Many thanks! :D
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014
Peregrine Falcon
Posts: 191
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Essex UK,too far from SA.

Tshidi

Unread post by Peregrine Falcon »

We also saw this one on 5th November at 07.23 just past Rooibrak waterhole. He had a springbok (looked partially eaten so not just killed) and dragged it up the dune for around 300-400mtrs until he stashed it in a large bush. he then came outside and lay in the shade panting. Later he went back inside the bush for a while presumably eating. We had been the only car to see this so far but now others joined us. He came out again and lay licking his paws.

Image
2013_11_05_IMG_4241 by [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/112117986@N08/11468613693/]Image
2013_11_05_IMG_4256 by [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/112117986@N08/11468499274/]Image
2013_11_05_IMG_4258 by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/112117986@N08/]

We understand from other posts that this is probably Tshidi. We did fill in the forms on the forum when we got home and sent Astromat an email with the details.

DASSIEDELIGHT & Peregrine Falcon
A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(W.H.Davies)

-------------------------------------
User avatar
wanderw
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1420
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Heart - Grootkolk, Soul - KTP, Body - far too far south most of the time!

Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw »

Hi DASSIEDELIGHT & Peregrine Falcon

Your leopard with a springbok and lying down at Rooibrak - this is Tshidi! Lovely to follow the life of this young male leopard. :thumbs_up:

Many thanks for posting on this thread and sending the sightings info to AstroMatt! :gflower:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014
Locked