KTP Leopard: Itumeleng

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KTP Leopard: Itumeleng

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Itumeleng in Tswana means Joy,Celebrate, Be happy.

Thanks for posting the update Wanderw :gflower:

Here are a few photos of the newest arrival taken by ML Carstens on 7th July 2014 at 13 Bore hole.

New cub
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Barolong
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The name will follow shortly.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Super pixs Ml Carstens(thanx for posting AstroMatt). Barolong's new cub has been called Itumeleng - means joy/celebrate in Tswana.
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I saw this young cub somewhere between 13th and 14th Borehole on the 4th December, really hoping others might see her too as I would love to know more about her/him.

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Here is another pic. I have sent the sighting on to Matthew. I also saw the Leopard drinking at the Nossob hide at the end of November but don't have a pic as I didn't have my camera with me. :redface:

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Wonderful sighting of little Itumeleng Peterpiper...he/she is growing up to be a stunning leopard!
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I have another sighting to share with you.............

We saw Itumeleng Sunday 1 February at Rooibrak.

She was sitting up under the trees right across from the waterhole. Still can't believe that we were the only car at that stage!!

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She then started to eat something which we later IDed as a Genet.

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Making sure we are not interested in her Breakfast!!

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I assume the Genet was not very tasty as she then started eating grass!!

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Then we got some nice poses!!

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She then decided there are to many cars (6 in total!!) to her liking and first tried to hide in the tree!
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She then decided it might be a better to just disappear over the ridge!!
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In total we spend nearly an hour with her!!

Nothing left of the cub that's in the photos in Astromatt's Leopard Guide.............now all grown up and a beautiful leopard!!

Hopefully she'll spoil us with many sighting over the years to come!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Wow LQ! What a great sighting and pix of a lovely young leopardess. I estimate that she is only around a year old and it looks like she is doing ok for herself. Many thanks for sharing this with all of us. :gflower:
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