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Leopards of Sabi Sands

United Kingdom lionuk Offline
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The sub adults from the Kambula pride catch and kill a male leopard. It's very sad to watch.
The ID of that leopard hasn't been revealed yet. 




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(12-02-2021, 10:52 PM)lionuk Wrote: The sub adults from the Kambula pride catch and kill a male leopard. It's very sad to watch.
The ID of that leopard hasn't been revealed yet. 





It isn't a territorial male such as Maxim's or Accipiter male. Via leopard Facebook groups I can say it's likely a leopard from Kruger.
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The Maribye Male - he'll be 2 years old in 3 months time. Hope he doesn't disappear into Kruger 


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Can anyone identify either of these males from Sabi Sands?

Here is the young male Leopard who made a Kudu Cow kill.



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When he cached his kill in a tree, an older male scavenged from the kill.



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When the younger male came back for the kill, the older male pushed him higher into the tree.

Here they are at an uneasy truce over a Kudu kill.



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Here is the video for reference.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWW4ZJ0jmCw
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The four dominant males of the Western Sector 
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Tortoise Pan by Andy Knupp 

Look at this fat fellow

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Folks are saying Kruger Park authorities recently darted and relocated the Shangwa male for getting too close to people. Now I'm hearing that he has unfortunately been put down, presumably for the same behavior. Will update when I get more information.
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Tortoise pan feeding on impala kill
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Shangwa Male on the Alpha loop close to Skukuza - what a beautiful leopard. So sad to hear he has been put down. 
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I assume this was a scenario similar to that of the Hukumuri male where the leopard decided to venture outside the park in nearby villages? Sad story and sad to hear that their only option was to put the animal down. Why not relocate the animal or put in in an enclosure? 

In Kenya, a well known male leopard from Nairobi National Park also caused trouble for some reason despite being him the biggest/dominant male in the park. They captured him and apparently released him in another park (Tsavo National Park) WITH a collar. Link: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2021-02-17-troublesome-leopard-collared-and-relocated-to-tsavo-east/
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(01-07-2022, 02:01 PM)Luipaard Wrote: I assume this was a scenario similar to that of the Hukumuri male where the leopard decided to venture outside the park in nearby villages? Sad story and sad to hear that their only option was to put the animal down. Why not relocate the animal or put in in an enclosure? 

In Kenya, a well known male leopard from Nairobi National Park also caused trouble for some reason despite being him the biggest/dominant male in the park. They captured him and apparently released him in another park (Tsavo National Park) WITH a collar. Link: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2021-02-17-troublesome-leopard-collared-and-relocated-to-tsavo-east/


It was within the Kruger national park apparently, he kept coming to the human areas of the park around skukuza.

Struggling to find more info, nobody has a clear answer on whether he was actually euthanised, and the leopard isn't being sighted either
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A new male showed up around Lion Sands 

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Shasha Male, son of Sibuye Female 


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Thandi Female 


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The Maribye Male


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