Observations in the Genus: Panthera

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Lazy lions

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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2015
Added: 10th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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The Last Peninsula Leopard

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre, Cape Point Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 4th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

The skull of what is believed to be the last peinisula leopard. The skull was found in a cave in 1995, along with the remains of the leopards two cubs. showed signs of being shot. This skull is a sad reminder of what once called the Cape home, and what the Cape has lost.

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Leopard

Leopard
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 29th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Leopard

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Location: Medike
Observed: 15th October 2015
Added: 22nd December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
Description:

Leopard on foot!

I have been walking at night for so long and finally I managed to see a leopard on foot at night.

The encounter was very good. I spotted the leopard from about 100m it stopped and then continued walking in my direction. At about forty metres the animal stopped sat down and watched. I stayed for about ten minutes and decided to leave the leopard in peace. It was great to be the one to leave the sighting. It was a magical encounter.

This is the big tom from our area.

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Lion

Top dog
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Addo Elephant Park Zuurkop
Observed: 13th November 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:2
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one of the big 5

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By: Nolufefe Mzondi
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 13th November 2015
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Leopard, Luiperd (Panthera pardus subsp. pardus) [(o)"]~Buckley

Leopard
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Location: Zeekoegat
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 13th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Lion

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By: Outrampsjenny
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenOutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Karoo National park , Central Karoo DC
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 28th October 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

This lion had obviously killed the gemsbok

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Sylvester???

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By: Outrampsjenny
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenOutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Karoo National Park , Central Karoo DC
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 28th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Male Lion with his prey .

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Lion in the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

Lion at the Lion & Rhino Nature Reserve
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Location: Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa
Observed: 10th February 2007
Added: 17th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:2
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Lion

Lion
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Twyfelfontein
Observed: 7th July 2003
Added: 9th September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Leopard

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Location: Medike
Observed: 24th June 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Big Tom

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Lions

ispot
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Unnamed Road, Kruger Park
Observed: 5th August 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Three Cubs following Mom

Hobatere 2008lion cubs following mother
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Hobatere
Observed: 25th December 2008
Added: 16th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Etosha Lion

Etosha 1 2008 lion Klein Namutoni
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha
Observed: 1st January 2009
Added: 16th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Runaway cat

Wolfdrif leopard
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: Wolfdrif, Agter-Pakhuis
Observed: 8th August 2015
Added: 14th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Having breakfast in Charite cottage at 9:15 am, saw a flock of small angry birds diving at something on the ridge across the river. Realised it was an animal flitting through the restio tussocks; for a few seconds it stepped out into the open and we saw all of it, spots and stripey tail ... but of course had no camera ready. It disappeared down the river in thick bush, pursued by the angry birds ... later we crossed the river and snapped the rather nice tracks it left behind.

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Lion Spoor

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 13th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Old Pooh

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Location: St Lucia
Observed: 9th August 2015
Added: 10th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Right next to the boardwalk. I know pretty much nothing about droppings, but I'm guessing it isn't a domestic dog cause it contained hair and bone fragments...
One longer piece and two separate rounder segments.

I've heard rumors that there used to be a leopard living in the bush by the Ski-Boat Club. Could it be??

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Lioness gives way to Elephant

Sharing waterhole east of Okakuejo (2)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha West
Observed: 23rd July 2015
Added: 9th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Branded

lioness marked by branding  (1)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha West
Observed: 23rd July 2015
Added: 9th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Brothers

Brothers of Okuakuejo pride (1)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha West
Observed: 24th July 2015
Added: 9th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Opuntia ficus-indica

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Lions ensuring the next generation

Lions mating Etosha west (1)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha West
Observed: 24th July 2015
Added: 9th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

:Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Focused Spots

Leopard Klein Namutoni (3)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha
Observed: 25th July 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Spots in the bush

Leopard Klein Namutoni (1)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha
Observed: 25th July 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Leopard had eaten springbok

Leopard Klein Namutoni (3)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Etosha
Observed: 30th July 2015
Added: 8th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Leopard spoor

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 7th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

The spoor of the female leopard we spotted from our camp.

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Leopard Kill

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 17th July 2015
Added: 1st August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Spotted this old carcass while we were on a water break. Was very easy to miss.

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Distant Hunter, and a huge surprise!

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 1st August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Our Mandla spotted this leopard travelling down the riverbed 500 metres or so from the camp. It was a female hunting, looking for cane rats and sights to ambush impala from. Also she was some distance away, it was a still a huge thrill and an incredible privilege

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The Remaining Watchmen

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 1st August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

The sixth lion, the golden maned male, stayed behind and watched us from the bank as we gathered water from the riverbed before moving away into the bushes

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Hidden in the Reeds

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 1st August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

This preluded the main sighting, with us hiding in the reeds twenty metres from the resting pride without them being aware of our presence

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