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Re: Leopard

Post by Richprins » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Leopard

Post by Mel » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:18 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Amazing :-0
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Re: Leopard

Post by Richprins » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:49 am

VIDEO

Very strong, looks like a kudu? :shock: :shock: :shock:


https://twitter.com/i/status/1046416841663553537


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Big male leopard took his kill up a tree now stationary
H1-3, 5km N of Kumana Waterhole
Near Tshokwane
Vis 5/5
Tinged by Ruan & Lizzy
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Re: Leopard

Post by Richprins » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:54 am

Aha...another post says it's a nyala! \O
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Re: Leopard

Post by 100ponder » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:09 pm

Pause the video when the rear hoof is clearly visible and then ask yourself what kudu or nyala has rear ankle hair tufts.

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Re: Leopard

Post by Richprins » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:53 pm

Ok what is it, 100p? 0:
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Re: Leopard

Post by 100ponder » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:38 pm

Impala.

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Leopard burns paws on braai grid

Post by RogerFraser » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:07 pm

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Leopard burns paws on braai grid
The 10-month-old leopard is one of two siblings orphaned at a young age.
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SKUKUZA – A well-known female leopard cub was recently rescued from a certain death.

Umlilo, as she is now known, badly burned her paws after walking on a hot braai grid in the staff village at Skukuza. The 10-month-old leopard is one of two siblings orphaned at a young age.


The male had apparently been killed, but Umlilo (fire in SiSwati) somehow managed to survive.
“We became worried, as she started to pose a threat to people and their livelihood,” said state veterinarian, Dr Lin-Mari de Klerk-Lorist.

Umlilo’s condition deteriorated after this harrowing experience, but she was given a second lease on life thanks to, among others, Gerrie Camacho, a carnivore specialist at the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency who has dedicated his life to fight dwindling leopard numbers.

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Camacho and his team captured Umlilo and a blood test and skin test for tuberculosis were done.
“She luckily tested negative, but as per protocol, she is being kept in quarantine boma for six months,” said De Klerk-Lorist.
Umlilo is not only recovering from her poor condition and badly burned pads, but has been given an opportunity to grow into a sub-adult, creating a better chance for survival.

“She is now well looked after and confined to a boma at this stage on the property where she would be released into the wild.

“Currently she still is fairly nervous and seems to thrive on the ample food she receives, consisting of pure game products,” said Camacho.
“I have to give credit to highly dedicated people going beyond expectations to care for and support our cause, such as De Klerk-Lorist and Dr Joel Alves, who are putting in a huge effort to do the boma care.

“I want to reiterate that the rumours spread about us confining wild leopards in captivity in an unprofessional manner, without any purpose or plan, are completely unsubstantiated,” he concluded.

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Re: Leopard burns paws on braai grid

Post by Richprins » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:17 pm

Ja, I don't quite understand why the orphan was walking around in the staff village, or kept there, but anyway, Gerrie is a legend and has got the T-shirt, as they say! \O
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Re: Leopard burns paws on braai grid

Post by Flutterby » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:29 am

Poor kitty...all alone and sick. :-(

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