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on Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Means Business!

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Adam Bannister
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Last night we also had the Marthly Male calling and scent marking south of the camp. It appears that Camp Pan is now having his territory ‘attacked’ on 2 fronts at the exact same time. How will he handle himself now?

Graeme Marais
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Itll be interesting to see if there is any interaction between Dudley Riverbank 5-5 Young Male and the Maxabeni Youngsters as well..
In a very close area we must have Camp Pan Male, Marthly Male, Dudley Riverbank 5-5 Young Male, and both Maxabeni Youngsters, must make for interesting game viewing.

Penny Parker
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Is there any more that has happened between the two since then? Dudley Riverbank 5:5 is looking brave 🙂

Rich
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Just yesterday, 3 April 2011, the Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male was seen with the Vomba Young Female. He had chased her up a tree and was sitting at the base waiting for her to come down. There has been no more interaction between the males.

Adam Bannister
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Great comment Graeme…it is true we have a huge number of male leopards in a relatively small area! Someone, I feel, is going to have to give and move out! How much longer can Camp Pan maintain his throne?

B L Pfleeger
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Good to know that 5:5 has become independent and is trying to establish territory. In 2003, when my husband and I were there, he was still hanging very close to 3:4, his grandmother, at about two years of age.

patrick
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Its amazing that a small area has like 5male leopards. I am from Kenya and am a great wildlife fan. Most films I have watched on leopards are mostly on females. E.g big cat diary. But what i relish is watching a male leopard in all its majesty and pride. I mean female leopards, I see them being meek to animals like hyena and baboon. I know a hulking 90kg camp male would tear any of those apart. Good work keep us posted.

Rich
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Patrick agreed! Although the deft and petite beauty of a female leopard is incredibly graceful and stunning to see, a big male leopard is just such a beautiful and impressive cat. Their ability to challenge larger prey and their confidence when moving through the bush is truly something special. This male leopard, the Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male is just starting to reach his full size and it is going to be brilliant to watch him grow…

Timeless AfricaSafaris
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Stunning, one can see the man means business!

Rich
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He certainly does. This male leopard seems to get bigger and stronger every time I encounter him!

Sian Fisher
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Im heading to Londolozi in August and am absolutely delirious with excitement in thinking of what will unfold with Camp Pan by then…..he is truly a majestic cat!

Rich
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He is awesome Sian and a huge amount could unfold before then. Hopefully you will get to experience both Camp Pan and Dudley Riverbank 5:5 in action.

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