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David Dampier

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David left the bright lights of Johannesburg and a promising career as a chartered accountant to join the Londolozi Ranging team in 2009. After three years spent as a guide, during which he built up a formidable reputation as one of Londolozi's top ...

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on The Leopards of Londolozi #4

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Jamie adams
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Some fantastic pictures of some beautiful leopards. I notice that most of the leopards have 3:2,5:4 etc after their names. What do the numbers account for?

Adam Bannister
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Jamie these numbers refer to the unique spot patterns that each individual leopard has. Have a look closely at the first row of spots both left and right of the nose, just above the whisker line. Hope this helps…have a closer look at the leopard photos and see if it makes sense to you!

Jamie adams
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Now it makes sense. Thanks for that.

Henry Smith
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David – These are fabulous photos! I especially like the one of the Vomba female reflected in the Sand River. Well done! We can’t wait to get back to Londolozi – only a month or so from now!

Rich Laburn
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That’s exciting to hear that your trip is not too far away. Looking forward to having you back here Henry and hopefully showcasing some of your pictures from your stay. Thanks for your comment. Rich

Geri Potter
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STUNNING photos of the most amazing animals! Such a pleasure to see them! You all do an amzing job of tracking and capturig each animal’s unique beauty…Thank you!

Sue Prince
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Great pictures David, love Vomba female across the rocks on the Sand River and the “unknown female looks like the black spot is the Londoz logo in her eye, now thats commitment! hope your well

David D
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Hi Sue, great to hear from you! Agree on the eye spot, should get our marketing team onto it!

Graeme Marais
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David Dampier – I really love that photo of Vomba in the River. The light is awesome and such a special spot.

What are the chances that Vomba is going to drop her cubs in the river again?

Hows Mxabene Young Male’s eye? Wasnt his grandmother also blind in one eye?

David Dampier
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Many thanks Graeme. I do think Vomba is almost certain to keep her cubs in the river again, although with the looming summer rains she is going to have to make sure she moves them out before the river rises.
Maxabene Young Male’s eye is still not looking great. His grandmother was Munghen Female-I will double check but I think you may be right about her having one eye, which would be quite a coincidence

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