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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 # 11

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Geri Potter
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WOW…these guys have gotten REALLY big in the past few weeks. I assume that can be attributed to the season, i.e. rains/births? They certainly look healthy, well fed and content!

Rich Laburn
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Hi Geri, it will most definitely be a cause of the general wellbeing of the whole environment as much of the general game is also starting to eat well again and thus put on weight. My own opinion, however, is that the rain has washed the dirt off many of the leopards and left them with shiny, good looking coats.

Sheena
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They are such beautiful creatures, and your photographs are equally stunning.

Judy Guffey
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Wonderful …. the photos are always spectacular.

Graeme Marais
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Hi Rich..

I can not believe how big Vomba Young Female is!! Is she mating yet?

and is she territorial or is she still sharing territory with her mother?

Rich Laburn
Member

Hi Graeme, at the moment we do not think she is mating as nobody has witnessed her in the act. She is, however, most definitely holding onto her territory around Plaque rock all the way up to Xidulu and the MM break. Wonderful to see her progressing so well, I know she is a favourite female leopard amongst many of the rangers.

Alessio
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Wow, Shorty is in great shape!

Carmel
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“Oh My Gad” Rich beautiful pics!
Did nt get to see the clip on CNN would you perhaps have a link of some sort to it?
What awesome creatures live in the bush, WOW!

Thanks for the highlights:-)

Carmel

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Hi Carmel, glad you enjoyed the images! To see the CNN clip, just visit this link to the post on the Londolozi Blog – http://blog.londolozi.com/2011/11/pioneering-the-new-frontier-of-a-social-enterprise/

Thanks for your comments, Regards,
Rich

Francis
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Hi, Rich.
I have a dumb question. Do you know which pride of lions mauled the leopard queen?

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Its not a dumb question at all Francis and my answer is that I honestly don’t know. I will look into it for you the next time I see JV.

Adam Bannister
Guest contributor

As far as i know 3:4 Leopard Queen was not mauled by lions but the Sunsetbend Female was mauled by the Sparta Pride in the Sand River near a kudu carcass.

Francis
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Thanks, Rich!

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