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on Follow-up to the missing Maxabeni Female

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Shirley
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I feel very sad when I read the above about the Maxabeni Female. I really hope and pray that she is still alive and surprise us.

Rosie
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Awww, so sad when they go, but it happens to all of us and she’s left 3 beautiful offspring behind and many great memories 🙂

Arden Zalman
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She IS a beauty–always roaming the bush forever

Evette Hartig
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A wonderful tribute but I just can’t give up hope, as slim as it may be.

Claire-M. Lepage
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Adam,

This is in fact very sad to come to the conclusion that one will never see again such a beauty of the bush. Please accept my condolences to you and all the team of Londolozi.

Claire-M.

Deana A
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We were there in late October when she was mating with the Marthly male. Her beauty will forever last in our memory. When we describe the leopards from that trip to family and friends, we call her the beautiful one. She will always remain so. It will be interesting to learn more about the younger female who has entered her territory. We’ll see you in October!

Joe Horn
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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

MJ
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How sad it is for us to loose one of our legends. Though we know it is inevitable, it is painful when it acutally occurs. I can only imagine the wonderful stories she could have told..What a wonderfully long life she has had. 15 yrs. Wow. You were an impressive lady that is for sure. Be free and fly among the stars, Beautiful One.

Carol Robinson
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My wonderful husband and I saw her last April when we visited. My husband died sadly in September – I’m hoping he sees Maxabeni Female in heaven :). So sad and sorry to hear this news.

Shelia Bayes
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She was the highlight of my trip in October…..each photo I have of her has become priceless to me.

Chip Lawson
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The 3:4 female was presumed dead a number of times by inaccurate and emotional guides following tracker presumptions. Her mother also moved far out of her territory west and the same inaccuracies were speculated over a number of months.

I agree it’s a long period of time, but maybe lets not rise to sensationalism just yet.

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