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Linda
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Great article on all the new young guns. Question: who is this leopard? is it a renaming? Maliliwane female with cub off Maliliwane Drainage – thanks heaps.

Lynn Rattray
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Please keep us posted on the Nanga young male. So sad that he may already be on his own. Thanks for your wonderful updates.

Mike Sutherland
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Thanks for your comment Linda! The Maliliwane female is the newly named daughter of the Campbell Koppies Female.

Claire-M. Lepage
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Which one, Mike? Ostrich Koppies/Ripape or Kwatile (last surviving cub). Thank you.

Brian C
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Hi Claire M,

Maliliwane Female is the leopard also known as Kwatile (she has another name as Mlowathi Female on Mala Mala). As a Sunsetbend granddaughter, it is very nice that she has her paws in a corner of Londolozi too!
Ostrich Koppies was mating with 5:5 (or Airstrip Male) in February. I wish these two girls the best!
Mike really did a super job with this update. And the photos are great!

Claire-M. Lepage
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Thank you, Brian C.

Mike Sutherland
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Thanks very much for your input BrainC. It is such a great thing to learn from each ither so we all appreciate the information! This particular female in question Maliliwane/Kwatile/Mlowathi has a cub that was viewed on Londolozi abut 3 weeks ago not exactly sure of the age though but sure MM will view her more often.

Christine
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What a wonderful update.

You’ve said the Dudley Riverbank Female is on the decline. Did her cub from 2012 survive? We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with the two of them, and it was extraordinary.

Brian C
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The update and maps are great! So often you wonder what happened to the sub-adult leopards after they become independent and where they have wandered.
To Christine:
The Dudley Riverbank female’s cub was still alive as of late March and has been seen across the Sand River on Mala Mala (they have not updated their leopard sightings for April). She appears to be independent and surviving well… I think.
I hope this is just a temporary separation for Nanga young male from mom. He seems a little young to be on his own, but probably Nanga female knows best!
Thanks again for the news of the youngsters.

Arden Zalman
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Hi Mike–I remember seeing the young Mashaba female with you when she was a tiny little cub lounging on a branch under her mother’s watchful eyes. Can’t wait to see her again in September. The new generation seems to be rightful heirs to the previous generation. They all look wonderful. Thank you for the updates on these magnificent animals.

Mike Sutherland
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Hi Arden, thank you so much for the comments on each and every blog post and for following the stories of these amazing animals. That sighting is one I will never forget! She has done alot of growing up since then! Look forward to seeing you in September! Mike

Sandra
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How old is the Maliliwane female’s cub? We saw her mating late last August.

Wendy Hawkins
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Wonderful Mike thank you & as usual your pictures are outstanding. Nottins was seen at Sabi Sabi two days ago looking stunning.

Claire-M. Lepage
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Mike, I have a little problem with Mashaba 2:2 Young female. On your photo I see she is a 4:3.

Thank you once again for this very informative blog. It is important!

Mike Sutherland
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Hi Claire, just in terms of your comment. In this photograph in particular I totally agree that it may she may seem to be a 4:3, but I think it is just this photograph that shows that. I am happy to email you others from various angles if you like. But she is definitely a 2:2 female. The one I have questioned is the Tutlwa Young female. We have always known her to be a 2:2 female, however, she seems to be a 3:2 female. With a tiny spot close to her nose, not visible in this picture unfortunately, but it will be discussed further. Mike

Marla Oppenheim
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Thank you for this wonderful update,Mike! Beautiful pictures. We cannot wait to be at Londolozi in just under five months and hopefully even see one of these young beauties!!
Marla and Alan Oppenheim

sauwah
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thank u for giving us their background and history. wish them good luck !

MJ Bradley
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Thank you for the glimpse into the future of the Leopards.. It will be interesting to see who is where in a years time.

Michael & Terri Klauber
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Very exciting to see the new generation as a group! Thanks for the update.

Jill Grady
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Thank you for the great update Mike. Will the Nanga young male be able to survive on his own at such a young age? We watched him and his mother one afternoon in Sept. and he was so little then. I really hope he will be okay.

sally
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Fantastic report! They are all such beautiful animals and we are honored to be able to follow them – thanks so very much!

Shardool Kulkarni
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What about the daughter of the Dudley Riverbank Female? She is being seen quite regularly on Mala Mala. She is 24 months old and the only hope for the Mother Leopard Lineage to continue in the female line

Mike Sutherland
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Shardool, interestingly enough this young female is currently on an Impala kill, 3 may 2014, on Sparta. First time she has been viewed so far north. She is looking healthy and beautiful!

Shardool Kulkarni
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Wow! That’s great news! Sorry for the late reply. Hopefully she’ll establish closer to the camps and become a star.

Rich Laburn
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Excellent article Mike, its fascinating to observe this new generation growing up and establishing territories for themselves. Any news on the Dudley Riverbank Female’s cub from about 12 months ago?

Kate Collins
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Thank you for the great article Mike. I look forward to the next update.

Lynda
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I saw Duley Riverbank female with her 3 week old female cub exactly 2 yrs ago. And was very blessed to see one more time last week near the camp. I thought she looked pretty good considering her 16 yrs old. It would greatly be appreciated if we could get updates on her and her cub, she has got to be my favorite thru the yrs. thanks again on the update on the young ones, that will soon be taking over, possibly her cub might come to Londolozi,

mike
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Praying for Nanga Young Male!

TinaGreeff
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Hi Mike,
THanks for updating us on all the beautiful leopards!!!Your photos absolutely outstanding and the stories fascinating !!!Just keep on with this !!!

Suzie
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Thank Mike!
Amazing photos and updates. I yearn to return to Londolozi, one of the most beautiful and serene places on the planet. I use this information in the classes I teach, and my student love it! Thanks so very much for the work you do!

Deborah
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Great update Mike & beautiful photos!
Thanks for taking the time to keep us all updated on these new generations.
I’m looking forward to seeing them soon.

WarrenPearson
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Hi Mike
Thanks for the great article and looking forward to seeing you all again mid June. Is it possible to put together a family tree diagram of all the different females (and males). i.e.. a continuation of the tree from Lex’s book?

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