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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Sean Cresswell

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on Leopard Update: Mashaba Young Female

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Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
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Can you explain how you describe the various leopards as 5:3, 3:3 etc?

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Hi Bob and Lucie. Each leopard has an individual spot pattern (similar to a fingerprint) that can allow us to identify one leopard from another. Although there are a number of different ways of doing this, the most well accepted method is to look at the top line of spot at the whisker line. The 5:3 or 3:3 refers to the number of spot on either cheek. Although some leopards may have the same number; the shape, spacing and size of the spots will differ from leopard to leopard. I hope this helps! Thanks, Amy

karina
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she’s such a beauty. I saw her in May and ‘fell in love’. Wish her all the best for a great future!

Jill Larone
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Thanks Sean, for the great update and stunning pictures of the beautiful Young Mashaba female! I hope she stays safe and continues to thrive and gain confidence (and leaves the baboons alone).

TED SWINDON
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HI SEAN,
THANKS FOR THE GREAT BLOG AND WONDERFUL PICTURES.
SHE IS REALLY TURNING OUT TO BE AN ALL TIME FAVORITE FOR ME, AS I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WATCHING HER GROW TO MATURITY.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HER AND THE OTHER CUBS I SEE WHICH HAVE BEEN WELL ADVERTISED ON INSTAGRAM.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THEM IN LATE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER.
KEEP WELL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU BEFORE I GET THERE.
KIND REGARDS,
TED.

Al Kaiser
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I have had several visits with her since she was 3 months old and really appreciate this detailed update. Thanks

Bev Goodlace
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Thanks for your update and beautiful photographs Sean. Any rain yet?

Gillian Evans
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Sean thank you .. She was the first leopard we had the privilege to view with you back in March! I so enjoy the updates… Can’t wait till we are back again next March!

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