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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Introducing the Ximungwe Female Leopard

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Time flies. Can’t believe she is nearly 3 years old. A beautiful name for a beautiful leopard. Bateleur eagles are my favourite. It will now be easy to remember their Shangaan name.

Phil Schultz
Senior Digital Ranger

Too late. She will always be the Mashaba Young Female to me.

Lucie Easley
Senior Digital Ranger

I always find the explanations of the how, where, or why so interesting. Thanks, James, for the information involved in the naming.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Thanks for the update! We have been waiting patiently for Mashaba’s daughter to get her official name. Now we just have to figure out how to pronounce it! 😉

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Look forward to reading more about her over the next few years

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Great news James. I’m so glad she has a reference name now, and by the way, she is beautiful. I hope she is able to successfully mate and produce cubs, sooner rather than later. Seems life is good in Londolozi!!

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Thanks James. Having viewed her since she was 3 months old, I’ve been waiting for this post for a long time!

Gillian Evans

The Mashable young female holds a special place in my heart as she was the very first Londolozi leopard I was able to photograph on our very first game drive when she was just maybe 10 months old! Hoping she does well as the Ximungwe female! Thanks James !

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Nice to see that she has her own name now, and a really beautiful one too!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

So has she started to settle into an area then?

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

I am so glad to hear of an update of my very favorite leopard! I’ve been following her for the past few years and am glad she is finally named. Now, how do you pronounce it? Lol…

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