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Vomba 3:2 Female

Vomba 3:2 Female

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Suzanne Gibson

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I came here for the 1st time with my husband in Feb 2010, 2nd stop on a Vic Falls-Londolozi-Cape Town trip. I'd wanted to come here for years, as my ambition was to see a leopard in the wild. We looked at the ...

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It is wonderful to have seen this family of leopards over the last 10 years. Our first leopard that we’ve seen was Mashaba when she was still the Vomba young female. We have seen Vomba, Nkomveni and Ximungwe females. Great memories.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

how marvelous to be able to trace the heritage of this lovely leopard! we have been very fortunate to see and follow many of Londolozi leopards on our visits, and it is great to understand their history. thank you Victoria

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Nice story of all your leopard sightings.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Suzanne, I have been lucky to see Vomba Female, Tutlwa Female, Nkoveni Female. They are so phenomenal 🤗
I liked your story – we have been 4 times, and we will return in 2020 for our 50th wedding anniversary, in Sept.

Lovely biography of the Vomba female Suzanne which reminded me of our very similar love story with another Londolozi star, the 3:4 female (Tugwaan’s daugther ), born in 1992, passed away in 2009 (shortly before your first encounter with Vomba). We first met her on June 6, 1995 on the day she started our addiction to leopards and to Londolozi. Since then, one, two, or even three stays a year in “paradise”, much too far away from France. I wish we could someday meet on the Veranda at Varty Camp. We would have so many wonderful memories to share. Lovely to know there are people who cannot “survive” without Londolozi leopards…

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Aha, another Londolozi leopard addict! Yes, it would be lovely to meet up – this year I’m back at Founders beginning of November for my annual fix.

Alex McMillan
Explorer

I think it’s time for a family tree of leopards … amazing sightings, and amazing you Suzanne have been able to trace and sight so many leopards on down over the years.

Alex McMillan
Explorer

And now I see that tree of the Vomba female’s family already exists on the site. My bad!

https://leopards.londolozi.com/leopard/vomba-32-female?_ga=2.224547034.171775601.1583163564-1610362499.1567523997

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Alex,
We are in the process of updating them…
Watch this space…

Alex McMillan
Explorer

Great to hear, James, I enjoyed looking through the existing one so will look forward to any updates.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Lovely blog, Suzanne! It brought back so many memories of my past visits to Londolozi, many of which seem to have mirrored yours, starting in 2010. It’s fun to track the genealogy of the leopards of Londolozi and watch the changes over the years. My next visit is next month – missed you again!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Incredible chronology which aligns somewhat with our initial visit in 2013. We have had many encounters over the years with many of these leopards.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Lovely chronology Sue.
The Vomba female was also the first leopard I ever saw on Londolozi!

Lisa Antell
Explorer

Saw Mashaba last August looking quite plump and pregnant…..since then no news of cubbies….so sad for this beautiful girl.

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