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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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James, her brother was never seen again? Did he move into Kruger?

Hi Marinda, that is correct we are not sure what happened to him after he dispersed.

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Is the Inyathini male still around or is he gone ?

Hi Marc, we are not too sure as there have been no sightings of him recently. Considering his age and the fact that the Senegal Bush male is seen in his former territory we assume he has moved off our traversing area. Male leopards in their older years will slowly shrink their territories to avoid conflict.

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Thanks for the info,James. I knew he lost huge parts of his territory and was just curious if he had been spotted recently.

Beautiful shot by Bruce of her on the boulder !

I watched the Three Rivers female with her mama and brother. Loved that sighting and she became my favorite living leopard. (Legadema in Botswana was my favorite for many years). LOVED this posting!

Great news! Looking forward to mini leopard paws later this year. Did her brother survive?

Hi Denise, her brother could definitely still be alive but because of the vast expanse of wilderness that he has at his disposal we do not see him on our traversing area which means he most likely dispersed out of the area in which he was born.

A fascinating story and beautiful pictures.

We so enjoyed watching the Three Rivers female (long before she was named) and her brother play fighting and tree climbing while Xidulu was off hunting. It was not long after that she was killed and they were on their own. It ‘s wonderful to see her grown and well.

What handsome couple. Three rivers female is such a pretty little lady….I hope to see the outcome in the future. 🙏🏻💕

What a cool development. Please keep us posted on their progress!

How wonderful! I am looking forward to visiting the area and leopards in Londolozi sooner than later. It is simply great to be able to track their genes in a pedigree! Very important for their conservation and the stories of the different characters are like a family saga.

Thanks James S. As usual a really lovely set of pics with the video. Excellent quality. And a good and interesting article to go with them. Really good. Christmas Cubs Pending? We will see. Wendy M

As the Senegal Bush Male (Kunyuma) is a son of Karula the most famous and successful leopardess of the Sabi Sands, any cubbies produced would have a fabulous genetic lineage on both sides of their parentage!

Thank you James, really interesting. I was lucky enough to see her when she was about 3 months old, along with her brother and Xidulu – a very special sighting. The Senengal Bush male is a very busy boy – having just finished mating with 3 Rivers he’s moved onto Mashaba!

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