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White Dam 2:2 Male

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Chris Taylor


Chris was born and raised in the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands where his family inspired his early passion for the natural world. Exploring Southern Africa as he grew up, this passion was allowed to develop and his curiosity to expand. After high school, Chris spent ...

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on My First Encounter with the White Dam Male

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Hi Chris, so happy for you that you saw the White Dam male at last. He is an impressive leopard and it seems to me, he does not mind the Land Rover’s near him and even came to lie down near the Land Rover.

We are so lucky to get as close as we do to these amazing animals. Thanks Valmai

I wish you lots of more sightings of this beautiful male leopard.

Thank you, Christa. I hope so too.

What a photo Chris! I’d love to have a poster in my room! He’s really a wonderful male and perhaps more at ease in particular environments and light conditions. Or maybe he just needed to get to know you better. Compliments for the results!

I saw him back in September 2015 with his mother (White Dam Female) and his sister. They kept me entertained for a couple of days. I have loved keeping up with him!

A new male leopard sighting, how wonderful. Thanks for the update Chris, I hope the White Dam stays around so we can view him more, he looks quite impressive .

He is quite an impressive male indeed. And the fact that he isn’t seen often makes a sighting of him even more special.

Does the Mawelawela male leopard have territory in this same area?

Their territories do boarder on one another. The Mawelawela male resides further north and west into Londolozi while the White Dam male is seen more along our southern boundary and beyond.

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I thought Panthera ID’d White Dams father as Kashane. He is a handsome boy.. Thank for sharing such gorgeous photos.

Thank you for this, I will follow up and get back to you.

A moce b;pg Chris. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t work out, but then a nice surprise awaits you. I am sure you were over the moon to see that magnificent leopard. He sort of reminds me a lot of the Anderson Male, who has gone to heaven. He was a truly magnificent leopard also. Thanks for sharing. The pics are great.

Very true Leonie. You never know what might be around the next corner!

Senior Digital Ranger

Your first sighting of the White Dam Male and he comes over lays beside the vehicle! How lucky were you feeling!!??

Wonderful Chris that you were able to tick this personal box and I’m sure, by the sounds of things the White Dam Makes will become a regular visitor in your area. I hope to be present to witness him for myself 🙏🏻💕

I’m so happy you finally were able to spend time with the White Dam male. He’s an extraordinary leopard and hopefully will be around for years to come.

Magnificent leopard!
Gtrat photo on his descent from the tree!

Thank you Vin.

What a beautiful leopard he is! So glad you got to see him and thank you for the great photos. I especially like the one of him coming down the tree, with his curled paw.

Senior Digital Ranger

Very interesting that you keep records of the genealogy of the individual leopards. I’m sure that could lead to a very interesting research project about inherited characteristics. I wonder if there is a relationship between genealogy and the patterns of spots on leopards. Are parents’ spots similar to those of progeny?

Oooh another beautiful leopard to add to my wish list!

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