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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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Robert Ball

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Robbie developed a passion for the African bush from many visits to his family’s small holding in a greater conservancy just outside Johannesburg. Living in the big city his whole life, he always found refuge in the outdoors and has grown to appreciate ...

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on Kudus, squirrels and the Senegal Bush Male

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Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

I watched this male on Safari Live when he was a youngster along with his brother Quarantine Male. Kunyuma was his name then. He always had an attitude! Loved watching him!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Are the Ximungwe young male and the Senegal Bush male related? They look like the supreme king and the young Prince…

Robert Ball
Contributor

Thats correct, the current cub of the Ximungwe female (aka the Ximungwe young male) is sired by the Senegal Bush Male.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Reading the first paragraph of this blog, I thought you were describing me and my husband, recent visitors! And we DID see the leopards we read about in the blogs – including the Senegal Bush male, the Ximungwe female and cub and so many more. Memorable!

Robert Ball
Contributor

Memorable indeed i am sure of it!

John McCabe
Explorer

Can a Male Leopard take down a bull Kudu or is it out of the equation?
Love the articles.

Robert Ball
Contributor

It’s not completely out of the equation, but it’s very unlikely for a male leopard to try his luck with a fully grown kudu bull when there are more suitable opportunities in the vicinity.

John McCabe
Explorer

Many thanks! Keep up the great work.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Super photos

Robert Ball
Contributor

Thank you, Ian!

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Wonderful sightings of the Ximungwe female and her cub and the Senegal bush male. Thanks for sharing Robert.

Robert Ball
Contributor

You’re welcome, William!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Oh Robbie the squirrel that mislead you thinks he helped you not to walk into the Senegal bush male. Never mind the guests and you and your tracker got to see the Sengeal leopard in all his glory. He is such a majestic cat and one of my favorite leopards. Beautiful foto’s of him, thank you.

Robert Ball
Contributor

You’re welcome, Valmai – a majestic cat indeed!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

A beautiful male, the Senegal leopard. I love watching him.
Those squirrels! But the main thing for you and your guests is, as you said, that in the end the leopard was found thanks to team work.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I just love watching the Senegal Bush male on his patrol, both literally and figuratively. His large head featuring those steely green/gold eyes could stop anything in his path. I’m so glad your guests were able to see him before their departure.

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

That photo of the squirrel is just beautiful!!!

Robert Ball
Contributor

Thank you, Carly!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

PS I’m twice glad to see him, because after Hukumuri’s death it seems it has been Hosana’s turn

Robert Ball
Contributor

Unfortunately so…

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

I too was convinced for a second that your squirrel was leading you in the right direction Robbie 😁 So thrilled that your guests got to see the infamous Senegal bush male . .and that we got to see more beautiful images of this stunning leopard. Thanks for sharing !

Robert Ball
Contributor

You’re welcome, Cally!

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Always a joy to read about Senegal Bush/Kunyuma. One of the many sons from the Karula lineagae. Thank you for sharing the story and the magnificent photos

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