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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Barry Bath

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on Chasing Ximungwe’s Shadows: Where has she been?

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Thank you for the update Barry. It will be interesting to keep up0 with the Ximungwe Female as she crosses Londolozi.

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Hey Barry, lovely blog, thank you – we are holding thumbs that when Ximungwe female emerges from the shadows again it is for the same reason as before and there may again be young Ximungwe’s. Exciting times to look forward to.

We’ll be there in 6 weeks – hope to see her and new cubs!!

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Any sign of her Mother, Mashaba female? She used to be very visible in your stories but now nothing. She is a good Mama.

Fascinating, this leopard. I hope that she will turn up again soon, maybe with a new litter of cubs.
What about her son, the Ntomi male? Could he be a danger to new cubs of hers?

Oh Barry that will be the best news ever to hear that she has had cubs. I love the Ximungwe female and her son the Itomi male is my favorite male leopard with his spek in his eye. Let’s hope she is pregnant and will have cubs very soon.

The Mashaba legacy… she is so beautiful with her unique marking on her face, and surely a good mum! Keep my fingers crossed for the cubs!

She certainly breeds some handsome cats!

Terrific update Barry on Ximungwe female. I’ve enjoyed following her story and have been so impressed by her raising two males to adulthood in her last two litters. My timing to see her with cubs has been off, save for a peek of her male and female in November 2019, as they were playing in their rocky den. I wasn’t sure I’d see her during my last visit as no one had spotted her for a few weeks, but in my next to last day I was rewarded with a perfect sighting. She didn’t look pregnant nor had suckle marks but….. anyway, I look forward to her next chapter. Cheers!!

Female leopards moving and shifting all over the place! Since many new females were born over past 2-3 years, the cats seem to be shifting around and giving up parts of their territories for their daughters.

such a lovely leopard, nice update

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