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Ntomi 3:3 Male

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Kirst Joscelyne


At less than a year old, Kirst went to her family’s hut in the Greater Kruger National Park, and has been fortunate enough to continue to go there ever since. Sharing a passion for the bush with her family, led to countless trips ...

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Kirst, Thanks for the update on this special male. Your patience paid off! It will be interesting to see how he develops!

Wow!!! What stunning images you captured – and so lovely to see the vintage photo of the Ntomi male as a cub! Patience was definitely rewarded – thank you for sharing!

Hi Kirst, it’s always a pleasure to read news about him, and it was so smart of you to put his pictures from the gorgeous male he has become to the small but yet fierce cub he once was!

Good news from this beautiful young leopard. Hopefully he will be staying at Londolozi for some more time. Would be nice to see him again.

I can’t wait to come back next year!!

Kirst I am so pleased to see the Ntomi male has caught such a huge kill for the first time. This is just the beginning for him, he now knows he can catch wildebeest and impala as well, which will sustain him. He really is a stunning leopard with his spek in his eyes. In the wilderness you never know what is going down, or around the next corner. Which makes it even more special, anything can happen and it is most likely to happen before your very eyes. There is nothing like the bush rides and watching these incredible animals in their own environment, and breathing the clean fresh air in.

What a stunning cat he is turning into and hopefully he has a long life ahead of him yet!

I loved reading this Kirst as it brings back so many memories of my time with you and Lucky in search of Ntomi, and finally finding him. As we continued to follow tracks and other rangers’ leads, this elusive young male remained a ghost until we finally found him on the third drive. The resulting times spent with him are epic. It is a fact that we all have a bucket list of what we would like to see during a stay, however remaining patient and flexible often yields amazing results. My list has mostly been ticked off, save for seeing young leopard cubs – next time!

Senior Digital Ranger

I had hopes of seeing the Ntomi Male and Tsalala Female lioness while at Londolozi this July. Shaun and Robbie gave it their best, but both animals were elusive. It’s not DisneyWorld…only Better!!! Our Family was able to see many other memorable leopards and lions along with your rhino (do they have names?), playful Ellies, Cape Buffalo, as well as the gamut of bush wildlife. We loved the total experience siting all the wildlife on your beautiful land. There were no disappointments. And what a delightful surprise to find Founder’s Camp so updated and utterly comfortable. Our 50th Anniversary party in the Bush will be remembered forever. Thanks to everyone for making this “another” Londolozi experience in our lifetime…and not just a once and done!!!

Senior Digital Ranger

He is a beautiful young male. We encountered him twice during a recent Londolozi visit. I was fortunate enough to get many images of him. Your images are great!

Thank you Mark. He is a great leopard to photograph.

Senior Digital Ranger

The Ntomi Male is one of the most stunning of the leopards to me. His beautiful markings are so clean and distinctive. He has the most amazing eyes. I can only imagine his beauty will continue as he fully matures. A wildebeest!! Already he is proving to be quite special. I hope he is with us for a very long time.

Thank you Barbi, he does have a unique look to him with his distinctive freckle in his eye.

Really like seeing the paw prints and a little about them it should be a standard feature!

Thank you Bob and Lucie. Certainly is an exciting start to a drive when finding fresh tracks as you know that the leopard must be somewhere in the area.

Wow, he certainly has grown up! – I was lucky enough to see him on a number of different sightings when he was younger. I’m hoping he might still be around when I come back in November. I’m also looking forward to seeing how Founders Camp has changed!

We hope so too. For now, he doesn’t have too much pressure from other leopards to be pushed out so hopefully he will still be around then. We look forward to welcoming you back to the new Founders Camp in November.

First, wonderful story about the Naomi male. I hope he continues his life successfully.

Thank you, William, we certainly do too. Will be interesting to see where this young male will end up in the future.

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