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Christa Blessing

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Love nature, watching animals and going on safari. Been lots of times on safari to different African countries. Londolozi is one of my favourite places.

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Leopards Sighted

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The first cub of the legendary 3:4 female, the Nottens female grew to be the oldest recorded leopard on Londolozi (18yrs)

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Nottens 5:5 Female

Lineage
Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
11 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
8 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
13
Mashaba 3:3 Female
2008 - present

The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the camps and vehicles.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
79 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
5 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
9
Nkoveni 2:2 Female
2012 - present

A young female that lives to the east and south of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot pattern she is often to be found in Marula trees.

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
85 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
10

Born to the Tutlwa female in early-mid 2011, the Nhlanguleni female spent her formative months (and years) in and around the Sand River.

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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
40 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
6
Ximungwe 5:3 Female
2015 - present

Having been viewed by vehicles from an early age, this leopard is supremely relaxed around Land Rovers.

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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
56 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
8
Flat Rock 3:2 Male
2013 - present

A leopard who took advantage of the death of the 4:4 male in 2016 to grab territory to the west of the Londolozi camps.

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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
49 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
5

Born in 2016, this male spent his early years in the south-east of Londolozi, but began moving further afield in late 2019.

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Tortoise Pan 4:3 Male

Lineage
Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
4 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
Piccadilly 3:3 female
Lifespan unknown

This female is most often encountered near the Sand River to the east of the Londolozi camps.

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Piccadilly 3:3 female

Lineage
Identification
markings
Timeline
9 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
9

Initially seen as a young male in 2016, this leopard only properly established territory on Londolozi in mid-2019

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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
17 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
3
Nkuwa 3:3 Female
2018 - present

One of two sisters born to the Nhlanguleni female, both of whom made it to independence, the first intact litter to do so in 7 years.

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Nkuwa 3:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
7 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
4
Xinzele 4:4 Female
2017 - present

A small female often found in NW Marthly. Similar spot pattern to her mother the Ingrid Dam Female.

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Xinzele 4:4 Female

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
9 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist

An inquisitive young male that has been pushed further north by the Senegal Bush Male.

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Ximungwe 2:1 Young Male

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
3 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
playlist
Maxim's 5:3 Male
Lifespan unknown

Fairly skittish male that is presumed to have come from the Kruger National Park.

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Maxim's 5:3 Male

Lineage
Unknown
Identification
markings
Timeline
4 stories
Territory
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Parents
0 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
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Videos
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