Rich Laburn

Head of Digital

Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the founder of the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography have seen him build Londolozi's online ecosystem into a unique platform for advocacy of the restoration and rewilding of the natural world.

Rich is passionate about ancient wisdom, modern technology and nature. He can be found in the LCH at Londolozi. Come say hi on your next visit.

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Give it Horns

March 28, 2013 5

The current rhino poaching crisis is akin to a counter-insurgency war and history has shown that these wars are won only by addressing three key requirements. These include: 1.       Intelligence

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

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Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
22 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
8 known
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The King of Londolozi in his day; an enormous male whose offspring still inhabit the reserve.

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Camp Pan 4:3 Male

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Unknown
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Timeline
29 stories
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Parents
1 known
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0 known
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The Tu Tones male astounded everyone by establishing his territory within his father Camp Pan's territory.

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Tu-Tones 3:2 Male

Lineage
River Female
Identification
markings
Timeline
7 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
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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 vehicles.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
117 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
10 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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Vomba 3:2 Female
1997 - 2013

The Vomba female was a leopard with an instantly recognisable rich golden coat. She spent much of her life around the Londolozi Camps.

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Vomba 3:2 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
35 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
9 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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Nkoveni 2:2 Female
2012 - present

A gorgeous female who is found to the east 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
107 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
5 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female
2012 - present

This female is a success story all in herself, being born as a single cub to the Riverbank 3:3 female in early 2012.

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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Mother Leopard
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markings
Timeline
39 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
3 known
Offspring
known
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The Dudley Riverbank female was another successful cub of the 3:4 female that reached old age, eventually passing away at just over 17 years

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Dudley Riverbank 3:3 Female

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Mother Leopard
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Timeline
19 stories
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Parents
1 known
Litters
6 known
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An enigmatic female not often encountered, this leopard lives to the north of the Sand River.

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Tutlwa 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
40 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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Sunset Bend Female was born in August 1992 and provided some unbelievable Leopard viewing at Londolozi until her death in 2010.

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Sunset Bend 2:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
10 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
0 known
Litters
3 known
Offspring
known
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The daughter of Sunsetbend female, is named Xidulu which means termite mound in Shangaan.

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Xidulu 2:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
21 stories
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maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
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Initially skittish she spent a lot of time in the Sand River, now relaxed she makes up the majority of leopard viewing west of camp.

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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
68 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
Offspring
known
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known
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She was born to the Short Tailed female in 2002 in the same litter as the Tugwaan male.

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Ximpalapala 4:4 Female

Lineage
Short Tail Female
Identification
markings
Timeline
10 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
1 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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Nanga 4:3 Female
2009 - present

The Nanga female was born to the Nyelethi 4:4 female in 2009 as part of a litter of three.

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Nanga 4:3 Female

Lineage
Saseka Female
Identification
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Timeline
45 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
2 known
Litters
4 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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The Tamboti female inhabited the south-eastern sections of Londolozi, having a large part of her territory along the Maxabene Riverbed.

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Tamboti 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
63 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
3 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
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The Tatowa female was one of a litter of three females born in early 2012 to the Ximpalapala female of the north.

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Tatowa 3:3 Female

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Short Tail Female
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markings
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23 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
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She is occasionally seen around the far north west corner of Londolozi, and is generally quite relaxed around vehicles.

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Ingrid Dam 4:4 Female

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Unknown
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markings
Timeline
15 stories
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Parents
0 known
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1 known
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The Campbell Koppies female was born to the Sunset Bend female in September 1999 in an uncommon litter of three.

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Campbell Koppies 3:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
3 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
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known
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Tugwaan 5:4 Male
2002 - 2017

A beautiful male with a distinctive “V” shape on his forehead, the Tugwaan male was dominant for many years over a huge territory.

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Tugwaan 5:4 Male

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Short Tail Female
Identification
markings
Timeline
8 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
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Marthly 3:2 Male
2001 - 2015

This male moved in from the north of the reserve in 2010, and was instantly recognisable by his unique tuft of fur at the back of his neck.

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Marthly 3:2 Male

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Unknown
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16 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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Piva 3:2 Male
2010 - 2017

Directly descended from the original mother leopard and therefore part of the royal lineage of Londolozi.

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Piva 3:2 Male

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Mother Leopard
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40 stories
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2 known
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0 known
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This rangy male was an enigma, arriving on Londolozi in the mid to latter parts of 2014 and staying mainly in the western areas.

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Robson's 4:4 Male

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Unknown
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markings
Timeline
10 stories
Territory
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Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
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Inyathini 3:3 Male
2008 - present

Another leopard who originated in the Kruger National Park, he has established a large territory in the south eastern areas of Londolozi.

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Inyathini 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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39 stories
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0 known
Litters
0 known
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Unofficially the biggest leopard in the Sabi Sands, the Anderson male is an absolutely enormous individual in north western Londolozi.

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Anderson 4:4 Male

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Unknown
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markings
Timeline
28 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
0 known
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Gowrie 2:2 Male
2005 - 2015

The Gowrie male first appeared in the Sabi Sands around 2011. Judging by his size, he is estimated to have been born around 2005/6.

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Gowrie 2:2 Male

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Unknown
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Timeline
12 stories
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Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
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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

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
89 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
2 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
Videos
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Flat Rock 3:2 Male
2013 - present

A dominant male leopard over the majority of the north. He originally took over the 4:4 Male's territory when he died.

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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Unknown
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Timeline
58 stories
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Parents
0 known
Litters
0 known
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Hosana 3:3 Male
2016 - 2022

The Hosana Male arrived in mid-2018 and is now dominant over Othawa, rarely seen on Londolozi's western boundary.

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Hosana 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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Timeline
10 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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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

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Mother Leopard
Identification
markings
Timeline
4 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
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Ndzutini 3:4 Female
2018 - present

Young independent female that settled in the south west grasslands of the reserve.

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Ndzutini 3:4 Female

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4 stories
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