Suzanne Gibson

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I came here for the 1st time with my husband in Feb 2010, 2nd stop on a Vic Falls-Londolozi-Cape Town trip. I'd wanted to come here for years, as my ambition was to see a leopard in the wild. We looked at the cost, thought "ouch!" then - well it is just a one-off! On our 1st game drive we saw Vomba, so mission achieved. Then the next morning we saw Camp Pan mating with Nottens! Within 24 hours of arriving we were completely smitten, and knew we not only had to come back, but come back the next year. So began a highly expensive addiction, and my trip 3 weeks ago was my 9th consecutive year and I celebrated my 100th game drive!

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Suzanne's Galleries

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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

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Mother Leopard
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22 stories
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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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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

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River Female
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Timeline
7 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
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14
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

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Sunsetbend
Identification
markings
Timeline
117 stories
Territory
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Parents
2 known
Litters
10 known
Offspring
known
Siblings
known
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16
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

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
35 stories
Territory
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Parents
1 known
Litters
9 known
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known
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10
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

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
106 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
5 known
Offspring
known
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10
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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39 stories
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2 known
Litters
3 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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19 stories
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Parents
1 known
Litters
6 known
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10

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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Timeline
40 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
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16

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
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21 stories
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1 known
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0 known
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11

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

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
68 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
7 known
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11

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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63 stories
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1 known
Litters
3 known
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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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Timeline
23 stories
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2 known
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0 known
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14

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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15 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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14
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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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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10 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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14
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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39 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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11

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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28 stories
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1 known
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0 known
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13

The brother of the Tu-Tones male from the same litter, the Makhotini male has had a far more successful life.

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Makhotini 3:3 Male

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River Female
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10 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
0 known
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10
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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12 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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7
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
88 stories
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Parents
1 known
Litters
2 known
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known
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9
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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57 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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11

The Torchwood male holds territory falling mostly to the west of Londolozi and is infrequently seen.

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Torchwood 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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6 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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7
Nweti 4:2 Male
2015 - present

He is a large, tall, and long male that has an incredible coat and a tuft of hair on his neck

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Nweti 4:2 Male

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Unknown
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9 stories
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2 known
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0 known
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6
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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10 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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6

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
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4 stories
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2 known
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0 known
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10

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

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Unknown
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32 stories
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0 known
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0 known
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Makomsava 4:4 female
2015 - present

The only surviving cub of the Nanga female, currently territorial north of Marthly.

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Makomsava 4:4 female

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Saseka Female
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Timeline
13 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
2 known
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known
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4
Finfoot 3:3 Female
2018 - present

A daughter of the Nhlanguleni female, born into a litter of two, both of which survived to independence.

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Finfoot 3:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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4 stories
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1 known
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0 known
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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

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Sunsetbend
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15 stories
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1 known
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1 known
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A pretty young playful female found along the river to the east of camp

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Plaque Rock 3:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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17 stories
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2 known
Litters
1 known
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4
Mahlahla 2:1 Male
2018 - present

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

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Mahlahla 2:1 Male

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Sunsetbend
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3 stories
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2 known
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0 known
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Maxim's 5:3 Male
2013 - present

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

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Maxim's 5:3 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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Forced into early independence as her mother was killed by the Southern Avoca Males.

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Three Rivers 2:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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23 stories
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2 known
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1 known
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4
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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A stunning young female with a very similar spot pattern to her mother, the Nkoveni Female. Litter still completely intact March 2022.

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Nkoveni 2:2 Young Female A

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Sunsetbend
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11 stories
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Also young and playful but rather with a spot pattern of 3:3. She is slightly bigger than her sister.

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Nkoveni 3:3 Young Female B

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Sunsetbend
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9 stories
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1 known
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A single cub of the Ximungwe Female's second litter. Initially rather skittish but is very relaxed now. Birth mark in his left eye.

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Ximungwe 3:3 Young Male

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15 stories
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