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#1 cheetah80

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 07:10 PM

Another Video by Mr Cheetah80, this time of a leopard and her (very shy but cute) cubs.  Seems there is some dispute as to her identity, some say it's Pretty Girl and others say it's the Double Crossing leopard.  We lean towards the latter option at the moment :)

 


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 07:53 PM

~ @cheetah80

 

The choice between a ‘Pretty Girl’ and a ‘Double Crossing leopard’ is an interesting one.

 

Who would ever choose the latter?

 

Love the names!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 12:17 AM

@cheetah80

 

Wow, what a lovely sighting.  Where in the Mara was this (near porini lion camp in olare motorogi)?  Also, were there many (or any) other vehicles around?


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 08:40 PM

@PT123  This was in the double crossing area (hence the name of the leopard) in the reserve but close to Olare Motorogi .  In the beginning it was only our vehicle and another - after a while I would say around 7 vehicles were there.  But it was in June which is low season, and it was very wet and muddy so it was not very easy access for some.  I suspect there would have been more vehicles around if it was dry.

 

@Tom Kellie  From what I understand Pretty Girl and Double Crossing leopards are different cats - comparing photos we realised that this must be the Double Crossing female (even though we were told it was Pretty Girl).  She does have a face of a double crossing cat though sometimes  :D


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 09:37 PM

The moral of the story is watch out for those pretty girls, they can double cross you.  Adorable little cubs with their mom, whoever she is.


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