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WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - ?? 2015
« on: October 19, 2014, 11:09:06 AM »
Hi there,

I have since April been keeping an eye on Karula (the female leopard) and her growing family (now has grand-babies) from our time with WildEarth and game drives.

There has been talk about a new set of drives, with two vehicles ('Jigga' refurbished and a new Land Rover 'Wendy') and oodles of guessing as to the site and who the presenters etc.  We do that Jigga and Wendy will be there today.

Graham Wallington has been posting a lot of 'teasers'.   One of which we would have a chance to see Karula, and some of her large family.  A few of us are betting on Arathusa Reserve??

Stayed tune to this spot as on Monday. Oct. 20 there will be an announcement as to when, where, and who.  I'll have to find more time in my busy schedule to watch sometimes.

 :goodluck  :biggrin3  
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 11:18:11 AM »
Good news BBE    thanks
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 07:09:25 PM »
Karula!  :heart

Thank you for sharing the good news, BBE! :biggrin3
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 04:03:35 PM »
Back home, again!  A beautiful day here and even more beautiful with the following post about 6 hours CAT (Central African Time - 9 hours ahead of PT).

Posting was on FB on WildEarth.TV at https://www.facebook.com/WildEarth.TV?ref=br_rs    It is my understanding that this is where posts re drives will be.

From WildEarth.TV Oct. 20 p.m. CAT   :yeah
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Jigga and Wendy are ready for the journey to their natural home: the bush. Tomorrow they will travel there with Graham and Peter to start the on-site preparations. Those whose guessed Djuma and Arathusa were right, the drives will come from those properties, starting in early November.

 Pete (Braat)will also replace the Djuma cam with a new one and another one will be installed at the dam in Arathusa.

 Watch this space...

Once Peter B. has cam fixed at Djuma waterhole - this is the link to it:
 http://beta.wildearth.tv/cam/djuma-waterhole

Wow - both Djuma and Arathusa (they do overlap) and I guessed Arathusa (as someone posted somewhere0 drives likely in north east Sabi Sands.  Djuma waterhole cam has been down for several days now.

I will try between now and then to sort my pics since April and post updated pics and news re Karula and family.

 :hooray  :biggrin3
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 04:57:32 PM »
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 07:09:33 PM »
Great!  Thanks, BBE.   :eclove
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 08:14:20 PM »
oh this is cool! so one of Karula's daughters - Thandi - may be the mother of the grandcubs! she's the one we saw mating when we were staying at Arethusa next door to Djuma in April - one of these days I will post my darn videos!
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 08:35:36 PM »
Hi MaggiesMom,

I had forgotten you were in Africa in April.  Would love to see your videos.  

Yes, 'Thandi' (Saseka) is the mother of two cubs from her latest litter. I need to check the date.  They are both doing well.
You may recall that her daughter from previous litter was killed by one of the Styx pride. 'Bahuti' the male cub survived and is one handsome and big male leopard.

Also 'Shadow' (female Tingana) had a new litter around the same time as Thandi and so far so good.  I believe I am correct in saying that the cubs from her first litter did not survive.

My mind has not retained all the information so some major searching is needed.

Cheers  :ecsmile

P.S. I almost typed your first name in my greeting.  Would you prefer to remain as MaggiesMom here?
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2014, 08:47:19 AM »
A teaser for all of you!  Story from Arathusa Lodge Ranger of recent 'Thandi and cubs' sighting.  :thumbup:

http://arathusa.co.za/thandi-the-leopard-and-her-cubs-by-ranger-cedrick-doldt/

 :ecsmile
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2014, 10:34:27 AM »
Thank you  BBE   such a sweet return
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 07:40:52 PM »
Please share your photos, MaggiesMom!    :nod2

Thank you for the 'teaser' link, BBE.   :eclove
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 01:14:21 PM »
I am trying to work up a post or two on the leopards that might be seen - or not  :puzzled2
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 06:39:33 PM »
"Holding thumbs," fellow Jigga fans!   :thumbup:   Thank you,  BBE
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 08:25:20 PM »
BBE - I can be MaggiesMom or Anita - whatever works for you.  And I will get to those pix as soon as my daughter's move is complete - we are driving across country with some of her stuff and her dog starting Nov. 9!  Will be glad to get done with packing.  Have done altogether too much of it this year.
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Re: WE Game Drives Are Back - Nov. 2, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2014, 09:34:37 PM »
MaggiesMom,  thanks for your post. You have had an extremely busy, emotional year and now a drive across the country. Good luck on the drive.

Photos from Africa will be welcome whenever you have the inclination and time to post.

Earlier today I was checking the assorted groups I belong to on FB. The leopards are all moving around Sabi Sands !

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