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    Just thought I'd share this. It warms my heart:
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    I like Leopards are Swambos most favorite cat
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    How amazing, thanks for sharing

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    I am a shareholder at Limpopo Lipadi, and must say it was money well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    I am a shareholder at Limpopo Lipadi, and must say it was money well spent.
    Thanks to people like you Bugs, our wildlife (well managed) will recover from the onslaught. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monday missile View Post
    Thanks to people like you Bugs, our wildlife (well managed) will recover from the onslaught. Thank you!
    Thanks mate - I do look at it as a personal contribution to conservation, and I get a kick out of it as well. So its feel good all round.
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    Wonderful stuff and well done to you Bugs!

    Is the reserve only open to shareholders or to the general public?

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    Bugs how are things at Limpopo-Lipadi? An update please...

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    Hi Clifford,

    I am at the reserve now. Our leopard concentrations are very high. One client stayed here for a month and had over 20 leopard sightings, and he seems to think that it was at least 10 different leopard. Our leopard identification project guess we have over 20 leopard in 20 000ha. Yesterday we were watching a leopard cub, and the other vehicle had just left, when they radioed to say that they have just spotted another leopard and a single cub a short distance away. Later that evening another shareholder spotted a mother with two very young kittens.

    The leopard we were watching yesterday was spotted watching the wilddogs playing around. It wasnt long and the dogs chased her off.

    Good news is that three lions have entered the reserve. They have been here for a month already and only been seen once. They are very skittish and weary of vehicles and people.
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    That is good news Bugs! I was reading an article from a news feed last week about a company trying to get a big chunk of Hluhluwe for mining (still ongoing), so anything positive on the conservation front is very welcome. Looking forward to seeing you out and about with the Hemi soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    Good news is that three lions have entered the reserve.
    Not for your leopards or dogs.

    Edit - Don't know why nothing is being quoted, but I was quoting "Good news is that three lions have entered the reserve".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    Not for your leopards or dogs.

    Edit - Don't know why nothing is being quoted, but I was quoting "Good news is that three lions have entered the reserve".
    The dogs may take a bit of strain. In fact we already lost many of them to rabies. But I think the leopards should be fine.

    The lions seem to be one female and her two full grown male cubs. We hope that the dogs get a chance to learn from the young lions before they grow up to murderous adults. Its going to be an interesting topic to watch. We always knew that there would be conflict, but there is no record of anywhere that have introduced lions after dogs.. I see only in Mkuze that they have done that, but the jury is still out on that one.

    http://africageographic.com/blog/lio...impopo-lipadi/

    Here are some photos of the lions - with a little story....
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    Nice story. At our place the leopards literally moved out of the lion's core range after their introduction, but not off the reserve. Now that the lions have spread out a bit they're suddenly being seen again, but we missed them for the better part of 3 years. We have Dogs ready for release and are hoping they don't get smacked too hard by the lions.

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    I keep coming back to this thread (yes I know I started it) Those pics of the leopards are stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monday missile View Post
    That is good news Bugs! I was reading an article from a news feed last week about a company trying to get a big chunk of Hluhluwe for mining (still ongoing), so anything positive on the conservation front is very welcome. Looking forward to seeing you out and about with the Hemi soon!
    Just for clarity - the mining at Hluhluwe is not in the reserve but just outside on it's northern border. To those of us that visit regularly it's still a terrible thing, but it is not actually in the reserve (yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gungets Tuft View Post
    Just for clarity - the mining at Hluhluwe is not in the reserve but just outside on it's northern border. To those of us that visit regularly it's still a terrible thing, but it is not actually in the reserve (yet).
    I was under the impression that it was on the southern border of Imfolozi, adjacent to the wilderness section. Is there another proposal for the north?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    I was under the impression that it was on the southern border of Imfolozi, adjacent to the wilderness section. Is there another proposal for the north?
    Just checked again, you are right - Southern border. I was there in December and someone told me it was on the border near the "4x4" section of iMfolosi - apparently incorrectly. they might have been confused with the Anthracite Colliery.

    http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opini.../#.VQacWo4j924

    "iMfolozi is already bordered by Somkhele mine a few kilometers off the eastern border as well as Anthracite Collieryís coal mine on the western side. With Ibutho Coalís application for a mine on iMfoloziís southern boundary, iMfolozi will literally be hemmed in by mining operations."
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