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Post  whitestarling on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:32 am

Kurula's found a new boyfriend


This is the origin of Mvula the new Male
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The cubs have not arrived yet
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Post  littlewid on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:16 pm

WOW WOW WOW So fantastic to have Karula back again WS, we have followed her so much before, can't wait for the cub/cubs fingers crossed. Mvula is so stunning from his picture and he is so enormous compared to Karula and I must say those mating cries were something else, a brilliant video. Also it's strange how only in 2010 Mvula mated Karula's daughter Thandi, he is a one isn't he Very Happy
A brilliant find WS and that has just put a huge smile on my face this evening cheers

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:37 pm

I have found this Group on FB Kurula & Family Photos, which as all the latest news on Kurula, and the Cubs we saw on the drives. You should see Induna now with her cubs

To join the group for a catch up, and the latest news you need to request to join the Group. This is the FB Link
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:01 pm

Thanks WS - i've requested to join the group.

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Post  littlewid on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:31 pm

That was a brilliant clip WS and I have requested to join the group Very Happy

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Post  Cremecat on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:56 pm

I am also in that group! Very Happy
I guess you read the news that Karula has given birth already. This is so exciting, I can't wait to see pics and videos of the little one(s)! bounce

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Thanks Cremecats, no I had'nt heard that been busy. Thats great news, as you say it will be great to see any pics, and vids. Did you follow Kurula on the Djuma Safari Drives when it was on ?
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Post  Cremecat on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:16 pm

Yes, WS, the Djuma Safari drives were the reason why I bought iPad in 2011. The drives were on always when I was on my way to work or back home, and that was the only way to see any of them. tongue
Karula was always my favorite, and I often thought she and Darla in Tallinn were similar, both being such great mothers. :)
I even saw Safari on one of the drives... :!: It was so sad when it ended.

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Post  Cremecat on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:26 pm

WOW
I just saw a pic of Karula with her two new cubs!

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:56 pm

http://i70.servimg.c Brilliant news CC. Must go and check their FB page.

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:09 pm

From Kurula & Family's Photo FB Page

Arathusa Rangers Diary April 7 - 13 ...Tuesday April 9 "We then heard on the radio that Karula and her two small cubs had been spotted, so we rushed off to see them. It was particularly special to see the little ones – still tiny and very curious about the vehicles – which gave our guests a great viewing experience. Saturday April 13: This morning was a fairly quiet one, but we did manage one awesome sighting. After some tough tracking, we eventually managed to find one of our female leopards, Karula, and her two cubs. The three of them were strolling along the road and eventually moved off towards a fallen tree. This was when things got interesting as we watched the three run up and down chasing each other. Then a full wrestling match ensued with the two little boys trying to wrestle their mother to the ground, but with little success. We eventually left the small family as Karula led them down into a cool drainage line as the morning was heating up." http://blog.arathusa.co.za/2013/04/rangers-diary-7-13-april-2013/
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Thanks for the update on Karula WS. How exciting that she has cubs, and how wonderful to see them.

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Post  Doogs on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:59 pm

http://i73.servimg.c that's great news, thanks for posting WS

Fantastic photos on that link Very Happy
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:48 pm

As I posted on the Wildearth TV thread Safari Drive is coming back. which is good. But sadly it's going to be further north than last time, and that will be outside of Kurula's area Crying or Very sad. Ther is a chance though that we might get to see Induna and Mixo they have been seen close to that area.
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:39 pm

Thanks For the update WS - at least the safari game drive is back and I am sure we will see some interesting wildlife.

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:40 am

A short glimpse of Kurula with her new Cubs. She slipped over the dam wall with them from the other side yesterday
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201835676073787&set=o.150453928330530&type=2&theater

Lovely to see her again even if it was to quick

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Post  Doogs on Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:46 pm

I Agree WS and the cubs look pretty big, http://i73.servimg.c Kurula
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Post  whitestarling on Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:59 am

Great news - Karula's boys have been named. 'Quarantine Male' and 'Kunyuma'

An update from Djuma Game Reserve

An exciting morning as the decision has been made and Karula's cubs have been named!! They are not quite independent yet and will continue to stay with 'MUM' f...or quite sometime to come, however they are venturing off on their own allot more lately and so we felt it was time. Quarantine Male, is certainly living up to his name as he has been hanging around our quarantine area for the last 3 days. He is the more aggressive of the two males which at the moment is one of his distinct characteristics. I believe he is going to grow up to be one fierce male. Kunyuma ( one of the Tsonga meanings for shy) is definitely my favorite of the two. He has a very meek and placid nature. Kunyuma, will often avoid eye contact with the vehicle and slink off to seek the safety of a branch or shrub. I will en-devour in the next few days to try and get a close up picture of each boy, so we can... as they say.... " put a name to a face". I am excited to see what Mother Nature has in store for these two beautiful boys..!!

A short Video of the Boys grooming each other earlier this morning



and one of Kurula and one of the Boys relaxing on the dam wall yesterday



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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:07 pm

Thanks  WS - great news from Djuma game reserve.  Those two boys are magnificent and the first clip show them superbly.

I got half way through the second clip and BB went off - we are having a  Lightening at the moment, so I am going back to it again now ...........

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okay that worked .... lovely to see Karula and one of her boys    Thanks WS.

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Post  littlewid on Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:26 pm

What two fantastic clips WS, I so enjoyed seeing them, warms your heart to see them and looking so fantastic and Karula as well. I tell you what though, and you will remember them as well. These two boys are so like Mixo and Induna. Mixo was the cheeky one and Induna was the more laid back shy one. So it looks as if Karula has two males who resemble her cubs from two years ago. Quarantine male is just sounding like Mixo and Kunyuma like Induna, isn't that strange but lovely. I so loved watching Mixo and Induna, I hope we get to see a lot more of these two as well.

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:06 pm

Another great view of Quarantine and Kunyuma, it's lovely to see how they are with each other, it seems such a shame that they will part, and go their own ways before long



The Boys have been around Djuma Waterhole for the last few days, although Karula has not been seen, but I have a feeling this was her the the night after the Boys were there up a Tree



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Post  littlewid on Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:56 am

They certainly are lovely together aren't they WS, they are stunning boys and they have a nice affection for each other and they still remind me so much of Mixo and Induna, they had a wonderful bond and it was sad to see them go their separate ways but that is how it is and it will be the same for Quarantine and Kunyuma. You get so used to seeing them grow up and hanging around with each other it's hard to imagine they have to separate so I suppose we have to make the most of the time we see them together.

I would like to think that was Karula up the tree, I would imagine it probably was her. When Mixo and Induna were almost ready to go their separate ways Karula spent less time around them and do you remember when they were set to go Karula came and spent time with each of them separately and then that was it, they all split up. I wonder if this is what she will do with Quarantine and Kunyuma.

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:48 am

Quick update. Kurula has given birth, her Cub/s ? were sighted a few days ago in a cave. These are her first since the last were killed by the Hyena, the site is being made out of bounds, and hopefully we will get glimpses as they grow older on the drives as they move around, but the fe3eling is she should be left alone as much as possible, so she doesn't get distracted like last time by to many vehicles round her

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:10 pm

http://i73.servimg.c That's wonderful news, let's hope they stay safe and out of harms way.

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:30 pm

Kurula was spotted on one of the drives yester day with her new Cubs one is a male but they are not sure about the other one. They were born around 1st of Feb



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