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Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male

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Dudley 5:5 Male's Territory

Date of Birth: October 2006
Mother: Dudley Riverbank Female

General:
Raised by 3:4, the mother of the Dudley Riverbank Female, and remained with her after reaching independence age.  Beginning to gain more and more territory in central Londolozi. He spends a lot of time south of Maxabeni east of Sparta Sparta and has been scent marking on central and eastern Sparta. He was seen mating with Maxabeni 2:2 Female at the end of October 2010.

Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Young Male

Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Young Male

Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Young Male Family Tree

Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Young Male Family Tree

In June 2011, he mated with the Vomba 3:2 Female in the eastern section of her territory. It is still unclear whether she gave birth to his cubs or another males as it is a noted tactic of this leopard to mate with many males so as to ensure her cubs remain protected by the males in whose territories she resides.

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1 James H April 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

On the 11th of April Dudley River Bank 5:5 was seen interacting with Camp Pan around Elmons Kraal (in the heart of Camp Pans territory). It looked like Camp Pan had come off second best and was sporting a few wounds. Could this be a change in guard?
On the 13th DRB 5:5 was seen with an unknown 4:3 female on Lower River Road and although we didn’t see them mating, it may just be the 2nd female he mates with (he was seen mating with Maxabeni 2:2 Female at the end of October 2010) in Camp Pans territory! Interesting times!

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2 James T May 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

Dudley Rivebank 5:5 was seen this morning in the heart of Camp Pan’s territory, scent marking and vocalising near camp. He was seen interacting with the Vomba female, and apart from a few superficial scars, he looks in good condition after recent fights with Camp Pan.
Does this mean that the battle is won and 5:5 is here to stay? Or will Camp Pan rise again…

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3 James June 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

More interaction with another male, this time the Marthly male near Plaque Rock. This young upstart is certainly making his presence known. Watch this space!

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4 James July 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

5:5 seen mating with Vomba this morning. She’s struggled to raise any young recently, could 5:5 help her raise a last little perhaps?

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5 md1977 October 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

That is interesting.

At Londolozi they say the Newtington male is his father but at Mala Mala http://www.malamala.com/MM7/LEOP_airstripM.html
They say that Shorty ( bicycle crossing male) is hos father ??

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