Date of Birth: September 1999
Mother: Ngoboswan female
Father: (original) Tlebe Rocks male or Rock Drift male
The Campbell Koppies female, known as ‘Ntima’ in the north, was born to the famous Ngoboswan female in 1999. She had a brother that was killed in the floods of 2000, and a sister who also reached independence. She successfully raised her first two litters to independence, but since then has struggled and has had some bad luck. The Ostrich Koppies female was born in 2004 and had a sister who also made it to independence, but was unfortunately killed by the Styx pride in 2008. Next was the Mlowathi female. We are not certain of the outcome of some of her more recent litters but it would appear that none of them are surviving.
She moved her territory further northwards in a bid to help her daughter, the Ostrich Koppies female, establish herself and sightings of her have become less common. She was mating with the Gowrie male in July 2009, suggesting her litter produced earlier in that year had died. The Gowrie male fathered her next litter, which was born later during that year, also dying early on. The Campbell Koppies Female is still seen on the odd occasion around the Mlowathi River, and was mating with the (new) Gowrie male in January 2012 in the same region. This young male, also known as ‘Lamula’, started to establish himself in that area after the disappearance of the Emsagwen male. Interestingly, the Mlowathi female was also seen mating with the same male in 2012.