Mike Miller and Freddy Ngobeni had heard about the mating pair of leopards at Tortoise Pan late last night and were subsequently intrigued enough to see if they could locate them this morning. As leopards typically mate every 15 – 20 minutes over a 3 – 4 day period, the mating pair were still by the pan in the morning. As they approached the pan, Freddy caught sight of the female walking towards the male. Below is the footage that they captured of the mating pair.
It was a rare and extremely special sighting to be able to witness these two leopards mating out in the open in the early morning. As female leopards gestate over a 3 – 4 month period, we are optimistically expecting new cubs from this female in mid december.