About the Author

Adam Bannister

Guest contributor

Ranger at Londolozi Game Reserve

View Adam's profile

13 Comments

on Male Leopard Showdown

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

Sepp Disch
Member

Brilliant. Well put together and quite informative.

Liz
Member
Guest

Fantastic information and footage, thank you – my vote goes for the 5:5 male – be good to have a descendant of the famous Mother Leopard and much loved 3:4 Leopard back in charge! They are all special, although Emsagwen is not my favourite! Thanks so much Rich.

James T
Member
Guest

Great video Rich.
It certainly does look like Camp Pan’s reign is coming to an end, if not over entirely, as he has recently suffered at the hands of 5:5, and the Marthy male has been seen south of the river more and more.
Dave Dampier (ranger) has just walked into the ranger’s room as I’m typing this and informed me that he has just seen Camp Pan, 5:5, the Marthly male and Vomba, all within 50m of each other, with Camp Pan and 5:5 interacting agressively, Vomba female trying to mate with them, and the Marthly male watching from a termite mound nearby. Incredible!
Watch this space…

Alessio
Member
Guest

Amazing !!! Marthly male is my favourite. For the moment 😉

Johanna Hagman
Member
Guest

Could you make a video about the females too?

Rich
Member

Hi Johanna, I definitely can, watch this space in the next few weeks for a rundown of what is happening with the female leopards here.

Patroz
Member
Guest

The hefty Emsegwen must be the new kid on the block. Anyway bloodshed is a must and Campmale may be in his twilight years. This is fantastic.

Rich
Member

Glad you enjoyed it Patroz, blood was shed yesterday between the Camp Pan Male and the Dudley 5:5 Male, whilst the Marthly Male looked on and the Vomba Female stood by at the centre of it all. The drama is truly reaching a climax. Video and full story to follow on the blog early next week.

Alessio
Member
Guest

Personally i think that, for the future, Dudley Riverbank male needs to grow 10 kilograms in size and a couple of years of experience for advance claim on territory to Cam Pan male leopard and Marhtly male.
Emsagwen has just the size and experience to win against Cam pan or Tyson

Rich
Member

One would think so Alessio, however Camp Pan is also getting older and thus starting to lose much of his former strength. Although slightly smaller (and I agree about growing 10 kg) he is starting to reach full maturity and thus his aggression and strength levels are all on the way up. Camp Pan may just be involved in a battle he can’t ultimately win. Thanks for your comments,
Rich

Alessio
Member
Guest

Thank you Rich,
i have understimated the factor of the age.

Craig Harding
Member
Guest

That’s really cool, just a little glimpse into the awesomeness of leopards.

The Game
Member
Guest

One more thing to note, while majority of other areas the big cats are declining, in Londolozi they are so abudant that several of them fight each other for the cramped space. The case above shows it all, africa at its wildest form!

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

Sign up for our Newsletters

One moment...
Anonymous
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo
q

Filed under
Anonymous
10 April, 2798
+
Add Profile