There is a battle brewing in the northern parts of Londolozi. The Emsagwen 6:4 Male Leopard is starting to extend his boundaries westwards into Marthly reaching out into the heart of the Marthly Male. We watch with interest as to whether anything will develop between these two brutes of the leopard world…
I personally have only ever seen the Emsagwen Male once but it was enough to make me realize that this was a very large individual who would be capable of taking on anything the Marthly Male could throw at him. Born in March 2003, Emsagwen is right in his prime. His coat is magnificent and his shoulders sit high and strong. Crafted muscles shape his body and pads the size of a lioness silently sneak around the riverbed of the Manyaleti.
One of the bigger male leopards seen on Londolozi in recent years, the Emsagwen male wasn’t often encountered.
I have heard that he is considered to hold the largest territory of any male leopard in the Sabi Sands at the moment! Perhaps this is why we see him so infrequently. His boundaries need to be patrolled and his females covered.
I would love to see more of this gorgeous male but I know that along with these sightings will come drama. But is drama a good thing?
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Hi Francis…i fear the worst for Emsagwen as you are right he has not been seen in a long time now. But time and time again we get surprised by the resilience of these animals so for the time being I would be cautious to right him off as dead.