Leopard viewing in the last few weeks seems to have justified many peoples view that August is prime bush time. At least fifteen different individuals allowed us to spend some time with them over tha past two weeks. These are just some of the shots enjoyed during this time. We hope you enjoy this next installment…
Camp Pan 4:3 Male Leopard
Camp Pan Male is looking as good as ever these days and has shaken off the limp he was carrying around for some time. Covering many of his old areas and even mating with the Maxabene Female, he seems to be making something of a comeback.
Dudley Riverbank 3:3 Young Male Leopard
The Dudley Riverbank 3:3 young male was seen a number of times lately. Despite what appeared to be a severe limp, he was seen with and adult impala ram hoisted in a tree, so despite the injury he seems to be getting by and will hopefully heal soon.
Unknown Female Leopard
This unknown female was seen mating with Short Tale Male for a number of days. She seems quite young and this is possibly her first time mating.
Nyaleti 3:3 Young Female Leopard
Crazy Eyes! The Nyaleti Young female remains a firm favourite amongst many of the rangers. Half way through a yawn, this shot gives her a slightly mad glint in the eye!
Nyaleti 4:2 Young Male Leopard
In the absence of their mother, the "Nyaleti's" (her offspring from her previous litter!) have moved in on a more permanent basis. This is the 4:3 Young Male perched on a fallen log
The Short Tail 5:4 Male Leopard
"Shorty" as he is more commonly known, strides confidently down the road in morning light.
The process of leopards mating can be quite agressive at times. In an attempt to avoid a pending swipe from the unknown female, Short Tale springs out of the way as quickly as possible.
After a bout of mating, Short Tail male heads off for some well earned rest.
Tutlwa 4:3 Female Leopard
It has now been established that the Tutlwa female has two cubs, not just one. Seeing her though remains a diffucult task.
Vomba 3:3 Young Female Leopard
Vomba young female was heard giving her first territorial call this week-her strange expression here is after just sniffing another leopard's scent mark.
Vomba Young female drinking from fluffy's pan.