Some fantastic pictures of some beautiful leopards. I notice that most of the leopards have 3:2,5:4 etc after their names. What do the numbers account for?
For a day there was not a leopard to be seen. In spite of the hard hours tracking and eyes desperately searching the winter bush, these beautiful creatures remained elusive. And then, seemingly all at once, the flood gates opened and individuals appeared sauntering down a dirt track, appearing from behind a bush and even mating with each other. After a day of silence they were back, as magnificent as ever. This week we saw, amongst others, the Vomba 3:2 Female, The Maxabene 3:2 Young Male, the Short Tail 5:4 Male and the infrequently seen Maxabene 3:3 Male (b.2006). Enjoy…
Maxabene 3:2 Young Male Leopard
Jamie these numbers refer to the unique spot patterns that each individual leopard has. Have a look closely at the first row of spots both left and right of the nose, just above the whisker line. Hope this helps…have a closer look at the leopard photos and see if it makes sense to you!