It is always a pleasure and a privilege to watch the Camp Pan Male Leopard hunt. More often than not he is an extremely successful apex predator and both his enormous size and considerable experience have given him the edge in maintaining his condition, strength, patrolling intensity and hence his territory.
The King of Londolozi in his day; an enormous male whose offspring still inhabit the reserve.
He still remains as one of Londolozi’s most dominant male leopards and in the below sighting he demonstrates just why this is so. Discovering him on an afternoon drive, he crouches in the grass as a nearby herd of impala draw closer…
Funnily enough, shortly after the filming concluded, this ‘might’ leopard suffered the misfortune of dropping his hard earned efforts out of the tree and was forced to repeat the strenuous process of rehoisting the carcass.
Filmed by: James Crookes
Photographed by: Adam Bannister
I’m guessing 40kg or a bit more, and he hadn’t eaten more than a few bites off the rump. A real show of strength!