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Rich Laburn

Head of Digital

Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography, combined with his field-guiding background, have seen him take the Londolozi blog to new heights since he began it in 2009. Rich ...

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on Camp Pan Male Hoists Impala Kill

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Margarita Doychinova
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Beauty photos and leopard!!! Thank You !

Sheena
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Rich – how much would an Impala, such as that one, weigh? At least he caught this one himself!

Chris
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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!

James Tyrrell
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As good a hunter as Camp Pan is, let’s not forget how his size and weight enable to succesfully rob other leopards of their kills on a regular basis. Although this may appear to be a lazy strategy to some, it is simply him conserving energy. Why go through the often strenuous, time-consuming and potentially dangerous process of hunting when he could simply force a smaller leopard off their kill?
I recall a period last year during which he robbed something like five kills off his own daughter, the Mashaba female, in little over a month.
A great leopard to spend time with!

Tim Long
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Thanks for posting the video.. This was truly amazing. I sat in the car next to you all as this was happening.. This happened 45 minutes into my first day londolozi.. It set the standard for every day to follow… and it only got better.. Thanks for the video.. so much better than the stills I have..

James Crookes
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It’s a pleasure Tim. What a start to your experience at Londolozi! It was the first time I had such a clear view of a leopard hoisting a kill, so I was just as excited and was so glad to be able to capture it on video.

Terry
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Thanks for posting. He is a delight to watch!

anthony
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always amazes me how they hoist such heavy prey up a tree… STRENGTH IS UNBELIEVABLE

Rich Laburn
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It is incredible isn’t it!

Carol Robinson
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Thank you! What a treat to be able to see Camp Pan in action 🙂

Claire and Paul
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Oh how I wish I was back at Londolozi but thank you for sharing the video with us all…. I loved my “meeting” of Camp Pan in the river bed with Adam and Solly a few weeks ago….A truly magnificent animal

Sheila
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What an amazing feat. Too bad he had to do it twice. Would it be safe to say that the impala weighed almost as much as him?
Thanks again for another great blog.

TED SWINDON
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Hi Rich,
I trust you are well! Great sighting and photograpy. I cannot wait to get back there in September.
Kind regards,
Ted.

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