They are so so beautiful
The Tamboti cubs continue to grow and provide amazing viewing for visitors to Londolozi. It has been a while since two such relaxed and approachable leopard cubs have been around the centre of the property, with the latest probably being the Maxabene young males born in 2008.
The Tamboti female has been expanding her territory to the South, and as a result it is not often that we seen the Dudley Riverbank female and her 16-17 month old youngster anymore. The Tamboti female, younger and stonger, has been putting increasing pressure on her older unrelated neighbours. This morning she was found interacting with the Notten’s female, with whom she has had altercations before, over the remains of an Nyala carcass. The older female backed down. Watch the blog for more on this sighting later in the week.
There is so much I could write about the Tamboti female and her cubs, but since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let the following photographs and footage speak for themselves…
Written by James Tyrrell
Photographed by Talley Smith
Filmed by Richard Laburn and Talley Smith
Sadly yes, we believe the male cub has been killed as we have not seen it for a couple of weeks. We have no way of knowing how or by what.