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Simon Smit

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Simon boasts almost five years of guiding, two of them at Londolozi. His photographic work was already catching the eye of the team here for a long time before he joined the reserve, and he was asked to contribute to the blog literally ...

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on Introducing: The Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Marinda Drake
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Lovely blog Simon. She is a beautiful leopard.

Bryan
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Stunning creature, wow. Thanks for sharing.
I have to ask though memorising eyes or Mesmerizing eyes? Both work in a way as those are eyes one will not easily forget 🙂

Arden Zalman
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Finally, young Mashaba has her own name. What a beauty. We saw her with her mama in Sept. ’12 & I am looking at them on my living room wall. Can’t wait to see her next year. Thank you for the update.

Sheena
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She is as beautiful as her mother – we saw her as a cub – if you run up YouTube and look under sheena@insull.com there is a Londolozi Clip with her in a fallen tree with Mashaba – cute and playful then.

Brian C
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Great blog! It is always satisfying when a young leopard gets her/his territorial name. It signifies the rangers’ belief that the young cat is firmly in charge of her own distinct territory. We have been very fortunate to watch the Sand River female (former Mashaba Young female) grow from cub to confidant young adult. It will be very interesting to see her raise her first litter.

Ann Seagle
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Looking forward to reading even more about her.

Jill Grady
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Beautifully written Simon and stunning pictures of this very beautiful Leopard. I hope she has a long and healthy lifetime and I look forward to seeing her cubs in perhaps the very near future.

Loretta Z
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Great to hear she finally has her own name. It will take me some time to get used to it. She was the first female leopard we ever saw in the wild. I hope she has a long life.

Nina Gillmore
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She is a gorgeous cat and we are so thrilled she has her own name. Her poise and presence are a thrill to enjoy. She is photogenic and graceful. Thank you for the lovely pictures and commentary.

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