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Alistair Smith

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Alistair guided at Londolozi from late 2016 to late 2017. Despite only a short stint here, he made a great impression on the guests he drove and formed a great bond with tracker Euce Madonsela. His photography is excellent, and is a passion ...

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on Leopard Cub Life Lessons

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Lucie Easley
Senior Digital Ranger

These leopards are so beautifully captured in the photos. Thanks so much for explanation of how cubs learn about life in the first year.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Fun story and series of pictures!

Chelsy Camacho
Explorer

I wish nothing but the best for this beautiful leopard and her growing cubs! Do you know who the father is? I’m still so sad about the Piva male so that’s why I ask.

Alison Smith
Explorer

Thank you Al! another great read! Mother nature at work!!

Chris Cordon
Explorer

Who is believed to be the father of these cubs?

Denise Vouri
Master Tracker

Fabulous blog. Really enjoyed your explanation on cubs’ behavior after they are weaned and the argument as to whether they learn by instinct or mom’s tutelage.

Jill Larone
Explorer

Beautiful pictures and very interesting write-up Alistair! I’d like to know the same — do you think the Piva male the father of the cubs?

Sarah Calasse
Trainee Ranger

What an INCREDIBLE sighting Al!

Jazz Doc
Explorer

Just beautifully captured and related. Thanks so very much.

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

Somehow I missed this post the other day! Excellent article and beautiful photos! Thanks so much, Alistair, for sharing!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely blog. It is great to read about the time line of leopard cubs growing up.

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