Monday is fairly meaningless out in the bush, unless we need to know what meal is being served at the Staff Canteen.
Weeks blend into each other as we tune in to the cycles of nature. Circadian rhythms take over and we are up early when it’s cool, less active in the heat of the day – just like most of the wildlife – and we perk up again as the sun starts westering in the afternoon.
Somewhere out there we know such a thing as Monday exists however, and for those of you at the start of the official work week, we thought we’d provide these five stunning photos of the Nkoveni female leopard’s cub to give you a nice boost and some Monday motivation.
The pair have been seen quite a lot lately, and with a fair amount of stability in the male leopard population, we hope that the female might finally get a cub through to maturity (being her third attempt).
A gorgeous female who is found to the east of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot pattern she is often to be found in Marula trees.
Ranger Grant Rodewijk tells us what happened in each of his shots:
So there we have it, a mother leopard and cub to brighten up your day. Happy Monday to you all, have a great week!
Stunning images. Did the Nkoveni female take the Tamboti female’s old territory. The first time we saw her a few years ago was just north of the Sand river.
Sweet photos of mother and cub, Grant! The cub’s grown so much since my July visit. Do we yet know the sex?
Brightened up my evening for sure!
Made for a very happy day. Good to see the cub growing.