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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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on A Glimpse into a Mother Leopard’s Day

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It is actually such a privilege to be able to experience a small part of these animals daily lives.

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Nick great account of a successful game drive. I was with you all the way. Happy everything turned out well.

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Nick, what an exciting viewing, an impala kill, and a mother leopard and cub🤗

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

It’s wonderful to read a story from beginning and to conclude with a happy ending. I found myself sighing with relief as well!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Off topic alert:
Last September when I was in Londolozi, I bought a khaki Londolozi logo shirt. Yesterday, attending a PBS Donors’ Luncheon, I wore the shirt for the first time. There were several travel agents in attendance who asked me about the shirt and where it came from. I told them what a fantastic place Londolozi is and the incredible time I had there. They took notes. I just wanted you to know Londolozi has an “ambassador” in Sacramento, California.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Haha great stuff Doug!!
Represent!

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Great sighting and nice storytelling Nick!!!

Surfingmonk
Explorer

We feel so privileged to have witnessed this amazing story unfold before our eyes over the course of those two days.

When the cub raced out to meet mama leopard over that large clearing it looked and felt like a movie, to the point that we were almost hearing the soundtrack in our heads.

Many thanks to Nick, Dorrence, and the rest of the rangers involved for making it possible. Oh and of course to Ximungwe and her cub!!

Nick Sims
Contributor

Thanks Matias! I’m so happy you were there to experience this with us.

Wendy Macnicol
Senior Digital Ranger

Lovely pics, Nick, and a really good story with a happy ending. I do like happy endings! Wendy M

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

Glad to see this mother and cub are still thriving. The way the cub greeted her mother reminds me of how my cat greets me when I come home from work. Good thing she’s not big enough to knock me over – she would if she could!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a beautifully illustrated story of a day in the life of a leopard mom- from beginning, to middle and the happy ending that makes us all smile. I’m sure it’s just as heartening if witnessing a lioness carrying out this same story!😊🐆📷

Mike Ryan
Explorer

Thanks for the update regarding our favourite leopard

Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh how precious that is & the cub was so happy to be with mom who was keeping a watchful eye on their safety!! Thank you Nick

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