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Chris Taylor

Ranger

Chris was born and raised in the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands where his family inspired his early passion for the natural world. Exploring Southern Africa as he grew up, this passion was allowed to develop and his curiosity to expand. After high school, Chris spent ...

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on Incredible Video: Monkey vs. Leopard

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Incredible sighting. Fantastic to catch it on video.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Chris, great video🤗

Annie.Lane07
Explorer

What an amazing sighting. I so love leopards, this beautiful Lady is agile, fast and strong. While instinct does play a big part, her mother has also taught her well and can be proud….RIP little vervet….

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Wow, what an astonishing sighting, Chris – how incredibly lucky you all were! I was thrilled to see this leopard in early September, when she was newly independent and looking in great condition, especially as I saw her as a cub the previous year. She certainly seems to be continuing to flourish.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Leopards are such amazing hunters. Great video along with beautiful pictures of the Nkoveni females

Irene Henkes
Explorer

WOW!!!! That is unbelievable……….. lucky you all!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wow, brilliant video catching some of the action of the flying leopard. After all that exercise, catching the monkey seems like an amuse bouché. Hope she found a main course later…… your first time safari guests will be talking about that experience for months to come.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Chris, Thanks for sharing such an incredible story. The video is incredible and we will share it, because no one would believe it if we told them!

Mary Goodreau
Explorer

That looked like a pretty phenomenal sighting.

Kristin Boggs
Explorer

Incredible sighting!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Oh , what an amazing drive and what a sighting, that it is a very, very high bar.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

WOW!! Talk about the Cirque de Soleil in The bush. What a wonderful sighting! Victoria

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Definitely would have bet on the monkey!

Absolutely amazing!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

I’m so glad that you posted the story behind this recent video shown on your blog. I wondered what the leopard was chasing….now I know, which makes the story even more interesting! The chase was lighting-speed AND all the while in a TREE! Also I never thought to see a leopard do a complete upside down flip on the top of a tree! The entire video was both humorous and facinating. Your guests were treated to an unforgettable and incredible experience!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Absolutely incredible, the agility of leopards always manages to surprise me!!

Brian Cantrell
Master Tracker

Unbelievable!

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