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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Nick Sims

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Nick was a ranger at Londolozi from 2018 - 2022. He 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 ...

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Will the two sisters territories overlap? Will they stay close together in the same area or will they eventually move further apart?

Thanks Nick! The interrelationships and dynamics are so fascinating!

Nick, what a great story🤗 The Nhlangeuleni female has moved her cubs to the Sand River, Amazing! Why does the female give her daughters free reign? In her territory!

Thank you so much for keeping us informed. Leopard dynamics are always interesting and the photographs are absolutely beautiful. Hoping for the best for them all.

Morning Nick from San Francisco! The daily blogs are always a highlight in my email stream, but even more so now. The dynamics of the leopard population within Londolozi boundaries are fascinating, and now that there are three more young females living in close quarters with their mothers, it begs the question, how can they co-exist as you have pointed out. You all have a great opportunity to document their behaviors during this quiet period, to see if the young females can survive in their acquired territory from their moms. We’ll be waiting for your continued reports.

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Fascinating, please keep the blogs coming. So important to remember the natural world

Absolutely beautiful photos Leopard’s are absolutely amazing cat’s

Hi Nick. What an interesting article. And brilliant and beautiful leopard photos too! Some more additions to my screensavers! If the older daughters kill the later cubs of their Mom’s if they came across them and their mother wasn’t around? For example, when Mom was out getting food? Just wondering …. Wendy M

Fascinating family dynamics, Nick. I suppose it’s all guesswork as this situation has never happened before?

I did not realize how complicated relations were between teenage leopards and their mothers are. It will certainly be interesting to see how it all plays out. Hope the new cubs are safe. Victoria

Interesting dynamics! Thanks for sharing, Nick! Nice photos too!

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As a cat lover, all I can say is that the Nhlanguleni female is a pretty kitty and a beautiful mama. (smile)

Hello Nick! Interesting article you have written. Beautiful pictures! The first three pictures are really beautiful! My favourite is picture 3/6! It will be very interesting to se what is going to happen in the nearest future for the sisters…
I have a question. I wounder if you se pangolins sometimes?

Nice shots of the Nkuwa female, Nick! I saw her and her sister and mother in ’18 when they were still small. Grant & Jerry, Bob and I sat for several hours watching them, the only time I’ve seen 2 leopards eating on a single kill, the Nhlanguleni female and one cub at each end of an impala carcass. Pretty amazing!

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Stay safe everyone!

Interesting sighting!!!

Amazing read!! Thanks so much for sharing 👏❤️

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Interesting development. Beautiful big cats

I love,love,love the gaze of the Nkuwa female…..

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