There had been a few very brief sightings of the Piccadilly Female and her cub. She has been denning in the rocky outcrops in the north-eastern part of Londolozi.
I have always dreamed of seeing a female leopard and her cub in a setting like this. If you have been to Londolozi you will know what rocky outcrops I am talking about. If you don’t, the photographs to follow will give you a very clear understanding as to why I have been longing to see a leopard there.
Rsnger Greg Pingo had found her with her cub a few mornings ago and my eyes lit up with excitement. Myself and James Tyrrell went to go have a look later that morning to see if they were both still there.
This female is most often encountered near the Sand River to the east of the Londolozi camps.
This was the first time I had seen the Piccadilly female and her cub. Waiting patiently in the wild is something I could not put more emphasis on. This sighting is a perfect example of what having some patience can do. Sitting quietly and waiting allowed us to have a phenomenal sighting of the cub. Watching it gain confidence in our presence was a small way of us starting the habituation process. Good things come to those who wait.
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Lets hope it will be a repeat and she will be able to raise her cub to independence.