Involved Leopards

Makomsava 4:4 female

Makomsava 4:4 female

Spotted this leopard?
You've seen this leopard

About the Author

Pete Thorpe

Alumni Ranger

Pete was a Field Guide for Londolozi for 4 years, contributing to the blog as a fantastic writer as well as photographer. Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown ...

View Pete's profile


on Makomsava Female Carries Her Cubs To New Den

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow! Amazing sighting.

Linda Mansell
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh my goodness Peter – what photos. Well done to all of you to find the female and see the cubs! Thank you for sharing …

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What great news. Lucky you!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Pete, loved the video🤗! Loved the cub leopards mouth!

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Can still recall how incredible it was viewing a cub dangling from it’s mom’s mouth. The balance of power and tenderness was incredible to watch.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Wow! Absolutely stunning sighting! I have seen a lioness carrying her cub once and I remember the thrill of that! So exciting! Thanks for sharing!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Pete, How exciting to see Makomsava with her cub! Was she at Ximpalapala?

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Wow what an experience to have!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What luck ! What excitement to see that the Makomsava female has not one but two cubs …and not far from her own ‘birth place’ ! Great news and a great 5 minute close up capture. Thanks Pete and team 🙏💕

Ian Hall
Master Tracker


Linda Deutsch

What a magical experience and such a rarity! Felt like I was right there with you. Excellent narrative as well. Thanks so much for cheering up another gloomy day sheltering in place with local fires in addition to the virus. These blogs are priceless. Stay well and safe.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

So wonderful to see her with her tiny little spotty one!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

What an amazing experience! I’m so jealous, lucky you!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

OMG! I’m so excited for Makomsava to have two cubs and for you as well to spot her moving the second one to another den. Loved the video and stills- who wouldn’t?!

Suzanne Gibson
Master Tracker

Pure gold – what an experience for you! Fingers crossed for her and the cubs.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

INCREDIBLE!!!! Thank you for sharing this momentous experience with us Pete!!

Judith Guffey
Digital Tracker

Thank you for sharing this. How wonderful to see such very young cubs. Hamba kahle.

Al Kaiser
Digital Tracker


Carly M
Digital Tracker

That’s amazing, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Truly magical 🙂 looking forward to watching them grow up

Sam Lovett

Wow what an amazing sighting

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

One moment...
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo

Filed under
10 April, 2798
Add Profile