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Xinzele 4:4 Female

Xinzele 4:4 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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on An Afternoon with the Xinzele Female

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Senior Digital Ranger

She is gorgeous! I saw her twice as a cub with her mother during drives with Nick. That was the 2nd sighting ever of her 🙂

Magnificent Cat

Wonderful images Nick, seeming to capture many “moods.”

Nick, I saved the Xinzele leopard, and I also saved also saved leopard on the rock, also saved the leopard on the rock🤗

What fantastic photos!!! A leopard resting on boulders—perfect!

Senior Digital Ranger

Great photos of the Xinzele female Nick – particularly like composition of first photo with the curve of her back against the contour of boulder and the final, with pensive expression, anticipating the hopefully busy night you suggested. Thank you.

Xinzele Leopard …….wow …. she is just beautiful and her poses may be her just doing what she wants to do to get comfortable but she is regal and confident and awesome and she knows it!!!!! Just hanging out with her mate the Flat Rock Male ….doing what comes naturally ….the photography is superb….thank you so much …. made my morning here on Long Island, NY where the temps are only in the 40s this AM and the leaves all all coming down now. Perfection all around.

Bird ID Challenge answer from Monday?

Hi Wynn, it was a thick-billed cuckoo…

Xinzele is every bit as beautiful, and fond of termite mounds, as her older sister, Xidulu! We also found her on a termite mound on the northern border of Londolozi in July 2019 and she posed for some nice photos before slipping away to hunt in the dusk!

Simply perfect. Such a lovely day and a marvellous creature

What an amazing tracker Life is! The Xinzele female is a beautiful girl. She seems to be posing in the last photo, looking quite demure. How old is she now and to where do you think her mother has gone? Thanks Nick for keeping the dream alive.

Hi Jennifer, we are not 100% sure where her mother has gone but it seems as though the Ingrid Dam female has moved west towards Othawa. The Ingrid Dam female was born in mid-2017, making her just over three years old.

How beautiful these pictures are! Leopards are just the most beautiful animals, I think.

Great photos, love the leopards!

It’s so good to see more photos of the Xinzele female, although I do miss seeing the Ingrid Dam leopard. She was quite beautiful as evidenced by the many photos I took of her in a tree. So happy you and your guests were able to spend time with her daughter.

One would think the Xinzele leopard was on a modeling shoot and was loving every minute of being in the spotlight- spectacular

Nothing like a leopard in the sun on a rock, gripped by an overwhelming urge to stroke her 🙂 silly human!! We have been wondering for some time how the various leopards an lion prides on the reserve get their names?

Hi Jean, apologies for the late reply, I have been on leave. We usually tend to give the prides/leopards their names based on a well known feature in their territory. For example, the Xinzele female was named after a road in Londolozi that goes through her territory.

She is an incredibly beautiful leopard and the photographs are simply stunning. Thank you so much.

What a incredible days viewing Nick 🙏❤️. Thanks for sharing with us ☺️

Stunning pics of a beautiful Leopard !

Senior Digital Ranger

Great photos Nick, she’s magnificent.

incredible pictures. All the light contrasts were super! thank you. Victoria

Wow! Stunningly beautiful photos of this gorgeous leopard!! The light is amazing, and the dark clouds behind her in several of the photos adds the beauty of the images!

Any sign of her having cubs Nick? Does she spend most of her time on Singita or Othawa?

Hey, sorry about the late reply, I’ve been on leave in the Kruger. No sign of her cubs yet, we saw her mating about a month ago so we will have to wait and see whether it was a successful bout of mating. She spends a lot of her time on Othawa as well as Marthly and will also traverse parts of South Western Arathusa.

Digital Tracker

Wow Nick, what EXQUISITE pics!!! So stunning, she’s a beautiful girl! So serene and elegant, just mesmerizing!

Wow Nick, What a fantastic set of images of a beautiful leopard! How great that she kept changing positions to give you all her best angles!

This leopard is gorgeous and she positioned herself so beautifully for you to take her foto’s. I loved all the foto’s and she is definitely a golden cat with uniqueness.

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