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Dan Hirschowitz


Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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on Two Leopard Sisters Battle Over Territory

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow! Amazing sighting. Great video.

Alessandra Cuccato
Senior Digital Ranger

It’s the first time I see fighting leopards making a dive into the water. A very special sighting!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Incredible event! Hard to believe she could not sense the other approaching.
Great opportunity photo with the full moon.
Londolozi provided you with a great welcome back “party.”

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Dan, I loved the video🤗

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Astonishing! I’d been wondering how these 2 were getting on with establishing their territories. Also, how close are they to their mother Nhlanguleni and her cub?

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Dan, Welcome home! What an incredible scene! The video is incredible. Hopefully they will sort of things out somehow and will each find their own space to live in without further fighting!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

It’s cat eat cat world…

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Wow, that video clip is intense! Great that you were able to capture it.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What an amazing, incredible sighting as a welcome-back to Londolozi!! Wow!
It makes me more and more impatient for my own return to Londolozi.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Exciting blog, Dan! You really know how to tell a story! We spent hours with those sisters in ‘18 when they were little cubs, watching them share a kill with their mother. How fun to see them grown, their ‘play’ now being much more serious!

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Such an amazing sighting……we saw these girls at age 17 months with their mama and Flat Rock in early August 2019 when they were still “friends”…..those days are obviously long long gone!

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Oh ny god!, they do fight like boxer ,hope nobody got hurt……

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

That was crazy intense, hopefully they both walked away fine though.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Sisters yes, friends no! So much to learn about relationships or lack thereof in the world of animals. Welcome back!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

What a happy hope coming, Dan! It doesn’t look from the video that any serious damage was done to either of the combatants. They have to be very careful I should think NOT to be really damaged. They are solitary hunters and need their faculties intact. Wendy M

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

This is my first intense leopard fight to watch. Incredible! I wonder if either one was injured? What a welcome home you had!!

Linda Deutsch
Digital Ranger

How thrilling to have experienced this encounter and thanks so much for sharing it. Happy you are back to the place you love.

Corne Pruis

Perfect 😉

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Whoa! That was an incredible sighting and video capture! Bravo!!

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