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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Ximungwe 5:3 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 The Ximungwe Female and Her Cub: A Forgotten Sighting

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R Jr Caromna

Why are we seeing so many leopards and cheetahs?
Is this why your counting the lions and if the lions outnumbered the ,say Leopards, are we killing the lions or reintroduce to other reserves?

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Fantastic photos Nick. It is always lovely to look back at older photos and remember.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Nick, I loved the leopard, I saved the leopard🤗

Leslie Kaye

Great piece ….made me laugh as a mother myself of her boisterous male cub who was acting out!!!! They are so very beautiful ….they belong in the Wild….not on some arrogant, ignorant Human as a fur anything!!!! Thank you.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hi Nick what a wonderful experience… it’s not commonplace also for a leopard to raise a young successfully. Have you got any news of the boy?

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Nick, thanks for sharing your beautiful images. Glad they showed up as a reminder. We are thrilled that this young male will find his own way now and excited that he has made it this far. Will he get a name of his own now? We hope that he will find an area near you, so we can all keep track of his exploits!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

How perfectly beautiful those leopards are! great shots of mother and nearly adult son.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Thank you Nick for those beautiful foto’s of the Ximungwe female and her male cub. It is so special to see mother and cub together. He is all grown up now and on his own. I am always so excited to see foto’s of leopards.

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

Thanks Nick….. lovely to look back over the past year at this gorgeous mother and son…. Thanks for sharing them with us…..

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

The Ximungwe female is truly beautiful. I have a great photo of her. The first photo herein exemplifies that.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I always enjoyed seeing her son’s antics, especially when he was younger. It will be interesting to see where he ends up since available “male” territory seems to be limited in Londolozi. I hear the Tortoise Pan male has been observed in your neighbor’s reserve. Looking back on photos taken in the past and never edited makes me feel as though I’ve just returned from my trip. Thanx for sharing these.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Great to see these archive photos of the Ximungwe cub and Mum. I remember the cub’s hilarious tree antics and learning hunt well. Hopefully, as you say Nick, there will be a new family soon 🙏❤️

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Just gorgeous!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

These are terrific pictures Nick. I’m so glad you were able to document this relationship just prior to the young male achieving independence.

Corne Pruis


Such wonderful pictures, Nick!

Barbi Evenson
Senior Digital Ranger

I love the photos… you can look at them endlessly and never tire of them…
Thank you for the share…

Ron Fierstein

Greetings Nick
I believe we were your guests for this sighting. I have some great shots of the same scenes. The interaction between the two was fun to observe. Thanks for rediscovering this. Stay safe. Regards to Life.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

That’s a lovely sighting Nick!

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