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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Tayla Brown

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Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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on My First Time Seeing One of Londolozi’s Royal Family of Leopards

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely blog Tayla.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thank you so much for this, Tayla. Ndzanzeni is my no1 favourite, and I’ve been getting concerned as I haven’t heard any news about her for a very long time. Pleased to hear she is in her mother’s old territory, and VERY pleased to hear about the cubs! Let’s hope she has more success this time, as I think Tortoise Pan is her only cub to reach independence?

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Tayla, I loved all the photos, especially leoapard🤗

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

So exciting a find. Sure hope her Cubs grow up and keep the bloodline going. Cant wait to see the Cubs

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Wow it’s so emotional… Her Majesty, much better than human royal tales! Thank you for the lovely pictures and sharing your story, let’s hope to find the whole family alive and kicking!

Annie.Lane07
Explorer

Beautiful sighting and am very happy that you got to see this beautiful female leopard. Loved the shot of her walking towards the camera. Thank you so much for posting.

Wian Eloff
Explorer

This must have been spectacular to see. I really hope the cubs make it to adult hood so that the Royal bloodline can continue. Please keep us updated if you maybe get to view them.

Barbi Evenson
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow absolutely exciting! I love just seeing the photos!

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

What happen to her other cub

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Hi Tammy
She managed to raise her previous cub to full independence and he is known at the Tortoise Pan male. We havent seen him on Londolozi for a while now but I believe he has been seen north of Londolozi.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Amazing!!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a wonderful story and beautiful pictures. I think this female is extremely pretty, would love to see her.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Tayla, what a princess she is 💕. What does Ndzanzeni mean..?…. if it’s not princess or royal then perhaps one of her cubs (hoping there is more than one!), should be so named to carry the royal bloodline. Fingers crossed you get to meet them soon 🤞

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Hi Tayla! The Ndzanzeni Female is my favorite Londolozi leopard and am so excited she is doing well! Any idea if the cub pictured above survived to maturity? Please keep ups updated on her progress with this new litter!

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Hi Michael. Yes the cub did manage to make it to independence and he is known as the Tortoise Pan Male.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Tayla what a sighting that was to see the Ndzanzeni female, who has been eluding everyone. She certainly is royality being the descendant from the original mother leopard. What a beautiful leopard and so precious. What makes the sighting even more exhilarating, is the fact that she has suckling marks. Hope you can find her den and see the cubs soon.

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

Wow, what a great and fortuitous sighting Tayla!! I very excited to of any other encounters with this Royal leopard and her offspring!!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Congratulations on both of the boxes ticked off- seeing the Ndzanzeni female firstly and in the tree where you had hoped to see one. The lineage of the Mother Leopard is a mere thread now, but hopefully the Ndzanzeni female will again raise at least one cub to adulthood as she’s done in the past.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Of all the safari photos hanging in our home, the Ndzanzeni female’s photo generates the most comments–awesome!

Linda Deutsch
Digital Ranger

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Tayla, thanks for a great post! We share in your excitement and are thrilled to see the images of this royal leopard!

Carol Redhill
Explorer

What a beautiful sighting Tayla. She is magnificent! Very exciting you got to see her. Hopefully soon, she will bring her cubs for all to see. Looking forward to your next drive. Stay safe.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Cannot wait to see if she brings her babies out!

Earline Rochester
Digital Ranger

How exciting. I’ve been worried about the bloodline of Mother Leopard dying out. Would be wonderful if she has at least two females and could raise them to independence.

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