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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Tayla Brown


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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Lovely blog Tayla.

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?

Tayla, I loved all the photos, especially leoapard🤗

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

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!

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.

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.

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Wow absolutely exciting! I love just seeing the photos!

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What happen to her other cub

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.


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

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 🤞

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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


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

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.

Cannot wait to see if she brings her babies out!

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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