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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Guy Brunskill

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Guy worked as a ranger for Londolozi from 2017 until the end of 2021. He grew up in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ...

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What a great article and adventure.😊😊

Wonderful story of the search for a new leopard cub. Thanks Guy.

What a wonderful day with this beautiful female, Guy.

Love it. Two more dens to go!!! 🙂

OMG, how fortunate you all were to confirm that she did in fact have a cub(s) in this location. As I recall, we searched this place, but the vegetation and steep terrain prevented us from getting closer and there was no sign of the Ximungwe female. However, we did see her on another day and noticed her milk pouch and suckle marks. To see a weeks old cub must be quite exciting and it looks like I will need to return again to fulfill my dream of seeing a young leopard cub.. Exciting times ahead in the big cat world!!

@Denise Vouri, you know first hand how tough it can be trying to find leopards in such thick vegetation. but I’m glad you got to see her, seeing a leopard is always special. hopefully next time when you return we will have cubs that you can see. it was so great seeing you while you were here. look after your wrist and keep well.

New leopard cubs are always always wonderful to see!

Exciting news indeed! And the Three Rivers female is a mama too! Love this news! Thanks for sharing!

Oh man! Could sense the extreme excitement of discovering the den and the anticipation of the possible cub sighting as if I were on the vehicle with you all. Thanks for sharing this and taking us along!

Patience rewarded with a fantastic series of events. Hopefully, we’ll see the cubs if our upcoming trip is still viable.

Guy, I loved all the photos🤗

Especially leopard🤗

Good work persevere and find the den!! it is always so exciting to find the cub/Cubs!! I am s
envious and wish we were there. Thank you for sharing. Victoria

@Victoria Auchincloss, in the bush patience and hard work usually pays off. I wish I could share something like this with everyone. you never know it might be you if you come to Londolozi.

How wonderful! Three mother leopards with cubs! It is interesting to see the difference among them and their tactics to hide their offspring and behaviour

How exciting! New cubs on the block! I can only imagine the feeling of excitement of your lucky guests! So disappointing we in the U.K. are still banned from travelling and will not be in Londolozi later this month as we had planned 2 years ago!

@Gillian Evans, so sorry to hear about you not being able to return. hopefully it won’t last too much longer and you will be able to get back to Londolozi.

Thank you Guy

Senior Digital Ranger

What a beautiful “Mother-Daughter” picture of the Ximungwe female and her cub Guy! It’s classic!

@Mama Lioness, thank you very much.

How wonderful! From your brief glimpses, roughly how old do you think the cub is?

@Suzanne Gibson, we think it’s about 2 months old. maybe a little older. We have seen it a few times now and it’s roughly this age.

That is so fantastic Guy to hear the Ximungwe female has a cub. She is so beautiful and I hope that we can see the cub soon. Well done in tracking her down, to confirm that she does have a cub. Thanks Guy, James and Shadrack, I am sure we will soon find out about the Three riviers female leopard and her cubs.

@Valmai Vorster, yes she has one cub and seems to be doing very well. still nervous around the vehicles which was what we expected. We still not to sure about the three rivers female.

Master Tracker

fingers crossed

Great news all around!

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Excellent news, very exciting to hear of new leopard Cubs!!

Wow, what a great experience Guy! Wonderful to hear of new leopard cubs at Londolozi, and looking forward to hearing and seeing more soon! Thanks!

@Paul Canales, I certainly was very luck to be there. I’m sure there will be more to come.

What a lucky break Guy !! Wonderful recount filled with your enthusiasm. Who wouldn’t be, enjoying what you witnessed👍💗

Guy, Your usual persistence paid off once again. The stellar combo of you and James was sure to find the den! We look forward to seeing some images soon of the cub. Congratulations!

@Michael and Terri Klauber, thanks very much. look forward to having you both back here soon.

Senior Digital Ranger

I think you should leave those dens alone. Does anyone know what is happening with the Talasasa lion?

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