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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Guy Brunskill

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Guy 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 ignited for this incredible environment. After school he gained a marketing degree from Stellenbosch ...

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Tammy Henderson
Explorer

What a great article and adventure.😊😊

William Paynter
Explorer

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

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

What a wonderful day with this beautiful female, Guy.

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Love it. Two more dens to go!!! 🙂

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

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!!

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

@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.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

New leopard cubs are always always wonderful to see!

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

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!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

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

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Guy, I loved all the photos🤗

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Especially leopard🤗

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

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

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

@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.

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

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

Gillian Evans
Explorer

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!

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

@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.

Sam Lovett
Explorer

Thank you Guy

Mama Lioness
Senior Digital Ranger

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

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

@Mama Lioness, thank you very much.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

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

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

@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.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

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.

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

@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.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

fingers crossed

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Great news all around!

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

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

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

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!

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

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

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

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

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

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!

Guy Brunskill
Explorer

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

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