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Mashaba 3:3 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 Breathtaking Sighting of a Leopard Chasing a Monkey

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Linda From California
Senior Digital Ranger

Tayla, what a fantastic spot-ur-day you had. It’s great that the leopards are accustomed to the vehicles that they can carry on and let you view them as they carry on with their day.

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

The monkey was lucky and the steenbok was unlucky! What a leopard dynamic view! I’ll never forget Legadema’s antics (Eye of a Leopard) when she hunts monkeys with her mum… Great to see the Mashaba female and the others!

Gawie Jordaan
Senior Digital Ranger

3 Leopards in a short time!wow!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

What an exciting game drive for you, Tayla. I guess Mashaba at approaching 13 years old, was never going to equal the astonishing acrobatic levels shown by her granddaughter Plaque Rock!

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

I just watched a documentary where a female leopard climbs a tree to escape a wild dog pack… in that case she was in the monkey’s shoes which is quite strange to see and disturbing

William Paynter
Senior Digital Ranger

Tayla, what a fantastic leopard day you had. Thanks for sharing the pictures, video and your experience.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Your blog just illustrates the fact that each game drive is unpredictable – begin quietly and end with a bang! Can’t believe you spent the afternoon watching three leopards…..priceless!!

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Hi Denise. I completely agree, it does show that every drive is unpredictable and that there is always something wondeful out there to see, be it big or small.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

What a day! Anytime there are interspecies or intraspecies interactions it is always so fascinating!

Leonie De Young
Digital Tracker

Tayla an action packed drive to say the least. Would have loved to see the cat and mouse display between the leopard and monkey – all ended well for both parties. Thanks for sharing with us – enjoyed the short clip also.

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Thank you Leonie, We were so lucky to have such an action packed afternoon.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Tayla, What an amazing game drive! The Mashaba in the tree with the monkey is a riot! Do Leopards ever actually catch moneys? Looks like the territorial battles may be coming sooner than later – that’s quite a few males in your reserve!

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Hi Muchael and Terri, yes leopards sometimes do catch the monkeys, Ranger Christ Taylor and his guests saw it happen a few years back. Incredible Video: Monkey vs. Leopard

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Wow, those leopards of Londolozi are always great for fantastic sightings! What an eventful afternoon for you and your guests.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

What a great sighting, Tayla! Mashaba sure got her exercise chasing that monkey! But 2 more leopards – brilliant!

Tayla Brown
Ranger

She sure did! I could not believe that we saw two more leopards after that.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Tayla you had an eventful afternoon full of excitement from the leopards and monkey. Very glad that the monkey came off unharmed and that the Senegal bush male and the Mawelawele male did not get into a fight. Also the Mashaba female is well and went on her way unharmed, she is my favorite female leopard.

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Hi Valmai. Yes it was an afternoon full of excitment, I am also glad everyone was unharmed.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Wow what an afternoon Tayla, seems the leopards are out in full force at the moment to entertain you and the guests Just fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us 🙏❤️

Tayla Brown
Ranger

Hi Cally, yes they really were out in full force that day.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

we had house guests this weekend, so am catching up on the going’s on at Londolozi. What an exciting time you all had! Victoria

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