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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Maxim's 5:3 Male

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Nweti 4:2 Male

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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 A Leopard Filled Morning I will Never Forget!

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Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Tayla, what an exciting and head-spinning experience! Very cool that you are learning more about these two relatively unknown leopards. It will be interesting to see if they are seen more often and potentially spend more time at Londolozi! Given the respect you are giving to Maxim’s, maybe he will become more accustomed to your vehicles.

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

What a morning! I suppose the more elusive an animal is, the more rewarding is its view… leopards have a fashion embedded in mystery. They are an epitome of freedom, as they don’t adjust well in captivity. The leopard native clans know it well, in its whole leopardity! So rewarding to see them especially the cubs for us too. Thanks for sharing

Marcia Parker
Senior Digital Ranger

That peeking cub pic by Alex is the BEST!

Johanna Browne
Senior Digital Ranger

How sad that he had to leave his kill because he was afraid of the vehicles not once but twice and ultimately lost his hard earned dinner.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Longing for another visit soon. Great stuff Tayla

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

May I add to my creds that I am also a leopard and Wild Dog enthusiast?

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

What a wonderful game drive for you and your guests, Tayla. Hopefully Ndzanzeni mated with both the Maxim’s and Nweti males, for the sake of her cubs. How old would they be now?

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a great morning in the company of so many leopards!
How lucky you and your guests were. This is really fantastic.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Well what a morning you had with sightings of so many leopards. Little cub peeping is absolutely gorgeous. The other two male leopards are beautiful and not often spoken about. I think the Nweti male would not of gone up that tree if the other male leopard was still in it. Just my thought on the situation. The Ndzanzeni female and her cubs are stunning cats.

Debra Matott
Explorer

The glimpses of something elusive just keeps making you want to see it more! I think it would give you even a bigger rush! That baby leopard pic by Alex melted my heart!

Paul Buchanan
Explorer

Thanks for your post! I enjoy your writing style.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Tayla it seems lady luck is still with you, yet another fantastic game drive for you and guests !! What a special day indeed 🙏💖

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What an exciting morning for you, Freddy and your guests! Seeing one leopard is always a bonus but a rarely seen one is over the top, like the Maxim male. The cubs are really cute at this stage and that photo by Alex of the “peeping cub” is adorable.
I don’t believe N’weti would have stolen the kill if the Maxim male had been around. He’s conflict adverse as I witnessed in SabiSabi when he and the White Dam male merely growled at one another one evening only meters apart. Needless to say, your sighting would fill a few pages in one’s daily journal …..

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Fantastic morning for your guests. Freddy is a very special tracker!

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