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Dean de la Rey

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Dean grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember that far back!). He attended school in Pretoria, thereafter completing ...

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Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

That male comes from one of the best lines of Djuma, Karula! He had the best mom. Both him and his brother Quarantine Male, grew to be leopards to be reckoned with!

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh, that is good to know! Karula is in docus on TV, right?

Jos Smulders
Explorer

Never a dull moment. Amazing video though. 😉

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

An amazing piece of video, Dean! The Senegal Bush male seems a real bully these days, though his technique is apparently working. Not a great way to impress the ladies, though!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Saw the Senegal Bush male several times during our recent visit, including a similar one to your experience when he stole a kill from a female.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Fantastic video!!! Unbelievable sighting! Well done!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi Dean. The strength and the lightning speed is incredible to behold! Wow. To get this on screen is really wonderful! We just feel so bad for the poor Mashaba female though! Wendy and Neil M

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

WOW!…………. 🙂

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Senegal Bush/Kunyuma earned his well deserved nick name Snarly Face, while he was a cub.. Thank you for sharing this sighting of Karula & Mvula’s son. Has been a real pleasure watching him through out his life so far.

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

On my towel there’s the picture of a leopard staring at me… I have always had a deep connection with these animals. And, as I’m on the losers side I am on the Mashaba female always. But my oh my the Senegal Bush male is a King! And he acts consequently… Great video and pictures

Karen Hart
Digital Ranger

What a truly magnificent animal. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing video. Can’t wait to see this gorgeous male leopard in person.

Marcia Parker
Senior Digital Ranger

He is one big tough leopard! Great photos and video.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Fantastic sighting! It just goes to show that as humans we think we know how these animals will behave, but they have free will just like the rest of us. I would love to have known the SBM’s exact thought process as he quickly evaluated that situation.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Thank you Dean for this magnificent video, it is stunning to see the Senegal bush male firstly eating Mashaba females kill and then in the same breathe coming down that tree and stealing the impala kill from the hyenas which beautiful Mashaba also caught. I feel sorry for her because she works hard to catch the impala, then just to be stolen from my magnificent Senegal bush. Both of them are my favorites.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

What a show the Senegal Bush male put on and what an amazing turn of events ! He certainly is a magnificent leopard and seems to know it. Still if he can steal from hyena then it’s about time he left the ladies alone to enjoy their own kills ! Wonderful Dean 💓🙏

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Kunyuma is an awesome cat! We saw him steal Plaque Rock’s kill in early August 2019 (before she was named)…..he doesn’t wait for anyone to say NO before he charges in!

William Paynter
Senior Digital Ranger

Great video Dean! I wonder if the Mashaba female went back to her first kill?

Gawie Jordaan
Senior Digital Ranger

Animals don’t love reading books, especially Leopards 😉 Fantastic!

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Thanks for an amazing recap Dean! So amazing how established he has become since he pushed in! Do you think he has fathered any cubs yet?

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

WOW!!! What an exciting. morning! Thankyou! Victoria

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Dean, the Senegal Bush male is truly a beast and almost travels at bullet speed, even with an Impala in his mouth. No wonder he’s so large, always stealing from the females. They work so hard-it doesn’t seem fair. So glad a video was captured!!

Leonie De Young
Digital Tracker

An exciting drive Dean. Lots of action for everyone. Loved the short video – he sure can run. Thanks for sharing with us – enjoyed it.

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