This week we are filled with mixed emotions. We start off with an incredibly lucky find, as we are lead to the newest additions to the Ntsevu Pride by one of the females. Spending a short while there we then decided to leave her to entertain at least four cubs estimated to be probably two-three weeks old. It is such a sensitive phase for these little ones and with there being enough pressure on them from other threats such as new male lions moving through Londolozi, hyenas, and leopards, we decided to not let anyone else drive in there to help alleviate the pressure on the mother.
The Flat Rock Male had been found with an impala kill, which he had hoisted into a Jackalberry tree. We arrived as he was feeding with the hopes of him descending the tree and going for a drink at a nearby pool of water. Let’s just say we got lucky!
To finish off we answer a lot of questions we have received regarding the wild dogs and their pups. Sadly, we believe the pups are now roaming freely with the pack and are no longer in need of any dens. This has meant that overnight, pretty much, they moved off of the reserve. Our hopes were high that they may return, but we were let down as they continued on into the Kruger National Park. We will have to wait until next year to see if they return to den on Londolozi again.
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A leopard who took advantage of the death of the 4:4 male in 2016 to grab territory to the west of the Londolozi camps.