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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Kyle Gordon


Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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Kyle, that was a brilliant sighting! I was chuckling whilst the cub was desperately trying to keep feeding as mom was rescuing the kill from a fall to the waiting grasp of a hyena. Poor mom works so hard to catch a meal, only to have a cheeky cub pay no attention to how she’s tugging at the carcass. The reprimand was classic and you captured the face of the annoyed cub-bravo.

It was a fun sighting for sure, Denise. We loved every second of it.

Dear Kyle, thank you so much for sharing this experience! Much appreciated.

Hi Kyle, you are a prize- winner photographer! Leopard cubs are among the most expressive animals I’ve ever seen, your collection is marvellous! They made me smile. Great mum, she war in perfect time with two trouble makers! Bravo!

Thank you so much, Francesca! The Nkoveni female definitely has her hands (or paws) full with those two!!

Magical sighting! A slice of leopard family life!

A great sighting. Those mothers are always very busy with their cubs’ antiques and adventures. Good that she was able to save the prey from the hyenas. I saw her and the cubs in April and was very much impressed by her love and playfulness towards her cubs.

Hi Christa, her cubs really are stunning animals and an absolute joy to watch. Hopefully you’ll see them again soon!

That was a stunning sight to see Kyle. Felt sorry for the little cub that still wanted to feed after mom rescued the kill. She was quick to help and save it, but the little one did not realize what was going on. The other cub lying so openly on the branch makes a beautiful foto. Good footage thanks.

We also felt a little bit sorry for that cub! (It was still pretty funny to watch though) Thanks for reading

what a fabulous morning! watching leopards big and small are always fascinating but when you add the family spat and near disaster with dinner it is like watching humans ( minus the animals ) having a family spat!! thank you Victoria

It was exactly like that, Victoria! Had us all chuckling.

Great storytelling Kyle and what an exciting morning! Terrific video! Very similar to one we experienced … checkout the blog entry we wrote about. Travel safely! Our best to Prof & C!

Ah thanks guys, it was a special morning for sure. Well worth sitting in the rain for!! Just checked out your blog, loved it!! Miss you guys and hope you are all good your side.

Oh and H also sends her love!

Leopard manners need to be learned sometimes the hard way. Glad that all get at least a mouthful every now and then.

Agreed. Thanks for reading William.

Too cute for words Kyle and a lucky find for you all. It was amusing to watch Mum trying to relocate the carcass and the youngun determined to keep eating. Thanks for sharing with us – very enjoyable.

It was such a fun sighting, Leonie!

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What a WONDERFUL day you experienced! Those cubs are too cute!

Woops. C was supposed to be H!!!!

hahaha don’t worry, I realised!

Lovely blog, thank you! Nice cubs and the little girl is quite at ease with people, nice!

Kyle, this is truly fabulous – lucky, lucky guests!

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Lovely writing and those photographs were fabulous! Great post!

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outstanding video!

Kyle, It was so awesome to see the Nkoveni cub and mom in action! Mom saved the day and the cub learned a great lesson! The video is a classic!! Thanks!

What a fantastic sighting! Actually any sighting with a leopard and cubs is wonderful anytime!

I’ve been out of touch for awhile and so your fabulous day spent with the Nkoveni female and her beautiful cubs was extra special indeed ! Thank you Kyle 🙏❤️

The BEST! That’s it. Nothing more. Lucky lucky guests!

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