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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Guy Brunskill

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Guy worked as a ranger for Londolozi from 2017 until the end of 2021. He grew up in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ...

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on A Morning Full of Playful Lessons For a Leopard Cub

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Senior Digital Ranger

Magnificent images. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you very much.

Great pics. Thanks!!

Thank you Jos.

What an absolutely fantastic morning you all enjoyed, viewing Ximungwe and her rambunctious cub. Your photos are great and I continue to hope she raises yet another male to adulthood. She seems to have the traits necessary to protect and train her progeny. Thank you for this update!! Cheers Shadrack…..

She has done an incredible just thus far Denise. We all hope she will be able to raise another cub to independence again. Leopards in their earlier years of raising cubs tend to do a much better job that in their latter years. Shadrack and I hope you are keeping well.

Magical pictures and description of mum and son on the sunlight! He looks quite confident, I hope you will be following him easily as long as he’s a younger leopard at least

Hi Guy, those pictures are absolutely beautiful and it is so wonderful to see them playing, fighting and learning at the same time for the cub. He is getting so big and he is going to be a stunning leopard. Did the Ximungwe female not have two cubs, where is the other cub then. Gosh those claws that are protacted makes a person think twice at the stamina, stealth and those claws of the leopard.

Hello Valmai, when we found the den she only had one cub. It was her previous litter where she had two cubs. They are incredible creatures and we will never know their true strength.

Hi Guy, thanks for correcting me, I could not remember if it was one cub or two. Now forsure there is one cub.

Lessons learned and taught by the Londolozi leopards. What a meaningful group of pictures and story. Thanks Guy for sharing.

Beautiful pictures. Just one question: according to the legend, these photos have been taken on January 17, 2022? Is it January 2021? Probably not since in march you started to believe she could have new cubs according to your Blog (=you did not see them) …

These photos were taken a few weeks back and thanks for letting me know, I will double check and make sure my camera date settings are correct. We have been viewing this cub for the last 6 months or so. We only found where she was denning when the cub was over a month.

Just wonderful! You and your guests have been so lucky.


Senior Digital Ranger

Just loved the retelling and photos of this epic sighting! I couldn’t stop smiling as I read!

I’m glad you enjoyed it Debra and caused you to smile while reading it.

Wonderful group of photos! My cat was a 😆 little head bumper!

So wonderful story and pictures, it is a great pleasure, to hear the development of this nice cub with the special eye. Hope to see him next year again

Great story and what fun watching the cub stalking his mom! Looks like you and that new mirrorless R6 are becoming best friends!

Hello Bob and Lucie, we certainly are. The capabilities of the camera are really good and I’m really enjoying it. I hope you are both keeping well

what a fantastic time for all of you to get to see the lessening of a young cub! I am so envious! Thank you for sharing! Victoria

A nice blog Guy and the pics are outstanding. Thanks for sharing with us.

Digital Tracker

That is so very sweet, just so beautiful to see mum and her cub playing together.

Guy, What an awesome sighting and a special morning! The images are amazing and it is very exciting to see the cub doing so well. We know you will keep us up to date on them!!

Guy, that’s a wonderful sighting and as you say, you can never tire of watching something like this! I’ve been lucky enough to have 2 similar sightings, 1stly back in 2013 with Vomba and her last cub (a male, about 8 months old) and then in Oct. ‘ 18 with Nkoveni and her 6 month old female cub (Plaque Rock). I will never forget either, both were incredibly special.

Once leopards roamed through whole Europe and Asia, now we must travel far to see them because our ancestors killed them… thanks to Londolozi they live on

Master Tracker

super pictures, lucky guests

Leopards and their daily lives are such a fascination in every way……in addition to being incredibly beautiful creatures!

Spectacular photos Guy with that beautiful golden light. What a super morning for you and your guests ❤️thanks for sharing 🙏

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