An exhilarating find last week, allows us to spend hours with the Xinzele Female leopard as she reveals her cub for the very first time. In this week’s Virtual Safari we decide to focus on this sighting alone as it was truly spectacular and simply couldn’t not shorten it from the hours of footage.
Being a first-time mother, her instincts to protect her young are immense and she is very wary and observant of any disruptions around the den. By sitting quietly and patiently we are rewarded with a magnificent sighting.
Two unsuspecting, yet harmless, visitors arrive at the den adding to the already remarkable scene. The disturbance sends the youngster scuttling back to the den. Shortly after, the mother reassures the cub that all is alright to reemerge. Needing a little more than a chuff of encouragement, the mother takes it upon herself to ensure the little one reveals itself.
Enjoy this Week in Video…
A small female often found in NW Marthly. Similar spot pattern to her mother the Ingrid Dam Female.
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