Late one morning, the Nhlanguleni Female was found in a spectacular marula tree, and I couldn’t turn up the opportunity to miss this sighting. Arriving at Londolozi, I don’t think I could clearly recall ever having seen a leopard in the wild. Very soon after my arrival, we found ourselves in a sighting of the Nhlanguleni Female while she was resting in the branches of a large marula tree. Giving us the chance of taking my very first photo of a leopard. So as I heard that she was in the same marula tree, I had to get across there in time to see it.
With the Sub-adults of the Ntsevu Pride independent from their mothers, they are roaming around as all twelve of them together. They were then found with one of the Birmingham Males, the younger-looking male, proof that at least one of them is still alive. Having not seen the Birmingham Males for a fairly long time, it was great to get across and see just how great he is still looking.
We are not sure where his brother is, and begin to ask the question of whether he is still alive. Having not been seen on Londolozi for almost three months and hearing through the grapevine that neither of the neighbours has seen him either, we begin to wonder? I guess it is another situation where only time will tell.
At the end of the game drive, on our way home, we come across a very relaxed Maxim’s Male. Intrigued by the contrast in his behaviour between day and night we have a geat but brief sighting of him.
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Initially skittish she spent a lot of time in the Sand River, now relaxed she makes up the majority of leopard viewing west of camp.
Fairly skittish male that is presumed to have come from the Kruger National Park.
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