After a great festive season, we enjoy a great sighting of the Plaque Rock Female as she moves through some thicker vegetation on a partial territorial patrol. Having heard of a pair of leopards, one male and one female, in the area we bump into the Plaque Rock Female while on our search. Unsure of whether the female that made up the pair was her, we spend some time with her hoping that she would either lead us the pair or she would try to meet up with the male again. Having had a brief sighting of her with a cub a few months ago we nervously try and look at her belly to see if she still has suckle marks.
We then join a sighting of a mother cheetah shortly after she had an altercation with the Nkoveni Female, the cheetah cub dashed off in one direction, the mother in another direction, as the mother cheetah tries to find her cub. Having to venture through an area where she knows the Nkoveni Female is nerve-racking.
On our way home in the evening, we find the Senegal Bush Male as he begins an early territorial patrol and follow him until he goes into a thick area where it would be too difficult to follow.
Enjoy this Week in Video…
Initially seen as a young male in 2016, this leopard only properly established territory on Londolozi in mid-2019
A pretty young playful female found along the river to the east of camp
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Thank you, Marica. It is always great to see a cheetah, but seeing one with a cub is that much better. I am so glad there was a happy ending.