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Patrick Grealy

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Patrick was born and raised in Johannesburg and from a young age dreamt about living in the bush. He grew up going on family holidays to Madikwe in the North West where his passion grew. After high school Patrick went to the Eastern ...

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on Time spent with the Nkoveni female

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Karin Webber
Explorer

Stunning photographs! It is so stunning to see how she has looked after them over time and how the relationship grows and changes.

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Great pictures and wonderful story about the two cubs and their mother, thanks Patrick. The Nkoveni female is a remarkable mother leopard. Keep us posted on the cubs progress to adult status. Hope they both survive to find territories of their own.

Linda Bangs
Explorer

Great story, Patrick! Glad to see that all 3 are doing so well!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Fantastic opportunity for you and your guests. As a frequent visitor, we have had the good fortune of deciding to follow one particular creature for multiple days. Last summer we spent 8 days observing the movements and antics of the wild dog pups and learned so much about their interrelationships and development.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

This is one of the most rewarding sight and experiences I’d look forward to have. Simply breath-taking and emotional, very inspiring. I watched the documentary on the Mother Leopard, lovely to see pictures here!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

A wonderful experience for your guests.
The photos of this mother and her cubs are just great!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a fantastic opportunity for you and your guests to spend time with Nkoveni and her cubs. First of all, to have raised 2 cubs to this age is a testament to her success as a mother, denning them safely in the early weeks and then finding enough food to nourish all of them. I hope you have many more sightings of them Patrick, to keep adding to your memorable experiences.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Wonderful photos and an amazing experience to spent time with 3 leopards! That is one of my favorite ways to spend drive times while at Londolozi!

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Some really stunning photos in this post! And wonderful to see all three of these magnificent leopards together. 🙏🏻

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Patrick, it’s a privilege to see these 3 leopards so in the open. She is a fantastic mother and I hope she can keep them safe until they go their own way. Her mother the Mashaba female is also a wonderful leopard and she is not afraid of the vehicles.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Brilliant post Patrick! What an amazing and fortuitous opportunity to follow the courageous and highly competent mother that is the Nkoveni female leopard!!!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

How wonderful for you to have Dorence with you to track your favorite leopard! The Nkoveni mother has certainly done a stirling job so far of raising her two cubs who also seem to carry her happy go lucky attitude. I wish them so much luck and longitivty to comeAnd that you are there to enjoy it all too🙏🏻❤️. By the way Patrick what does Nkoveni mean, I would be interested to know .

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Such wonderful photos! I love the one with Nkoveni using her cub as a pillow! There is not much more magical than 3 leopards in a sighting in a dead tree and interacting and alert. So special anytime, anywhere!

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