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Mother Leopard 2:2 Female

Mother Leopard 2:2 Female

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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Sunset Bend 2:2 Female

Sunset Bend 2:2 Female

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Vomba 3:2 Female

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Nkoveni 2:2 Young Female A

Nkoveni 2:2 Young Female A

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Nkoveni 3:3 Young Female B

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Nkuwa 3:3 Female

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Finfoot 3:3 Female

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Bronwyn Varty-Laburn

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Bronwyn is 4th generation custodian of Londolozi Game Reserve, a mother, Master life coach and also one of its most longstanding employees, having grown up on the floors of the kitchen and in the gardens of the lodge. Bronwyn’s official title is that ...

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on The Mother Leopard this Mother’s Day

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Tammy Hynes
Explorer

How did the sunset female pass away

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

An extra-special blog! All the photos and the video brought tears to my eyes as I recalled seeing many of these leopard mothers during my visits – and gifted me with memories of my own special Mother. Thank you, Londolozi.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Happy Mother’s day to all mother’s , being it humans or any wild animal, I’m wishing you all Happy Mother’s day. We can only appreciate everything a mother’s has done for her children, in the case of animals to their off spring. Thank you J.V. and Mother Leopard for starting a legacy which will last for ever, now we can see the results of J.V. and Almon’s hard work pay off. I appreciate ever single foto of a leopard and the tiny cubs are so beautiful and precious. Wonderful story Bronwyn and Happy Mother’s day to you to.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What lovely blog on the leopard mothers of Londolozi.
I love lions, however I absolutely admire leopard mothers and all cheetah mothers. They are so brave bringing up their cubs completely on their own without any help from sisters or males.
And the love shown by a leopard (and cheetah) mother towards her cubs is just amazing.
So: happy mothers’ day to all the mothers in the world. especially the ones who are suffering so much at the moment.

Jeff Rodgers
Digital Tracker

A wonderful blog, and always nice to see your name. I had not previously heard of Madie, so thanks for sharing that. When I return to Londolozi, perhaps next year, if you still have that bottle I gave you, perhaps we can share a toast to Madie.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Dear Bronwyn, this blog of yours today brought tears to my eyes. When my mum was still alive I found the Silent Hunter and watched it several times. I have always been fascinated by leopards, I love them they are part of me. You couldn’t describe better the magic of this fantastic creature and the legacy of leopards and Londolozi. I advise all to watch the documentary it’s touching, inspiring, a rare example of humans regaining their balance in and with nature.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Couldn’t think of a nicer way to pay tribute to the Mother Leopard who has brought so much pleasure to your lives firstly and to guests who have followed over the years. The video, narrated by Boyd was just wonderful with some spectacular footage to remind us all of the trust that Mother has passed on between man and beast. I am however curious, as I messaged some time ago about a leopard we saw at Londolozi in 1989 and was told, although the photo was a little grey, that it was more than likely Tugwaan., daughter of the Mother. Therefore the only remaining leopard from Tugwaan’s lineage would be Ndzandzeni. However there is no mention of her or Tugwaan within the family tree? Could you possible fill me in here. Many thanks xxx

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you Bronwyn for the special Mothers’ Day blog! I read with interest every word, as I can never hear enough about the Mother Leopard, throughout your tome, and then the video appeared. I clicked and then my eyes filled with tears listening to Boyd relating the stories of today, accompanied by the latest videos by Sean of the beautiful mothers, Mashaba and Nhlanguleni with their latest cubs. Viewing any leopard is a special gift, but a female with new cubs is the best! Leopard moms do not have an easy job of raising cubs to adulthood given their circumstances, but both have been successful in the past and so I am rooting for them now. A very happy Mother’s Day to all of you at Londolozi as well as your followers.

Jos Smulders
Explorer

Absolutely wonderful to see. Very privelaged, to have visited Londolozi in the early days. Witnessing the amazing, early viewing, being educated about Ken Tinleys views. Being very involved with the staff,during my visits. Nothing but administration for the work done by all the Londolozi family. Happy to still follow the weekly updates. Unbelievable, that the first ‘ Special Offer’ was R 25, per night. 😁😁. Nothing, but, good memories. Thank You, Londolozi.

Judith Guffey
Digital Tracker

What a beautiful tribute to mothers of all species. Gogo is so special but everyone at Londolozi is special. Thank you for this blog. Happy Mothers Day from Hawai’i.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

This is a wonderful video for Mothers Day! Just love all of the leopards and their histories and lineages. Please tell me how the Sunset Bend female is related to the Mother Leopard? Is there is a connection?

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