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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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Robert Ball

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Robbie developed a passion for the African bush from many visits to his family’s small holding in a greater conservancy just outside Johannesburg. Living in the big city his whole life, he always found refuge in the outdoors and has grown to appreciate ...

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on Kudus, squirrels and the Senegal Bush Male

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I watched this male on Safari Live when he was a youngster along with his brother Quarantine Male. Kunyuma was his name then. He always had an attitude! Loved watching him!

Are the Ximungwe young male and the Senegal Bush male related? They look like the supreme king and the young Prince…

Thats correct, the current cub of the Ximungwe female (aka the Ximungwe young male) is sired by the Senegal Bush Male.

Reading the first paragraph of this blog, I thought you were describing me and my husband, recent visitors! And we DID see the leopards we read about in the blogs – including the Senegal Bush male, the Ximungwe female and cub and so many more. Memorable!

Memorable indeed i am sure of it!

Can a Male Leopard take down a bull Kudu or is it out of the equation?
Love the articles.

It’s not completely out of the equation, but it’s very unlikely for a male leopard to try his luck with a fully grown kudu bull when there are more suitable opportunities in the vicinity.

Many thanks! Keep up the great work.

Master Tracker

Super photos

Thank you, Ian!

Wonderful sightings of the Ximungwe female and her cub and the Senegal bush male. Thanks for sharing Robert.

You’re welcome, William!

Oh Robbie the squirrel that mislead you thinks he helped you not to walk into the Senegal bush male. Never mind the guests and you and your tracker got to see the Sengeal leopard in all his glory. He is such a majestic cat and one of my favorite leopards. Beautiful foto’s of him, thank you.

You’re welcome, Valmai – a majestic cat indeed!

A beautiful male, the Senegal leopard. I love watching him.
Those squirrels! But the main thing for you and your guests is, as you said, that in the end the leopard was found thanks to team work.

I just love watching the Senegal Bush male on his patrol, both literally and figuratively. His large head featuring those steely green/gold eyes could stop anything in his path. I’m so glad your guests were able to see him before their departure.

Digital Tracker

That photo of the squirrel is just beautiful!!!

Thank you, Carly!

PS I’m twice glad to see him, because after Hukumuri’s death it seems it has been Hosana’s turn

Unfortunately so…

I too was convinced for a second that your squirrel was leading you in the right direction Robbie 😁 So thrilled that your guests got to see the infamous Senegal bush male . .and that we got to see more beautiful images of this stunning leopard. Thanks for sharing !

You’re welcome, Cally!

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Always a joy to read about Senegal Bush/Kunyuma. One of the many sons from the Karula lineagae. Thank you for sharing the story and the magnificent photos

You’re welcome, MJ! It’s always a joy to view him.

Watched the Senegal Bush Male eating a small warthog just a few days earlier. Amazing when a Hyena appeared how quickly he climbed a tree to save his dinner.

Never ceases to amaze me how easily leopards can climb a tree with a kill when necessary!

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