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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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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 Shifting Territories Leads to a Phenomenal Sighting

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Ian Hall
Master Tracker

The photos are worth the wait , lets hope guests had their cameras ready

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

Is there only one make leopard living in each of these coloured areas on your map. If yes, you don’t seem to have many leopards at all a lot less than I thought

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Yes, each colour represents a different male leopard. Male leopards have a larger territory than females. Both male and female territories will overlap with there being a lot higher densities of female leopards. The population of leopards at Londolozi is one of the highest in the world.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Great action shots, Patrick!

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Patrick, thank you for the update on the male leopards of Londolozi. It will be fascinating yo continue to observe the shifting territories of the several male leopards. Beautiful picture of the Senegal Bush Male crossing to sand river.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Patrick it certainly is interesting to see how the male leopards shift their territory. Each leopard has to move because others are intruding their territory. Senegal bush male is my favorite male leopard and he is a stunning cat. Beautiful foto’s of that river crossing and leaves us thinking what is next with the Senegal bush male.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Okay……wonderful sighting for sure! But boy does it open the questions…….will Kunyuma/Senegal Bush male continue pushing north and west into Hosana’s vacant territory? 🙁 Will he push Misava further north? Will Misava somehow be able to finally find his place? Will SB push Flat Rock into the Othawa property? Will something else happen entirely? Hoping for the best…..

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

A triplet of gorgeous male leopards and stunning pictures! I wonder if there is any other place on earth so dedicated to leopard conservation, I guess there isn’t…

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What an exciting sighting! That’s what makes safari so addictive: There is always something new and even more spectacular to see and watch. Animals are just so fascinating! I envy you guides and rangers that you can enjoy these exciting moments and hours kind of every day of your life.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

And – nearly forgotten- the photos are great!

John McCabe
Explorer

Patrick, who is the most powerful of the Leopards in Londolozi? Are they considered “over the hill” if aged 9 years or more and does this influence their condition considerably? Many thanks. Enjoying the blogs!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

That was an amazing sighting Patrick and your leopard’s leaping photos reminded me of the ones Guy shot a year or two ago. Those opportunities don’t come along often and so they’re even more exciting. It’s interesting that Tortoise Pan is up in the north whilst his father is in the very south. It will be interesting to see where the Ximungwe young male will end up considering he’s well on his way to independence, although he’s still dependent on his mom for big kills. Terrific images of the big guys!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Well done Patrick, fabulous shots – what a special sighting for you and your lucky guests!

Vin Beni
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Serendipity and skill–the best combination. Great job Patrick and Tayla!
Senegal Bush Male has certainly been present in many sections of the property.

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