In this week’s epic endeavour, we set out in search of the Plaque Rock Female in the knowledge that she has given birth to her second litter of cubs as she was seen with suckle marks. Just by chance, we stumble across a Hooded Vulture and Tawny Eagle in very close proximity to each other. This is often a tell-tale sign that there is or was a carcass nearby. Sure enough, we look up and in the branches of a magnificent strangler fig tree is an impala ram carcass. With no signs of the leopard around and it getting dark, we head back to camp with the aim of being there the entire next day hoping that it is the Plaque Rock Female’s carcass and she will lead us back to her den.
The plan was going smoothly until mother nature had different plans and the heavens opened drenching us. However, we did have the Plaque Rock Female return to the carcass reassuring us that we were very close to finding the den.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
A pretty young playful female found along the river to the east of camp
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Thank you so much, Vin. It is always the best watching a mother and her cubs.