Embarking on a mission to find a story on the Nhlanguleni Female, who we have not featured in a while, our first port of call is to check a den where she was seen most recently with her cubs. Coincidently a mere 100m or so from a previous den.
As we arrive just before sunset we get a great view of her lying on a boulder lit up by a faint orange hue from the first light. Hearing the cubs playing in the grass just beyond her we hope that they come to join her on the boulder. Sadly this was not the case instead she descends to join them on the ground.
After a while, we get a better view and watch as the cubs join her in the grass and begin to nurse. With the sun now up and things beginning to warm up we expect not too much more to happen, however, we were wrong as she spots a single impala in the distance and begins to stalk.
Her presence is given away by squirrels in the trees overhead, the impala surprisingly does not flee. She does her best to get into the perfect position.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
Initially skittish she spent a lot of time in the Sand River, now relaxed she makes up the majority of leopard viewing west of camp.
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