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Plaque Rock 3:3 Female

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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on Virtual Safari: Ultimate Game Drive Highlights #125

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Marc Grawunder
Explorer

Awesome little bundles. So cute but also so vulnerable. Hope they make it.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

They really are such cute little bundles of fluff. Fingers crossed that they do make it.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thank you Sean, that is absolutely gorgeous. I defy anyone to watch that and not go…aaah!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Suzanne. They really are such cute little things.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Just when I think a virtual safari can’t get much better than previous weeks’ videos, this appeared in my inbox this morning. Plaque Rock seems to be a patient mother, remaining stretched out while the cubs suckle, even when one detaches rather quickly to explore. I’ve noticed in the videos over the past few months where you’ve highlighted a new mother and cubs, there seems to be one that drinks quickly and then moves away to check out the surroundings or play, whilst the second one continues to suckle. These two little ones look very young, making their awkwardness all the more endearing. Beautifully documented Sean!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. Yes there is evidence that one cubs always seems to be more adventurous than the other.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, That is one of the best leopard sightings ever! Beautifully done – they are so cute! Thank you!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. They are so cute.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Amazing, the sighting off a lifetime for many – and a testament to the sympathetic guiding that enabled it.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Ian. It was such a great sighting.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

The most beautiful, sweet, adorable and totally relaxing video for Sunday! Thank you! Can you tell if the babies are boys or girls?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. I am sure if we had a very close look we would be able to tell, but to avoid any doubt we rather wait until they are a little older.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Such a sweet moment between mother and cubs. 🥰

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It really was such a sweet moment.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

So sweet, these two young cubs and their beautiful mother.
Was she successful with her last litter of cubs? I can’t remember it.
Anyway, it seems to be a very good hiding place for the babies.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. No, sadly she was not successful. They were last seen when they were about a month old. We did not manage to get any decent sightings of them.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

Precious little angels Sean. Thanks for sharing this tender moment with Mum and the kids.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Leonie.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

I am thrilled to see Plaque Rock with these teensy little babies…..this is a wonderful video! We saw PR in Aug 2019, along with her mama and Finfoot and Flat Rock on a kill together…..the girls were just about to go independent and get their proper names…..and what beauties they are! So wonderful to now see her as a new mother, and such a lovely sighting to see tiny cubs suckling and playing with their mama.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Lisa. It is so great that she seems to be doing so well now.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

What an exceptional video Sean of the Plague Rock female and her two cubs. I see the one cubs coat is a little darker than the other cubs. They nursed so beautifully and even had a short sleep before moving away. So very precious for words.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai.

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Stupendous. You outdid yourself Sean. I was afraid she might be hiding in the Sand River like her mom used to.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Al. It was such a cracking sighting.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Fantastic video! Loved it!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Darlene.

Anita Santoro
Explorer

LOVE!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Anita.

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Great video of the mother leopard and her cubs. Thanks Sean.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William.

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