We start this week’s Virtual Safari absolutely baffled as we come around the corner to find the Mashaba Female and her two cubs walking down the road towards the Southern Boundary. An area in which we would not expect to find the Mashaba Female as it falls out of her normal territory and over and above that it is incredibly far from where she was denning her cubs. We begin to wonder what might have gone down to cause her to be moving so far away from the core of her territory. The cubs are at an age where she is taking them to carcasses to feed on meat and with this comes an increased level of danger and risk. One cub is significantly more nervous around vehicles than the other, likely due to them seldom seeing vehicles, but they were both doing well and we hope to see them venturing further back on to Londolozi in the near future.
We then enjoy a brief but fantastic sighting of the two Nkoveni Young Females while their mother must have been away hunting. One certainly more lethargic chooses to rest under a thicket, while the other being a little more full of energy chooses to entertain itself by racing up into a few different marula trees.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best-known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the vehicles.
A stunning young female with a very similar spot pattern to her mother, the Nkoveni Female. Litter still completely intact March 2022.
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