Filled with mixed emotions during this Virtual Safari, we set out on a cold misty morning hoping to find the Mashaba Female and hopefully get a view of her cubs. Since she has shifted her territory further south and had this recent litter of cubs, we hardly ever see her. As a result, the cubs are not well habituated to the vehicles. Ranger Melvin is successful in finding the Mashaba and we do our best to get across there to see her and hope that she leads us back to the cubs.
After following her around for a while as she is determined to find her cub, the two eventually meet up and she leads it to a kill. We hope to use this as an opportunity to help habituate the cubs a little more.
The second part of the Virtual Safari sees us spending some time with the Plains Camp Males and two Nkuhuma lionesses and two young cubs. This is the first time seeing these lionesses and their cubs as they seem to be spending a little more time on Londolozi.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best-known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the vehicles.
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