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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Patrick Grealy


Patrick was born and raised in Johannesburg and from a young age dreamt about living in the bush. He grew up going on family holidays to Madikwe in the North West where his passion grew. After high school Patrick went to the Eastern ...

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Oh Patrick she is such a live wire that leopardess. I love reading and watching her move with such fast strides and never a dull moment with the Ximungwe female. Her son is also my favorite sub adult leopard with his spek in his eye. So glad the two females did not scrap too seriously. She is so calm and allows you Rangers to take foto’s of her that shows she is comfortable with it.

Patrick, I bet you all sat there open-mouthed and stunned! She really is an amazing leopard. In February she provided us with a dream sighting…she’d been eating an impala on the ground with the young male, then just after we arrived she hoisted it into the tree right in front of us! We couldn’t believe what we’d just witnessed.

The Ximungwe female’s pictures are mesmerising. Her hypnotic beauty stresses her strong hunter attitude, she’s the ultimate prowler. The soft look of the little duiker is in contrast with her predator expression. She and her son are the epitome of wilderness and freedom. Maybe her smaller size helps her in being more agile up in tree branches and escape the endless marauding hyenas!

What a great story and what a magnificent leopard. Patrick, thank you for sharing.

Oh wow that was quite an exciting morning you had with Ximungwe! Crazy the Duiker was still alive as she was dragging it up the tree to get away from the Hyena. You truly never know what will happen next!

Exciting story, Pat! Thanks for the telling…!

What an exciting encounter with this amazing leopard.
Wish I had seen this.

The Ximungwe female is amazing. Not only is she a a ferocious hunter, killing enough to sustain her and her soon-to-be independent male, but she is truly a defender of her territory. I’m surprised Nhlanguleni ventured so far in to her territory. Your sighting of her taking down the duiker, and racing to get it up the tree before she was attacked by the hyenas was thrilling to read, but being there had to have been mind-blowing! Thanks Patrick for relaying your adventure with her.

How exciting! She has certainly proven herself to be a very successful leopard.

Such great stories! I guess that Ximungwe will have to be on my bucket list going forward!

When we first saw the Ximungwe female, she was scent marking over a very wide area, She definitely is smaller than the other notable females on the preserve.

Patrick, What an exciting story! You just never know when something exciting will shop up at Londolozi!

The strength of leopards to drag their prey up a tree is completely amazing to me. Fantastic story, only wish I could have been there to witness some of it!

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