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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Dan Hirschowitz

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Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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on Mid Day With the Flat Rock Male

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Mama Lioness
Senior Digital Ranger

That’s a BIG KITTY! (smile! .. 🙂 ) that looks like it’s been eating good in his neighborhood!

John McCabe
Explorer

With an eleven year old and 2 ten year old Leopards, could there be a major power struggle when they pass away and what age would you say a Male leopard is at his peak? Please keep up the great work.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a great morning! I envy your guests.

Gloria Ruggieri
Explorer

What a delight to see the Flat Rock Male! His picture is safely on my phone screen from 2019.
Thank you!

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

The Flat Rock Male is so handsome. I’ve missed seeing him in the blogs as he’s shifted his territory, but glad to see the Maxims and Senegal Bush Males still doing well in their slightly older years.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

It’s always a good morning when you can bump into Leopard and Lion! A well earned breakfast 😊

Gawie Jordaan
Digital Tracker

Dan, I was wondering. Relating to the leopards and the genetic pool. Does anyone know the rate / percentage of male vs female leopards born in the Sands for example?

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Dan it is wonderful to see this male leopards moving territory, to avoid conflict with the other bigger and younger males. All three males are stunning in their own right and I actually feel sorry for the Flat rock male. Maxim’s male being the biggest male is such a stunning leopard and Senegal bush male being younger sort of like outfits the Flat rock male. So glad no one got injured in the end with the Ntsevu male lions in the vicinity.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Of the senior resident males in Londolozi, Flat Rock is my favorite. First of all he possesses such a powerful attitude and is still a handsome leopard, with not many visible scars. One of my favorite drives took place almost two years ago when we followed him along the airstrip and then along the road as he marked his territory. As the sun dropped, the golden light followed this magnificent leopard until he disappeared into the bush. I am hoping he doesn’t move so far north that he leaves the property as I’d love to see him again. Thanks for the update Dan.

Tony McCutcheon
Explorer

The Maxim’s Male looks very intimidating, not just his size but he has a very tough, stone facial expression.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

To me lions are like the sun, they are Kings at the top of the pyramid of life. Leopards are fire, their sudden reactions, speed and multiple abilities. Never to be given for granted. Passionate animals, epithom of freedom! This accurate description of those males is so interesting, so intriguing, also because you never know what comes next. Super

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Always interesting when a leopard and lion(s) are in the same neighborhood,

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

Flat Rock Male – twice seen and never forgotten – my absolute favourite! Thanks for interesting info in blog.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Great pictures of the Flat Rock Male. Thanks Dan.

Ann Marie
Explorer

Thanks for the info on the double shuffle! I always wondered how the inbreeding cycle would break.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks for the update Dan! The Flatrock Male is definitely a leopard to be reckoned with! He reminds us of the Piva Male – one of our favorites from the past.

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