Involved Leopards

Flat Rock 3:2 Male

Flat Rock 3:2 Male

Spotted this leopard?
You've seen this leopard
Maxim's 5:3 Male

Maxim's 5:3 Male

Spotted this leopard?
You've seen this leopard
Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Spotted this leopard?
You've seen this leopard

About the Author

Keagan Chasenski

Guest contributor

Keagan has always had a connection with wildlife, having been lucky enough to visit Londolozi as a child. After growing up in Johannesburg, he attended boarding school in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands where weekends were spent exploring the reserve and appreciating his surroundings. ...

View Keagan's profile


on Leopards At The Causeway: The Three Males

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

these big cats are a specia breed. not to often do you see them in the wild but thanks to what Londolozi has done for the area you get to enjoy them more than often.

Fascinating blog on the territories of the male leopards. Keagan, thank you for the information. It will be most interesting to continue the story of the shifts in territory for these three leopards.

Leopards are most beautiful it’s sad what old age takes from them and the deaths it causes such a great animal.

Master Tracker

Fascinating, one of the big stand outs about Londolozi is not the ”here is a leopard” but here is the Maxims Male and the knowledge about it

Very welcome Blog Keagan! Leopards are not only the most beautiful large cats, but they are very interesting as far as their behaviour is concerned, there is always something new to learn about them, surely Londolozi is a privileged spot to observe them. These three males will likely clash like old warriors… as long as they stay safe it is a honour to look at them. Have you got any news on the Inyathini male, is he still alive? These animals are really impressive also if we consider their resilience- and intelligence…

Great update on the shifting territories of these great males Keagan! Please keep us posted on any new developments!

All of these leopards are exceptional male leopards. Maxim’s male is the largest but my two favorites are Senegal bush male and flat rock male. Thanks Keagan for the update.

Thanks for the interesting blog on the behavior of male leopards, in this case the three dominant ones at Londolozi. The Senegal male now looks like a real old warrior with all the knicks in his ears.
Interesting that all their territories seem to meet at the causeway.
The causeway itself is such a beautiful and fascinating spot with all the birds, crocodiles and hippos that can be seen there. I love this spot.

Lovely pics of formidable leopards! I remember when Maxim’s male first came out of Kruger, he was incredibly skittish. He was a tough guy though! We saw him take on Senegal over a female. Senegal seems to have many more battle scars since then. I hope he’s still on Londo in July 💕💕

Interesting discussion, Keagan. What’s happened to the Nweti male? And are there other males in the south west?

Thanks so much for the update on the main male leopard players of Londolozi! What is intriguing is that all three males (for certain the Flat Rock Male and the Senegal Bush Male) are all close in age and so the typical dynamic of young-old males isn’t present. I’m interested to see if at some point the Tortoise Pan Male pushes the Flat Rock Male from the north of Londolozi or Thamba pushes his uncle the Senegal Bush Male if he expands further east (although he has a sizable territory to the west of Londolozi). Interestingly, the Maxims Male was photographed as a younger male in the Kruger in 2016 (possibly 2-3 years of age).

It’s not surprising that they’re all roughly the same age since it takes a certain number of years to become as dominant as these three. I hope that they are still around for many years, but if they were to all pass around the same time that would free up all sorts of territory for new males. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, while praying for nothing tragic.

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

One moment...
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo

Filed under
10 April, 2798
Add Profile