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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on The Ndzanzeni Female Has A Cub- Virtual Safari #167

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Jos Smulders
Explorer

Thanks for sharing this amazing footage. Always enjoyable to see the next line of cubs arrive, and show up for us to enjoy. Really nice to see, the leopards doing so well. I’ll be following this little ones progress in anticipation.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Jos. It is always enjoyable to see the next line of cubs.

Ian McLaren
Explorer

What a lovely video. You are all so lucky to be able to see this in real-time. I do hope Ndzanzeni can see her cub through to independence. Well done Sean.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

We really are fortunate to be able to see this in real time. There are few things better than spending time with a mother leopard and her playful cub.

Karen Hart
Senior Digital Ranger

Marvelous video…so fun watching the cub and mother. Well done

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Karen. It was such an amazing time.

Jim Davis
Explorer

Sean..again, outstanding stuff…certainly including the excellent camera work. Blessed that you were able to spend that much time with her and as close. Keep up the good work..love your game drive videos. Off to TZ Tuesday…hope to see leopards in Serengeti, NDUTU, etc,

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Jim. It was such a special time being able to sit there and spend time with the two of them. Travel safely and enjoy your time in TZ, hope to see you here some time soon.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

The most magical video! I completely lost myself in it. So touching to see the mum playing with the branch and the cub… I do hope it will survive!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. It was such an amazing time with the two of them.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, this is the best video of a mother leopard and her cub I have ever seen. Londolozi is surely the best place in the world to view leopards in the wild. Please keep us up to date on the Ndzanaeni female and her cub.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I am so glad you enjoyed it. It was such a special morning.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

I was thrilled to bits to see the images on this week’s TWIP of Ndzanzeni and her cub, but to watch them on video….amazing! So thank you Sean for 10 minutes of pure joy. How wonderful it would be if she could bring this cub to independence for the 1st time since Tortoise Pan in 2016.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Suzanne. It really was such a special time.

Kay Cook
Explorer

Beyond awesome!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Kay.

Anita Santoro
Senior Digital Ranger

Omigosh omigosh! How amazing! Epic sighting…lighting…everything! Also don’t think I’ve ever seen an adult leopard play like that before (with the stick). Do you think she just had the one cub? Is that unusual if so?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Anita. It was an incredible sighting. I think there could have been another cub that could have died early on, but also it isn’t completely out of the question that there was just one cub. It can and does happen.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

This is the best news ever Sean, viewing the tiny cub is absolutely the best footage. The cub is not
very scared of your vehicle. Loved to see Mom clean the cub and call the cub onto the boulders.
So very precious.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. It was such a special morning with the two of them.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Sean, this was one of the best videos I’ve viewed so far this year! Leopard cubs are the cutest in my humble opinion and this little one certainly seems to be rather fearless and inquisitive. Now that the den has been found, I’m sure there will be many more photos to come. Thanks for my Sunday safari!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. Leopard cubs are the cutest indeed. I am glad you loved this video.

Tom Ocasek
Explorer

Sean, since I visited Londolozi in 2010, I have followed the blogs. As a committed conversationist/ photographer, I have admired your approach and professionalism. I share my images in slide shows in schools and community organizations. I live in Hawaii and look forward to sharing my Sunday mornings with your refreshing videos. Todays 10 week old leopard cub and it mother was fantastic – best yet. Aloha, Tom Ocasek, czech@hawaii.rr.com

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Tom. I am so glad you loved the video and still keep sharing your images in your slide shows.

Ann Marie
Explorer

What a great Find!!! Thanks Sean!!! Epic!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Ann.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a pleasure it is to see this cute little cub and its mom. I hope that we will see a lot more of it in the next months.
Thanks for the great video, Sean.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It really was a pleasure. Thank you so much, Christa.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, Wow! What a fantastic sighting! We are amazed at how relaxed the cub was with you! It kept looking right at you. Plus, the tiny growls were so cute! Thanks!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. I was also so amazed at how relaxed the cub was.

Barbi Evenson
Senior Digital Ranger

Just the cutest ever! So hope the Ndzanzeni female can raise this cub to maturity. She looks like the perfect mother. Heartbreaking to know she has lost so many others. This den looks good and protected… wishing the two of them all the best! Thank you for a great video…

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Barbi. It is sad to know how many other litters of cubs she has had and lost. It is a really challenging world for a mother leopard.

Paul Buchanan
Senior Digital Ranger

Outstanding video. The cub is so cute. How unusual is it for a female to give birth to only one cub?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Paul. It is slightly unusual but not completely unheard of. On average they give birth to 2-3 cubs.

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

Such outstanding footage Sean and a privilege to share. Thank you. Another new addition to Londolozi’s beautiful Leopards.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Jennifer. It was such an amazing sighting.

Barbie Derby
Explorer

This was so much fun to watch Sean, thank you for always sharing these wonderful footages of the new life arriving in Londolozi. Love those Baby Blue Eyes!

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

This video is so special and so emotional…..what an enormous privilege to be able to witness such a normally secret moment with a leopardess and her babies!

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