After hearing over the radio that the Mashaba Female had been found pretty close to camp, I was flabbergasted! The last time she was seen, she was in the southernmost reaches of Londolozi and has spent the better parts of 18 months or probably even closer to two years now around that area and venturing into the southern neighbour’s property. I know, trust and love the Rangers but such an update certainly raised my suspicions and I had to get there myself to make sure that the update was in fact correct and true.
Now at a ripe old age of 15, the Mashaba Female has provided us with some amazing sightings over her time. Once territorial in the areas around the Londolozi Camps, she knows this area very well but begs the question of why would she have returned here now? Is there too much pressure in the south? Maybe the hunting grounds weren’t as fruitful? I wish I could answer these questions, but the fact of the matter is that the Mashaba Female is back and although very evidently showing signs of her age, she was in pretty good condition albeit rather skinny and hungry.
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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