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Kelsey Clark

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Kelsey has many fond memories of family camping trips across South Africa when she was growing up and for her, this sparked a growing love for the wilderness and opportunities to seek new adventures. Although she studied BComm Financial Management and spent five ...

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Thanks, Kelsey for this exciting news of a new leopard at Londolozi.
I am looking forward to hearing more about his adventures and whether he will be able to establish his own territory.

Pleasure Christa, very exciting and we hope to see of him too 🙂

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Xitsalala Male is a fine looking leopard!

I really hope that he stays in the area! We saw him on WildEarth during Covid lockdowns and all of us viewers enjoy this gorgeous cat very much!

We hope so Lisa! Will keep you updated 🙂

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Is that a cat the one leopard has killed?

No it is a genet that the leopard is feeding on.

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Thank you sure looks like a kitty, poor genet

Leopards have a very difficult life indeed, made of many challenges and uncertainty. This handsome male is no exception. A leopard’s look always keep me in awe. They appear more conscious and clever than other predators, so they prove to be perfectly independent even when completely on their own. Their number has been recovering in South Africa it seems… this makes life though for them. Let’s see what happens

It is a tough life for leopards Francesca, but their adaptability to changes in environments and resilience is one of the reasons they are so successful. Excited to see what happens!

He’s a pink-nosed beauty. I’ll be watching to see what happens next!

He is Mary-Beth! Hopefully we will be seeing more of him 🙂

This is fantastic news Kelsey, learning there’s a new male in the northern sector of the reserve. It will be a test of his skills in a new territory, already inhabited by two formidable males, to see if he can carve out an area for himself. He is a handsome young leopard as evidenced by your images and hopefully there will be many more sightings.

It is very exciting news Denise 🙂 Hopefully he will be able to establish more of a presence – time will tell!

Kelsey he is a stunning young leopard, and let’s hope that he does establish territory on Londolozi ground. He will have his work cut out for him with the two big males that will defend their territory. Beautiful to see the elephants in the Date palms area.

Agreed Valmai, he is a beutiful young leopard with some big challenges ahead! Hopefully there will be another update soon 🙂

Great blog Kelsey, thanks for sharing this wonderful encounter. Patience is always rewarded in the North. Very exciting to see whether or not the Xitsilala male will be a regular part of the leopard dynamics up north. he is a handsome fella indeed.

Thanks Jane, it was an exciting encounter! Patience certainly rewarded 🙂

Nice blog Kelsey. Beautiful pictures of this new young male entering Londolozi. Hope he is successful in establishing a territory of his own.

Thank you William, we hope so too!

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