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on A Bittersweet Morning with the Three Rivers Female and the Maxims Male

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How many litters do you think she’s had so far, Matt? Of course, she brought her male cub to independence – I haven’t heard much about him lately. When I was there in November Alfie said he’d become quite aggressive and unpredictable.

Also curious of the same!

Matt, thank you for the update on the Three Rivers Female and the loss of her cubs. Hopefully she will have success in the future.

Poor Three Rivers Female, she’s as lovely as unlucky! The Maxim male looks great too. I don’t remember all the pedigree of Londolozi s leopards, but she carries on the mother leopard line through her father. I remember the Ndzanzeni female does, via her mother, is there any news on her?
The Three River female has had a very troubled life. I hope she will be luckier in the near future

There is really very often a surprise behind every corner. What a nice one you had, though it’s as you said sad that theThree Rivers Female has obviously lost her cubs. Let’s hope that she will be more successful this time.

Hi Matt, so sad to hear that the Three Rivers female has lost her cubs again. Just goes to show that leopard cubs have a low rate to survival. I am pleased to hear though that she was seen mating with the majestic Maxim’s male. He is such a stunning leopard and huge in stature, so let’s hope she falls pregnant and has another litter of cubs. Hopefully she will be able to raise them to adulthood. Oh! but you are very wearie of the wet ground and getting stuck in the mud and having to wear the pink pouch. You made a good decision to leave your drive to the next day.

It’s a shame Three Rivers Female lost her cubs but exciting that you and your guests began the day witnessing her mating with the Maxim male! It’s so true that even having a plan at the beginning of a drive , the unpredictability of the bush can change it in an instant! Hopefully she’ll become pregnant and successfully raise another cub or two. Saying this, is the Three Rivers Male still around? It seems he should have been given a name by now.

Enjoyed your poking fun at Reece and Pat. Good luck to the Three Rivers female who definitely deserves it!

Thanks for the update Matt. It’s always hard to accept the losses to the female Leopards. Three Rivers has had a rough time lately especially after her near-death fight with Nkoveni…. Fingers crossed for another successful litter for her!

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