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Ntomi 3:3 Male

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Ross Cheshire

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Ross was born and raised in Durban, spending many a family holiday in the northern parts of KwaZulu Natal. It is here that his love and passion for the African Bush developed. He decided to combine his love of working with people and ...

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on An Update On The Ntomi Male

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He is just such a classic young male leopard, his body free from scars and the epitome of strength.
He has provided so many of us guests with amazing viewing and whilst I know he’s in his nomadic stage, I’m hoping to see him again during my October stay, but if not, hopefully he will have moved into a safe place to continue to hone his hunting skills. Thanks for the update Ross.

Hi Ross
On the subject of amazing leopards, do you recall who we saw last week, Friday morning to be precise? I would love to know the name of him especially as we have that stunning photograph of him lounging up the tree . I was so astounded by his sheer beauty I have forgotten his name ….and would like to keep a record for the next time we visit !

Hi Keeva, I hope Cape Town has been a treat! We saw the Kangela Male, he’s in a very similar phase of his life to the Ntomi Male.

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Great story. We were fortunate enough to encounter him 3 separate occasions during our stay last July. Our last viewing was him with an impala in a tree. He is a treat so view for sure!!!

Thanks for the update Ross. The Ntomi male is a beautiful leopard and I hope he can stick around for future viewing and possibly having some offspring.

He is such a beauty and it’s really great to be able to see him again and again. That’s the great thing about visiting places like Londolozi time and again, so that one can follow the development of individual animals. That’s such a pleasure!
I hope that he will establish a territory of his own in your south western part.

Couldn’t agree with you more, Christa! It’s a huge privilege and pleasure, and draws me (and you!) back to Londolozi again and again.

I hope he sticks around and continues to thrive!

Senior Digital Ranger

I hope he sticks around to he’s such a handsome leopard and I feel I know him

Glad to hear he is still doing well. He’s growing into a handsome leopard.

Oh I hope he sticks around and for a very long time! He’s my fave…SUCH a handsome boy! The header pic of him is amazing. Please keep keeping us updated!

I wish all the best to this gorgeous leopard. He proved to be phenomenal and even accepted to share food with another young male. Who knows what he will be up to in the future. I’m sure he will thrive.

Thanks Ross. I’ve been lucky enough to follow his development over 3 visits from Nov ’21 to ’23 and have seen him go from a gangly cub shuffling down a tree with his front legs wrapped round the trunk, to a magnificent young male. Is he still in the same area as Ximungwe?

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Even by the excellent standards of Londolozi leopard photography there are lovely photos in this blog

I agree with you Ross, the Ntomi male is such a stunning male leopard and I too hope he stays on Londolozi ground. He has grown up to be such a beautiful male and he is wandering around the reserve in search for territory. Let’s hope he takes over the Mawelawela’s territory as we do not see him often. Just remembering him being a small cub, growing up and playing with his mother makes me think he will be a leopard to be reckoned with in the future.

Thanks for the update on Ntomi! We saw him in August up close, and hope he stays nearby!

Ross, how do they name the animals? The names are so incredible

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