Leopard interacts with car in the Kruger Park
May22

Leopard interacts with car in the Kruger Park

This leopard was paying very close attention to a car in the Kruger Park in South Africa. “A beautiful leopard in Kruger NP has special interest in a Fiat Punto. We think the leopard was attracted to the car, because it saw its own reflection. Very nice sighting between Tshokwane and Satara.” – africawildlifenl By: Brett...

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Leopard cub playing with Mom! By Brett Thomson
Jul02

Leopard cub playing with Mom! By Brett Thomson

I always say it – viewing interaction between animals always results in a special sighting. The Londolozi rangers and trackers were certainly rewarded with this special sighting! I particularly enjoy the beginning with the cub bounding up to its mother!...

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Exquisite beauty of the Leopards of Londolozi – by Brett Thomson
Jun18

Exquisite beauty of the Leopards of Londolozi – by Brett Thomson

Sometimes you just need to let the images do the talking! All images by James Crookes and taken at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. View their location...

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Chivalry is dead in Leopard Society – By Brett Thomson

The rangers and guests at Londolozi recently had a great leopard sighting. On safari, some of the best sightings are always when you see animals interacting. On this occasion it involved some incredibly bad manners from the Camp Pan male towards the Maxabeni female leopard. She had successfully hunted an impala and had started feeding when she decided to do what cats do best – sleep. However, whilst dozing, she did not see the Camp Pan male approaching and in a flash he was up in the tree and beating her with his powerful paws! He continued with his extreme aggression and she desperately tried to get down onto ground by moving between the branches. His patience finally relented and he attacked her and sent her flying to the ground. It was so quick that it was impossible to capture on film with the fading light, but both guests and rangers witnessed an incredible sighting! Londolozi is one of the pioneers of the safari industry in Africa. They are located in the world class Sabi Sand in the Kruger and their location can be viewed here. Source: Filmed and photographed by Adam and via the Londolozi...

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The power of a leopard – by Brett Thomson
May23

The power of a leopard – by Brett Thomson

Have you ever tried to deadlift 80kg (176 lbs)? If not, then try it in the gym sometime! Its not easy! Now try and pick up that weight in your teeth and hoist it up a tree! I mention this to give you an idea of the strength and power of a leopard. Because this is exactly what they are capable of. Watch the below clip of the Camp Pan Male at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand in the Kruger Park.    ...

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Kids never learn! By Brett Thomson

Guests at Savanna recently witnessed a great leopard sighting. They were on a morning game drive when they discovered a leopard staking out a warthog burrow. They were treated to an to an incredible scene when he lay in ambush for the warthog at a termite mound. The warthog emerged twice, and on each occasion the leopard bided his time waiting for the exact right moment to pounce. Then, as with most kids, one of the piglets wanted to see what his Mom was worried about and emerged to do his own investigations. Unfortunately for him, his investigations took him directly into the path of one of Africa’s supreme hunters. The mother warthog immediately tried to defend her youngster, and the leopard had to do some acrobatics to avoid being injured by her, but unfortunately it was too late. One couple, Albert and Anna-Mari van der Vyver, managed to capture the footage. Can you spot the leopard? It’s on the right! Sun Safaris are specialists in arranging quality safaris to the Sabi Sand in the Kruger Park in South Africa. Contact us if you would like any advice or assistance in planning your Dream...

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Strawberry Leopard – by Brett Thomson
Apr16

Strawberry Leopard – by Brett Thomson

The White Lions of the Klaserie and Timbavati have become reasonably well known over recent times, and now it’s the turn of Stawberry Leopards in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Safari tourists to Madikwe had reported sightings of the unusually coloured leopard, but recently photographer and guide Deon De Villiers managed to capture the leopard in a photo. He then sent the image to experts at Panthera, which is a wild cat-conservation group, and asked them elaborate on the leopard’s odd coloration. Luke Hunter, the president of the group, believes the predator suffers from erythrism, “a little-understood genetic condition that’s thought to cause either an overproduction of red pigments or an underproduction of dark pigments.” “It’s really rare—I don’t know of another credible example in leopards,” said Hunter, whose group collaborates with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. Hunter added, “it’s surprising that [a photo of the leopard] didn’t come out sooner, because he’s relatively used to vehicles.” By all accounts, the leopard has suffered no ill consequences because of its unusual colour and is a successful hunter. Isn’t nature wonderful! Click here to view  map of Madikwe Game Reserve. Buffalo Ridge, Thakadu River Camp and Morukuru are out favourite safari lodges in the malaria free Madikwe Game...

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