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The Seldom-Seen Caracal

The Seldom-Seen Caracal Puts in an Appearance

Recently, I had a group of guests who witnessed a very special animal on safari. These guests are seasoned safari goers and thus on their game drives, were more interested in seeing the smaller creatures. Out one afternoon, I heard a group of guinea fowl alarming. I slowed the vehicle to look for them and, …
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On the Lookout for Leopards

On the Lookout for Leopards

On the Lookout for Leopards On a recent afternoon game drive, we were treated to a very special sighting of not one, but two of the most elusive of the Big Five. It was a very warm afternoon, and while we sat watching a large herbivore rolling around in a mud wallow, I heard alarm …
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Four leopards on a kill and a lion’s feast

Four leopards on a kill and a lion’s feast

We found our mother leopard and her three cubs as they moved through the reeds. We caught a few inconsistent glimpses of them as they moved, until they finally emerged into a clearing. They leisurely strolled towards the treeline, and the cubs began to play. From our position we could see a herd of impala …
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Encounter with a family of leopards

An incredible encounter with a family of leopards

It has now been six months since we started working to familiarise a female leopard and her 3 cubs with game drive vehicles. All three cubs (two males and a female) are still alive and doing well and their mother has done a fantastic job in rearing, feeding and protecting them. I have been fortunate …
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