Leopard and Cub

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Florida, U.S.A.)

Leopard with cub 1

Leopard with cub 1

Leopard with cub 1
Leopard with cub 2
Leopaard with cub 3
Mom goes off to hunt

In October of 2009 sherry and I were driving the H4 from Lower Sabie to Crocodile Bridge when we noticed a mother leopard with her cub down in some rocks in a dry river bed. The distance was about 100 meters. We watched as she nursed her baby then put it away in a rock crack as she went off to hunt. I'm not sure but I do not believe the eyes were open yet, in any case this is a real young one. Hope it made it.

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Jul 02, 2016
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by: Anonymous

yes it was she was quite close to the road.

Jul 02, 2016
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Wonderful sighting
by: Amos

great to see mom and her cub together!

Jan 04, 2012
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by: Jenny

Wow Rob thanks for sharing your lovely picutres with us. The lighting looked good on the mother leopard, what time of day was this sighting? I have always liked the Lower Sabie - Croc Bridge area, we will be there in March 2012, hope we get some good sightings like these!

Jan 03, 2012
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What a rare sighting...
by: Johan

The Croc bridge to Lower Sabie road is a hot-spot for leopards but to see a mother with such a small cub is a privilege indeed!

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