Monday, 3 March 2014

Leopards will surprise you every time.

If there is one thing that I have learned about leopards over the last ten years of managing the Ingwe Leopard Research program, it's that they will always surprise you.
The books say that leopards ate solitary creatures. Mmmmm, really!
I have seen one instance of five leopards on one kill, or known Mum to leave her cubs with Grandma and go hunting. According to the books that can never happen. Not only have I seen it, I filmed it for the doubters to scratch their heads.
Bottom line is that safari guiding is about experiences and understanding animal behaviours in the field. That is why our guides are also members of our research team, living every day in the African bush.
Written by Will Fox

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