Blog - Leopards of MalaMala

The Piccadilly Female With Her Cub By Ranger Dan Bailey

The Piccadilly female treats us to a hunting masterclass

With the Manyeleti River flowing again for the first time in two years, a pool of water had accumulated around a large set of granite rocks. At that point, the southern bank of the river is adorned with large trees within lush thickets while the northern bank is a steep and rocky cliff face on top of which grows a stand of euphorbias.

The Senegal Bush Male  By Ranger Pieter Van Wyk

The weigh-in

On Friday, a stone throw away from Sable Camp, we experienced all the pre-fight drama one might expect before a world title clash between two heavyweight boxers. The contestants: the Inyathini male and the Senegal Bush male.

A Cub Of The Teardrop Female In Ingwe Donga  By Ranger Johannes D Welman Jpg

Hope springs eternal

It is human nature to find fresh cause for optimism and to keep on believing despite the odds. A year of tragic losses within our leopard population left us reeling and desperately searching for that eternal spring called ‘hope’. While we were doing that, the leopards were getting on with life.

A Reflections On A Story Worth Telling By Jonno Short

The Airstrip male (June 2006 – June 2016)

The textbooks tell us that to truly appreciate nature, it must be looked at void of any human emotion, especially when doing so through the eyes of conservation. However, six years with the Airstrip male taught me more about leopard behaviour than any textbook possibly could.