Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Leopards!!

Leopards are the hardest of the Big Five to find.  (The other four are elephant, buffalo, rhino and lion.)  They are smaller and solitary, and they generally hide out during the day and hunt at night.


We found a mother leopard and her cub at DumaTau. 



The mother had a slight limp and the cub was a bit scrawny.  The mother's injury probably 
slowed her down and hindered her hunting.  They could both use a kill soon.

9 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Jack. Was actually reading about them in NG.

Sharon Anck said...

Such beautiful animals!

BinnieOnTheVineyard said...

Thank you, Jack!

RedPat said...

I hope she finds some food soon! Such gorgeous creatures!

William Kendall said...

They're both beautiful, photogenic animals.

jennyfreckles said...

Wow... but what a hard life it must be for them if they get injured and can't hunt.

Michelle said...

A gorgeous creature. Hard to imagine hunting them.

Kay said...

She may have had a limp but the mother looks spectacular in your second shot. Her stride looks elegant.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a tough life out there in the wild hey Jack. The big cats are my favourite.