A year with the cub of The Tamboti Female Leopard, by ranger Nic Moxham

A year with the cub of The Tamboti Female Leopard, by ranger Nic Moxham
What a privilege it has been to watch this young female leopard develop from a shy cub to a now-confident and playful youngster. I feel very lucky to have experienced it. The first time I saw her she was about four months old, and her mother had killed a cane rat close to our old airstrip. She had a brother at the time, but he was unfortunately killed not long after this sighting (we think by another rogue male leopard seen in the area). I had a film crew with me, and we sat with these leopards for about three hours. I still remember how I felt when I first set eyes on the cubs. My heart melted, and I...
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Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 23 – 29 March 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 23 – 29 March 2014
Sightings for the week ending on 29 March 2014 Number of lion sightings: 2 Number of leopard sightings: 20 Number of elephant sightings: 38 Number of buffalo sightings: 21 Number of wild dog sightings: 3 Number of cheetah sightings: 0 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: Unidentified Pride of 9 lions – 26th (2 lionesses, 1 sub-adult female, 6 sub-adult males) Unidentified Pride of 9 lions – 27th Leopards: Airstrip Male – 23rd Two cubs of the Kikilezi Female – 23rd Treehouse Male – 23rd Airstrip Male – 24th Kikilezi Female and 2 cubs – 24th Princess...
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A morning with the Manyelethi Male lions, by ranger Nic Moxham

A morning with the Manyelethi Male lions, by ranger Nic Moxham
It has been a while since we got a good look at the powerful coalition of four brothers. Recently the Manyelethi Males have been spending most of their time looking after the Marthly and Marthly-Breakaway Pride’s cubs in the central and western parts of the Sabi Sand Reserve, and have rarely pushed east of the Sand River, but on the 23rd of March we happily welcomed them onto MalaMala. We all headed out on drive a little after 6 am and immediately heard the lions roaring from different corners of the property. There were calls coming from east of the river, as well as from the west and they all...
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Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 16 – 22 March 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 16 – 22 March 2014
Sightings for the week ending on 22 March 2014 Number of lion sightings: 10 Number of leopard sightings: 20 Number of elephant sightings: 28 Number of buffalo sightings: 23 Number of wild dog sightings: 1 Number of cheetah sightings: 0 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: Marthly Male Lion – 16th Marthly Male Lion with buffalo carcass – 18th Marthly Male Lion with buffalo carcass – 19th Unidentified adult male lion – 19th Fourways Pride – 20th Marthly Male Lion – 20th Unidentified pride of 9 lions – 21st 3 Manyelethi Males – 22nd 1 Manyelethi Male...
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Ten through the lens of ranger Morne Coetzer

Ten through the lens of ranger Morne Coetzer
This week’s images are through the lens of ranger Morne Coetzer. He has captured some absolutely spectacular cat pics, and a sunset that will no doubt have you dreaming of Africa. Enjoy! The MalaMala Ranger Team ...
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Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 2 – 15 March 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 2 – 15 March 2014
Sightings for the week ending on 8 March 2014 Number of lion sightings: 3 Number of leopard sightings: 6 Number of elephant sightings: 8 Number of buffalo sightings: 9 Number of wild dog sightings: 1 Number of cheetah sightings: 0 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Sightings for the week ending on 15 March 2014 Number of lion sightings: 2 Number of leopard sightings: 9 Number of elephant sightings: 15 Number of buffalo sightings: 7 Number of wild dog sightings: 0 Number of cheetah sightings: 0 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: Eyrefield Pride – 3rd Charleston Pride and Marthly Male...
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