Courting leopards

MalaMala Game Reserve - Male leopard

Large male leopard from Sparta by Ant Mulligan

This footage of the Shaw’s female leopard trying to entice the large male from Sparta into a little “hanky panky” was shot by Ant Mulligan in April last year. The pair was seen together in the morning, and then again in the afternoon when vehicles were coming back from the south. She hasn’t had much luck as a mother so it would have been fantastic if the interlude had proved successful, but unfortunately it didn’t.

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