On the morning of the 14th November, rangers followed fresh drag-marks to the west of Campbell Koppies. Low and behold, the Kikilezi female was found in the presence of her cub, with a fully grown adult male impala carcass stashed amongst the rocks to the east of Mlowathi Koppies.
Over the next three days she was viewed with her cub, had interactions with hyenas, and killed another impala – but this time a freshly-born youngster. The cub elected to play with this new kill up and down in the tree, dropping it and dragging it, much to the irritation of his hardworking mother!
Yet another entertaining day in the bush!
The MalaMala Ranger Team.
PLEASE NOTE: Animals on MalaMala are named after their territories. This means that a) only the predators have been given names and b) we only know the animals according to the names we have given them, as they are based on the territories within MalaMala’s boundaries.