The Tamboti Female introduces her cubs to MalaMala Game Reserve

The Tamboti female and her two cubs - Daniel Fincham

The Tamboti female and her two cubs - Daniel Fincham

During the past several weeks, the MalaMala rangers have longed for the Tamboti female leopard to reveal her cubs. The suckle marks on her underbelly were a sure sign her youngsters were nearby.

This morning held a very pleasant surprise when a fur ball playing in a tree in the distance led to the discovery of the Tamboti female and her two young ones. The two cubs seemed very relaxed and continued on their morning endeavours, untroubled by the sound of the vehicles and human voices.

One of the Tamboti Female's two cubs - Daniel Fincham

One of the Tamboti Female's two cubs - Daniel Fincham

One of the Tamboti female's cubs - Daniel Fincham

The Tamboti female's cubs are about 3-4 months old - Daniel Fincham

The two cubs - Daniel Fincham

The two cubs - Daniel Fincham

We estimate the cubs to be about 3-4 months old, and it is extraordinary to see the Tamboti female’s extremely casual nature showing through in their behaviour.

Matt Nolden

Ranger – MalaMala Game Reserve

8 thoughts on “The Tamboti Female introduces her cubs to MalaMala Game Reserve

  1. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! AT LONG LAST! HAVE FOLLOWED HER SINCE SHE WAS 2 WEEKS OLD AND BEEN WAITING FOR HER TO BE A MOM HERSELF! STILL MY FAVOURITE…AND THE PRETTIEST LEOPARD ON MM!! 😎 CAN’T WAIT TO GET THERE TO SEE HER…AND THEM.

  2. Thank you for posting the photos, I have followed the Tamboti female since she was born, and now wish I could hop a plane to see her cubs. Awesome!

  3. We were just as excited to see the Tamboti Female’s cubs at last! Thanks for all your comments… 😉

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