I was fortunate to be able to view two extremely large Leoprards, the Wallingford Male, and his rival the Ottawa Male in the years that I was guiding in the Sabi Sand Western Sector. These 2 were full grown, large adult Leopards that ruled the majority of the West. Now that I have returned to this area in the capacity of manager, and not getting out that often, I was lucky to be on drive for 2 days last week. Wallingford and Ottawa are long gone, but a crop of young males have taken over the area to claim as their own . At present there are 4 Young Males, less than 7 years old, one large skittish male in the South and North respectivly, and a few more nomads. The 2 photos posted are of 2 of the up and comers, named, Lisbon(Kashane) Male, and Xinzele Male. Xinzele is the son of Sindile(Ravenscourt), who co-incidently is a daughter of Makwela and Wallingford. Just a taste for you all, by posting 2 portrait shots of these Males, these guys are hopefully soon going to start developing dewlaps and cementing their territories.
The first image is of Xinzele Male, and the second of Kashane Male.
I will over the coming days post more images that I captured over the last few days here at Idube
See you all soon