And I have wonderful new images of them to share with you.
I have been trying to see these little guys for more than 6 weeks now.
Every time I get an opportunity to see them they either move from the spot or I am office constrained due to work.
I have seen numerous leopard cubs from multiple female leopards in my career as a wildlife guide. But ever time I see this wonderful animal so young and small, my heart wants to burst out in joy.
This morning Albert and I went out looking for them and as luck would have it we found tracks of mom in the riverbed. Several minutes later we found them feeding on a carcass in dense bush. Visual was initially poor and we opted to stay a while longer in order to get a better view of them. No more than 5 minutes later both cubs were playing right in front of my vehicle. One of the cubs was showing a great deal of interest in us and approached without a worry in the world.
I took an image of the cub so close that I had to zoom out in order to get it in full frame. The angle of the image will give you an idea of just how close this little guy got to the vehicle. Just amazing isn‘t it. Both cubs are healthy. It appears that one is a female and the other a male. Watch this blog, as I will be posting frequent updates of them in the next few weeks.
Enjoy the images that I was so fortunate to capture this morning.
Patrick O‘Brien. Head Guide