Ntombi Leopardess

By Patrick O’Brien on October 4, 2008

Claiming her dwelling as a resident female.

I have no doubt that Ntombi will be came one of the most view female leopards of the Kings Camp area in the future. She is fast becoming a frequently sighted leopard as she frequents the northern part of Kings Camp.

One of the most common spots is a dam located north east of the camp. At this moment it seems to be overlapping with the older and more powerful Rockfig leopardess. Rockfig leopardess has a very young cub and I think she will move her cub to saver ground if the overlapping area becomes unstable.

I took these images of Ntombi as she marked her territory on a dead tree. She was so close that I had to zoom out get this unusual shot of her. Notice the long whiskers.

Patrick O‘Brien- Head guide Kings Camp.
Ntombi as she marked her territory-Patrick O‘Brien- Head guide Kings Camp
Ntombi as she marked her territory-Patrick O‘Brien- Head guide Kings Camp

4 thoughts on “Ntombi Leopardess

  1. Ntombi is my all time favorit leopard and I am so glad that she is making the space her own!!

    Thanks for the update Pat!!

  2. Thanks for the update Patrick-I have some great photos of her that I took in September on one of our morning drives-I wish I could figure out how to upload them on the site! Keep yours coming…

  3. Hi Silvia. I noticed that you tried to post an article this morning and then deleted it. I will help you get your images onto the weblog successfully. I will email you directly shortly.

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  4. Really beautiful and clear photos of the Ntombil Leopardess. The detail you caputre through your lens is captivating.

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