The past week has been packed with exciting sightings both big and small. Three male lions have been spotted a few times this week – one night silencing guests as they called across the reserve to another group of male lions – the atmosphere was amazing. A breeding herd of buffalo have also been seen -asserting their dominance by forcing a ranger to reverse off the road as they passed within meters of the vehicle! Elephant have been seen going about their usual business, and a lucky group got up close and personal with the world’s fastest land mammal – the cheetah. Some other great news has been the sighting of a newly hatched congregation of baby crocodiles at one of the dams – amazing to think these little guys could one day weigh around 400kilos! Seeing a breeding pair of the rare Suni antelope has excited us all, and hopefully someday we will see some new members added to the family. Birding has also been great this week and some of the highlights including the Pink-throated Twinspot, Grey-headed Bush Shrike, Gorgeous Bush Shrike, Common Waxbill, Lizard Buzzard and Marshall Eagle. All this has kept everyone at Leopard Mountain in good spirits.
Until next time from the Ranger team,