back to thumbnails

Botswana Safari

Image 1/71
Add to Lightbox Download
We encountered this Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub several times on our visit to the Okavango Delta. Almost a year old, she still relies heavily on her mother for food and protection. She’s trying hunt on her own, but from what we saw she has a way to go. She has the physical prowess, but she lacks experience. At the critical moment of a hunt, she would break cover and walk right up to the prey. The whole neighborhood notices her and the squirrels in every tree loudly alarm. Zero element of surprise and her hunt is over. We are confident that she will figure it out. It was fascinating to watch her forging her way in the world and figuring out how to be a successful hunter.
Curious Leopard Cub