This observation was made as part of the Okavango Wilderness Project, a 9-year endeavour to measure the heartbeat of the Okavango Delta. For more information, visit http://intotheokavango.org
Seen on a morning game drive out of Skukuza. The leopard was on the right shoulder of the road. It crossed directly in front of us and disappeared into the bush.
On a game drive, Jason once again spotted a leopard lying down in the grass. At first, the GDV behind us wasn't sure what we were looking at. When we said "Leopard," Caroline asked us, "Is it blue?", having though we said "bird." The leopard rolled over, stood up, walked straight towards us, and then crossed the road, making one of the best leopard sightings we could have hoped for.
By this time, I had seen all of the Big Five except for the leopard. On a morning game drive, Jason slammed on the brakes and pointed out a leopard hiding in the vegetation. It was not a very clear sighting, but it was still very exciting.
leopard sitted on the upper part of the ground.during my safari in ranthambhore tiger reserve....he was resting .... when sun is over head ..and temp. was 38*
Passing some feet near us. One of the most impressive momentes of my life
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is a member of the Felidae family with a wide range in some parts of Africa and tropical Asia, from Siberia, South and West Asia to across most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List because it is declining in large parts of its range due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and hunting for trade and pest control. It is regionally extinct in Hong Kong,...