Pantera pardus pardus in Chobe NP, all rights reserved.
Track.12 to 24 hours old
1leopard track sighted at ulu conservancy
After our guide spotted some fresh tracks in the sand we did a huge search and just as we were giving up he spotted this leopard through a gap in the trees. It was sitting 4-5 m from the track but could only be seen from exactly the right angle through the leaves, we'd already driven past twice! Anyway this guy (or girls) wasn't yet fully grown and was just chilling and trying to keep cool. This sighting was one of the highlight of the trip and a much nicer way to experience a leopard than the one we heard make a kill just near our campsite the night before...
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
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,...