The person to first spot this leopard is a better spotter than I. A cluster of cars, only some of whom could confidently tell us a leopard lay within, was the primary evidence that a leopard existed here.
Tracks from night before. Leopard on right, spotted hyaena on right
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,...