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Monthly Archives: June, 2014


Winter is starting to settle in, and the Styx lion pride has been hanging around the lodge. This morning Rein drove out from reception to find one on the male lions walking the perimeter of the lodge, with the rest of the pride not far off in the drainage line. The cubs are getting bigger   

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Winter is definitely upon us as the morning drives are getting colder and the bush is thinning out. But that has not stopped the game from moving around and there have been some incredible sightings of late. The Styx lion pride has been around. Words cannot describe the magnificence of watching them at sunrise, hot   

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As most of our followers know, Shadow is one of our resident female leopards and is often seen around Arathusa. As reported recently, her cub was very sadly killed by the Styx lion pride. After about a week or so we found Shadow mating with Lamula. And, to our surprise, for the next two weeks she also mated with Mvula and Tingana.   

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Shadow On a recent fresh morning we headed out to find Shadow, a female leopard. She had made an impala kill the previous afternoon. Although we were not successful in our attempt, we did find the Styx lion pride walking towards us. Great morning light allowed for some amazing pictures. It wasn’t long before the   

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COVER - Mvula and Shadow by ranger Sean Gilbert

 Mvula and Shadow by ranger Sean Gilbert I have often been asked the question of how large a leopard’s territory is, so I thought I would share a few insights with our virtual followers through this blog post. Home ranges of male leopards vary between 12sq miles to 30sq miles (31, 080 – 77, 700   

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