Kelly Dam shows off her cub
If you are looking for cute and fluffy, look no further. There is a new kid on the block. Kelly Dam female leopard has finally started to move her youngster around.
This is the first time that we are seeing Kelly Dam successfully moving around with a cub. It is presumed that the dominant male leopard in the area, Ravenscourt, fathered this litter. There are a few rocky hills within Kelly Dam’s territory and she is currently using them to keep the cub safe while mom is hunting for food.
The little leopard has a keen fascination with trees and thoroughly enjoys hanging out in the shaded out branches of old, mature trees.
Looking after an energetic little leopard cub can be extremely hard work. Sometimes mom just needs to take a well-deserved break and have a snooze in a shady tree.
Some days Kelly Dam female can be a little difficult to keep up with, but some days you can spend a whole afternoon with her and her cub taking life very easy.
Written by – Cal Butler
Images courtesy of – Louise Rodgers and Johan de la Rey