They are all at it!!

Posted on November 2, 2008

Not to be outdone by the Tegwane Male Leopard mating with one of his old girlfriends Makwela, the Wallingford Male Leopard was found this morning, just north of the Sand River, mating with the Tai Dam Female Leopard.

Early morning drive, the bush alive with bird calls all along the river, the light was soft and the air heavy with the promise of another hot day ahead. Suddenly the tranquil atmosphere was shattered by the unmistakable growling of two Leopards involved in a courtship and mating display that is such a rare event to witness, it is something to behold.

Luckily for us, Gary and his Guests were there to witness the entire event, and got himself in the perfect position to view the entire proceedings.

The first clip shows how the Tai Dam Female is doing all the propositioning, and the Male seems completely disinterested, even annoyed at times. However, as can be seen in the second clip, she eventually gets her way, and although brief, it must be remembered that this courtship will probably last over the next two to three days, for the Leopards, it is not about quality, it is about quantity, and the more times they mate, there stronger the possibility she will conceive.

Thanks to Sherry Williams for the amazing footage she captured of this truly magnificent spectacle.

The footage below shows how the Tai Dam Female is taunting the Wallingford Male and provoking him into paying attention to her, he almost seems bewildered by the show of affection, followed by annoyance.

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The second installment shows how he eventually capitulates and carries out the duty expected of him, to see Leopards mating in the wild is almost unheard of, let alone captured on film.

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0 thoughts on “They are all at it!!

  1. Well, well – it’s all happening, there is definitely something saucy in the air when it comes to our darling Leopards at the famous Leopard Hills!! Great footage Sherry!

  2. How awesome is technology. You can see mating Leopards on the LEOPARD HILLS WEBLOG just hours after it happened. Soon guests might not have to come on safari anymore….., if the footage is this good! Well done guys & Many thanks to Sherry!!!!

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