One of Makwelas cubs Mambirri has pass on…..
There has sadly been another death of one of our female leopards, Mambirri. She was born to Makwela about 10 years ago and was fathered by the Wallingford male who is also no longer with us. After departing from Makwela she took up residence in the south of our traversing area.
As the years went on she has been viewed regularly and has raised 2 cubs successfully. One of the cubs being Metsi, who now has 2 cubs of nearly a year old now and Tlangisa who only a few months ago gained her independence from her mom.
About a month ago she took a chance trying to catch a warthog and got seriously injured, so badly that a part of her pad on her left front paw was hanging off. A vet was called out to dart her and assess the situation, the dart never penetrated and up until 1 week ago she wasn‘t seen. We presumed that she had passed away but then she was seen the other day and was in a very bad way.
She unfortunately had to be euthanased as the injuries were so severe that she was suffering. This is a sad day for us in the Sabi Sands as she was a great leopardess.