Mambirri’s sub adult cub seems to be independant and out on her own and is confidently showing her seniors how it’s done!
We viewed her on her reedbuck kill for 2 days, the kill safely hoisted up a Marula tree while 2 Spotted Hyaena’s looked hungrily up at her. She showed remarkable strength as she manoevered the carcass around while feeding, not dropping a thing!
Some of the adult female leopards here in West don’t hoist their kills up trees anymore, possibly linked to a lower spotted hyaena population, this has cost them a few lost kills, especially to lions lately. Mambirri’s cub spends alot of time up trees and she has shown from the young age of around 20 months that she is a fast learner!
With a full belly and after finishing her kill she decided to go down for a drink at a nearby pan. Instead of just going for a drink she couldn’t resist and her youthfulness came through as she tried valiantly to catch a Water Thicknee which was hesitant to leave it’s eggs!
We look forward to many more quality sightings with this relaxed female.