After a heartbreaking event of a female leopard losing one of her cubs by a male lion last week, we all wanted to help the leopard but unfortunately, there was nothing we could do. This infanticide behavior is known to be the norm for predators, so we had to let nature take its course.

It was a relief to see the leopard in action today feeding on an impala together with the remaining cub. They were surprisingly very relaxed on the kill as if nothing had happened. This just shows us that nature can be cruel but it also carries on. I hope the other baby does not fall into the same trap.

Nelson – Kapama River Lodge

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