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Female Leopard with tracking collard

Female Leopard with tracking collard

In the last two days of our trip to Namibia we visited "africat", the largest rehabilitation program for wild large cats in Africa. Namibia used to have the largest concentration of cheetahs than any other country in Africa, but the destruction and invasion by humans to their natural habitat have pushed the Cheetahs and other large predatory cats to low critical numbers.
We visited a group of orphan cheetahs expected to be re-introduced back to wild. At another day, we went on tracking the elusive Leopard, and after a few hours driving around with an expert guide and with the latest technology in tracking device we finally came across this female leopard known to have two 9 months old cubs which were not in her company at that time. Notice her tracking collar around her neck.
Apparently she was busy tracking some prey and she crossed our path and got back into the bushes, so we only had the pleasure of her presence for about a minute. This is the only picture I took worth showing. After an entire day of tracking a leopard......"One picture". But the experience was all worth it.

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Wendy O12-Dec-2005 03:20
She's beautiful. Congratulations at capturing this moment.
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