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Leopards in Welgevonden

The Sterkstroom Valley

This Beautiful young female leopard was spotted on a road called the sterkstroom valley, otherwise nicknamed the leopard valley for we find most of the leopards here.

The area is very thick and overgrowm. Being the expert at stalking these leopards rely on the thick cover provided in the mountains.

Welgevonden was not well known for its leopard sightings. Due to the surrounding hunting farms within the Waterberg these cats were made to be very shy.

The excitement of the search

A few years down the line with offspring being given off in Welgevonden these elusive hunters are habituating more and more to the vehicles, allowing us to get close up photos.

These cats are still a bit shy and elusive but that’s what makes the search so exciting.

Author

Nathan Newman