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Leopard cubs seen for the first time at Okonjima, Namibia

At Okonjima game reserve in Namibia, there have been sightings of two leopard cubs. This is the first time they have been spotted and photographed. It is very exciting for the team at AfriCat and for visitors to the game reserve, as cubs are very rarely seen.

Leopard cub first sighting at Okonjima, Namibia

The cubs are between 6 and 9 months old, and at the moment the Okonjima team do not know exactly when they were born or their gender.

Like their mother, Mafuta, they are shy and do not appear out in the open very often, and tend to stick to the thick bush areas of Okonjima’s game reserve.

Mafuta is an 8 year old female and has had two litters of cubs. She has a distinct territory, which is central located in the Okonjima game reserve, and includes the area around the Grand African Villa. She is almost never seen as she is very shy.

The cubs are only seen if they are not close too close to their mother. If they are with her – they adopt the shy behaviour the mother shows.

Second leopard cub, first sighting, at Okonjima, Namibia

This is a rare sight indeed, and shows that leopards are doing well on the reserve.

If you want to see leopards and cheetahs in their natural environment, then Okonjima is the place to visit and see them in the 20,000 hectare reserve.

If you want to feel part of the Okonjima experience and have those intimate moments of pure wonder at the wildlife then Okonjima is for you.

Mark

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