Lion (Panthera Leo)
We had a very exciting sighting this month. We found the Western pride lioness in the mid Central Park Ibhubesi plains where she was stalking a leopard. We were not aware of the presence of the leopard as you know they are very shy and well camouflaged. The lioness was more focused on the Western side of the plains where the Leopard was on top of the tree. The lioness started to come closer and closer and the young leopard climbed on top of the tree because it was afraid of being killed by the lioness. It was very interesting to see the interaction between the 2. After a while the Lioness got bored and moved away. On the Western pride side we have seen the Tembe male mating with a lioness. We are hoping to get more cubs in the next few months. The gestation period is very short 110 – 115 days.