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NNP Leopards

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Leopards are famously elusive & those that live in & around NNP are no exception.

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Having said that we may say that chui do well in the diverse habitats of the park, with it’s rocky river gorges, forests & savannah.┬áHere there is a wide selection of possible food, ranging from plump rock hyraxes to rodents & fully grown antelope of various species.

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Leopards regularly prowl on the mabati roof of my house & recently 3 adults were seen from the verandah of Silole Villa (presumably 2 grown up cubs & their mother.)

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Here are some great photographs of some of our leopards by Dave McKelvie, a great afficianado of the park & perhaps especially of it’s big cats……

Lilies Of The Field

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A safe distance from the city….where the concrete ends….in the Silole Sanctuary

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Wild flowers & shrubs are in bloom….this is one of the commonest species on the plains Cyphia glandulifera

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Shrubs are also in blossom, the most spectacularly obvious being the bright scarlet Pentas parvifolia. The lovely Clerodendrum myricoides is also in flower, as is the blue Plectanthrus barbatus

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This is a very common wee blue Pentas sp. common on the plains

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Semi-parasitic Cycnium sp. cover the plains like so much tissue paper, both pink & white

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