Keeping tabs on big cat

At the beginning of May this year a female leopard, fitted with a tracking collar, was released on Mountainlands. She was captured in the Lydenburg area by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA). The collar enables MTPA scientists to monitor her movements and so far it seems as if she is feeling right at home in the south-western side of the reserve.

The tracking reveals that she tends to remain in one location for a couple of days before moving on. This is likely an indication that she has caught prey, which can include bushbuck, impala, warthogs, porcupines or baboons.

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