Wednesday, May 3, 2017

KENYA ~ Leopard with cubs - Maasai Mara National Park ~

......Wonderful view of mother and "cute" cubs... this African country is synonymous with safaris and magnificent wildlife... found in regions all across Kenya, the leopard is the smallest of the big cats... they are still one of the major predators of the savannah grasslands... good swimmers, excellent climbers and hunt the widest variety of prey of any of the Mara's major predators.....and with  the highest concentration of predators anywhere in Africa it's no surprise that you can see many big cats there... Thanks a lot Douglas!!【ツ】

Maasai Mara is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves covering an area of 1.510 square km.

Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system.

Leopard cubs are born with barely visible spots. The mother hides her cubs and moves them from one safe location to the next until they are old enough to begin playing and learning to hunt. When the cubs are about two years old, they live on their own. But the maternal bonds are strong, and offspring sometimes have reunions with their mothers.

Leopards are solitary creatures. Males are almost entirely solitary and females only break their solitude when they are raising cubs.

(Issued 28-02-2001)

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