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Bush babies of a fiercer kind

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Learn about what goes into raising a baby predator from an adorable fluff-ball into an effective killing machine.

Lion, buffalo, a leopard and an aardvark in 1 dusty surprise

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Safari guests witness a bizarre hunt involving four very different species.

A Savuti fishing leopard in action

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The catch of the day – a leopard demonstrates her fishing skills in the Savuti Channel.

Responsible ways to support big cats

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Show your love for the big cats of Africa by giving your support in ways that make a real difference.

Leopard vs. hyena in the fight for food

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A leopard watches on in dismay as a hyena takes her lunch. But then something unusual happens..

There’s a leopard on the runway!

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A leopard on the runway is the perfect start to a cat-filled getaway in the Sabi Sand.

Hyena gets a taste of leopard tail

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As a leopard tries to protect her prey from hungry onlookers, one hyena gets a mouthful of leopard instead.

Video: Lions steal a leopard’s kill in Kruger

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A leopard makes a spectacular kill, which is then promptly stolen by a pride of lions!

Night drives in South Luangwa

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From civets to owls, night drives result in an entirely different game viewing experience!

An elephant draws the curtain on a leopard kill in Kruger

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Two of the Big Five captured in one photo at a waterhole in Kruger.

Photographing the elusive leopards of Kruger

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One guide has a knack for finding and photographic the rarely spotted leopards of Kruger. Here are his photos.

Predators play pass the parcel with a kill

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Two leopards and a hyena put on a show in South Luangwa National Park.

Lucky leopard escapes lion pride

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As a young leopard finds himself in the path of a lion pride, he needs to think quickly in order to escape before they take notice.

Video: Betty’s Bay penguin-killing leopard spotted!

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Imagine sitting back and a large predator casually strolls into your garden. We really do have leopards in our back gardens in Africa!

Leopard cub bonding

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A lost leopard is found by her mother in the Maasai Mara in Kenya

Leopard kills 33 Endangered African penguins

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A leopard has killed 33 Endangered African penguins in a single incident in Betty’s Bay, South Africa

Video: A mid-air leopard attack

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A leopard positions himself perfectly as he waits to make a surprise attack on his unsuspecting prey.

What became of the curious spotted cat of Ruaha

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See what has become of Fundi, the Ruaha leopard who loved being around humans.

Hyenas capitalise on a leopard kill

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A leopard kills a giraffe, but is no match for a clan of hyenas that moves in to feed on his kill.

Honey badger dragging a carcass

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A leopard’s abandoned impala carcass is conquered by the toughest creature in Kruger – the honey badger!

Leopard hung up in a tree by another leopard

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A leopard is hung out like prey in an acacia tree after a territorial dispute in Samburu.

A photographer’s dream leopard sighting

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After having no luck on safari, a group of photographers almost gave up hope until a call on the radio signaled the chance for the perfect shot.

Wild dogs vs. leopard

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A leopard tries to score a free meal when wild dogs take down an impala in Luangwa.

Two leopards stuck up a tree above a lion kill

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An incredible lion and leopard sighting follows an hour spent with wild dogs in Tanzania.

Bumbling lions in the jackalberry tree

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Two clumsy lions try to climb a jackalberry tree in Kruger to get to a leopard’s impala kill.

In memory of a legendary leopard

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Alice the leopard was a staple attraction at South Luangwa National Park as she lazed close to the roads and showed off her hunts for everyone to see.

Leopard raids the braai

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A leopard with a taste for bacon raids a skottel braai at a picnic site in Kruger.

Video: Leopard gets its bacon

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A stealthy leopard stalks its prey in Kruger National Park as witnesses watch on in amazement.

Top 5 leopard photos of the year at Madikwe Game Reserve

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Etali Safari Lodge showcases their top five leopard pictures from the past year at Madikwe Game Reserve.

The leopard that killed the cheetah that killed the impala

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If the stars align just right, you might be lucky enough to see something so extraordinary – barely believable – that it becomes Kruger folklore. Just as it was with this lucky leopard sighting.

Leopard picks off warthog piglets

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Drew Abrahamson captures a mother leopard encounter with a family of warthog as she teaches her cubs the art of the kill.

Leopard hunts a baby impala

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Dinner time for a leopard in Ruaha National Park!

Nick, the leopard, goes exploring!

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Spotting a distinctive leopard again after he’d been off roaming his Timbavati home.

A day at a waterhole in the Sabi Sand

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A day at the waterhole at Cheetah Plains and some of the animals that came to say hello!

Cat fight: leopard vs. caracal

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When two big cats meet – it’s a battle between a leopard and a caracal in Botswana!

Mother warthog takes on leopard

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A mother warthog bravely fights a leopard that has taken her piglet.

A fistful of feathers for a young leopard

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A young leopard tries out his hunting skills on a Cape turtle dove.

Leopard steals honey badger’s giant python

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An amazing sighting of a leopard trying to dislodge an already dead python from a tree in the Sabi Sand.

Video: Epic fight between leopard and wildebeest over calf

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An unbelievable video, taken by a 12-year-old, of a leopard trying to take down a wildebeest calf while the mom puts up a huge fight!

Ascending the Aberdare

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The challenge of climbing the Aberdare Mountains, which lie about three hours north-east of Nairobi and border the Great Rift Valley.

Video: A leopard from a fresh perspective

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An interesting view of a leopard descending from a tree in Samburu.

The curious leopard that loves cars

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Get up close and personal with Fundi, a curious big cat in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.

The Hunt – a matter of life and death

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BBC Earth’s new show, The Hunt, premiered in South Africa on Sunday, 10 January 2016. The series, which is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explores the dramatic world of predation as never before.

A Pilanesberg weekend escape

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A wonderful weekend break at Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

27 wild dogs put 3 leopards in their place

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Wild dogs give three leopards a time-out in three separate trees!

Video: leopard, lions and a noisy warthog in the rain

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A ruckus in the bushveld between leopards, lions and a noisy warthog!

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