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Cat fight: leopard vs. caracal


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

Mother warthog takes on leopard


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

A fistful of feathers for a young leopard


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

Leopard steals honey badger’s giant python


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


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


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

The curious leopard that loves cars


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

The Hunt – a matter of life and death

© Grégoire Bouguereau

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

©Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

A wonderful weekend break at Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

27 wild dogs put 3 leopards in their place


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

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

© FJ Mammes

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

Video: Surprise leopard hunt in front of safari vehicle


Screams emanate as safari vehicle guests are startled by a leopard that jumps in front of their vehicle!

Video: leopard catches domestic dog

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Watch in this video as a male leopard catches a domestic dog.

Video: Leopard suprise attack on ground hornbills

Can you spot the leopard?

A leopard sneaks up on two ground hornbills in Kruger National Park.

A strawberry blonde lion

The strawberry blonde lion © Irwin Seigel

An unusual sighting of a golden-coloured lion in Zambia.

A lion goes after a leopard mum and her cubs


A leopard reacts quickly to an approaching lion to save her cubs from any harm!

Swiss woman killed by leopard

A photo of a leopard on Siyafunda's website.

A 32-year-old woman from Switzerland has been killed by a leopard while sleeping.

Video: Leopard ‘detonates’ zebra carcass at Djuma


A leopard bites off more than it can chew at Djuma Private Game Reserve.

Adorable images of a leopard and her cub


Outstanding pictures of Fig, a leopard from Kenya, and her young son.

2 leopards + 1 hyena = three’s a crowd


Two leopards fight for food before a hyena puts an end to the argument.

The cats are out and about in the Timbavati

Ntsogwaan looking up at Marula female, note the saliva strands dangling from his mouth

The cats have been busy in the Timbavati!

All of the Big Five in one heat wave

© FJ Mammes

Seeing all of the Big Five in soaring temperatures.

Video: Leopard stalks steenbok in Kruger


Watch this video of a leopard hunting an unsuspecting steenbok in Kruger National Park.

A brave leopard cub and a hungry lion


A female leopard with three cubs take down an impala, but a lone male lion would rather have their dinner for himself!

Video: Leopard seen on CCTV at the shops

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Check out this wild leopard caught on CCTV cameras outside a shop in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

In love with a blue-eyed leopard

Rockfig jr has the most beautiful eye. It seems to be in her genes passed down from her mother. Here she was dreamily lazing the day away on a fallen Leadwood tree allowing me to capture this photo of her which to this day is one of my favourites.

The Timbavati is known for its leopards and Umlani Bushcamp has one very special resident female that has stolen many hearts, including operations manager Greg’s.

A leopard in for the long haul


A leopard defies all expectations, which makes for an even better sighting than initially anticipated.

5 cats in one sighting


When following four leopards, a lion shows up for a piece of the limelight.

The case of the dead leopard


Rangers examine the remains of an epic battle between a leopard and spotted hyena.

Leopards acquire a taste for porcupines


Meet the porcupine killing leopards!

A leopard kill in Kruger


A leopard kill witnessed from start to finish, and captured every step of the way on camera.

Video: leopard with cubs visits lodge


Watch this incredible sighting of a leopard on and her two cubs taking advantage of the deck at a lodge in the Kruger.

A warthog gets a rude awakening from a leopard


A leopard sneaks up on an unsuspecting warthog while it’s having a snooze!

A slippery leopard scores a scaly meal


The circle of life explained when a: python kills a duiker, hyenas kill the python and a leopard steals the dead snake.

A leopard seeks shade from the sun


A leopard comes to rest in the shade of a vehicle, providing guests at Glory Safaris with an intimate insight into the life of this more elusive member of the Big Five.

All creatures great and small

© Craig Neil

Returning guests had yet another fantastic experience at Cheetah Plains, which made them appreciate the smaller animals in the bush as well as the Big Five.

Babies and bush sightings at Amakhosi Safari Lodge

© Alexis Clauline

A newborn baby giraffe and elephant are welcome additions to the reserve while some guests get a lot closer to the wildlife than they expected!

A leopard refuses to budge


Try as they might, there doesn’t seem to be anything that will get this strong-willed leopard out of its comfy box!

Video: Baby bird makes lucky break from leopard


A water thick-knee chick makes a lucky escape after being captured by a young leopard.

A leopard lounges about in a treehouse

Enjoying the view from above.

A leopard gets one over on the staff at Umlani Bush Camp when, to their great surprise, they found her taking a nap on the bed in their treehouse! With renovations in order to make it safer for guests, this curious leopard reminds us that we are in the animals’ territory when in the bush.

Leopard tries to put porcupine on the menu


A porcupine family stands up to a hungry leopard in South Luangwa National Park.

Leopards and lions grant wishes at Cheetah Plains


From leopards in trees to adorable lion cubs, you can tick a lot off your wish list at Cheetah Plains.

A leopard’s lunch


After successfully protecting her two cubs from the Black Dam lion pride, all this mother leopard wants to do is enjoy her lunch in peace. But along comes an unwanted guest…

Leopard that attacked Kruger guide seen jumping up at another car’s window


Watch this short video footage of the same leopard that attacked a tour guide in Kruger jumping up at a tourist’s window only an hour beforehand.

Carnivore filled game drives at Cheetah Plains


A trainee field guides at Cheetah Plains spent two days on drives with the head guide, and had a lot to report back on.

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