Olifants Camp

Trip Start Jan 30, 2009
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Trip End Aug 01, 2009


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Flag of South Africa  , Mpumalanga,
Thursday, July 9, 2009

We hear word at the camp that a leopard was spotted and jumped in the truck and followed the other cars. The pictures did not come out to good, based on it was in the dark parts of the tree branchs.

Some facts on them: the leopard is an agile and stealthy predator, smaller than the other members of the cat family. The leopard is still able to take large prey given a massive skull that well utilizes powerful jaw muscles.

Head and body length is between 35 and 75 inches, the tail reaches 24 to 43 inches. Shoulder height is 18-31 inches. Males are about 30% larger than females, weighing 82 to 200 lbs compared to 62 to 132 lbs for females (I think we saw a female).

The view of the Olifants River from our bungalow was the best view we have every seen! Elephants, Hippo and many other animals living their daily life in peace.
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