Whilst staying at Deception Valley Lodge in the Kalahari, one of the highlights was the ability of our guide and tracker to locate a pair of 5/6 month old Leopard cubs, a male and female.
They had initially followed the mothers spoor for nearly 1 1/2 hours and whilst not finding her, they successfully found her 2 cubs.
Some of the best tracking I had ever seen and a real tribute to Adriann and Xhega.
It's hard to believe these cubs are from the same litter, however cats in the wild frequently have multiple sex partners and because of the way their reproductive system works, it is possible for each kitten in a litter to have a different father. Cats are induced ovulators, meaning that they drop an egg when stimulated by the breeding male.
The female on the left is quite dark with beautiful (Cheetah like) honey colored eyes, whereas the larger male is much lighter with the more standard olive eyes.
Photography (and tracking) was not easy in the thick Acacia thorn scrub and yellow grass.
Very cute nonetheless!