During dusk at Linyanti in Botswana, we’d already lined up some elephants approaching single file, but given we were likely to see these again, we decided to visit a lone male lion which has just appeared instead. The light had become appealing at five-thirty, and we’d been with the lion for barely ten minutes when a leopard took his place at the base of a nearby termite mound.

And just when we were thinking how nice it would be if he were to sit on top of the mound, he promptly jumped up and sat on top of it.

I recently learned that this leopard was well known in the area by the name of 'The Magician'.

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