One of the highlights of my recent return to the Sth Luangwa was our discovery of this leopard cub den site tucked away in heavy croton thicket inside this large fallen log.
Not venturing too far from their hide-out, but keen to investigate their new surroundings, the 4 week old cubs spent some time tumbling over logs and each other as their mother was out on the hunt. The branch has some bark removed as the cubs were using it as a teething ring! It took a while for the pair to gain our confidence, but when they did we were rewarded with some special images, a time not easily forgotten, especially when the very protective mother returned!
Sth Luangwa NP- Zambia.