Like a replica, the cub copied every nuance of her mother, even her walk.
We'd heard about suffocation being a technique used by some big cats, but at last we had clear evidence of that.
Twilightwhen dreams can turn to nightmares for cats as hyenas stalk the ground.
A tree is vital as home, refuge, and when there are lions, a last retreat.
Her goal is to hide and stay hidden. Scavengers arriving for the dropped bones and blood will mark the end of her feeding time, so she covers every tiny scrap from them.
Tortillas's message was clear in a very visual way, those teeth exposed to their fullest and most vicious.
What we didn't anticipate was the quite amazing response to this baby baboon. Instead of killing it, she nurtured it, saving it from a hyena at one point and grooming it.
The baby baboon responded likewise, following the leopard and finally nestling into its neck for warmth and comfort.
The eyes of the leopard.
Resting in a tree.
The leopard and her cub slipping away.