"A female leopard which we have seen occasionally over the last twelve months managed to find the West Street male on the Sand River bank. The young photogenic West Street Male lay in a Jakkelberry tree with a male bushbuck kill, and was not at all impressed with her presence when she cautiously approached."  Excerpt from Matt Nolden’s leopard update blog http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/09/leopard-update-from-malamala-game-reserve-compiled-by-ranger-matt-nolden/

"A female leopard which we have seen occasionally over the last twelve months managed to find the West Street male on the Sand River bank. The young photogenic West Street Male lay in a Jakkelberry tree with a male bushbuck kill, and was not at all impressed with her presence when she cautiously approached." Excerpt from Matt Nolden’s leopard update blog http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/09/leopard-update-from-malamala-game-reserve-compiled-by-ranger-matt-nolden/

The West Street Male by Matt Nolden http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/07/24-hours-with-the-west-street-male-2/

The West Street Male by Matt Nolden http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/07/24-hours-with-the-west-street-male-2/

The West Street male showing off his relaxed nature with Yuri De Villiers - Gary Hill http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2012/10/cyberdiary-the-young-guns-of-malamala-29-october-2012/

The West Street male showing off his relaxed nature with Yuri De Villiers - Gary Hill http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2012/10/cyberdiary-the-young-guns-of-malamala-29-october-2012/

The photogenic West Street Male on the move - Stu Porter http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/07/24-hours-with-the-west-street-male-2/

The photogenic West Street Male on the move - Stu Porter http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/07/24-hours-with-the-west-street-male-2/

West Street male by Matt Meyer http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2012/07/newly-named-leopards-of-malamala/

West Street male by Matt Meyer http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2012/07/newly-named-leopards-of-malamala/

The West Street Male by Matt Nolden http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/07/24-hours-with-the-west-street-male-2/

The West Street Male by Matt Nolden http://blog.malamala.com/index.php/2013/07/24-hours-with-the-west-street-male-2/

“A call over the radio reported the sighting of a leopard west of the river, so off we went in search. We eventually found him, the West Street male, lying on a fallen tree trunk, barely 10 metres from our Land Rover, yet totally unconcerned by our presence. Fantastic! This is what we hoped to see…”  From our blog “Unforgettable MalaMala, by Greg & Jan Byrnes”  http://blog.malamala.com

“A call over the radio reported the sighting of a leopard west of the river, so off we went in search. We eventually found him, the West Street male, lying on a fallen tree trunk, barely 10 metres from our Land Rover, yet totally unconcerned by our presence. Fantastic! This is what we hoped to see…” From our blog “Unforgettable MalaMala, by Greg & Jan Byrnes” http://blog.malamala.com

It was undoubtedly the most intense mating I've ever seen; explosive, volatile and thunderous.

It was undoubtedly the most intense mating I've ever seen; explosive, volatile and thunderous.

On this occasion her intentions were clearer; she wanted to mate. His intentions were just as clear; he didn't want to.

On this occasion her intentions were clearer; she wanted to mate. His intentions were just as clear; he didn't want to.

“A keen eye spotted a leopard in a tree on the eastern bank a couple hundred meters south of our position. It was the West Street male and he'd treed a bushbuck kill.”

“A keen eye spotted a leopard in a tree on the eastern bank a couple hundred meters south of our position. It was the West Street male and he'd treed a bushbuck kill.”

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