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Important Leopard facts Listed as 'vulnerable' in 1986 by IUCN There are 9 recognized subspecies Native to more than 35 African countries Scientific Name Panthera pardus Weight Up to 140 lb. Size About 28 in. at the shoulder Life span Up to 21 years in captivity Habitat Bush and riverine forest Diet Carnivorous Gestation 2.5 […]

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Leopard Plays With Prey’s Own Bones

South African park rangers recently filmed a leopard making use of the jawbone of a freshly-caught warthog to open and probe its porcine prey. While the jury is still out on whether this ?really? constitutes tool use, nearly everyone who has seen this footage, including South African park rangers, a photo guide and a Panthera […]

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Heard of Snow Leopards? What about Snow Elephants?

Elephants and giraffes can be seen between snow-covered trees in the Karoo semi-desert at the Asanta Sana Game Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. When thinking about game parks‚ one normally thinks about animals feeding on big‚ green trees‚ rolling hills and bright hot sun. But these are very different scenes. Giraffe, elephant and […]

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The Best Luxury Family Safaris – For the Vacation of a Lifetime

“I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.” Sir David Attenborough 9 Reasons an African Family Safari is Different to Every Other Vacation Safari is both a celebration of Africa’s wildlife […]

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