We released Zak safely with a new GPS collar, and will continue to monitor his movements with great interest over the next few months. The large size difference between him and Oom Pep suggests that Zak is still a relatively young adult male, and it will be fascinating to see how he interacts with his much larger neighbour.
We would like to thank Mr. Richard Barry of Vredelust Farm for providing us with a steady supply of bait for our traps, and would especially like to thank Mr. Chris Steer of Danielskraal Farm, who lent us a bakkie while the Leopardmobile was being repaired. Without Mr. Steer’s assistance, we would have had to close our traps, and would have missed out on this valuable capture! We would also like to thank CapeNature for their unstinting support of our research activities.
Photos provided courtesy of Chris Steer