The darting procedure went absolutely perfectly and the collar
sponsored by Bushmans Kloof (www.bushmanskloof.co.za) was a great fit .
Here lies the cat adopted by Leopards Leap Wines
(www.leopards-leap.com) and the wildlife magazine Africa Geographic
This had all happened soon after I found his fresh tracks go around the cage early on the Sunday morning (19th) - I had not seen signs of him for almost 4 months - then he went and walked around the cage!!! LUCKILY, he wondered back again a few days later & walked right in on the Thursday. Remember - no bait to lure him in - just a double door walk-through cage trap placed in the middle of this incredible wilderness.
Also - You would also not guess his weight. We always thought he was a big boy from the camera trap photos - but 45kg!!! Massive for our leopards found in the Western Cape. "Houdini", our other collared male leopard weighed a mere 31kg.