I took them out to Bakkrans Nature Reserve on a really cold morning. Having thus experienced the extreme conditions I was working in, Paul sent me the most awesome gift which reminds me of him every day - a thermos coffee mug with its own internal plunger for "real coffee" (& a bag of delicious dark roast coffee).
Paul's family have continued to support our work, and have adopted the male leopard, M11, calling him "Apache" after the 1958 Chevy Pick-up Paul restored so beautifully. Apache was captured and collared in November last year. I track him on foot on a regular occasion, often coming within meter's of him. His territory is in the heart of the Cederberg - an area previously inhabited by "Houdini". He has taken over Houdini's territory even utilising the same borders" - from Quinton.
The Cape Leopard Trust would like to thank the Middelmann family for their wonderful support. We hope to continue effecting positive changes in our environment ensuring the survival of these elusive and threatened cats as well as other animals living in this beautiful wilderness.