Leopards at Shondoro
All staff at Shondoro Mountain retreat became aware of increased leopard activity around the cottages and facilities in the last month. After speaking to specialist, Mr Ross Pitman who is doing research on leopards in the Waterberg and Limpopo, it seems we have nothing to be afraid of! Our leopard population is established and happy in our area and although leopards move around and cover huge amounts of km2 as part of their territory, they may have been mating and even having cubs close by. This means that our leopards know the area and feel at home. It is only when we remove/shoot leopards that a problem is created, again by us as humans, and then rouge leopards and ones that may kill the cubs will move into the territory. So we are happy to leave them in peace and enjoy their presence now and then.