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Salayexe has lost one of her cubs. It appears around the ten month old mark she was found treed by hyenas with only one cub with her so we can only assume the other was killed by hyenas.

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Leopard Diaries - Moya

Moya clearly trying to attract as much attention to herself with her tail held up high is looking to establish a territory around the southern parts of big dam and into Londolozi between that of Kwatile’s and Salayexe’s territory. We’ve been seeing her scent marking and even calling territorially in this area on a regular basis.

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  Kwatile, a female that roams the South Eastern corner of our traversing, has been very active lately. She kept us entertained by teasing two Hyenas with a little bit of dangling meat she had hoisted in a tree. Hyenas are very patient in this regard. They will hang around a “treed leopard kill” for days, working in shifts. Even if in the end there are only scraps of bone left for the taking.

 

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