Though chiefly associated with savanna and rainforest habitats, Leopards are exceptionally adaptable. Populations inhabit anywhere in the species range where grassland, woodlands and riverine forests remain mostly undisturbed. Leopards usually rest during the daytime in trees and thick bush with their spotted coat providing camouflage. Following reported guest sightings, we are happy to confirm the presence of Leopards at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary with the discovery of fresh tracks. Most recently we found three sets of tracks: one adult and two sets of cup tracks! Stay tuned for further updates on the blog and if you manage to capture this elusive animal on camera – please do send it into us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also adding to the extensive birdlife found at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is the recent sighting of the elusive Narina Trogon in camp – more commonly spotted at Mkhaya Game Reserve. Trogon nests are notoriously difficult to find – they nest in natural tree cavities and are very reluctant to approach nest holes when intruders such as humans are in the vicinity. The beautiful bird’s diet consists mainly of insects and small invertebrates as well as rodents and small reptiles.