Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Extraordinary find: A leopard photographed on the Paardeberg


The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) have found leopard in their camera traps on Paardeberg :To view  the photos and read about the find,  go to   http://capeleopard.org.za/news-and-media/news/item/428-cape-leopards-on-paardeberg

Although only a few days old, the news has sparked a tremendous amount of excitement amongst conservationists, biologists and nature lovers – not to mention in habitants of the Paardeberg like ourselves.
It has also fuelled interest in  the mammal mapping project  run by Dr. Tali Hoffman  http://MammalMAP.adu.org.za

You may remember that Tali put up a camera trap here on the farm some months ago, and in just a few hours, a Cape Fox and Porcupine were photographed.   As a consequence we have begun raising funds for a camera of our own to map mammals on our small part of the Paardeberg. More on this in a later post.

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