South Luangwa - Leopard with killed puku (Zambia)
A while later we encountered this leopard again with a prey. The leopard discovered this juvenile puku (antelope) that was covered in the high grass. She killed it and ate it. Because adult pukus have a strong smell, mother pukus hide their little ones in dense vegetation at night at a distance from the herd.
This female leopard seemed to be 'Alice'. She is the most famous animal in South Luangwa and real legend. She is now 13 years old and some of her canine teeth are broken or missing. Normally, leopards take their prey straight up in a tree, but because of her age she is unable to do this.