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Letaba Day visitors site temporarily closed!

Unread post by Elsa » Fri May 06, 2016 3:34 pm

Friday, May 6, 2016 Leopard 1 of 1


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LETABA DAY VISITORS’ AREA CLOSES FOR THE WEEKEND DUE TO RESIDENT LEOPARD

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Letaba Day Visitors’ area is temporarily closed as from today, 6 May 2016 until further notice. A leopard has made the site its residence, by moving in with its kill; which it has gradually been feeding on since yesterday.

“For the safety of visitors we decided to close the site for the weekend as the leopard’s paw prints and the recently broken fence indicate it has been roaming around the site. Leopards are territorial animals and would not tolerate any intrusion into their territory therefore we decided to give it space for a few days; and our Wildlife Veterinary Staff will advise on how to deal with the situation next week,” said the KNP’s General Manager: Communications & Marketing, William Mabasa.

The kill is still up in a tree at the site which is currently proclaimed the cat’s stronghold; and some people have reported to have watched it feeding from up there.

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Leopards are territorial animals and would often return to their favourite hunts.
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Communications & Marketing Department - Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4262 cell: 082 807 1441 or email: laura.mukwevho@sanparks.org

Media enquiries:
William Mabasa, GM: Communications & Marketing, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: william.mabasa@sanparks.org
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