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Mother: Mbali female
Father: Argyle male
Siblings: One brother that was killed at 6 months of age
Story: Kuhanya is arguably the most beautiful leopard walking around the Timbavati, and as a fully independent leopard exploring new parts of her world, she is doing very well. As her name suggests, Kuhanya is a survivor and did what no other previous cub of Mbali ever did, and that was to survive the hardest period of her life and reach independence. As a cub, Kuhanya learnt very quickly from her mother that the vehicles were not to be feared, and within an hour and a half of her first real exposure to vehicles, I watched Kuhanya follow her mom as she walked underneath the back seat of one of the game viewing vehicles, and it was plain sailing from there onwards!