Name: Nkateko Female (Nkateko means “lucky” in Shangaan). She has also been mistakingly referred to as Rulani female in the south (before the guides realised that Rulani and Nkateko were the same leopard!), and presently is also mistaking referred to as Young Clara Female on the property where she now resides – she has absolutely no relation to the Clara Female that used to roam on that property.
Born: February 2008
Father: Mangadjane Male
Siblings: She had one litter mate that died when they were around 4 months old.
|Nkateko hissing at a vehicle from behind Rockfig|
|A young and nervous Nkateko|
|Eventually at ease with the vehicles|
|Nkateko quickly learnt to take her kills up inot trees as the hyenas were ever present in her territory!|
|Will this special cat return to the northern Timbavati?|