Astounding and delightful, an individual on a safari witnessed an impressive scene of a maternal leopard guiding her newborn cubs across a road.
While touring the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Thinus Delport, aged 64, instructed his offspring to commence singing as a ploy to entice the animals out. Remarkably, it yielded positive results.
In the background of the footage, visitors can be heard emitting noises of admiration upon seeing the adorable leopard mother and her cubs in the bushes adjacent to the road. The spotted creature rapidly realized that her offspring didn’t accompany her and placidly waited for them in the middle of the road before retreating and sitting in front of the shrubbery where they were hiding.
The charming cubs obediently crossed the road, with numerous cars coming to a halt to watch and ensure their safety, while their mother brought them back for a second attempt. One of the tiny felines separated from the group and decided to doze in the middle of the road, whimpering for its mother.
When the cub endeavored to change its mind, the mother abruptly seized it by the neck and steered it in the proper direction before vanishing once again into the bushes.
While it’s possible to observe big cats in the Kruger National Park, it’s highly unusual to witness a leopard relocating her offspring at such a young age.
Over six kilometers from Lower Sabie to Crocodile Bridge, Mr. Delport witnessed the animals crossing the road. Latest Sightings.com reported that he stated: “My daughters and I left the camp early in the morning in search of leopards. Since neither of them had ever seen a leopard, they were certain that there were none in the Kruger. I jokingly persuaded them to start singing in the car as we drove in an effort to attract the leopards, and to my astonishment, it actually worked.
“My daughter was the first to get out her video camera because it was her first time seeing the Kruger. I’m pleased she did because if I had, the video could have been ruined since I would have been trembling so much from excitement.
“We have visited the Kruger for more than 50 years, and we have never seen anything like this.” This only serves as evidence that persistence is worthwhile.