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Seba Camp – June 2015

Aug 4, 2015  |  Botswana  |  Okavango Delta  |  Seba Camp

The month of amazing predator interactions at Seba
It is with good reason that the large carnivores of Africa are sought out by most visitors to this great wilderness: aside from their beauty, they seem to possess the ability to bring a heap of drama to the show like few others, save for perhaps elephants and baboons. It’s tough at the top of the trophic pyramid – competition is rife.

In mid-June we discovered new hyaena cubs at the den one afternoon. The next afternoon, we returned to find one of the cubs hanging in a jackalberry tree, with its killer – a young male leopard new to the area – up a marula tree nearby, while the hyaena’s mother stood guard below. The leopard eventually returned to his kill, which he then ate... except...

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