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Leopard.tv article in the Wildland (April 2014)

9 May 2014

 

SHAYAMANZI
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Jannie Parsons
Zizi and her two daughters, Zel and Zandi

Just before Zizi could be released, she had two cubs while in captivity. The two cubs remained in captivity with her for a few months for the cubs to grow stronger. On a rainy day they were released at Shayamanzi. Zizi, the mother, has a GPS collar, while a small radio transmitter is fastened to the collar of each cub. One of our film team members comes too close to one of the cubs and Zizi hits the cub away with one paw and gets between the cubs in the cage and the person. Later, when they were released, the mother was very hesitant to get out of the cage and to leave her cubs alone.
Everyone was sitting patiently in the cars, waiting for Zizi to leave the cage. In a split second she stormed out of the cage and headed for the car in which Issie was. The window was slightly open to prevent the windows from fogging up in the rainy weather. Martin closed the window just in time. At the last second Zizi turned and stormed to the front of the car. The window on the other side was fortunately also closed. She... (Become a subscriber for more)

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