28th November 2000
Tjololo was on the move when we found him, heading north with the Newington female following a way behind him. Whenever she got close he’d snarl her back to her place. It sure looked like the passionate days were over.
After dark we lost Tjololo careering away in the bush and finding him found he’d killed a subadult female impala. He treed it immediately and fed.
Having fed he rested up in the tree. His mistress eventually arrived having been tracking him, and climbed the tree to feed.
When both leopards had fed they left the tree. His mistress made her usual advances, which Tjololo didn’t take kindly to this time and gave her a serious hiding. There was little she could do but be submissive lying on her back. He left her and she moved off a short distance.
At daybreak both leopards were still at the carcass and still Tjololo rebuffed her.
We spent the rest of the night at the hyaena den but we never saw any activity there all night.