A leopard was seen mimicking a meerkat while seeking her baby.
Veronica Otter and Catherine Lloyd were visiting Lemala Ewanjan Camp in Tanzania when they spotted the female leopard.
They came upon the leopard while traveling in a vehicle not far from where she was looking for her cub, standing like a meerkat.
The worried leopard began scanning the long grass and calling out before she located him.
Catherine, who has lived in the area for 16 years, said: The leopard was on edge and scanning the grasslands, looking at us again and again to ensure we hadn’t captured it.
“Whether she knew where the cub was or not, we will never know; nevertheless, she called and gazed closely while listening in our direction. However, the young guy remained quiet and well hidden.
She used her muzzle to lift herself up for a better vantage point of the grass area beside us.
“Finally, they reunite and wander off together without caring about the world.
“I’ve done several safaris and seen other animal documentaries, but I’ve never seen anything like this.
“She was standing up on her back legs in a stretched position.”
“I knew then, as I do now, that what I saw was extremely special and something that I will never in a lifetime see again, but it is a memory that will forever be embedded within me.”