A very playful Leopard cub – Maasai Mara, 2022

A very playful Leopard cub. It was early in the morning in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. A leopard and her 8 month old cub were relaxing beneath a tree where the mother had secured a Wildebeest calf kill. The cub was keen to play but a Hyena appeared on the scene. The mother defended her patch by growling and hissing. The cub ran away. The Hyena backed off and disappeared. Soon the mother and cub were re-united and playtime resumed. It was lovely to watch a very playful Leopard cub interact with its mother who was more than happy to join in the fun. They eventually tired of playing and settled down.