A wonderful black leopard (or black panther) – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

A wonderful black leopard (or black panther). Leopards are fabulous big cats but finding a melanistic or black leopard is simply sensational. We were very fortunate to see this black leopard or black panther whilst staying at Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. This black leopard goes by the name of Giza, which in Swahili means “darkness”. A most appropriate name! On this occasion, in the late afternoon, Giza was patrolling around bushes looking for her favourite prey – young Dik-diks. It was delightful to see her sitting in the open and walking through the vegetation. Fabulous!