The leopard you see in my pictures does not live with us in the Klein Karoo. (There are indeed leopards in the Karoo, but they’re much too shy for photo-shoots). This leopard is called ‘Amazi’ (Rwandan word, meaning ‘water’). He was orphaned as a cub and raised with love by wild humans on a huge private game farm in Africa.
I was lucky enough to meet him. I fell deeply and permanently in love. He reciprocated with the careless passion of a wild cat.
The owner of the farm kindly gave me permission to post my pictures, but does not want any publicity or visitors. Please respect this.
I have not yet found the words to adequately describe my experiences with this leopard, but I can share some photographs. (See albums under ‘Adventures’ on the ‘Pictures’ page of this website.)
Please note that leopard cuddling is a dangerous activity. Also, many of the commercial ‘petting zoos’ are dodgy and involve cruelty to animals. Look into them carefully before giving them your patronage.