One of the most memorable encounters this season was without doubt this Leopard female with her tiny two months old cub. When I first saw her I immediately noticed how relaxed she was with vehicles. However, as much as I searched in my identification pictures of Mara Leopards, I had never seen this Leopard before. She kept the cub hidden under the exposed roots of a giant Fig Tree on the banks of a seasonal stream. Surrounding her were flat short-grass plains on the edge of the reserve, where Thomson’s Gazelle and Impalas thrive. When it started raining in early October the stream was flooded and we feared that she might have not moved the cub in time, but she was smart and a couple of days after the flood we caught up with her again.