In mid-December 2013, leopard female N027 was trapped at the Big Cat Release & Tracking Volunteer project in Namibia, & re-collared with a new GPS satellite unit.
This female has been monitored since 2009 & the fitting of a new transmitter makes her one of the longest running leopard case studies in Africa.
In the meantime, the intensive monitoring of this leopard has produced valuable research information.
This female has already raised one litter of cubs successfully, and currently supports another 6-month old cub.
And equally important, the collars provide evidence that N027 maintains a strict wildlife diet including warthog, kudu & springbok & does not attack local livestock.
This information is regularly shared with the landowners, where N027 has established her 220km2 home range.
This Release and Tracking project in Namibia represents a unique opportunity to experience and help in the entire process of caring for and releasing big cats into a conservation environment.
Your experience begins at an internationally renowned Wildlife Sanctuary where you will be introduced to the information and skills you will require to understand and work within the programme, as well as gaining the necessary hands on experience to carry out work at the sanctuary. You will then move to the edge of the breathtaking Namib Desert. Here you will have the opportunity to chart the progress of, and maybe even participate in the release of, Leopard and Cheetah in this spectacular environment.
Your work on the project is essential to its success and you will leave with a sense of awe from the majesty of the cats and the environment in which you have been immersed.
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