Observed: 17th October 2016
Added: 26th December 2016
Leopard snared and killed by poachers with dogs. Skin removed for sale. Paws removed for muthi.
Heartbreaking but this is reality. Chronic poverty in the area and rapid human expansion. The Soutpansberg has experienced a 66% decline in leopards since 2008. Before that it boasted one of the highest leopard densities outside of a national park.