leopards in Uganda
The leopards are solitary and elusive creatures and among the big five, they are the hardest creatures to see much less to photograph on your game drive, they often spend their day hiding in the trees and the caves and come out to hunt during the night and do not spend their day wondering through the savanna and the forests to mainly avoid lions since they sometimes hunt and kill them, the hyenas are also a threat to them because they often steal the leopard’s hunt before it even enjoys it.
These animals have a strong opportunity to survive since they can adapt to any kind of environment like the rain forests, grasslands, deserts, mountains, jungles, and because they are solitary creatures, they do not multiply so much compared to the lions that live in prides, leopards can feed on livestock, dogs and when they are near settlements, they can feed on people, they are also good swimmers so they also hunt fish and insects as well as reptiles when they come across them.
Leopards are nocturnal and that’s why you cannot see them during day but on your nocturnal game drive you will see them, the male ones are 50% larger than the female ones, they do nit roar loudly like the lions but hey just purr and can consume a prey that is three times bigger than it. They are demanded most second to the kings of the jungle, the lions and you can enjoy viewing them in Kidepo valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park and also semuliki national park in Uganda.
These elegant mammals spice up a Uganda wildlife Safari as you get to spend some quality time with them in the different national parks. You don’t need to worry about your safety while on a game drive because a well equipped ranger and a guide will go with you to the jungle and protect you from being attacked. You will also be in strong safari vehicles designed in a way that you get the clearest view of the leopards as they roam about the whole park.