STS Veterinarian Dr. Johan relocates a Leopard in danger
The Leopard is a magnificently graceful and beautiful, but equally dangerous cat.
Recently, one of these felines was seen strolling through a tourist camp. These camps are very well fenced, with electrified fencing. Although, on occasion the curious cats still manage to climb over the barriers, putting themselves in danger.
Sadly, often when wild animals and humans come into contact like this, it ends badly for the animal…
In this instance and owing to the swift and effective action of the camp staff and rangers, this situation was mitigated safely and harmlessly for humans and animals alike.
Dr. Johan, with the assistance of the rangers, darted the young male Leopard and transported him to a suitable location where he would be safe from harm. A few minutes after he was given the antidote, he woke up and strolled away casually into the bush. A happy ending for both him and the tourists!
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Why are Leopards important?
African Leopards are keystone species, meaning they play a critical role in shaping their habitats and altering ecosystems. Like many other big cats, Leopards are apex predators. This means they play a vital role in regulating populations of their prey species, including Zebra and Wildebeest. They help to keep the populations of their prey healthy by preying on the weakest, oldest and sickest members. Without apex predators like the Leopard, their prey would deplete ecosystems by over consuming grasslands.
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