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Where do South Africa’s Live Exported Leopards Go?

The top 5 importing countries from South Africa (2010- 2020) are:
  • China
  • Malawi
  • Egypt
  • Canada
  • Vietnam
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An interesting importing country in this Top 5 is Malawi, where eight out of the 18 wild leopards were exported to from South Africa for the purpose of reintroduction into the wild in 2011 and 2012. African Parks translocated a total of six leopards to Majete Wildlife Reserve as part of the predator introduction programme.
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According to the below paper some successes were achieved by the project, with all individuals surviving more than 2.5 years post-release. All but one female successfully raised cubs, and three of the leopards established permanent home ranges.
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The full research paper can be accessed via ResearchGate here.