The reason why wildlife is so fascinating is its unpredictability. At any time, it can provide a spectacular, unseen sighting and leave everyone baffled.
No matter how much we think we know, wildlife will never cease to amaze us! Speaking of rare sightings, a traffic jam caused by a mother leopard busy teaching her cubs to cross the street must be at the top of that list.
The beautiful scene unfolded elsewhere in South Africa’s most famous wildlife reserve – Kruger National Park. It is one of the last places on Earth where animals are still free to roam while providing a rare opportunity for locals and tourists to admire them. This time, a group of drivers came across a leopard and her two tiny cubs.
Among the lucky few witnesses was Thinus Delport, a 64-year-old wildlife enthusiast. Great fond of wildlife ever since he knows, Delport and his daughters stayed at a safari camp in Kruger, hoping for some rare encounter with the majestic creatures that live there.
Anyway, since his daughters had never seen a leopard before, the two decided to leave the camp earlier that morning to look for one. But suddenly they were forced to stop due to a traffic jam in front of them.
“Early in the morning, my daughters and I left the camp to look for leopards,” Delport explained. “They firmly believed that there is no leopard in Kruger, as neither of them had ever seen one.”
Imagine how surprised they were to learn that responsible for their halt was none other than a family of leopards.
Delport explained: “We had a traffic jam when several cars were standing still in front of us. “It looked like visitors were looking at a pride of lions.
My daughter noticed that in the bushes behind our car, a mother leopard was trying to move her cubs… As we drove, I jokingly persuaded them to start singing in the car, pulled the leopards out, and so they did – and to my surprise – it actually worked! ”
A mother leopard with her two adorable cubs were preparing to cross the street when the cubs were probably scared and decided not to follow her anymore. The drivers noticed the scene and immediately pulled over their vehicles.
Meanwhile, the persuasive leopardess gained the babies’ trust, and the two ventured across the street. However, the effort seemed overwhelming for a baby, so he had to ask his mother to take care of him.
This once-in-a-lifetime moment was nothing more than a dream come true for Delport, but especially for his daughter. Thankfully, some witnesses even caught the rare sight on camera. Take a look at: