How to avoid a leopard attack
Leopards are top of many people’s safari tick-list, but, while they usually avoid humans, there are some instances in which they will attack.
Of all the ‘big game’ species in Africa, leopards are the least likely to attack humans. They rely on being in good condition to survive – if they get injured and are unable to hunt, leopards will die of starvation. Consequently, they are cautious animals and, in any confrontational situation, are likely to back down.
- Don’t approach too closely, especially if you see cubs, either alone or with their mother.
- Keep small children secure at night when camping in areas frequented by leopards.
- If a leopard charges, shout, clap your hands and wave your arms to appear bigger.
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