Cape leopard is as endangered as the African penguins says Travel writer

The news of a Cape Leopard that has so far killed 33 penguins, and only actually feasted on two, casued shock in residents of Betty's Bay.

Travel writer Nadia Krige wrote in her Traveller24 column about this leopard - The legend and legacy of the Betty’s Bay leopard, questioning the future of this rarely seen animal.

Speaking to John Maytham, Krige says she has always been fascinated by the talks and stories about the Betty's Bay leopard, though she has never been lucky enough to see one.

In her article, Krige mentions that the Cape leopard is more endangered than the African penguins. She says she was shocked at how the media portrayed the leopard as a blood thirsty predator

They are so rare, you hardly ever see them

Nadia Krige, Travel writer

I have a very soft spot for the Cape leopard, I mean I love the penguins too ... At the same time it's still nature.

Nadia Krige, Travel writer

One cant really have a debate about which one is more endangered than the other. They're both endangered and should be protected as much as possible

Nadia Krige, Travel writer

Listen to the full conversation below:


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