A Lioness and a Leopard Face-Off

In the heart of the African wilderness, a dramatic encounter unfolds.

In the heart of the Sabi Sands game reserve, a legendary male leopard, dominant in the western sector, is confronting a subadult lioness.

A little backstory: The lioness and her sister have faced a life of hardship and tragedy.

Left alone at a young age, the lionesses had to fend for themselves. They had to learn how to hunt and survive, hoping to reach age four, when they could mate and rebuild their pride.

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The size difference between a lioness and a leopard is quite significant. Lionesses tend to be roughly twice the size of leopard toms on average.

Even a particularly small lioness weighs at least 80 kg at maturity, while the largest lioness recorded in the wild weighed an impressive 186 kg.

This size difference, however, does not deter the male leopard.

In the wild, survival is the only thing that matters, and sometimes, that means taking on opponents larger than oneself.

In the end, the confrontation between the subadult lioness and the male leopard is a testament to the harsh realities of life in the wild.

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