Two Leopard Sisters Mate with Same Male in Rare Video

Published 30 Jun 2018, 09:08 BST
Two Leopard Sisters Mate with Same Male in Rare Video

In this rare sighting, a male leopard is mating with two females who are sisters. Leopards are solitary, territorial animals—so sharing a mate in close proximity is unusual, but a Londolozi Game Reserve ranger observed multiple matings over several hours.

The sisters’ kinship likely made them more tolerant of each other’s presence, and the younger female, just 2.5 years old, is not yet territorial. The older female is now raising a litter of cubs, and it is possible that this mating in November 2017 resulted in the litter.

Read More

explore videos


Watch a bird outsmart a leopard in this wild goose chase

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us


  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved