Photo Credit: Cape Leopard Trust

The Cape Leopard Trust captured an image of a family of porcupines on their wildlife camera trap in the Cederberg, and we can’t get enough!


Cederberg, South Africa (17 March 2021) – The Cape Leopard Trust was established to advocate for and protect the Cape Leopards that live in the Cederberg, Boland, Namaqualand, Cape Peninsula and Gouritz corridor mountains.

The Cape Leopard Trust is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation engaged in innovative research, conservation and education projects established to facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity, with a focus on the Cape mountain leopard as a flagship species.

It was founded in 2004 and currently has projects running in the Western and Northern Cape. Their focus is on the research of Leopards, but they also specialise in caracals and jackals that frequent the areas.

Through their work, wildlife cameras have been placed in key areas to capture the movements of Cape Leopards. One of their camera traps recently took an image of a family of porcupines.

“Cape porcupines are the largest rodents in Africa and can weigh up to 20kg – and they are one of leopards’ favourite prey items in the Boland Mountain Complex.” – Cape Leopard Trust

The sighting is a heartwarming one and has left many people feeling overcome with joy. You can follow the Cape Leopard Trust on Facebook for more incredible sightings.

Did you know that a baby porcupine is called a Porcupette? Cute right? This family portrait is our favourite photo of the day, and we hope you agree.

Sources: Cape Leopard Trust
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