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Leopard mothers with young cubs are notoriously elusive, but one female in a quiet corner of Botswana allowed wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas a privileged view into family life.
Watch as the cubs play, grow and learn to hunt, all under the watchful eye of their mother. And find out what happened when she hid one of her babies in a camp bathroom!

Our full story PDF, including text, can be viewed here.

Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother grooming five-week-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother grooming five-week-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) six-week-old cub nuzzling mother, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) six-week-old cub nuzzling mother, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) two-week-old cub on floor of bathroom after mom stashed it there, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) two-week-old cub on floor of bathroom after mom stashed it there, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) two-week-old cub on floor of bathroom after mom stashed it there, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) two-week-old cub on floor of bathroom after mom stashed it there, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Bathroom at camp, Tubu Tree Camp, where leopard stashed her cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Bathroom at camp, Tubu Tree Camp, where leopard stashed her cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Bathroom at camp, Tubu Tree Camp, where leopard stashed her cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Bathroom at camp, Tubu Tree Camp, where leopard stashed her cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother carrying cub on boardwalk, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother carrying cub on boardwalk, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female on boardwalk, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female on boardwalk, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female at den in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female at den in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female at den in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female at den in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother carrying cub, age 10 days, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother carrying cub, age 10 days, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-week-old cub at den, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-week-old cub at den, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) three-week-old cub at den, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) three-week-old cub at den, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs age five weeks, , Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs age five weeks, , Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs age six weeks, playing, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs age six weeks, playing, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub age six weeks, playing in tree, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub age six weeks, playing in tree, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) six-week-old cubs playing, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) six-week-old cubs playing, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub age four months playing with mother, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub age four months playing with mother, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) five-week-old cub playing with mother's tail, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) five-week-old cub playing with mother's tail, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) five-week-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) five-week-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and four-month-old cubs, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and four-month-old cubs, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs age four months playing, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs age four months playing, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub age four months leaping, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub age four months leaping, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-month-old cubs playing with mother, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-month-old cubs playing with mother, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) eight-month-old cub playing with mother, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) eight-month-old cub playing with mother, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother grooming eight-month-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother grooming eight-month-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-month-old cub sleeping in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-month-old cub sleeping in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-month-old cub in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) four-month-old cub in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) six-week-old cubs playing, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) six-week-old cubs playing, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub following mother up tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub following mother up tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub in tree, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and eight-month-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and eight-month-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) female, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) female, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother playing with cub age one, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother playing with cub age one, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub learning to kill Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf after mother has injured it, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub feedin on Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf kill, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) one-year-old cub feedin on Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) calf kill, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) Playful mother pouncing on cub age one, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) Playful mother pouncing on cub age one, Jao Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub feeding on Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) kill, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub feeding on Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) kill, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) five-week-old cub playing with mother's tail, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) five-week-old cub playing with mother's tail, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and five-week-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) mother and five-week-old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) sixteen month old cub, Jao Reserve, Botswana
Leopard (Panthera pardus) fur, Jao Reserve, Botswana  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Leopard (Panthera pardus) fur, Jao Reserve, Botswana
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