Kenya January 2023 – Rare Black Leopard

During my latest trip to Kenya I enjoyed a leopard fest, including a sighting of a rare and elusive melanistic black leopard named Giza. Giza is a female aged two to three years old. Confirmed sightings of black leopards, especially in Africa, are rare events. Before the most recent verified observation of a black leopard in Kenya, it had been 110 years since one had been photographed (and thus confirmed) in Africa.  I think Giza is probably the most beautiful animal I have ever seen. For images of Giza and other leopards click the link here.



This should whet your appetite for this year’s Remembering Wildlife book, the eighth in the series.”Remembering Leopards” which will be published in November. Click on this link for more information: