We’re not certain how he got the scar on his nose, but bush telegraph has it that it was the result of a grizzly territorial fight with another male leopard. This is likely the case, as leopards are highly territorial and solitary animals, socialising mainly for mating purposes.
We love watching Splitnose enact his masterful hunting skills and he has the power to bring down sizable prey like zebra and wildebeests. Once, we witnessed him creeping in between buffalo calves to make an ambush; a skilled assassin indeed. After a successful hunt, he will hang around the kill for three to four days, leisurely feeding and spending most of his time sleeping. It’s a cat’s life!