Our pic of the day features a “strawberry” leopard walking in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve. National Geographic posted this photo on their website after interviewing Panthera’s President and leopard expert, Dr. Luke Hunter, about this rare leopard. Read the article to learn what Dr. Hunter had to say about this leopard’s erythrism - a little-understood genetic condition that's thought to cause either an overproduction of red pigments or an underproduction of dark pigments.
Visit Panthera’s Remove a Snare campaign page to learn how you can help protect leopards like this.
Special thanks to photographer and safari guide, Deon De Villiers.