Panthera Films Shembe Religious Ceremony

Many Zulu community members practice the Shembe religion, whose elders traditionally wear leopard skin garments. To investigate the increasing use and illegal sale of leopard skin garments in the Zulu community, Panthera's resident leopard expert, Tristan Dickerson, recently attended a Shembe religious ceremony in South Africa. This video shows a group of Shembe elders performing a religious dance ceremony.

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