They came right up to the car window, checking us out. Some people say they are not really wild, as they are descendants from burros released by miners many years ago. I don’t get into that controversy and label them wild, as they live in the wild.
Probably an ancestor of burros used by miners years ago, some of the burros are quite friendly. This one approached the car as we sat in it and took pictures, and quietly talked to it. An enjoyable moment.
All leopard species are threatened. The good zoos and wildlife parks help to maintain the species. I’d rather see them all in the wild, but humans are still killing these beautiful animals for their coats. I also know I’ll never see them in the wild. I’ve traveled to many countries but probably from now on I’ll be photographing in the United States.
Enoch has a large enclosure and lives with other large cats. He’s a beauty.