1. Half-tail was instantly recognisable
When we began filming Big Cat in 1996, Jonnie suggested Half-Tail as a subject as he had been watching her since she was a cub. She became the matriarch of our leopard family line, instantly recognisable by her shortened tail.
In the first series Half-Tail was probably about 9 years old. She had a single six-month-old female cub, later known as Shadow, the only survivor of a litter of two. Her twin brother had disappeared a few weeks after birth.
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