We are heartbroken to report the sad passing of Alam the leopard who died recently following a short illness.
Alam was a much-loved member of our Leopard Family, who lived for many years at our big cat rescue centre at Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Alam was found abandoned in the Sudanese bush with his brother Sami and sister Nimira in 2001. Thought to be just four months old, we gave them all a new home together at our big cat sanctuary.
Glen Vena, Born Free’s Animal Care Manager, said: “Farewell to my dear friend Alam. In times like these I always become speechless. I truly believe Alam’s life here with us at Shamwari was good. I saw in his behaviour, the coolest cat, calm and a real gentleman. I firmly believe our paths will meet again. I will still tell his story – in spirit Alam is still here.”