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Tom Imrie

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Tom is the voice of wisdom, reason and logic on the Londolozi Ranging Team, as well as all the other facets that go hand-in-hand with being an intellectual far beyond the realm of most mere mortals. There are very few subjects under the ...

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on A Tribute to the Nottens Female

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TED SWINDON
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HI TOM,
THANK YOU FOR THE TRIBUTE TO THE NOTTENS FEMALE.
I WAS PRIVELEDGED TO VIEW HER ON MANY OCCASSIONS WITH BYRON AND JUDAS, AND WE ALWAYS MARVELLED AT HER BEAUTY.
HER DISTINCT PALE COLOURING AND HER DARK EYES LURED YOU INTO HER MYSTERIOUS WORLD.
THESE ARE SOME VERY NICE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HER, AND THANKS FOR SHARING THESE ALSO.
IT WAS A REAL PRIVELEDGE TO HAVE SHARED SOME WONDERFUL TIMES VIEWING HER.
MAY SHE ENJOY THE SHADE OF THE MARULA TREES IN HEAVEN!
KIND REGARDS,
TED.

nikki taylor
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beautifully written Tom.

Sal Roux
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a truly honorable, noble and beautiful tribute to a great lady…glorious photographs of her…the respect this leopard commanded and the delight her presence gave to so many will long be remembered.
thank you

Marg Guit
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Tom, your tribute is very moving. With each image I viewed, I could only sit and contemplate in silence. Her beauty and grace have been beautifully captured here. May she find an abundance of marula trees……..

Margaret Hide
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Thank you for a beautifully written tribute, Tom. Our first leopard we saw at Londo…

Lynn Rattray
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Beautiful tribute to an amazing leopard. Thanks for sharing. Sad.

Novi MacAllister
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Well-written and an honorable tribute, Tom. Looking forward to reading more of your work!

Arden Zalman
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She will never be forgotten. Her beauty survives in her offspring.

Judy Guffey
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Beautiful animal….beautiful story.

Karine Gay
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Beautiful.thank you

Evette Hartig
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Those of us who briefly shared her world were indeed privileged.

Patti M Hall
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Some of the most moving photos I’ve seen from the Londolozi leopards. Thank you.

Tom
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Thank you as well. Saw her in September walking down the road. At that point every move seemed “painful”, but she plodded on. Wish I could have seen her in her prime; but not to be. I do miss Londolozi GR; an incredible place.

MJ
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Thank you for your tribute to the Nottens Female.. She will be sorely missed.. But the smiles she gave us will be forever in our hearts.. And we will continue to see her in the legacy she has left.. The genes of Mother Leopard are strong and live on!

Elaine Randolph
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A beautiful life. Thank you for sharing this tribute and photos.

Jill Grady
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Thank you Tom for such a moving tribute to a very beautiful Leopard. How lucky we all were to have her with us on this Earth, even for this short moment in time, and how much she will be missed. These beautiful animals touch your heart and soul and break your heart when they are gone. Surely there must be a very special place in heaven for them with lots of Marula trees.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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Vomba and now Nottens – such beauties. How lucky we’ve been to see them…always remembered.

TinaGreeff
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What a lovely tribute to a wonderful animal.She will be missed but will always be remembered by all the visitors and people following the Londolozi bloggs.

Geri Potter
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She lived a noble life in the MOST beautiful place and raised some fine offspring…a life well lived. Well done and God speed Madame Nottens!!! Till we all meet again!
Thank you for sharing the pictures with us, Tom, and her life with us, Londolozi!

colo43
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Thank you for her Tribute. Such a beautiful animal she was, we hate to see them depart from our lives.

Wendy Hawkins
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Thank you Tom, that’s a beautiful tribute to a magnificent Lady Leopard with her pale colouring. Long may her genes be enjoyed in the Londolozi GR & blogs for us <3 Your pictures & video are stunning

Shardool Kulkarni
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A fitting tribute to such a beautiful and hardy leopard! Any idea what happened to her surviving daughter from the June 2006 litter. Could she be the leopard known as the Calabash female others leopard with the stained iris?

Rosie
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RIP beautiful lady and thanks for the memories.

Brian C
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Tom has a talent for describing how Nottens was a unique Londolozi leopard.
The photos and video are a fitting tribute to this beautiful “old lady.”
RIP Nottens!
Thanks!

Stephanie P.
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Beautiful piece, thanks for the memories. It’s so wonderful that Londolozi keeps track of these beautiful leopards, it’s so interesting to see their offspring and know what they’re up to. When I visited Londolozi last year, I had the privilege to see the Camp Pan male. Nottens was mentioned in our vehicle at how elusive she was. Thanks for the update. What a privilege to be around these wonderful cats.

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