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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills were well developed, and he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team as a result. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the photographic skills ...

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on Mashaba’s Cubs Revealed

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Kim Sams
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A BIG thank you to James and Kevin for sharing such great photos and video of the cubs! With my Sunday cup of coffee in hand, I couldn’t wait to see what the post would be today! Made my day!!

Brian C
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Congrats to the new mom! Mashaba looks very regal and proud in the middle photo. Some lucky guests at Londo are bound to have some great sightings!

Mary Moy
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I do hope these beautiful cubs survive, will be waiting for updates on their progress.

Marinda Drake
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Amazing video footage. Awesome blog.

Jill Grady
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The pictures and video are fantastic James and Kevin and amazing to see her carrying the cub up into the tree!! It’s so great to see cubs again. I really hope and pray that Mashaba will be able to keep them safe. Thank you so much for sharing this — you really made my day!

Susan Strauss
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Adorable! They had just been born when I visited a few weeks ago, so was anxious to get a look at these two little ones.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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There’s nothing like leopard cubs for the highest cuteness factor! But who is Robson’s 4:4 male? This is a new name to me…

James Tyrrell
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Hi Mary Beth,

He is a male that is new to the area who we believe originated in the Kruger Park. He was first seen as a sun-adult male in the Manyelethi Reserve to our north a few years ago and he seems now to have established himself along the Sand River. He is still not 100% relaxed around vehicles, hence our belief that he came from the Kruger.
As sightings of him become more frequent I’m sure he will become more and more habituated.

James

Loretta Z
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I will be praying and hoping that these little cubs make it. What a fantastic video. I never knew leopards carried their young into trees like that. Great pictures as well. Nice reveal.
Stay safe little ones….

James Tyrrell
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Hi Loretta,

It was a first for us too! Kev says he had tears in his eyes when he was filming it! A truly once-in-a-lifetime thing to see!

James

Deborah Llewelyn
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It was such a privilege James … such a special experience to spend time with Mashaba and cubs! We wish mum and babies all the luck in the world. Keep them safe until we return again.

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