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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 Mhangeni Breakaway Pride Renamed

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Bader
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Nice…i like the name! MalaMala recently called them the Kambula pride!

Rae
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About how old are they? Are they from the 2013 cubs?

Mary Beth Wheeler
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How is Ntsevu pronounced?

Darlene Knott
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Very interesting!

Ale
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Why dont Londolozi and Mala Mala coordinate while naming them creating all the confusion they spend more time towards East Kambula should have been kept as a name and they named the pride first

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Ale,
The two reserves employ different systems for naming the prides.
There shouldn’t be any confusion going forward as each lodge has stated what they will refer to the pride as. Ntsevu/Kambula… same lions, same amazing life stories.
Regards

Heilie Uys
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Dear James, The Londolozi posts are my highlight of the day and yours in particular. You write with a caring loving attitude for the bush and the animals. Give my love to Cathy. Heilie Uys

Neeley
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Do they have 2 brothers? I believe this is the pride we saw this time last year when visiting northern Sabi Sands. they were just on the reserve we were visiting for 2 days. time enough to kill a buff,have a good meal & move on. At that time we were told they were the Breakaway Pride but was not told which Pride they broke away from.

Bader
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In addition to what James said…MalaMala will always name a pride or coalition according to an area on the reserve no matter how well established or famous the name is. Examples: Mapogos (Mlowathi), Tsalala (Marthly), Sparta (Eyrfield), Southern pride (Selati), Birmingham (Gawrie), Majingilane (Manyeleti), even the Matimbas were referred to as the Clarendon Males.

Jill Larone
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It’s good to see them doing well and hopefully we’ll see cubs again soon. I hope the Tsalala young males stay safe. Your pictures are beautiful, James!

Lea
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Thanks James, nice blog. As the plot thickens – lion dynamics. Nice family group and I wish them much success.

Chris
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The southern matimbas are 25 kilometers from the northern matimba and his coalition mate the Rockfig male. They all are in the Manyeleti.

Kate Imrie
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The legacy of one lioness – the tailless female! what a legend!

Marinda Drake
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I get so confused with the different names. I made a note now. Hopefully it will be easier to track the prides.

Mike Ryan
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James any idea why one of the lionesses would kill her sisters cubs? Have you ever heard or seen this before ?

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