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James Tyrrell

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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on The Claws of a Lion

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Darlene Knott
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How very interesting! Thank you for sharing this information, James.

Lea
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Thanks James, amazing things you learn. Would not wish to be on the receiving end of those claws.

Wendy Hawkins
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That is very interesting James, we learn something new every day on these wonderful blogs 🙂 Thank you

Jennifer Ellen Suzuki
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Hi, my name is Jenni and I really enjoy soaking up the info and facts about the different species at and around Londolozi🙏 Thankyou! This thought is not so much about claws, however, it’s more of an observation. I’ve always noticed a behavior of big cats and that is, when prey are brought down there is always one lion or other species that clamps down on the airway of the prey to accelerate the death process. This action has always amazed me! What comes to mind is intelligence! And in a way it seems humane. I know this may sound silly but over and over I’ve witnessed this behavior and although these cats are savage in their own ways, this suffocation ends the life quickly in my mind so that the feast can begin. Wonders in nature never cease to amaze me! Thankyou so much for your gifts you bring to ‘us’. You bring the bush to us! #onlyinafrica❤️

sandra harmon
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Very informative!–the diagram really helps the explanation!

Lawrence Ndaka
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Your material about wild nature is more educative than any i came through.

Vikram Ghanekar
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Thank you for your thoroughly informative article. I loved reading it especially the end. Although I have never visited Londolozi (Less likely that I ever will, considering the $$$), I thoroughly enjoy reading the blog, especially articles written by you and Amy. Cheers, Vikram

Kk
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How many adults and cubs are there in the Sparta Pride now?

Ann Seagle
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Wonderful read. I learned so much. Thank u.

Callum Evans
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Hollywood basically gets all of its ideas from nature!! Very interesting post, always love reading about lions!

Marinda Drake
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Interesting blog. How does a cheetah’s claws stay sharp? It is permanently “out”.

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