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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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John Wilson
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Hi James thanks for the good news. Hope stays well, so I am able to see her and the cubs in October.

Adele Harlacher
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I am so happy to hear this. I hope that you will keep a watch on her wound. I will be visiting Londolozi next year and hopefully be lucky enough to see these beautiful healthy cats again.

TED SWINDON
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HI JAMES,
THIS IS GOOD NEWS INDEED.
WHILST THE POLICY OF NON-INTERVENTION IS ADMIRABLE, AND CORRECT, ONE PERHAPS WOULD LIKE THERE TO BE SOME INTERVENTION AS A VERY SPECIAL CASE!
WE ALL KNOW AND UNDERSTAND WHY THIS POLICY IS IN PLACE, BUT IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT DAVE HAS TRIED SO HARD TO BRING CHEETAHS BACK TO THE SABI SANDS, IT WOULD BE SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT IF THE MOTHER WAS TO DIE!
IT IS A DECISION THAT I AM GLAD THAT I DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE.
IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN JOHN (J.V) HAD TO INTERVENE WHEN ONE OF BELOVED LEOPARDS BECAME INFECTED WITH MANGE ALL THOSE YEARS AGO!
THE QUESTION THEREFORE REMAINS, WHAT IF HE DID NOT INTERVENE?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT I HOPE.
I AM VISITING SOON, SO HOPE THAT SHE WILL BE MUCH BETTER BY THEN.
KIND REGARDS TO ALL AT LONDO’S.
TED.

MJ
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Thank you for the wonderful and optimistic news..

Niamh
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Oh that is Great News 🙂 Fingers crossed she makes a speedy recovery!

Shirley
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Yes, Yes, Yes! So happy to hear that she will recovery. Lets hope she doesn’t have any trouble with intruders while she is healing.

Ronnie Morris
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This really is great news! Thank you for the update. Hoping for a full and complete recovery for her and successful rise to adulthood for her cubs!

Arden Zalman
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Mother Nature knows what she’s doing. Still praying for her.

Ed Hubbard
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I concur with Ted. Though I certainly understand the non-intervention policy and for the most part would be in total agreement, here we are looking at a very limited resource. I have photos of this cat from a previous visit and we will be returning next year and would certainly look forward to another chance at photographing this beautiful animal and her cubs.
Ed

Walter Nussbaumer
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Nice to wait, but by the time things are noticeably worse, it may be too late. Time to act is NOW. All cats manage to hide their illness until it is beyond help.

Zoe
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This is such awesome news! We humans need to remember that it is our intervention that had led to the gradual decline and extinction of our precious wild kingdom. We have continued to encroach on and dimish their natural habitat. We need to pay it forward by intervening again if and when we need to in order to save them! Thanks James!

Katlyn Frymire
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Thanks for the update this is so great to hear- does look like a pretty nasty wound though! Please keep us updated with any further reports!

Tony Goldman
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Thanks so much for the update,great news,hope to see a healthy cheetah mom in 3 weeks and thanks for such a wonderful and informative blog.

Lynn Rattray
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Poor thing! How does she fight infection for a wound like this? I so hope she is well and survives, as I will be there the first of September and am hoping for great news!

Mary Beth Wheeler
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We’re so pleased at the good news! That she can hunt successfully is comforting info!

Edie Radloff
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Very happy to hear this news! Sounds like she is on the mend!

Beatriz
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I am so happy to hear she is hunting, walking and with her cubs. : )

Clarice
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Good news!!!!! Thank you very much for the feedback. I am very happy!!!!!

Kelle Frymire
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This is awesome news! Please keep the updates coming, James!!

Suzanne Myers
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Thank-you so much for update!!!!! So glad she is ok at this moment!! and that infection does not set in!! Please continue to share your updates and they are greatly appreciated!!!!! You all are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret Hide
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Thank you for the update – that is great news 🙂

colo43
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Thank God!
Thank you for the Update.

Sandy
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So glad to hear that. Appreciate the current update.

Judy
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So very happy to hear this news! And, thank you for considering helping her.

Jorina
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Best news ever, thanks for the update.

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