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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 How high can a Hyena jump?

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Kate Neill
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Great post Jamo! Thanks Lucien for the pics!

Jill Grady
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Very interesting James, I had no idea that hyenas could jump that high! Great photos Lucien!

Jenifer Westphal
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Amazing what these animals will do for food! Thanks for the photos!

Julia Salnicki
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I conducted hyaena research in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe for 5 years and on a number of occasions saw hyaenas jumping for kills left in trees but never got such great photos – mostly because I’m not a great photographer but also because the hyaenas in Hwange appear to be much less diurnal and it was rare for me to see them in such good light. Well done on a great sighting of such amazing animals.

Sepp Disch
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I remember a few years back when the Mapogo reined and it was a similar situation in the Western Sector. The Hyena seemed to have disappeared from the west and were more prevalent in Londolozi. They are back west now. Perhaps they are prudent about where they den and live. Not stupid the hyena. Nice photos. thanks for this.

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