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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 King is Dead. Long Live the King.

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TED SWINDON
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HI JAMES,
THANKS VERY MUCH, YOU NEARLY HAD ME FOR A SECOND!
LONG LIVE THE KING INDEED, HE IS A SURVIVOR AND I AM SURE THAT HE WILL STILL BE AROUND FOR A WHILE, LETS AT LEAST HOPE SO!
THANKS FOR THE BLOG ON HIM AND FOR THE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS.
KIND REGARDS,
TED.

alex
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Camp Pan male…what a legend!I think the Tu Tones male will be the one who dethrones him.How they compare size wise?

John O'Brien
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Niiiiiice! Good one. Hope you’re doing well. Keep up the usual fantastic work.

John

Evette Hartig
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THAT WAS JUST MEAN! My heart stopped when I saw the headline and read the first line….I was hesitant to even open the blog as I hate to hear of the loss of any of the animals. MEAN, MEAN, MEAN!

Karine Gay
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Oh How CAN you do this ….I have so sad…. Long live to the king of Londolozi ,my favorit leopard.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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Shame on you, James – you scared the h__ out of me! Camp Pan is the Leopard King! He’s my iPhone wallpaper and his portrait hangs in my home. May he continue to meet every challenge and challenger!

Sauwah
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It is ever easy to be a cat !

TinaGreeff
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Hi James ,
It is so sad to read about this but unfortunately that is the way life goes.We had at least some lovely stories about him plus some really magnificent photos and we shall remember him forvever

Brian C
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Great post! The opening line had me gasping for a minute until I remembered it was April Fools Day!
Seriously, I had not really thought about this before. I think the Tu-Tones Male will gain the most advantage from his fathers demise, but it will affect all of the surrounding males.
Anything could happen, but I think the wily Camp Pan Male will be around another 2 years.

MJ
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I also think he may be around for at least another year.. He is a smart leopard, and sometimes the experience and smarts carry them on far longer that what we ever thougtht.. Safari was around for near 18 yrs.. I know she is a female but still some of these very smart cats know how to survive longer than others.. Camp Pan is a stunning cat and whoever takes over will have earned the right to be the
“Leopard King”.. Thank you for sharing and I hope Tom Imire doesn’t have to write that eulogy for a long time to come.

Ron and Patrice Meckler
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We had the pleasure of following and watching Camp Pan Male take down a male impala in 2011. His size, strength and speed made such an impression that we returned in October 2013 to (hopefully) see him again. During our 4 day visit, he was not located. We felt deprived.
Now, we look at this blog every few days hoping to get updated on his activities. When we read this headline, we felt as if we’d lost a ‘pet’. Strange but true. While we understand his reign will come to an end, please don’t make us grieve prematurely but do keep us updated.

Linda
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nasty nasty nasty to scare us like that. I think tu tones will inherit his fathers crown. thanks for the article

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