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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on Nanga’s Cub: A Short but Meaningful Life

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Marinda Drake
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Great blog Amy. Still sad that the cub is no more. Awesomecvideo

Mary Moy
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What a feisty little cub! Reminds me of Zawadi
from the Masai Mara. It is what it is! Thank you for sharing the beauty of s Leopard.

Jan-Erik Rottinghuis
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Video is to die for. Thank YOU!
That’s why one comes back to the “Leopards of Londolozi”!
Beautiful!
Jan-Erik

Caroline
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This post brought tears to my eyes again. Spending time with this cub was such a special experience. I know it’s a fact of nature, but it doesn’t make any easier to accept that we wont’ see him grow up.

Wendy Hawkins
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Even though I have never been to Londolozi, but like a lot of bloggers we have the privilege of seeing the wild on our computers, I could not bring myself to comment on the death of this beautiful little cub. Your video is absolutely stunning & that memory alone will keep the little one alive in our hearts. Thank you so much Amy

connie j cunningham
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sorry, but I missed what happened to this cub… please let me know.

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Connie. I’ve attached a link here to James’ blog where you can read more about what happened to the cub. Thank you! http://blog.londolozi.com/2015/06/nangas-cub-gone-but-not-forgotten-2/

Ed Hubbard
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Amy. This is one of the best articles to ever come out of Londolozi. It is beautifully written and the photos are superb. The video is the BEST EVER! I am trying to figure out how to down load it into my ipad so I can show to people I meet all over the World. Thank you for your thought, “It isn”t about the length of time you are here, it is about what you contribute while you are here. A lovely expression of the value of life.

Amy Attenborough
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Thank you so much Ed! I’m really glad that you enjoyed it so much.

Arden Zalman
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Beautiful tribute to a sweet baby who will live on in this blog. Thank you, Amy, well done.

Kim Beasley
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Yes, great blog, thank you. Love the pics and video!! It was nice to see more on the cub today…was so looking forward to watching him grow up. How’s the Nanga female doing?!?! Thank you!

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Kim. The Nanga female is doing very well thank you! Although there is typically a period of two or three days where they call around the den site after their cubs’ death, it is amazing to see how quickly the females tend to accept the reality of the situation, showing incredible resilience. She really is an amazing leopard.

Kim Sams
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Amazing video and a wonderful tribute to that sweet, spirited cub! I wish my daughter and I had been among those lucky enough to have seen him.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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What a wonderful tribute, Amy! Your images are special and the video brings back so many of the memories – and tears, as well. I still don’t understand his death and what happened, but I’m so happy to have seen him and the two of them together. Thanks!

Carole Schragen
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Fabulous video, Amy!
Loved the cub and the Mama!
Boo boo, little cub…..

Rae
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OMG that footage is just beyond precious. How long were they at the sighting?

Those bright blue eyes are certainly show-stoppers.

My fave pic is the one with the tail.

Well done, Amy! Thanks for sharing with us.

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Rae. Thank you very much. We were probably in the sighting for about 45 minutes or so. Cubs of that age tend to go between bouts of intense rest and intense play. So often you may know that the cub is there but if it is tired or its mother is not at the den site, you won’t actually see it as it will rest in the rocky crevices. It was therefore a huge privilege for me to get to see and film this particular sighting. Certainly something I will never forget!

Don and Pam Cornutt
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This is incredibly nice. Beautiful job Amy. Wished we could have seen this wonderful leopard cub. Sorry the cub is gone but a life well lived. I know this was a big loss for Nanga.

Jill Grady
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Such a beautifully written blog Amy, and the video and images are incredible. It made me cry again. One little cub gave so much to the world in such a short lifetime and touched all our hearts.

Mike and Chris
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So very precious….

Kathy
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Amazing video Amy! This melts my heart…

Brian C
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Thanks Amy! The video was fantastic. Your comments really put things in perspective. RIP little guy!

larry boch
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heartbreaker

Judy B.
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Thank you, Amy. My heart still breaks for the little cub that we spent hours watching.

Daniela
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Very Sad story……It made me cray. Unforgettable One.

Sheri Phillips
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of adorable cub and his mother. I missed what happened to him. I hope mother is alright.

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Sheri. Here is a link to James’ blog that explains what happened to the cub. You’ll also be pleased to know that the mother is absolutely fine. Thank you! http://blog.londolozi.com/2015/06/nangas-cub-gone-but-not-forgotten-2/

Suzanna
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I watched Amy s brilliant video again today of Nanga & her sweet cub. I’m still saddened by the loss as so many others are but it helps me to project that maybe, just maybe the young cub’s soul will rise again in another cub, perhaps from another Leopard mother. Of course, we would never have become so enchanted by little blue-eyes if it were not for Amy s amazing talent & the great skills of Londolozi ‘s trackers. Thank you. Suzanna.

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