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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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Mike Sutherland
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One of the best Week in Pictures in a while! Epic Jamo!

Marinda Drake
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Stunning images James. Love the Mashaba young female with the full moon.

Alex
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Great photos James,the unknown male leopard is named Quarantine male,he is born in nov/dec 2012 in the north of the Sabi Sands ,his parents are Mvula male and Karula.Concerning the males in Londolozi,is the Inyathini male pushing the Piva male further east and is the Anderson male still sighted in Londolozi?He was seen recently dominating the Gowrie male.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Alex,
Thanks for the updates re. Quarantine male.
The Inyathini male’s territory seems relatively stable for the moment. He and Piva had a serious clash a few weeks ago and both seemed pretty beaten up afterwards but no major territorial shifts have been noted.
James

Sylvie Kearney
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The leopard looks like Quaratine male with the British pound symbol above inner corner of his left eye. He is son of Karula and brother of Kanuma. Check with Wild Earth team on Djuma and Arathusa,they have many pictures.
Continue good work on your blog,just love to follow it.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks very much for the updates Wendy!
James

Wendy Hawkins
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What an amazing Cat week you had James! Its nice to see you doing the WIP 🙂 have a lovely weekend

Kristine Dong
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Wow, just wow. I cannot wait to see what I’m in store for in three short weeks!

Joyce King
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I can identify the young male leopard you have as the first picture in the blog “Week in Pictures #189” This leopard is from Djuma Private Game Reserve and is named “Quaratine Male” or Q Male. He is the son of Karula and Mvula (also of Djuma), and was born Nov/Dec 2012. His spot pattern is 3:3 (at least that’s how I make it out to be), but I am not able to confirm this right now. His right side has a dot and then a long dash, or a dot and two dots that touch. He also has other distinguishing spot patterns that many of us (viewers of the WildEarth #SafariLive drives) have learned to use in identifying this leopard. On the right side of the head, between the ear and eye is a slanted Q pattern – a lopsided O with the curly que right at the eye’s edge. On his left side, right above the eye, on the inside corner, is the symbol of the British pound and a small 10 with the 0 mostly filled in. Then going up to the ear is an area that looks like the 5 side of a dice. He also has a spot pattern with black spots of a “two-lane runway” running along his spine from about half way in the middle and down to the beginning of his tail. And lastly, he was recently injured (late May) and now wears a large scar on the left hand side of the flank and just above the hip. The last time he was spotted on Djuma was on June 19 (and the time before that was in early May) and was chasing off 2 cheetahs. Before that, reports have been posted saying that he had been seen around Nkorho lodge and Arathusa lodge.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Joyce,

Thanks for the detailed info. He has been seen again, feeding on a kill just to the north of our boundary. Maybe he’ll stick around a little longer…

James

Rosie
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Guess Quarantine doesn’t look so small now you know he’s only just over 2½ 😉 If he manages to stay alive I’d guess he might almost rival his uncle Vin Diesel once fully grown lol. His brother Kunyuma is smaller but is absolutely beautiful with almost oriental eyes and is a lot lighter in colouring than Q.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Rosie,

Although he’s not big yet, his tracks are very large for his size. It was this that made us think he may have been older. Hopefully we see a bit more of him in the coming months!

James

Joyce King
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The viewers of WildEarth’s #SafariLive are quite fond of Quarantine Male leopard. We knew the time would come when him and his brother would have to set out on their own, and the time appears to be now. Other than the short time we spent with him after he chased 2 cheetah off into the bush, the last time WE really got to spend any time with him was back in early May. Since then there have been scattered spotting of him and the latest update on his location was that he was seen in early July on Nkorho property, so it seems this boy is really covering some ground here lately. I’m just thrilled to see an update on him and the current picture is marvelous! Thanks for sharing it along with your thoughts. Should you happen to see him again can you please give an update on that wound on his flank?

Georgianne
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The New Leopard you saw is Quarantine Male from
Djuma. Son of Karula and we think Mvula. He is
2 1/2 to 3 years old. His brother is Kunyuma.

Arden Zalman
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Thank you James. Good to see young Mashaba all grown up. I am looking at a picture of her & her mama we took when she was still nursing.

Janice Riley
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I love the night lit shot of the Tsalala pride. A piece of art.

MJ
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The unknown male from the first photo is Quarantine Male, he will be 3 in Dec. His mother is Karula from the Djuma Private Game Reserve and also Nkohro, His brother from the same litter is Kunyuma. The father of these boys is thought to be Mvula.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks MJ,

He certainly is a beautiful leopard!

James

MJ
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Thank you for the wonderful pictures! Wow what a week for leopards..

Kim Sams
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Your amazing pictures made my day!! My daughter and I are debating what season we should plan our next visit to Londolozi. It can’t happen
soon enough!!

Brian C
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Fantastic!! So many interesting leopards are wandering onto Londolozi. The Makhotini male returns and brings Little Bush female and cub and Warthog Wallow female with him. Or maybe the females attracted him. Is Makhotini male territorial in south of Londolozi as well as Sabi Sabi? It was great to see Quarantine male exploring, just like the Torchwood male about a year ago (same father). Seems like there is bit of territorial uncertainty with the leopards as well as the lions ( I can’t turn these darn italics off!)

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Brian,

Yes the Makhotini male is territorial on Sabi Sabi as well as Londolozi. He is known as the Maxabene male on their property. The deep south has been turning up a number of leopard surprises recently!

Regards
James

Kate Collins
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Nice to see a new leopard, thanks for the great pictures Jamo.

mike
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Does Inyathini go by another name on other reserves? thnx awesome pics/write ups as always!

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