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James Tyrrell


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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Marinda Drake

Awesome blog James. Elephants are so special. Such #human like# emotions and behaviour. Highly endangered now. We are still so fortunate to be able to see them.

Christa Blessing

Wonderful pictures of these wonderful animals. Elephants are such fantastic creatures that I cannot understand at all how anybody can kill them for their tusks. Whether it’s so-called “legal” hunting or poaching, it’s just murdering wonderful creatures.
By the way, yesterday I read in the magazine “Habari” (the “Friends of the Serengeti” magazine) that the USA is the country that buys and trades ivory the most.
So, hello, all you lovers of animals and Londolozi and safari in Africa people from the USA: do something active against this horrible trade in your country!! Write to your president that trading in ivory should be banned, write to hunting organizations in the USA and protest against hunting tourists who go to Africa only to kill such a wonderful creature for their tusks!

Wendy MacNicol

Ellies are totally fascinating animals. I really enjoyed THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER and learnt so much about elephants. They are remarkable creatures indeed. We have a wonderful Creator! Lawrence Anthony was a very special person with enormous compassion and concern. Not only could he relate to animals, but also to people. I have read all 3 of his books. Would love to have met him.
Wendy M

Loretta Z

What a beautifully written article about elephants. It made my morning until I read the rant of Christa Blessing.

Jill Grady

Thank you James for a wonderful blog and beautiful pictures. I love Elephants and truly believe they have a soul. They are so intelligent and gentle and when you look into their eyes you can really see the emotion…and they touch our hearts in such a powerful way. I love the way they respect and care for each other and humans could learn a lot from them.

Jacques Briam

Excellent write-up James. Elephants are such incredible creatures… I personally love spending time with them, and it’s always fun to try and interpret what they are thinking and why they are doing what they are doing.

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