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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 Legendary Leopards: The Vomba Female

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Marinda Drake
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Awesome blog James. I still remember seeing Vomba walking around in Varty camp. Beautiful leopard. It is wonderful to have her legacy live on in her daughters and grand daughter.

Jill Grady
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A great tribute to an incredible Leopardess James.

Karin Mac
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James. You write so evocatively. Thank you for a beautifully written piece. And I love David’s photo.

Brian C
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It’s probably not a good thing to have favorite leopards, but I enthusiastically followed all 4 of the Sunset Bend daughters that became territorial. Vomba was the oldest, maybe the largest (if not Xidulu/Kikilezi) and a magnificent, powerful female! It was always a pleasure to see photos or video of her As James said, Vomba’s legacy can be seen in the number of daughters/granddaughters that are currently territorial on Londolozi (4!). Even when memories of her fade, her offspring will live long after her.

Gail Rolland
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James a wonderful tribute to a very special leopard. She has always been a favourite of mine and has been on the cover of two of my blurb books. I first saw her in January 2009 with a cub and then in February 2013 with a cub, but sadly this year in March she was no longer in sight .. may we continue to see her offspring.

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