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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 Is The Gowrie Male Leopard Dead?

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md
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Mr Anderson if he want can push the little Robson male all over the place if he wants to…

one look in those eyes and he will be running

Blair S
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I am not convinced Anderson is bigger than Camp Pan but then again I have never seen either in person just going off video footage but he doesnt impress me as much as Camp Pan used too even if he is bigger. I hope Gowrie is still around but with pretty much his whole territory being covered from 3 sides I highly doubt he is know very sad I really enjoyed following him.

Alex
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Interesting developments,but neither the Dudley 5:5 nor the 4:4 male are a match for Anderson,he has been pushing around much bigger males in the north.In fact,the 4:4 male ended in Londolozi because Anderson chased him from the north,and the Gowrie male was on the receiving end in confrontations with Anderson before he disappeard.It is a one-sided competition…

marinda drake
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So much going on. Interesting leopard dynamics.

James Tyrrell
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Alex I would probably have to agree. The Anderson male is an enormous leopard. I imagine he will push further south over the next few months.

Brian C
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So sad, I can’t believe Robsons 4:4 has outlived the Gowrie male!! Anderson chased 4:4 male onto Londolozi to begin with… In the past months, Gowrie was being very much pressured by Anderson. It seemed like he was trying to stand up to the bigger male – a bold but perhaps fatal mistake. Gowrie really won me over. He killed several cubs from some of my favorite females (maybe he was a prime suspect in the disappearance of Vomba Young male?) but appeared to be trying to replace the lives that he took.
Has anyone seen Nanga Young male recently? Or the recently independent Maliliwane Young female who has been wandering about, sometimes outside her mother’s territory? Anderson will surely kill them if he encounters them. I have my reservations about Anderson. If all goes well, he could provide stability to the female leopards of northern Londolozi. His father Emswagen was a powerful, large leopard who rivaled Camp Pan or Marthly male but was not as successful in the long run IMO. We will see about Mr Anderson.

James Tyrrell
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Hi Brian,
We have seen the Maliliwane young female on a number of occasions, recently, and it appears her movements have been centred around the red area in the map above (essentially her mother’s territory or at least very near to it). She is still young and likely to be around this area for awhile. Being independent, it is less likely that intruding males will be as aggressive towards her as they would be to a still-dependent cub.
I remember the Emsagwen male being massive as well, although we didn’t see him all that often on Londolozi.
The Nanga Young male has not been seen for a long time, and we are not sure of his fate. hopefully he made it and simply drifted off into a different area.

Brian C
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Thanks for your response and thoughts on this. I realize it is very difficult to keep tabs on young independent male leopards. Hopefully Nanga Young male has found a home territory somewhere. Final thought on Gowrie– he worked hard to establish himself in northern Londo. It is a shame he did not get to reign longer.

Lynn Rattray
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I was also wondering about the Nanga young male. Is he in this area? How is he doing? Thanks so much for all the info!

MJ
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Now we know where Anderson went.. He has successfully changed the leopard dynamics of the northern Sabi Sands. Now we are waiting to see what happens now with this handsome massive male moving to the south. Hopefully our young males , Xivambalana & Quarantine, will find a niche for themselves. Thank you for the update.. I hope the Gowrie Male is just off on a looong holiday!

Lizeka Masilela
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As for the Gowrie Male Leopard, we can only hope for the best, that he is still alive.

Lizeka

Lynn Rattray
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THanks for the info on the Nanga young male. Please keep us posted….so hoping he’s OK.

Jill Grady
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The Gowrie male is such a beautiful Leopard. It’s sad to think that we may not see him again…I really hope he is out there somewhere and okay. I also hope that the Nanga young male is okay and doing well.

Rens de Leeuw
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I was wondering whether there is any news on
Lamula yet? We had the pleasure of encountering him on a couple of occasions on our honeymoon in Sabi Sands

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