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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 The Nanga Female: Caught in the Crossfire

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Jenifer Westphal
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Amazing – its like reading a beautiful, passionate and every changing story every day! So thankful you can bring this to us via your amazing blog. Love how smart these animals are when it comes to survival – maybe we as humans need to understand we too are just as adept at survival – so many learnings from time in the bush….

marinda drake
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Interesting blog.

Jill Grady
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Thanks for the update James. I hope the Nanga female stays safe and finds her way back to her own territory. She’s such a good mother and I hope she manages to keep her next litter of cubs out of danger and they survive to adulthood.

Kim Beasley
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I am so afraid for her!! I hope she gets back to her territory so she will be safer. She has had such a hard time, one tragedy after another.

Lynn Rattray
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Thanks so much for the update on Nanga….she’s my favorite! I pray that she stays safe. I would so love to hear of a sighting of her only offspring.

Brian C
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Great informative blog! I liked being able to see her movements across the Sand River. I think she is playing with fire, but she is willing to take some risks venturing out of her territory.
The core of her territory is Londo, but she has land north of Londo as well. About the same time Tutlwa killed her cubs, the EP rangers mentioned a leopard called Salayexe was pressuring Nanga (EP calls her Moya) from the north. Salayexe is technically Nanga’s aunt, but there’s no love there. So in the last year, Nanga has been squeezed by Tutlwa from the south and Sal. from the north. This little beauty can’t catch a break!
So far Nanga has been clever and feisty enough to claim her own area (her mother’s originally) when surrounded by bigger and more powerful females. I hope her story continues on Londo for many years to come.

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