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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on A Trip Down Memory Lane: The Original Mother Leopard

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Clare Carrier
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I am pretty sure I saw this leopard when I busted Londolozi as a little girl a few times in the 80s. On one particular visit we sat one morning for a couple of hours watching the cubs play around their den. I will never forget that special sighting.

Mary Moy
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Brilliant, just brilliant.

GEORGE
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I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE THE WILDLIFE ANIMALS AND THE PLACE THEY LIVE AND ALSO THE NICE PICTURES TAKEN ON THE SPOT I LIKE IT. HOW ABOUT VIDEO OF IT SEX LIFE OF THAT ANIMALS? CAN I SEE OR GET IT?

Di Riddel
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I was very privileged to work with JV, Elmon and team on this incredible documentary. Very special.

Jill Larone
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What a beautiful Leopard and how amazing that she trusted John Varty and Elmon Mhlongo enough to allow them to get so close to her and her cubs. Incredible videos and wonderful memories and stories from Londolozi. Thank you to the Varty family, for their dedication and love, for the land and the animals, which makes it possible for us all to be able to spend time watching these beautiful animals at close range today.

TED SWINDON
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WELL DONE AMY, WHAT A TRIBUTE TO THIS AMAZING MOTHER LEOPARD.
YES, HER LEGACY AND THE DYNASTY WHICH HAS FOLLOWED HER, AND THOSE OF THE VARTY BROTHERS ARE LEGENDARY, SO THANK YOU FOR REMINDING US OF THESE HISTORICAL FACTS.
A GREAT BLOG, THANK YOU.
KIND REGARDS,
TED.

Nelson Lees
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Amy, you captured the essence of Londolozi and its extraordinary legacy of coexistence beautifully. Thank you for framing the Mother Leopard’s gift to us all so eloquently.

Wendy Hawkins
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Yes indeed, a big thank you to the Varty Family for bringing all this beauty to our eyes! I remember with fond memories of being glued to the TV watching John & Elmon create their masterpieces of what has now become the icon reserve in South Africa to my mind! Thank you Amy for these wonderful memories & have a great weekend

MJ
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What an amazing leopard she was. She with the Varty Family have made Londolozi and the Sabi Sands what they are today. Do we know how many cubs that Mother Leopard raised to be independent? Thank you for sharing this story with us!

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