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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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Mike Ryan
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Thanks James Always interested in the Lion Dynamics and the maps always help.

Brenda Quatember
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Thank you, most interesting reading, so much can go wrong for them, not such an easy life till maturity, one has no idea what the challenges they have when seeing them.

MJ Bradley
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It is sad to think of the demise of the Majingilanes & Matimbas, but I suppose it is almost time for the new guard to make it’s presence known. The north had is upheaval last year with the Birmingham Boys taking over the Matimbas spot in the Northern Sabi Sands. I figure the north will stay calm for a few years now. Feel bad for all the young ones being born now who will loose the protection of their fathers.

Jill Larone
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Thanks James, for the very interesting update on the Tsalala pride. I first saw these sub-adult males when they were very young cubs, bounding along to keep up with their mother one morning. I really hope they survive to adulthood and have long, healthy lives. We will have to wait and see, and hope that life turns out well for them.

Mike D.
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The lives of these subadult males is amazing. The ones that do make it to adulthood and rule pride are truly battle tested. It is a real life Game of Thrones. I’d imagine human conflict is a huge factor as well since livestock is such easy and accessible prey. Hopefully the third male breaks away and joins his brothers. Their power in numbers will surely help. I hope they make. They look like a magnificient trio side by some amazing mothers and aunts.

Loretta
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Happy Independence Day from the US. Such a great blog post! The Tsalala pride including these young 3 boys and their sister were the the very first lion pride we ever had the privilege to see anywhere in Africa. It is so amazing to see them grow into such beautiful adult cats. I hope the 3 boys end up back together and I hope the tailless female and the young female are back with the pride for our visit in January. Thank you for the update on them! It always makes me smile to read about the lions.

AJ
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Thanks James. A wonderful read. Is there any update on Lion Warfare 🙂

Helena stuhlberg
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I love the update. I just joined this fb. But I did see the documentary mopogos brothers in blood, twice. I am totally infatuated. These males that end up surviving and ruling are the most magnificent fighters and Kings in all of the animal kingdom. So thanx for the update

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