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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 Ostrich Finally Finds Some Companions

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Loretta
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Amazing news! I am so excited for her. The last time we saw her she seemed sad and depressed, she wouldn’t come over to our vehicle like she had on previous trips. I hope one of the males sticks around to keep her company. She deserves to have some happiness 🙂

Susan Olson
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Is this the same female in southern Sabi Sands known as Madonna? It would be wonderful to finally see she has a mate. I have seen her by herself for at least 2 years.

James Tyrrell
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Hi Susan,
I’m pretty sure it will be the same female…

Win Smith
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We loved seeing the Ostriches when on July 21st too!

Evette Hartig
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So excited to hear the news, felt so bad for the lonely ostrich!

Jill Larone
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Yeah! I’m so happy to see that this lonely lady Ostrich finally has a mate! I can’t imagine how she ended up on Londolozi all by herself for so long but it’s nice to see that she finally has some company. Please keep us updated on what happens next James!

James Tyrrell
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Hi Jill, we will be sure too. Apparently she was seen mating with one of the males this morning…

Barbara Weyand
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I experienced a wonderful sunset evening with your lonely ostrich. She rounded and rounded the Rover and plucked at the rubber gasket of the windshield for the longest time. I’m a casual photographer but was successful in getting many shots of her -she was so close- and the evening’s finale was a photo of breathtakingly beautiful sunset where she unexpectedly popped up for a close silhouette . One of my favorite photos of 5 fabulous days at Londolozi in the two plus weeks of safaris.

Kristine Dong
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Oh my goodness! I’ve only ever seen her solo! I’ll be back next week and hope to see her happily with one (or both) males!

James Tyrrell
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Hi Kristine,
let’s hope both males are still around!

Susan Strauss
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That is great news!! Oh, I am so happy for our girl. She is a special ostrich….

Starwars
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What do Ostrich eats?

James Tyrrell
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Mainly plant matter; grass seeds, shoots, that sort of thing…

MJ Bradley
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Good to know she has not one, but two suitors! Hope she finds a safe place to raise her little ones.

Kate Imrie
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Such brilliant news, another classic example how a drought can throw up the unexpected! Thomas and Emma deliriously happy that their favorite bird has finally found some company, long live the ostriches.

James Tyrrell
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Hi Katie,
Emma was the first person we thought of! Hopefully these guys stick around for awhile!
Hope you’re all having fun in the East!

TED SWINDON
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HI JAMES,
WOW, SUCH GOOD NEWS FOR THE FEMALE OSTRICH!
I HOPE THEY MANAGE TO PRODUCE SOME OFFSPRING.
THANKS FOR SHARING THE STORY AND THE VIDEO.
KIND REGARDS,
TED.

James Tyrrell
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Hi Ted,
Apparently they were seen again this morning and the male has relaxed enormously around the vehicles!
They were seen mating as well. Great news for all!

Trevor
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Good news! Hope she gets her mate to become as relaxed around vehicles as she is. I will send a photo of her up real close and personal with us.

Susan Olson
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Thank you for the reply

Jill Larone
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Thanks for the response James! Hopefully there will be little ones soon…that would be very exciting!

Kim Johnson
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Had multiple run ins with this bird whilst visiting last August. She seemed to take a real shining to Dan, our lovely ranger. After leaving her one time, I was able to capture a photo of 4 zebras looking in the same direction at the watering hole where we stopped for coffee. Turns out the gal was following us and made yet another attempt at luring Dan in. Very fond memories and incredible photos – so happy she will have her own species to mate with!

starwars
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thanks!

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