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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 Breaking News: The Ostrich Has Eggs!

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Susan Olson
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So very happy for Madonna!

David Attenborough
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Wonderful James, It is going to take some fierce protecting to protect the remaining eggs and then raise chicks considering the raptors, jackals, hyena, cheetah – I get a pineapple in my chest thinking about what lies ahead of them but will be watching with interest.

James Tyrrell
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Hi David,
The nest was actually found because the male ostrich was viciously going after a herd of elephants who had strayed too close! They were squealing and trumpeting, and upon investigation Melvin and Milton found the eggs…

Senior Moment
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If there was one animal that seems to be the favourite of all the rangers- it’s the ostrich

I suspect it is the only creature on Londolozi prefixed by the word “The”. Well let’s hope this story has a happy ending

Mary Beth Wheeler
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So fun!!

Christa Blessing
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What a lovely surprise! And: Congratulations, dear ostriches.

Victoria Auchincloss
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We have our fingers crossed!!😄

Lydia Watson
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This is the most fantastic news and I was SO excited when I received your email about this! I particularly love the video footage you have supplied as this makes me feel as if I’m there (and not stuck in the office, wishing I was there!). I can’t wait for future posts about this ostrich! Good luck girl!!

Emma Imrie
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Thomas and I spent many days passing a lonely ostrich on the way to school and we are so happy and overjoyed by the news of the expecting chicks. Just wish we can come back ( home) and see them. Emma (9yrs).

James Tyrrell
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Hi Emma,
We miss you all!
I hope there’ll be some chicks around when you come back 🙂

Jill Larone
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Very exciting news indeed James!! I hope they will be able to raise these chicks to independence — that would be such an incredible accomplishment! I’ll be watching the blog for the next update on our amazing female Ostrich and family.

Loretta
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Oh wow, that is fantastic news! I’ll be there in February and can’t wait to see them. Welcome to Londolozi little ones! Stay safe.

Zsolt Harsanyi
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Can anything be done to protect the eggs from predators, or is the Londolozi policy to leave consequences to nature?

James Tyrrell
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Hi Zsolt,
The policy is one of non-intervention, although the adult ostriches themselves should be fiercely protective, so we may not have to do anything anyway,,,

Judy Guffey
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What great news. Hoping the hatchlings thrive.

Evette Hartig
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Such exciting news, can’t wait to hear what happens next.

Susie Hirst
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Such exciting news. Will always remember her coming right up to us one evening having sundowners. Best of luck “Mum”

Krishna Gailey
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We will all be praying for a happy outcome, if only we could protect the remaining eggs.
My day starts with my Londolozi blog and there is no better way to start the day. It doesn’t get much better than that. Do hope the happy event is due very soon. Good luck beautiful girl.

Ginger Brucker
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How exciting! Hopeful for hatches. Been following the ostrich blogs and can’t imagine how she survived on her own for so long and now this chance. Love this widely independent girl! Would be thrilled to get a glance at her on next Londolozi visit!

Susan Strauss
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Well if it can happen for her, maybe it can still happen for me! What extraordinary news!

James Tyrrell
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Thanks for the comments, everyone! We’re going to be putting up a camera trap near the nest so we can monitor what happens when we’re not there….
Here’s keeping fingers crossed to the successful hatching of the remaining eggs!

Lou jacobs
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Can’t wait to see when they hatch! Was fascinating to watch the change over of guards at the nest – just hope they survive! Look forward to reading the updates 🙂

Jacqueline
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A wonderful gift for the celebration of Londolozi 90th anniversary !

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