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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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Lou jacobs
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Oh no!! What a shame ?

Sally Tankard
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I know you aren’t supposed to do this but for goodness sakes put the eggs back in the nest!!!! No one will be watching…

James Tyrrell
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No one was… 😉

Jerry d Pressley
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Let nature take its course… Hopefully the male will return to the nest and the hyneas will not! I look forward to the afternoon update and wish for happy news. Cant wait, tx, jp

Vickie
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It is amazing to me that any ostriches ever hatch out. Those large eggs must be tempting to many creatures.

Susan Olson
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Oh so sad. I was so pulling for the ostriches. Hopefully, the male will at least stay around to keep her company

Dina,Guido
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maybe they left the nest knowing that something is wrong with the eggs ???

Elias Mhegera
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I appreciate, it is a good narration, keep it up James

Jacqueline
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A million thanks James for putting back the eggs together but I am afraid you only did half of the job… Wasn’t the nest comfortable enough????

Lynne
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Oh what a shame ! Friends in Hoedspruit have ostriches on their TB free buffalo farm & the female was sitting on at least 15 eggs when she was taken by a leopard. I suppose the eggs can be found very easily by predators as well.

Jill Larone
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Oh no!! That’s really sad! Hopefully the Ostriches will be back to sit on the remaining eggs. It sounds like it would be a miracle to raise Ostrich chicks to maturity, with so many predators in the area.

Audrey Kubie
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Oh, how sad! It was so exciting to think of some more ostriches wandering in the area! I hope they will reunite, in any event. I would think there are many dangers for them lurking in the area.

Liane
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James, it is really too bad, you were so very excited when you found out that there were ostrich eggs on londolozi. Hopefully the few left will survive.

Brenda Quatember
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Oh so sad, so loved your ostrich story a while back, about your female finding a male was waiting for
The Young Ones but not to be nature can be cruel.

Kabir
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My brother and I were wondering if there are any updates?

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