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James Tyrrell


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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Lovely post. Makes me yearn to come back to Londolozi! I will some day for sure. : )


James, you mention the Ndzanzeni and her cub, she had 2 when I saw her in October. Has she lost one? – I don’t remember seeing anything in the blogs.

Hi Suzanne,
Yes she originally gave birth to two cubs but sadly lost one when they were around 3-4 months old. Leopard cubs have a high mortality rate in the wild and not many make it to independence. 12 months is usually when a significant drop in mortality rates occur, so her current cub still has a few more months to go before we can start becoming quietly confident about its survival.


Stunning pictures, James! I love the Impala close-ups — they’re really so beautiful. Lovely image of little Bella with Amy. What a great week of pictures, thank you for sharing!

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