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Anderson 4:4 Male

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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 Where is the Anderson Male Leopard?

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Luis Flipe
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Anderson Male dominants Northern parts of sabisands from other lodges updates. I think he has a huge territory around.

Mike Ryan
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I can confirm his elusiveness, we have spent days looking for this Leopard and still not seen it. Part of the intrigue of Londolozi is the track even if it has taken 4 years. You always travel in hope to see him and we look forward to December to start again.

Alex
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Great blog as always, James.Anderson probably has the biggest territory of any leopard in the Sabi Sands and that certainly contributes​ to the low number of sightings,a large area to patrol.I believe the Flat Rock male is no match for any of his neighbours, including Nyeleti male to his west and will probably have to stick to a relatively small area until he matures.He got lucky with the death of the 4:4 male,let’s see if his luck holds and the bigger males leave him alone until he gets stronger.

Darlene Knott
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Wow, he is a big animal! Leopards are my favorite! This one appears to be one of, if not THE, largest leopards I have seen in person or in pics.

Susan Olson
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I am concerned about the comment concerning leopards being killed by the male lions. Which leopards were these, do you know?

Anne Hilbert
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We spent time with this magnificent animal on Friday, April 21st on a game drive with Ranger Fin and Tracker Innocent. It was a very special sighting and one I shall never forget!

Mishal
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Hi James nice article I just one question you wrote
“r. To throw a little extra in the mix, there was a dead hyena not far from where the leopards were killed that morning by the Tsalala young male lions, and it may have even been this scent that the Anderson male was moving in to investigate.”
Which Leopards are you referring to, which Leopards did the young males kill?
Thanks in advance

James Tyrrell
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Hi Mishal,
Apologies, there was meant to be a comma there after “where the leopards were”. No leopards were killed, it was the hyena that was killed by the young Tsalala males.
Regards

Tina Peters
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Any sign of Karula?

Rocco Rossouw
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What is meant by the 4.4 Leopard. Size I am sure but measured -how?

Dot Stermole
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We always hope to see Anderson but of coarse have never been that lucky. We’re coming again the first part of August, maybe you’ll have him located by then??? Wishful thinking I realize, but you never know.

Susan Olson
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Rereading this I believe you meant to say the hyena had been killed by the male lions near where the leopards were

Scott Sebastian
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Great story on the Anderson Male Leopard.I was wondering about the Piva Male Leopard.From the blog stories I thought he was a very large leopard.So how does his size compare to the Anderson male leopard.
Always enjoy your stories and photos.

MJ Bradley
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Thank you for the update (kind of) on Anderson. With winter closing in it may become easier to spot him once again. Good Luck to the young Flat Rock Male.

Margaret
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Do you know what 2 lepards were killed?

Phil Schultz
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Anderson male leopard just made the list for next year’s trip,assuming he hasn’t moved on. And like many others have expressed, read the Londolozi blog daily since the planning stage of my 2016 visit and doubt there is an African concession or lodge that equals the combined efforts of the Londolozi staff that contribute to the concession’s daily blog. Can’t wait to be there again next year

Lea
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Nice blog James, thank you. The Anderson male is truly a magnificent cat and, I am sure, he has many offspring in the area to keep his bloodlines going. Interesting dynamics of the cats.

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