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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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 We KNOW Why The Majingilane Returned

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Cam
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Are any of the selati males still alive?
Who do you think will win if it comes down to 3 majingilane against 3 birminghams ?

James Tyrrell
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Hi Cam,
Not sure about the Selati males but I remember hearing something recently. I’ll try find out.
As for Majingilane vs Birmingham, I have no idea, but it’s something that’d be incredible to see.
Regards

Sara Kyte
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I know sighting animals at Londolozi is a “team sport” but congrats to Greg Pingo! He was our ranger in 2014 and was great! In fact, we loved everything about Londolozi so much that we’re coming back next year and bringing new friends with us to experience the Londolozi magic. Can’t wait to be back!

Albert
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Always amazes us when we read about this mighty coalition and the journey left for these now three Majingilane male lions!

Ramone
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Are the matshipiri males still head of the ntsevu pride or have been overthrown

James Tyrrell
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Hi Ramone,

Looks like they have been ousted. The injured male is in poor condition still in Mala Mala and the other male was all by himself far out of the pride’s territory two days ago. The Avoca males were mating with one of the lionesses at the time.
Regards

Lynne
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So exciting to read what happens with the Lion Prides at Londolozi. Cannot wait for the next few weeks to read the rest ! Thank you.

Vaseem Baig
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Wow! this is incredible news…Majingilanes being formidable and experienced coalition, Avocas are nothing but a piece of cake….it is being foolhardy of Avocas to try and engage with the old warriors that are the factors for demise of Mopogos and Selatis…their best bet is retreat and wait for one of the Magingilanes to fall…but how and when…time will tell. Thanks for the splendid blog as usual,
Regards,
Vaseem

Irene
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Sounds good…. Hope the cubs will survive!!

Jenifer Westphal
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WOW! So exciting! If we’d been there when the Avoca lion appeared we’d definitely gotten over 50 for lion sightings! And Freddy must be so happy the Majingilane are defending their territory! So exciting – we’ll be back in August so hopefully the excitement continues through the winter!

Senior Moment
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Oh wowzer, when these things happen they sometimes all happen at once.

Mary Beth Wheeler
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Incredible!! Pangolin, Majingilane, a chase – insane! Love the know they’ve still “got it!”

Jill Larone
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Wow James, Greg is definitely the luckiest person!! I would have loved to see that sighting! The Majingilane are such a smart coalition and you can never count them out and they are clearly still very much in power.

Georgel
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This say all: “Even James Tyrrell, the world’s most avid Majingilane supporter…”.

Murtaza S
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Brilliant! Another wonderful article James. The Majingilane continue to impress me.

MJ Bradley
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I too am hoping the Majingilane can hold on long enough for the Mangheni cubs to survive.. Thank you for the fantastic updates!

Cam
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who would you rather have on londolozi
Matimba boys birminghams or majingilanes

Lea
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Great blog James. As they say “the plot thickens”. Just hope that whatever takes place, the cubbies will survive. Great to see a pangolin also. Thanks for sharing the update on the lion dynamics.

Mike Ryan
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Seems like there may have been an altercation between Matshipiri males and the Avoca males last night ?

Susi Cowar
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Wow! I hope updates! I love Majingilane! Thanks for sharing.

Lauren
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Sounds like Greg Pingo should go by Greg Pango!

Callum Evans
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Defending their territory, makes sense that’s why they returned at that time.

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