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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 How Long Can the Majingilane Last?

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Vaseem
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Nice blog! Things are hotting up and leading to interesting times….again it is mere speculation as none have witnessed the actual fight…as usual many of us do look forward to know the impending drama between the Majingilanes and their adversaries….many thanks

Scotty North
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Both Matimba Males were seen in northern sabisands today.

Kashif Gul
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This looks more and more like the 3 remaining Mapogos in 2012. Lets hope These old warriors can hang around longer.

Andre gomes
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Any coalition to stand again Majingilanes would be either Matimbas or Mantimahles.

Tommy lee
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Hi guys wow! I cant believe there is no clips of this clash! Or images of the fight who had hold of who how they came in and who took the 1st hit!? I would love to see images of the avaco male now please! 🙂 and some more of partially broken dark mane! Love hearing about the avaco war you young warriors!

Cam
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If the birminghams move to the wests do you think the majingilane boys will survive?

Susi Cowar
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Thanks for the update James, it’s very interesting. As I can not be there I love to read your stories and to know of my dear big cats. I hope these guys still have some time left.

Senior Moment
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Great writing, look forward to reading more.

Mishal
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Hi James how is Sparta pride doing these days ?Are they coming into Londo or not

Holly Meyers
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Hello….so I have been a way for a while….is the 3rd brother lost for all time now? I knew he was really down but a pan, the last I heard….thank you for any information, Holly

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Holly. There are three remaining Majingilane. The one that you meay be referring to was known as the Hip Scar male and he passed away a while ago. Thanks so much, Amy

Randy chen
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I will be following the Majiginlanes closely as their rule is coming to a close. Thank you for your blogs, so folks like us who does not have the means to watch them live in person but nevertheless loves them can have a wealth of info.

Barbara
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It makes me sad these animals must go through this in their lives, but that is the way God intended.

Daniel
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Thank you for the blog, James! Interesting assessment but something doesn’t quite add up. Lion dynamics come down to a numbers game more times than not. Being 3 healthy but aging males I still don’t see the 2 Avoca’s or healthy Matshipiri taking on the Majingilane’s. The wounds on SN & GM are very superficial and indicate more of an internal scrap whereas DM though more pronounced wounds, are still just that, superficial. There are no bite marks on the legs or back areas to any of them. You mentioned you’ve located the Avoca’s and they aren’t sporting any wounds from a fight, have you been able to locate the Matshipiri? Also, when’s the last time the B-Boys were spotted in your traverse? I also believe whatever scrap occurred was very quick. Based off of pictures and videos on social media, I don’t think the Majingilane are finished by any means. They are still in great condition and now have some more scars to wear. I look forward to hearing your opinion in the coming days. Thanks!

Lea
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These guys are really looking beaten up – sad really. A tough life in the bush for lions. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Thanks for the interesting blog James.

Mike ryan
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The Avoca males do not seem to have been in a fight but the dark maned matshipiri is missing. I miss Africa but enjoy tracking lions on the net reading all the other concessions blogs and trying to piece out what happened. Can’t wait for more updates

Joanne Lofthouse
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It saddens me that their reign may be coming to an end, I just hope that they can survive and don’t fight till the death. They sure do look pretty beat up and they are getting old. Take care Majingilane.

Chris
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Two majingilanes males injured real badly the healthier matshiphri male.

Holly Meyers
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Thank you ….appreciate the update..and yes, was he that I was thinking of….

Tommy lee
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Hi i have heard that they once again had an encointer with the fuller mane matshipiri ! I hope he is ok being outnumbered! He sure let them know he wont go without a fight! I hope that he is licking wounds abd is ok??!! I believe that he has led the majingilane away from his very unwell brother with the broken leg. Any update on the matshipiri would be great!

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