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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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That is very unusual and risky, calves/lambs born late in the season usually get caught by predators. Even if the larger predators are in absentia, rock oythons, caracals, martial eagles and jackals are all possible threats. And there is always the risk of a cheetah passing through.

An excellent blog again thanks James. It must be hard not to want to do something to protect the young Impala. The science of their reproductive cycle is fascinating and, fingers crossed, you will be able to keep us updated on the progress and, hopefully, the survival of this youngster whilst he is still recognisable. Best regards..

Good article and good luck to him! No way to identify him so that if he makes it to adulthood we’ll know?

Interesting information. Nature is unpredictable. We sometimes see very small lambs in January or February. This one is realy out of the norm. Hope the little thing survive.

Bless his precious little heart…I hope he stays safe!

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