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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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Amazing video. Spine chilling. Great experience.

Amazing stuff! Don’t suppose there’s any call for a dedicated hyena researcher at Londolozi is there?…

Hi Will,
Haha are you offering?

Hey James,
About to wrap up a masters in ecology, so if there was ever call for it I’d definitely be interested in doing so!

What an experience! It is fascinating that not much is known about their inter-connectivity, due in part to their solidarity nature for the most part. Whilst the wild dogs always seem to be in packs, most often I’ve observed a single hyena, unless there’s a kill involved.
Your video really highlights their eerie “barks” – quite interesting.

James, We have been lucky to see hyenas on a new kill only once. The “screaming” coming from 8-10 of them fighting for the scraps was almost deafening and we are not in a hurry to relive that. We have video of the sighting (with Nick) that we rarely show, except to the most brave!

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