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Mashaba 3:3 Female

Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Tamboti 4:3 Female

Tamboti 4:3 Female

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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Xidulu 2:3 Female

Xidulu 2:3 Female

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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 Leopards Compete for Territory

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

The Tamboti female did hold a large area if it is possible for so many females to move in. Thanks for the map. It does help to put perspective to where each leopard is.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

First let me say I’m saddened by the Tamboli female apparent death. Unless I’m wrong, I thought she had made a recent kill and was surviving. Perhaps she was attacked. I was successfully following you along describing and explaining the various female leopards when you gave us a visual map! Interesting to see how much that map changes in the next months. Hopefully no leopard will get seriously hurt claiming final territories. When one door closes it seems nature softens the blow by giving us new distractions with a plethora of leopards to fill that empty spots. Londolozi continues to shine.

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

You have some exciting drives to look forward to in the coming months when it comes to the leopard territory up for grabs, and we daily armchair travelers have your posts to feed our lust for animal images and stories. Until your next blog..,,,,,

Where does the Tatowa female fit into all these dynamics? According to a map from March of this year her territory was just to the southwest of The Tamboti’s territory.

Mj Bradley
Explorer

While it is sad to have to accept the demise of the Tamboti Female, we will watch with anticipation the dynamics of the changing of the guard. I hope the Tamboti YF can find a way to stay safe until she is old enough to establish her own territory. Thank you for all the updates.

Cynthia House
Explorer

Such fascinating dynamics, looking forward to many more posts about these amazing leopards.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Still struggling to believe that the Tamboti Female is gone.

This new territory jostlng is definitely going to be very interesting!

Al Kaiser
Senior Digital Ranger

Great to see the almost forgotten Xidulu young female is still around.

Michael & Terri Klauber
Digital Tracker

James, Sad news about Tamboti. How exciting to have all that Leopard drama unfolding at the same time! Can’t wait to hear more. We noticed that the Ndzanzeni female not only has the four spots, but also what looks like a heart next to her right eye! Of course we love our hearts as you know! 😉

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Fascinating analysis of territorial issues. While still unhappy about the fate of Tamboti, it’s exciting to see what will happen to her territory, especially after just having seen each one of the discussed leopards…

Alessandra Cuccato
Digital Ranger

It is very sad that she is gone. I hope the young females can stick around. Aha, my good friend the Ndzanzeni young male is scent marking? He has losr his goofy look though and he has grown a lot. I do hope he sticks around as well. And I realize I need to come back asap.

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