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Kaxane 3:3 Male

Kaxane 3:3 Male

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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 Old Male Leopard Returns to Londolozi

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Callum Evans
Guest contributor

His eyes are definitely hypnotising!!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It is actually lovely to think of the area he frequents as a retirement village for older animals. How nice to spend your twilight years in such a beautiful place as Londolozi.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

Odd how instinctively wild animals sense that it’s time to put away their super prowl attributes and find a simple “retirement” location to live out their days. Hopefully he won’t be pushed out. He’s one bundle of maleness….eyes and all. I wish him well. It’s also good to see you back on the blog, James!

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

You are right, James. Those eyes are mesmerizing! Now if he could just help me figure out what that bird was from yesterday’s blog!!! 🤣

Sue Dickinson
Explorer

How old do you estimate he is?

Laszlo Toth
Explorer

He was born in 2005

Laszlo Toth
Explorer

Good old Kashane, I’ve been following him for several years when he spent his time mostly in the Western sector. Then I saw him in Sabi Sabi in the south last November, looked quite old… Then he showed up again in the West earlier this year.
No wonder his name means ‘Far’ in Shangaan 🙂
I hope he still has some time to wander around, but I guess without a territory, his options are extremely limited.

Keeping to himself. Smart way to stay alive longer. Beautiful cat

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Still an impressive-looking animal! I hope he continues to be safe in his new territory.

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

What a beautiful specimen of male leopardness- not legally a word but I like it to describe him. Those eyes, the kinky tail, his size, and ability to maintain life as a solo dude with no territory to call his own. It’s nice to think he has found a retirement home, although your mention of the Inyathini male could shift his wandering space.
I enjoyed his story and look forward to more. And, about that little bird……..😬🦅📷

Jill Larone
Explorer

He’s such a beautiful Leopard and very stunning eyes!! I hope he will be able to live the rest of his life out in peace on Londolozi.

Alessandra Cuccato
Digital Ranger

He is an amazing leopard

Mj Bradley
Explorer

He does have mesmerizing eyes! He is now in his 14th year so he has had a good run for a male leopard.. I hope he finds a way to be at relative peace for the remainder of his time. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

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