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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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It is part of nature but still sad to read that Kaxane has died.

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It’s sad all the way round, porcupines are a rarely seen favourite species

I’m glad that Kaxana met all the life-long challenges of the bush until old age. Although sad, I celebrate his successful life. The porcupine video was very interesting. Proud of that little guy!!

Interesting confrontation! Sorry to hear the old fella has now passed away.

The porcupine video was priceless, little David against the many Goliaths, proving that small and wiley can win out over brute strength.
On the Kaxane passing, although sad to lose a well known leopard, it is heartening to know he went out on his own terms and not by the act of another predator. He will live on in memories kept by staff and guests alike of Londolozi. Cheers for Kaxane!!

Thanks for the comments Denise.
Lucien’s porcupine video is our most watched YouTube video to date!

Incredible! It’s not often that a Kruger leopard will catch a porcupine!

That’s really sad news about Kaxane. How old was he?

Hi Callum,

I think about 13 years old but I’ll double check…

Fascinating story! Thank you, James. Old age can be rather demoralizing. I can’t even garden much anymore and I love plants. At the probable equivalent age of the Kaxane old male leopard I admire him enormously for still being able to climb a tree to store his meal! Wendy M

How sad to hear of the Kaxane male’s passing ? The porcupine was fabulous though, such feisty beautiful animals ??

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