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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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 One Year Later: What has Happened Since Last February?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

James I love this blog. It is interesting to look back and to see what is happening now and how the predator dynamics has changed. Would love to see more of this.

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for the update James. Still amazing and never gets old. I almost need a scorecard to see who is still around and who is not. Such is the life. It seems like there has been really impressive numbers in the young leopard population. Is there something special about the Londolozi Preserve that allows this level of success or is this a normal reflection of year to year cubs (both leopard and lion) and growth to adulthood. Thanks again.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Fun blog, James. I’m especially happy to hear about the Three Rivers female. We spent hours with her and her brother just before Xidulu was killed and are glad to see she’s “made it!”

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

The Three Rivers female is awesome! What a survivor!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

James, thank you for connecting the dots from a year ago. I began to follow the Londolozi Blog in 2017 and when I arrived this past November, was thrilled to finally see some of the lions, leopards and painted wolves I’d read about in various blogs. I hope that in another year, your blog will provide equally or improved news about these families.

Lachlan Fetterplace
Digital Ranger

Will be interesting to see what happens with the Tsalala female. Hopefully good news. Looking forward to reading more on the Ottawa male and maybe a Birmingham update too 😉

Leonie De Young
Explorer

Thanks for the walk down memory lane James. Some sad and some happy memories, but guess that is simply life in the bush. All our beloved animals lead a very hard life in the bush don’t they. Thanks for sharing with us, a nice blog.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

I loved this perspective and hope you’ll do it again! You pick the timeframe. Every single image you presented was perfection! What a array of superb images you must have gathered over the years!

Suecol777
Explorer

Time for me to start sit ting sown with a diary/notebook so that I can sort out Who’s Who in the Londolozi family – who’s a leopard, who’s a lion, who’s had babies, who has this or that distinguish mark? And why ‘Tailed’ lioness. This looks like being an interesting exercise. Has an enterprising member of the Londolozi Team thought of writing a novel about the Main Characters? Thanks again for my ‘Daily Dose’!

Noele Sewell
Explorer

So great to see the Birminghams! How I miss seeing them on Djuma and SL. Mfumo was the big mating male at the time and the other 3 were roaming the territory. Is that picture of Xidulu the same one that has mated with Hukumuri and has cubs?

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