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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 New Male Leopard Seen on Londolozi

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Oh he is beautiful. It is amazing how well the young leopards look. Probably because they do not get into fights yet.

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Let us hope he survives to maturity

Stephanie Marie
Explorer

He is beautiful! Hope he does well there!

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Great sighting-hope he continues to thrive😃

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

How exciting to see a new face in the crowd. Londolozi is a popular place to live and hunt. The word must be getting out among the cats.

Suecol777
Explorer

If you guys are worried about this little dude, send him to me – I’ll look after him until he’s big enough.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Fingers crossed he’s a smart young leopard, determines there is no room in Londolozi’s territory and moves on to a safer space.

Interesting to hear the Ndzanzeni male has been mating with the Mashaba female- perhaps she’s developed a “taste for a younger mating companion “! 🐆😘📷📷

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

How wonderful to have a new young leopard in Londolozi, but hope he moves back in order to hunt and eliminate an altercation with any full grown male. Good luck and keep us posted! He’s a beauty!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

So remarkable that you have such extensive knowledge of individual animals.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Will the new kid on the block simply be called Misava or Misava 2:3 or 3:3 or do you wait to see if he establishes himself before making him a regular?

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello James!
He is beautiful! A curious and tough one! He is checking out chance of business opportunity… I hope he will be successful in time!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

We are wondering how it works with info-sharing from others in your region? Is there a lot of back and forth communication with the other lodges?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Michael and Terri,
Yes there is a lot of info shared between lodges on animal movement.
We’re not in radio comms with everyone but a lot of us know other rangers from other lodges so are in Watsapp contact…

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

That is unusual. It will be interesting to see if he decides to try and say, or move on to a less populated area.

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