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Tutlwa 4:3 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 Young Leopard Makes Good Decision, Avoids Warthog

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

That is a huge warthog. Is it not a fact that animals will rather be cautious than risk injury?

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, wonderful blog – that was meal waiting to happen. The leopard was confused by all the impala running, I think, and did not want to give chase. Would have been nice for all the spectators to see though🤩

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Who was it who said “Know your limitations!” Smart girl!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Instinctive cautiousness thankfully kicked in and Tulwa was spared a vicious tusk attack that might have been fatal or at the least injurious. Standing down was smart. Having impalas on a dead run on either side of the rover must have been thrilling for you and your guests!

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Very wise young leopard. The way warthogs back into their hole with their tusks outward makes them a difficult foe to grab. We have only seen wild dogs be successful at extricating a warthog from one of those holes.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Interesting blog and good to know the Nkoveni female leopardess knew enough to walk away from what could have been a deadly meal. Thanks for including the video.

Michael & Terri Klauber
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James, What a great sighting and we loved the video. Good decision for the leopard. That warthog was big enough to do some serious damage!

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