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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 Hosana Male Leopard Back on Londolozi

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Hosanna is a beautiful leopard. Saw the Hukumuri leopard on Youtube last week. His injuries looked bad.

Chris H
Explorer

Thank you for the update on Hosana. We are missing our Little Chief on SafariLive!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

There seems to be never a dull moment in the leopard world. I’m sad to read about the loss of another cub but hopeful for the Nanga female.

Looking forward to next week’s update on Hosana vs Anderson males.

Kay Schmid
Explorer

Always drama, in the lives of leopards! Thank you, James.

Glad to hear Hosana is doing well on Londolozi. Moya/Nanga was seen mating with Hukumuri a number of months ago so he is the likely candidate to be the father of her cubs. And if he’s pushing in to the northern reaches of Londolozi, it could be a good thing for her. Thamba (Hosana’s nephew and possible half-brother who you used to see on Londolozi) has established himself on Singita (at just over three-years old) and has already been mating with a female, so Hosana (five months older) certainly could establish himself, but still I would think the densities of older, more mature males on Londolozi will prevent that. Do you know the furthest into Londolozi Hosana has been seen? Looking forward to your update next week James!

Lots of fans for Hosana so please keep us updated or… just send him back. 🙂

Bruce Finocchio
Explorer

The Djuma SafariLive naturalists are feeling sad and missing their Prince Hosana. Where will Hosana establish a territory, that’s the question? Seem like Hosana moves south when The Hukumuri Male patrols his eastern boundary, near central Djuma where Hosana likes to hang out in his father’s territory. (Tingana). Or was it the Lioness activity and raising cubs around his favorite waterhole that pushed him south? Just speculation, but follow the Leopard lives and stories are fun and interesting, and what keeps me coming back for more.

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, awesome blog today, keep us posted on leopard dynamics

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Does the Hosana Male originate in Londolozi? In other words, was he born here, moved away and come back?

Hosana was born on Djuma Private Game Reserve in the northern Sabi Sands on February 2, 2016. He has made a few forays onto Londolozi in the past but was on Djuma since the end of May. He recently made his way down to Londolozi again.

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Many thanks

Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Hosana is a beauty & I hope he doesn’t settle in your turf as we missing him in Djuma & safari live 😁 Looking forward to seeing your videos next week. Thanks James

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

He’s a good looking fellow! How big is he relative to the Anderson male? Is he the”rogue male” that killed one of the Tsalala lionesses’ cubs?

Marc Grawunder
Explorer

Looking forward to see the interaction between Hosana and Anderson on video.

Penny Tainton
Explorer

He is so majestic. What a privilege to be able to track the life of such an incredible creature!

Marci24
Explorer

Thank you so much for keeping us updated on our favorite cat! We miss him on Djuma and hope he comes home soon…

Phil Schultz
Explorer

Will The Prince of Djuma become the King of Londolozi?

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Also looking forward to see the interaction between Hosana and Anderson on video.

It’s out you won’t believe your eyes what ya see will there be a new king soon?

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

James, is the Anderson male aging so much that he is allowing other males to invade his territory?

Reema G
Digital Ranger

Thank you for the update James! I hope Hosana finds ‘his own’ place soon 🙂
Looking forward to seeing the video with him and Anderson male.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Nice to hear that Hosana is back!

James, still waiting on the Anderson/Hosana footage. Hoping to see it soon.

It’s out on YouTube now it’s epic you’ll love ❤️ it but hate it also

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