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Alex Jordan

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Born in Cape Town, Alex grew up on a family wine estate in Stellenbosch. Spending much of his young life outdoors, Alex went on many a holiday into Southern Africa’s national parks and wild areas. After finishing high school, he completed a number ...

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on Three Years to the Month: A New Ostrich Nest

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wonderful news. What a great sighting of all the buffalo and the ostrich.

Wonderful news! Very best wishes to this brave female ostrich for the 5 weeks to come… And to the chicks of course.

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

What a wonderful discovery! Best wishes to that mama ostrich. She obviously is a bold lady! Loved the photos, Alex.

Ivy Wilensky
Digital Ranger

So cool!!!

Unusual but amazing photos Alex! Maternal protection at its best. Thank you.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Alex what a great find. In November of 2017 I saw the Ostrich pair with no babies in sight. Hopefully there will not be any attention brought to them as she incubates the eggs. How wonderful it would be to see families of Ostrich making Londolozi their home. All of you who care for this wonderful land do an amazing job

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Glad to see this. We never saw any ostriches when we were in Londolozi last September.

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

How exciting! I love that she scared the buffalo away. Here’s hoping they’re able to raise a few of the eggs to adulthood. Is this the same female who laid the first nest?

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

The picture of the buffaloes finding the ostrich is hilarious! They look completely hornswoggled. How great to possibly have more ostriches. Great pictures! Victoria

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

How exciting! Is this the same female ostrich that had the last clutch or a different one? I hope she’s able to incubate the eggs safely!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What wonderful news coupled with descriptive photos. Just goes to illustrate, because you’re small, does not prevent a threatening presence. Hopefully this location will not attract predators!

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

Hoping the pair tend carefully to these eggs….imagine…8 new ostriches on Londolozi. What a great sight that would be!

Susan Strauss
Senior Digital Ranger

Is it Jenny or her daughter?

Sean De
Explorer

Holding thumbs a male ostrich encountered her before the eggs were laid! Do you know where the ostrich gets its name from…?

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Great sighting!!! Another magical sighting by talented trackers! Hopefully some will survive. It’s a long incubation on such an open nesting location.

Mauricia Neeley
Explorer

This is Great News. Hopefully she will be successful again and a few if not all, will hatch. was so glad to see 3 years ago that she finally had found a mate and here she is again preparing for a new family. Thanks for this post and keeping us updated on her progress.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

What wonderful news! LOVED the image of the herd being scared away from the nest. One could feel the action!

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Who says you need predators for fantastic viewing?

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Fantastic, what a find!!! Hopefully you’ll soon be seing baby ostriches on Londolozi again!!

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