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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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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.

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

So cool!!!

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

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

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

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?

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

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!

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!

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

Is it Jenny or her daughter?

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

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

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.

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

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Who says you need predators for fantastic viewing?

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

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