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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 Ostrich Chicks Hatch!

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Fantastic news. I do hope all three chicks survive.

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Three cuties. Very exciting. Parents have a big job keeping them safe. Keep us posted James

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Oh this is good, proving that it isn’t only the Big Five that can garner interest

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Exciting- more new life!

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, I loved the photo with 3 chicks and the dad

Were the other eggs taken by predators or did they just not hatch? Perhaps if the latter they were just infertile?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Michael, hard to say. The fragments of the ones that hatched are still at the nest site, but I remember last time the ostriches nested some eggs were robbed by hyenas…

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Hopefully they will grow into adulthood! How long will that take?

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

How wonderful! Certainly will be interesting watching them grow.

Michael & Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Great news! We were lucky enough to see the fabled “mating dance” on our last visit in July! What a show!

Good news – they look so vulnerable!

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