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James Tyrrell


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 Ntsevu Pride on the Move

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Jim Davis
Senior Digital Ranger

Good stuff James

Abraham Farrell
Digital Ranger

Wow! So many cubs The Birminghams have been really busy.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

What a magnificent Pride and having a Birmingham male casually walk past the rover would be unforgetable! I was actually thinking that it must take numerous killings to feed a group of this size. Perhaps a hunt where several of the females were hurt. Wouldn’t the Pride allow them time to heal or must they, regardless of health, always participate in the hunt?

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Is the Ntsevu pride the biggest ever recorded at Londolozi? If all the cubs survive, dependimg on the young males leaving the pride, can it now be called a super pride?

Suzanne Gibson
Master Tracker

My goodness, what a fabulous sighting! I did see most of the pride when I came 3 weeks ago, but they were lying up. Are the 4 youngest cubs still across the eastern border?

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved the photo of lions drinking by John Mohaud

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

It blows my mind that lions could (and would) take down an adult giraffe.

Michael Fleetwood
Master Tracker

Amazing sighting James! Were all three Birminghams with the pride or just the two who aren’t injured? Also, have you guys been able to determine the sex ratio of the Ntsevu cubs (barring the youngest four)? Can’t believe how fast they are growing !

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Lovely photos and a wonderful change from sleeping lions …

hi James, any update about nsuku please?

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Master Tracker

So very impressive as a group. Jealous of your photo op.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What impressive sightings you have had of this magnificent pride. It’s heartening to know the Birmingham males have been staying close to their progeny, although I suspect that because the females have so many mouths to feed, the males tag along for their own sustenance ….. I hope I’m wrong and that they are assisting with the larger kills.

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

There is nothing quite as chilling as having a lion walk past the vehicle and look up directly into your eyes!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

It’s so awesome to see such a huge pride! We saw the Birmingham male with them in July and he was injured. Is that male better now?

Maria Deliou
Digital Ranger

it’s feels sooo good to see this pride becoming strong again. after they lost their two dominant males (one by shot gun and the second was just too skittish to reign the pride by himself),it is so great to watch the lionesses to have overcome the difficulties…

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