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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Stunning pics this week. Love the leopards and the rhino.

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Alex wonderful pictures this week. The Zebra pics were excellent. Looking forward to seeing the Hyena cubs grow

Hyena cubs are the cutest! And glad to hear Hosana is thriving and you all at Londolozi are enjoying having him!

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Lovely photos, especially the cub looking directly into the lens.

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Alex, were those the 2 cheetahs we saw when we last there in 2018, I think their mother passed?

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

We speculate so, yet can’t confirm 100%

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

All suberb images this week, Alex. Seeing the beginnings of manes on certain male cubs shows how quickly they mature. Even a stronger force to be reckoned with in the near future. I don’t understand why the Mashaba is roaming further and further into new territories with a cub that is far from mature! How can that little one fend for itself? Puzzling and disappointing since Londolozi needs all cubs to survive to adulthood.
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Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Completely right about the strengthening pride Joanne. As it stands Mashaba doesn’t have any young offspring. It is possibly her last mature cub born 2015 (Ximungwe) that you might be thinking of? Ximungwe currently has one cub that is doing well.

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

Alex, there was speculation that Mashaba was pregnant when we were there in August. Update?

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you Alex for wonderful images this week, especially the leopards and zebras. So look forward to this blog every Friday!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Great TWIP Alex. Any news on Ndzanzeni’s cub, also Mashaba’s litter?

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

I speak under correction but it seems as though both Ndzanzeni and Mashaba have lost their most recent litters. Both have been quite secretive of late so time will tell.

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

What a great week in pictures. You all have no idea how your blogs cheer us up as the country is in chaos. It is just what we need to get thru another day! Victoria

Thought you all might be interested to know that Moya/Nanga is currently in the northern Sabi Sands (around Elephant Plains) mating with Hukumuri. Not sure how often you see her these days.

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Thank you Michael. We are aware of the mating pair. It seems as though Nanga/Moya has shifted her territory further north of our northern boundary, yet she still ventures onto Londolozi now and again. This in turn allows more territory for her last successful offspring, the Makomsava female.

Alex, any idea as to the exact sex ratio of the Ntsevu cubs?

Claire L
Digital Ranger

Amazing photos this week! The curiosity and bravery of an elephant calf sounds like a wondrous sight to witness.
It’s incredible how much distance those two cheetah have covered. I wonder if they will eventually split up or surprise everyone and stay together.. because not everything in nature happens the way textbooks say they should! ….And Hosana… Looks like he has been rubbing his face in dung again… such a silly, yet entertaining leopard. I’m very happy to know that he is thriving. It will be interesting to know where (and when) he finally decides to settle, and set up shop.

Jen Lum
Digital Ranger

It’s amazing how different the Ntsevu Lion cubs look, in contrast to the Tsalala cubs. – At least, to me, the picture of the growing Ntsevu cub,.. he looks “fiercer” than the Tsalala cubs do.
Grant you, Life in the Bush, isn’t easy for any lion, especially for the cubs as they grow up. Yet this week’s picture of the adolescent cub is striking in way that you can see his “male lion features” coming into place, which I’ve never seen in past pictures. The cub looks like he will be quite a force within his coalition when he becomes a fully grown adult!

Wendy Macnicol
Senior Digital Ranger

We haven’t had wi-fi for around 5 / 6 weeks. Telkom doesn’t repair / replace stolen cables anymore. So no phones, emails, NOTHING and, of course, no TWIPs which was so sad! However, we now have FIBRE (uncapped) and it is MUCH more reasonable and covers both phones and computer! Having to catch up now on all the Londolozi news and pics. Loved the Grey Heron in flight and have taken it as a Screensaver! Missed our “bush fix” every day. Wendy M

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

Incredible photo of the white-backed vulture, making it look somewhat majestic,

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

These images are amazing!!! Nice work on capturing that vulture!

Martha Myers
Explorer

Your image of the Hosana male stole the show for me this week, though those two cheetah were a close second. Thank you for the update – I enjoy your images immensely.

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