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Tayla Brown


Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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Callum Evans
Guest contributor

That could have been the precussor to courtship, it usually starts off as being quite aggressive. Luckily that fight didn’t go too far, male cheetahs have been known to occassionally kill and even cannabilise their opponents.

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

 Keep our finger cross, to have more Cheetahs in 2020

John Ridgewell

Wow , how lucky were you to see those two magnificent animals. We’ve just returned from four days at Londoz and didn’t get a sighting of the cheetah BUT saw everything else including my highlight to spot a chameleon ay night courtesy of tracker Gerry!!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Fantastic sighting–amazing sounds!
Welcome to the Londolozi “family.”

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Tayla, Great video

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

How incredible for you all to witness this display of behavior, be it courtship or aggression. Cheetahs are so rare to see in SabiSand that it’s a prize when they are spotted. Hopefully this could be the beginning of a courtship leading to a new litter in the reserve.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

That was exciting! Sure seemed like a mating ritual but was fun to watch! Glad someone got the video!

Very exciting situation. Hoping little cubs will be on the reserve in the near future.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

I agree, what an unusual sound from her. Initially I felt she sounded distressful, but then it may have been part of a courtship ritual. In the end I’m just glad he didn’t kill her because he certainly was powerful and in control! Exceptional video!!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker


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