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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 What Happened 5 Years Ago? #6

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What happened to the Dudley female. Thanks great photos and blog really appreciate this keep up the amazing work

Hi Brian,
She got old and simply disappeared, as most of them do.
Generally we’ll see old leopards losing condition, and then just stop seeing them. More than likely hyenas or lions come across them and the leopard in its poor state isn’t fast enough to get up a tree in time, and that’s the end…

James I can only imagine how good it must feel to look back and see the growth of the animal population at Londolozi. The Cubs of the lions and leopards becoming adults and expanding their own families. Really impresive

These look-backs are very nice, thanks James!

James, wonderful blog today, going back 5 years, AWESOME!

James, the lookbacks are a great way for those of us who are relatively new to the Londolozi wildlife families to gain a better perspective of the well-known dynasties. We’ll hope the Mother Leopard’s dynasty continues with a female cub born to Ndzanzeni that is raised to adulthood.

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So James! I have a what might be a silly question, but,.. do you rangers give the wild life that you see on a regular basis, such as the Tsalala Lioness and her cub, names? .. or do you just keep them in name that they are, being “Tsalala.” .. Likewise that of the Nkoveni Leopard? I’m going to take a guess that they all get their “names” based on the territory they come from?
Today’s blog is filled with a vast compilation of memories and insights that keeps us a breast with long distance continuity. It’s like making a quick journey across the globe to see what’s going on upon what feels like “home away from home.”
The possibility you create James is a gift of spectacular insight amidst the Bush’s life and wonder.

HI Jen,
Have a read of this post; it should explain things:


Best regards

A really nice trip down memory lane James. Beautiful pics – loved all of them, but the elephant ones were amazing. Thanks for sharing with us and I look forward to the next trip.

Hi James, great photos from five years ago! And super great news to hear that the Ndzandzeni Female may be denning cubs! When do you think they were born?

Less than a month ago, from reports…

It’s very interesting to read about the contrast and what the future brought to various groups in Londolozi. I especially liked seeing the sisters together (Tailless) as I am a true fan of Tsalala’s brave tenacity.

Great nemories.

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