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Jess Shillaw

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Jess was born in Kwazulu/Natal but grew up in Cape Town. Having an innate love for all things wild but getting to spend little time in the bush while growing up, she headed straight for the Lowveld after school. She completed a guiding ...

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Jess, wonderful story🤗
I never knew that about cats, I have seen my daughters cat – and he has been side slit pupils!

Fascinating Jess. I’d never thought about the pupil design of predator or prey…. always something to learn.

Frankly I have never given much thought to the pupil’s shape and the rational behind it. Facinating information. Your images are truly stunning!

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Simply stunning pictures, and revelations!

Great article, interesting. Thanks!

Amazing information. The Londololozi blog is one of the few sites that make research information appealing❤

How about a few close-up photos like these that clearly show how you designate the leopards by number, 3-3, 3-2, etc etc

A very interesting blog Jess. A lot of what you said does make sense for both predators and prey. Wonder if the same applies to raptors?? Thanks for sharing this with us. Enjoyed reading it.

I never think much about different pupils of eyes! This has been a most interesting read, Jess. Thank you so much!
Wendy M

Interesting blog Jess.

Senior Digital Ranger

Another interesting, informative blog Jess. More for us to learn. Thank you.

Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for digging into this topic and sharing what you’ve found out in such a clear and concise way. Fascinating that smaller predators have better blur control, while the grazers are excellent “obstacle avoiders.” Send more insights if you have other observations in the bush that are worth investigation!

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