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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? #7

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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

It’s always enlightening to take a walk down memory lane. Good you possess a fantastic recollection of who, what, where and when.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Nice to look back. The lives of the animals changes often but the world they all inhabit continues on. It never seems boring, not even for a day. Thanks for the look back

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

I love the baboons! Really good to know you managed to find a way to have them know to be where they should be. I spend some time at Rita’s (the baboon rescue facility) and helped rescue a little one that was dunked in some acid. Really interesting animals and for the little one, really happy to know he made it. Should be about 20 yrs old by now!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Always nice to see a photo of the Sparta pride. Great memories.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved the Verraux Eagle Owls, and the Birmingham Males when they were young – I actually liked all the photos, especially the one of the soccer match

Brian Everitt
Digital Ranger

Absolutely beautiful photos

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

What fun to see what happened years ago! We have been at Londolozi in 1912, 14,16,18,19, and 20 but it is always fun to see what is going on and what we missed!! Victoria

Michael Fleetwood
Master Tracker

Great selection of photos James! Amazing how so much can change in just a matter of years. The first Birmingham photo above is one of the remaining two. Amazing also the transformation of their appearance over the course of five years as they set up shop and became territorial. Thanks for the memories!

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

A really nice blog James and the pics are lovely. Interesting facts regarding the crocs on land. Guess if they did catch something they would head back to water to drown it?? The Birminghams are/were a handsome bunch. Thanks very much for the trip down memory lane – thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Just perfect, photos and stories


Lovely to see the Birmingham boys at a younger age. Beautiful lions, and looking so strong and healthy. 👍💕

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Enjoyed my walk down memory lane today. Thanks, James.

Jen Lum
Senior Digital Ranger

Seeing the collection of Life in the Bush is completed with a Big Smile.

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