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Nkuwa 3:3 Female

Nkuwa 3:3 Female

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Inyathini 3:3 Male

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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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Pete Thorpe

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Pete was a Field Guide for Londolozi for 4 years, contributing to the blog as a fantastic writer as well as photographer. Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown ...

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Stunning pics Pete. Love the elephants.

So many beautiful photographs. The Zebra and the leopards tail were absolutely stunning. Very happy to hear that two leopards are lactating, how exciting. Another awesome week in pictures and words. Thanks again Londolozi. 👍😍

I was excited to see TWIP today. You did not disappoint. Great photos. Thank you

Another reason to love Fridays is getting – another “The Week in Pictures”. I always look forward to your email. Thank you

Pete, Loved all the photos – but I Nkuwa female on a termite mound, Lilac Breasted Roller, close up elephant feeding, Zebra head on, Netsevu lioness walks across, Ximungwe young male yawning, Elephant bull with James Tyrrell, Giraffe tongue, elephant in River – I saved them to pictures

Great pics Pete are the Styx still 5 members 1 older adult female 3 3 year old sub adult females and the 1 sub male?

Hi Blair,
Looks like it, although we had reports that there were 6 together the other day. We were a bit confused as one of the lionesses was actively vocalising for a missing member when all 5 were accounted for (you might have seen this on our IG story). Perhaps she was coming into oestrus and calling for a mate…?

Thanks James wow that could be great news the 6th member the other adult female has been missing for a few months now so that would be awesome i think most assumed her dead do they look like they have finally settled and moved there territory west?

Hello Pete, Interesting reading and beautiful pictures! I especially liked 8/17 the photo of nature in the golden hour, 13/17 the lioness from the Styx Pride and 17/17 the silhouette of the grey heron.
Thank you for the week in pictures!

Great shot of the croc, Pete!

What a great TWIP! It’s great to see so many species in your blog and you’ve captured some great images: the croc with the errant tooth, the curling leopard tail, impalas in the fog, and the well rounded zebra! I appreciate your blog and photos, not like being there, but the next best option!!

The “golden hour” photo was striking. Thank you.

That crocodile is insane!!!! LOVE HIM (or is it a her?)


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Thanks for the update and the (as always) amazing pictures. Appreciated!

Even more great shots. So wish I was back there. Look forward to these blogs every day. Keep it up.

Really diverse range of images!! Love the atmosphere in the photos of the heron and the Styx lioness!!

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Pete, .. Maybe the reason the lioness from the Styx pride called out, was to let her family know “Dinner’s ready! .. Time to eat!.. Come and get it while the coast is clear!” 🙂

Your Senegal Bush Male, I was told was the same as the original Kunyuma, Karula’s son, sibling to Quarentine Male. My records, however indicate a 2:3 spot pattern. So, my question is: is this the same male? Why is the spot pattern different? If the same leopard sure wish his name was the same as given to him when he was a cub!

Hi Pete, great selection of photos as always! Was wondering if you have a sex ratio for the Ntsevu Pride’s youngsters yet? Also, the Senegal Bush Male (aka Kunyuma in the northern Sabi Sands) was born in the northern Sabi Sands as I’m sure you know, and even when younger, he was a cat who let the vehicles know when close enough was close enough. His older sister is much the same, and she isn’t afraid to lift her lips to create a space bubble. I’m not sure how he’s been since he dispersed, but I think he’s just a cat who knows what his personal space is and isn’t afraid to let the vehicles know it. He’s a very likable cat and glad he’s managed to find a niche on Londolozi. Has he mated with any of the other females besides the Mashaba female?

I really enjoyed all the amazing photos of TWIP. And the croc with it’s tooth – wow !!

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