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James Tyrrell

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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 Virtual Game Drives: The Week in Video #10

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Gloria Brislin
Explorer

What happened to the virtual game drive video? So disappointing.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Gloria.
It’s there. I think there was a glitch when the post initially went out but the video is there now, and also available on our FB page.
Kindest regards

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Incredible sightings this week. The highlight surely is the wild dog pups. The lion fight was epic. Great news about the cheeatah cubs.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

what a fabulous and interesting safari. I have never seen different prides of lions going at it. Hope the lioness found her cub. How wonderful to have so many cheetahs around. Thank you for a great start to the day. Victoria

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Incredible period of cheetah sightings. We were fortunate to see a cheetah and her 2 cubs during our initial visit in 2013. We saw her take down an impala and “train” her cubs on finishing the kill and eating. We did not realize at that time how rare that sighting was. Peter’s comment about never having seen cheetah cubs previously highlighted our good fortune.

Joanne Lofthouse
Digital Tracker

I pray that the Tsalala female is doing well and she and her cub meet up soon. Please keep us informed of the status of her, seeing her injured breaks my heart. Thanks

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thanks so much again James, I really look forward to Sunday and these videos, they’ve all been amazing .2 questions for you this week, 1stly when is your lockdown expected to end, and when it does will you return to designer stubble? (your beard is getting so bushy you may find squirrels nesting in it soon!)

Gemma Kemps
Digital Ranger

Hi James,
How is the Tsala lioness currently doing? I have been fascinated with this particular lioness for sometime now. Being she is the only one left of her pride. Her tenacity to live and stand up to the Ntsevu pride is just awesome. On another note would some other predator be pushing out the cheetahs from their territories? I love these updates. Thank you “)

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Puppies, cheetah cubs, three adult cheetahs, one kill, and finally the Ximungwe male forced away by Guinea fowl! Doesn’t get any better – you all are the best for keeping us up to date……

Phil Schultz
Senior Digital Ranger

Always a pleasure James. This one has a slight sting though, as this was supposed to be the week of our visit

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

Good morning James! .. Your videos just keep getting better and better. – That footage of the lioness who got mauled is brutal! Just so painful to see! Let’s hope her cub is okay and to be found soon. –
The whole landscape of the wildlife in the bush upon your quest that you captured is a “treasure trove” of real nature for all that it is.
I love reading the blogs and watching the Londolozi videos first thing in the morning, as it makes for a “down to earth way” to start the day.

Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh my gosh that was absolutely fantastic! Thank you all the guides that were filming these sequences, just amazing!!!

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

James, what an adrenaline packed video safari. The lion fight was pretty brutal to watch and hope she recovered from her wounds and reunited with her cubs. Felt sorry for the cheetah being robbed of her kill, however, guess that is how it goes in the bush. Really enjoyed the video and thanks for sharing with us. Be well and stay safe all of you at Londolozi.

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Brilliant! I’d seen the Lion altercation, but it still raises the hair on my arms! The African Wild Dog update was really great, and an amazing opportunity for you all. And the cheetah footage, how special indeed. Thanks again for all of this wonderful video and continually bringing this content to us! Much love and gratitude!

Kara Taylor
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow, just crazy footage and sightings. Literally all the things I would hope to see were seen last week. Wild dog pups and cheetah cubs have been on my wish list forever. Please let us know if the Tsalala female and cub are OK. Thanks again for a wonderful week!

Lachlan Fetterplace
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow great video! And one lucky lioness…lots like a pretty solid puncture wound near the lower spine!

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

What fabulous video and commentary! Very impressive! Thank you!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Amazing footage of the wild dog den this week!!!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James! Incredible action! The cubs look so cute. Hard to think they will grow into ruthless hunters!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

And that’s fantastic to see cheetah cubs on Londolozi too!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Incredible that there are also two different sets of cheetah on the reserve, not to mention seeing cheetah and wild dog on the same morning!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Sorry, I meant three!!

Iren Juppa
Digital Ranger

I hope that the lioness Tsalala will soon be able to hunt so that her daughter can survive. ♥

So happy to hear the lion cub was seen and is well. I hope the mom is too and that they will be seen together again soon.
Londolozi is definitely at the top of my travel list for when we all can do so. In the meantime, thank you for all you do to keep the world connected.

D. Phillips
Explorer

I can’t thank you enough for these virtual drives. Photography is great but to see Londolozi come alive like this is a dream come true. I can almost feel the breeze on my face and smell the grasses. Thank you and take good care.

Irene Henkes
Explorer

Interesting to see that the B’ham male is sort of defending the Tsalala female. She may be in heat again, or is her cub too young for that? Lovely little doggies………

I hope she is well … and I would appreciate it if you could keep us informed about how she and her cubs are doing … 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Thank you!!!!

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