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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 Leopard Cubs of Winter

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It will be lovely to see leopard cubs. With the wild dog pups it seems to be a great year for baby animals.

Mike Ryan
Explorer

great update thanks James

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, what a beautiful blog – capturing the leopards of Londolozi – and all the females🤗

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

2017 was absolutely incredible for cub sightings!

What about the Ingrid Dam, Makomsava and Nanga females?

Joanalee Oneil
Explorer

Leopards are amazingly Beautiful and there fast and fast climbers. All the Lady Leopards are special and seem to have there own personalities. As I think all Leopards are special Nhlanguleni and Ndzanzeni are 2 of my favorites. Hope there doing well.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

So if I read your article correctly, winter is the prime time for leopards to birth their young. Knowing nothing is certain in the wild, I still would like to rebook my canceled trip so that I might finally view these little gems of the feline world. Thoughts?

Kara Taylor
Senior Digital Ranger

Here’s hoping for a wonderful season of leopard cub viewing!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Wonderful news to see so much new life amidst all the sadness in today’s world. The territory map is interesting – anyone Up in north these days? What about Nkoveni? Piccadilly female?

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

so marvelous to have good news in the morning!! Hope you will discover more leopard cubs in the next few months. Hope everyone at Londolozi is safe and we will be back!! Victoria

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

It would be very interesting to see which of these females are raising cubs along with the Nkoveni and Piccadily Female.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Some good looking cats you have at Londolozi

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

Let us hope that you are right in thinking these beautiful cats are pregnant and that all the cubs will survive. A nice blog James and thanks for sharing with us. Keep us posted on the cubs please. Be well and stay safe all of you at Londolozi.

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Awaiting your updates on the date of these females and their prospective litters with bated breath!!!

Francesca Doria
Explorer

Hello I have a diploma in Animal Behaviour and have studied plant biology. I am very interested in all your beautifully written especially articles about vegetation, insects, sea environment and cats great and small. .. I had seen John Varty’s unforgettable documentary about the Mother Leopard and grew up while reading Joy and George Adamson’s book. Great population of leopards in Londolozi and well preserved I hope also cheetah will gain endangered status as wild dogs. They are fading fast.

Leopards are sooo beautiful; they are definite my favorites and especially so, of course, when they have cubs. I hope that lots of the cubs -to- be- born will still be alive when it is possible again to visit Londolozi.

Adriel Souza
Explorer

pretty girls

Kenneth Macleod
Explorer

Great update, thanks James. The Ximungwe young make almost ready to branch out on his own, get a territory and a name

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Thanks for the update on the “ladies” of Londolozi! Of course you know we are hoping you find our Mashaba again soon!

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