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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 Virtual Game Drives: The Week in Video #14

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

A sad week for the wild dogs. Great to see the cheetahs doing well.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Marinda, they found wild dogs – 9 of them still are alive, one killed by lioness

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Thanks for another great video, the Cheetahs were amazing to watch.

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

What a pity about the baby wild dogs, however, there are still three there and if they make it to adulthood, the pack has more than doubled, so that should be ok. Lovely cheetahs……………. I didn’t even miss leopards!
Thanks again, love the videos.

Barbi Evenson
Senior Digital Ranger

WOW! What an amazing week! All of the new life… The footage of the cheetah and her cubs, the baby giraffe’s… and the sad… the loss of the wild dog pups…My heart was broken… but happy to see how well the remaining 3 are doing. And how fast they are growing! To know the Water Buffalo herd has recovered is also good news… with all the week has brought it is still one of the most amazing places on earth… Thank you for bundling up and sharing…

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

A really nice video James. Nice to see the beefalo herd has increased. Have to feel sorry for them as they are the preferred prey for lions. Very sad about the wild dog pups, but at least three survived and hopefully will make it to adulthood. What a beautiful visit with the cheetahs – they obviously feel more comfortable with the vehicle now. Thank you so much for sharing with us – really enjoyable and peaceful. Be well and stay safe all of you.

Dixie Keith
Digital Ranger

So sad. I have followed them since birth….

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Fantastic. Cheetah are so discrete they don’t gain enough international attention. I hope they will gain popularity and will be supported as wild dogs are. Otherwise it will be too late… their illegal trade is not well known yet. Great images

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Wonderful on one hand side and very sad on the other, the stories behind your video. Thanks for them.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

So very sad to hear about the puppies! I knew immediately the bad news had to be the dogs! I am relieved 3 pups are still alive, but hate to think what happened to the others! 😢😢😢 Loved the cheetah cubs! My camera trigger finger became itchy watching them! Thank you for another well done video!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Incredible filming this week. I’ve enjoyed following on social media, but the entirety of the week in one viewing is nearly overwhelming! Loved seeing the ostriches, lions and buffalo, but the report on the wild dog pups was heartbreaking. Been following since the beginning of the pack, and sorry to hear the sad fate of the 7 who went missing. On the bright side, the cheetah footage was brilliant. They are such elegant animals, and completely mesmerizing! Even just stretching and walking around. The exude potential kinetic energy waiting to explode!!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

This video was insanely amazing- all the Buffalo, lions, ostriches, mud- encased human, and then the cheetah family! Your images of the three of them were so special, an unforgettable moment for all of you.
There’s always ying /yang in life and the wild dog story is a good example. I’m rooting for the final three and perhaps they have a better chance now that the parents have fewer mouths to feed.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Wonderful, as always, to relive the week again on the blog. Still trying to get my head around the loss of the 7 pups but I suppose this is what nature intended and cross fingers the 3 continue to do well….the rest of the weeks videos were spectacular..helped to easy the sadness. Thanks James..again !

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, loved this video

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I know that there still wild dogs 9 of them, one was killed by lioness, great hear there are still 9

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Cheetah and cubs – how beautiful! Thanks so much as we know how rare that is! Videos rock!

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