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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 Has the Inyathini Male Gone From Londolozi Forever?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It is always sad to hear about the demise of a leopard. A fitting tribute.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved the blog today, Inyathini leopards🤗!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

A lovely piece and tribute to a beautiful male Leopard. Possibly gone but remembered.

Francesca Doria
Explorer

What a gorgeous male leopard. .. fully wild in his leopardity. Glad he lived his life to the fullest and his skin doesn’t belong to a trophy hunter!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Thoughtful tribute , James. I first saw him in the early days, snarling at our vehicle from the middle of a thicket! But years later he was the first mating leopard I’d ever seen, he and Mashaba ensuring a next generation. He was distinctive in appearance, will be long remembered.

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautifully written, James.

Marc Grawunder
Explorer

Thanks for the update! He will be missed. I’ll never forget the pics of the interaction between him and the cub.

Lisa Antell
Explorer

Sadness……very hard to see a beautiful vibrant cat fade away and disappear…..Farewell, Inyathini.

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Such a beautiful male! May he RIP!

Kenneth Macleod
Explorer

Jamo the word anthropomorphism springs to mind that I first heard from you, in fact have only ever heard from you. You’ve come up with some whoppers in my time at Londoz but that left a mark. It’s great to know these cats as more than just lions or leopards even if it does get emotional from time to time.

Sam Lovett
Explorer

It would be sad if it has gone forever but hopefully it will find an good new home

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

What a lovely eulogy to the moving on of Inyathin, if I may put it that way because he may still be lurking in the bushes somewhere close by…
🙏💕💕

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, if he is gone forever, he certainly won’t be forgotten for his stature, his unpredictability and progeny. The last photo you posted here in this blog looks just like his son, the Tortoise Pan whom I photographed 1.5 years ago. Thanx for the update!

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

That’s so sad it breaks my heart to see them pass in such awful ways, starvation,Hyneas just don’t seem right. Us as humans have the means to make these senior cats death a little more bearable. I wish more than anything we’d all help, save and protect all our wildlife, world wide. You’ll never see such beauty,such caring, mothering such uniqueness as in our wildlife

Karen Fairbank
Explorer

Beautifully written story! Thank you!

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

nature always has its way of leaving a bitter sweet but relevant legacy of the unsung heroes of the African wilderness. We ought to salut the fallen heroes bcz they left their contributions to help future generations enjoy sightings of leopard and diverse otha species

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautiful remembrance and tribute to this magnificent leopard James!!

Moira McLachlan
Explorer

That’s a great story and a fitting tribute Thank you.

Cynthia House
Explorer

Thank you for your beautiful and respectful tribute to the Inyathini male leopard, he obviously earned his place in your experience of these amazing animals.

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Thanks James. Fitting tribute. I have many wonderful memories of the Inyathini male.

Carly M
Explorer

Beautifully written James.

Barbi Evenson
Digital Ranger

Born to be wild… what a privilege to have the memories ♥️

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

As much as your blog for the day is fluid and filled will pleasant smiles about the Inyathini male,.. at the very end James, my heart sunk upon seeing his “elderly resting position,” whilst your final comment about him, has left me with a well of tears. –
The Inyathini male Leopard was indeed a beautiful wild animal, that hopefully is resting peacefully somewhere out in the bush, or beyond.

Elzabe Fowles
Explorer

Thank you for this informative, beautifully written piece. Really enjoy the insights and substantial knowledge of the leopard behaviour.

Iren Juppa
Digital Ranger

You have a good heart, James. Thanks for your insights and knowledge of the wilderness.

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