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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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 New Ostrich Chicks

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Fantastic. Hope they stay safe this time.

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

Such great news! Is this the original lone ostrich female?

Susan Strauss
Digital Tracker

Yay!!!!!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved the ostrich chicks, I saved the ostrich chicks barely ankle height to adults, and I saved the ostrich chicks combined clutch of 23🤗

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello James , big thank you for the update on the delightful ostrich chicks! Their parents are imposing birds and with such big eyes with eyelashes to protect them they look charming. The chicks are irresistible! From a conservative point of view I’m so glad you’ve got such precious birds over there. Maybe the father has more strength and is more effective in keeping predators off? Hopefully hyenas will not raid them. I look forward to further news on the new brood!

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Wishing them the very best luck!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Amazing growth rate! Great photos!

Keith Fincham
Explorer

Beautiful pictures and a wonderful narrative. Some good news would be well received. Here’s hoping for those ostrich chicks🤞

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Oh wow those are cute! That’s great news and I hope some of these mature into adulthood!!

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Yes, you are right, 2020 is indeed overdue to deliver some goodness. And the news of these chicks is so wonderful. I hope that at least half of them will reach adulthood.

Leslie Kaye
Explorer

Enjoyed the story about the Ostrich family and the chicks … You all have the best jobs – yes I know nothing is perfect in this life and everything has challenges but overall your job is thrilling and uplifting and I am happy for all of you and grateful that you can share with us !!! I look forward to every Blog with more beautiful scenery and animals. Thank you!!!!!!

Linda Deutsch
Explorer

So adorable and so exciting to see the babies and we agree that any good news these days is so very welcome. hank you for the uplifting and hopeful blog today. Hoping you all stay well and safe.

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

Why is it that you can always see the “Femaleness” of an animal in the wild? I find it interesting that there’s just something amidst the sweetness in a female’s face that gives way to being able to detect that they are “A mother.” (At last true when noticing a lioness and an Ostrich.)

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

Thanks for such a precious and rare sighting!… gorgeous…. they’ll need a great deal of luck to survive, but really hoping like mad that they do!….

Carly M
Explorer

Wonderful news!

Michael Fleetwood
Senior Digital Ranger

James, any idea what the success rate is for ostrich pairs raising chicks in general and in an environment like Londolozi and the Sabi Sands? Also, as a young American who dreams of becoming a guide and who loves following the stories of the animals of the Sabi Sands, any advice you would recommend on how to overcome the number of obstacles an international has in doing that (post-COVID of course)?

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

James, this is the perfect follow up to Guy’s blog and video. The chicks are adorable and hopefully will survive this time. SabiSabi has just posted photos of a pair of ostriches with a clutch of chicks following them during a game drive with their guests. Must be the season!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

2020 is definitely thin on good news …

Let us hope that some ostriches make it.

It sounds as if the grasslands are becoming a more interesting area.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks so very much for the wonderful news of the latest addition to the Londolozi wilderness.amazing pics

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Great news James! It would be wonderful to see that family grow safely!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Amazing news!!!

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Ostrich chicks very encouraging addition to the area.praying they mature well into adulthood.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Amazing images ,excellent photography presentation.greatly helps us easily understand

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

how many families of the ostriches are documented in the londolozi wilderness

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Only one clutch so far resulted in successful adults

Kris Dirk
Digital Ranger

Beautiful pictures

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