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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 ANOTHER Leopard Cub: This One Shouldn’t Exist

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Fantastic news! Good luck to the little one

Ana Komljenović
Digital Ranger

🤗 Yea well it’s Natur vs. People.
They’re both so cute, and the mother looks so proud and cunning at the same time. 🍾🍼

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow! Fantastic news. Amazing how well the leopard mom’s can hide their cubs.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

An unusual year which included several surprises!

Linda Mansell
Explorer

What exciting and special news … well done trackers and rangers. And what a beautiful cub – such dense and dark markings. Look forward to further news.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved the photos🤗

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Will you keep sending the Video

Leslie Kaye
Explorer

Absolutely thrilling and so very beautiful ….took my breath away and I was looking at your photo…I can only imagine your reactions ….your photography is so wonderful and I enjoy your blog every day. Thank you so much for bringing such joy into my life!!!!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Unbelievable, but such great news! If she did have a second cub, wouldn’t it have been next to Nhlanguleni like the one seen? When was the last time a leopard raised two cubs to adulthood? Lately, it seems only one survives to independence.

Kris Dirk
Digital Ranger

A case of phantom pregnancy. Beautiful pictures.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

How very exciting! The cub us certainly a cutie, looking healthy and curious! Welcome little one!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Oh my word, how fantastic – you will all be on the lookout for this one now! Do you ever see this cub’s elder half-sisters Nkuwa and Finfoot? – I’d love to know if they’re ok and whether they finally went their own ways.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Suzanne, yes we still see them both regularly; the Finfoot female close to camp (and often IN it!) and the Nkuwa female further west…

Marcia Parker
Explorer

That cub is such a beauty! Those ears!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

How great that the bush still has its secrets!

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

What a fabulous surprise! Too beautiful… reading this blog made my day!

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful leopard cub time! What a view!

Barbi Evenson
Digital Ranger

Don’t we all ❤️ Surprises!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Wonderful story and pictures

Carly M
Explorer

Wow that is fantastic!!!! What wonderful news that there is another baby leopard cub! Oh man, and those pics are just the CUTEST!!!!!

Trish Monck
Master Tracker

Wow, awesome news!!

Barbara Wallace
Explorer

I love that the animals can still surprise you!! What a blessing.

Linda Deutsch
Explorer

What magnificent photos capturing the absolutely gorgeous mother and baby! Another Londolozi highlight of my day. Thank you, James, as always for your lovely narrative.

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Such a lovely cub. The photos of mother and baby are great.

George Prior
Digital Ranger

Simply stunning what a joy to see

Ginger Brucker
Senior Digital Ranger

Best surprise. Hopefully other predators will have a hard time spotting too!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

A serendipitous sighting and very good news. Wishing them all the best!

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