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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 Safari: The Week in Video #34

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Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

I loved the video especially the birds the cubs and the nightly scenes with active lions

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Great videos this week. L8ved the birds.

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

Fantastic footage James, especially those adventurous little lion cubs. We saw bigger lions tree climbing at Londolozi some time ago and were absolutely mesmerised watching their Leopard tactics. Wonderful Wild Dog with pups. Are they from the original 10 born to the One-Eared female or another pack? Interested to know if the Chinspot Batis is incubating a cuckoo egg – nature we know, but doesn’t seem entirely fair to be hoodwinked thus!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved the video🤗, keep them coming!

Linda Mansell
Senior Digital Ranger

Edge of seat stuff James and so much excitement and wonderful videos. Watching those little lion cubs climbing trees was so amusing, especially seeing just the four little paws descending. I really appreciated some of the silences when all I could hear was the myriad of bird sounds and bush noises. Great reflection time on this Remembrance Sunday. The wild dog story was great and the family interaction was really interesting too. I hope the cuckoo doesn’t spot that little chinstrap nest …

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thank you James, that was all very lively! I love the contrast between the adorable young cubs and the lean, mean, killing machines they turn into.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Another excellent video – I so look forward to these! I could feel the excitement of the Wild Dog chase and encounter – just keeping up with them is half the fun! Also beautiful Lion cubs. I wonder if any ranger or tracker there has seen a Cuckoo in a non Cuckoos nest? Thanks

George Prior
Digital Ranger

Always my Sunday highlight. Looking forward to being in Londolozi next year!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

The wild dog footage was insane! I felt as though I was there in the Landy, charging along the road to find them, their kill and their pups. It was great to see the cubs again and their antics, testing their climbing ability. Thanx!!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Wonderful videos, the birds, the lions, the dogs. The lion cubs are so cute interacting with their mothers and with each other climbing those trees. And wild dogs are probably the most exciting animals because they are so very active.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Wow, what a super week..just loved the cubs playing and learning to climb trees..but the ‘Wild Dog Day’ was spectacular !!! Lucky guests 🙏🏻💕

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Wonderful video! Loved watching those cute Cubs climbing and interacting

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

A truly wonderful and varied trip!!Always love the wild dogs and watching the lion cubs trying to climb the tree was great fun. Thankyou Victoria

Karen Hart
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for such a wonderful start to my Sunday. Always enjoy your videos of the incredible wildlife on Londolozi.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

I love the footage of the dogs and the batis nest!!!

Deborah Mills

what a fantastic video safari! thank you. we are looking forward to returning to Londolozi and experiencing the magic again ❤️

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

Thanks James…..lion cubs , sub adults etc the wild dog pack ..Wow, what a terrific day and evening…😊…..wonderful sightings!…

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Its really tough time to raise little cubs…Be safe!

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