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Chris was born and raised in the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands where his family inspired his early passion for the natural world. Exploring Southern Africa as he grew up, this passion was allowed to develop and his curiosity to expand. After high school, Chris spent ...

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Ir was an exciting year. As you mentioned, the wild dog den was indeed the highlight. Loved all the pics and instagram stories.

Tremendously difficult year for all especially with the political tension in the USA. We thank you for bringing a sense of normalcy from “the real world.”

Hello Chris! This week in pictures is like a photographic comment introducing the year to come through tbe pensive look of the Birmingham male. I also particularly like the klipspringer and giraffe but all photos are great. And the leopard tail hanging leaves us in the mystery…

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Your final TWIP is danged good and a fine end to a tough year. All the best to the Londolozi family for a smashing 2021.

thank you fir another wonderful week of pictures! I don’t think I have ever seen a klipspringer (?) at Londolozi! Victoria

The leopard’s tail!!! My favorite. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou from Hawai’i.

What stunning photos to end the year Chris..may the coming new year be filled with love and laughter and plenty of us all enjoying these sights for ourselves 🙏🏻💗

Leopard tails dangling from trees……..perfection!

Chris, I loved all the photos, especially Birmingham Lion🤗

Beautiful pictures,Chris

I really enjoyed these. Seems like I kept hitting “favorite”! Of course, I always like the week in pictures, but this batch seemed to have every one a hit – the black/white effects, the shadow, the subject, the action…all great.

What a year everybody has had, but so happy to see Londolozi and all it represents, is ending this year on a high and positive note. See you next spring.

Hi Chris… thankyou for these wonderful photos and info….could you tell me how old is the Picadilly female please?….loved her story but not sure of her age…..such a gorgeous strong colouration too…quite striking looking leopard…… I hope she is eventually successful in rearing her cubs… hard for leopard mother’s…… she’s beautiful…..

Hi Pauli,
Apologies for the delayed response!
The Piccadilly female was born in 2013. I agree, she has a very distinctive look about her with a beautiful dark coat.

Hi Chris…thanks for getting back to me re the beautiful Picadilly female ‘s age….greatly appreciate it….take care, Pauli

Absolutely great week in pictures!

Hi Chris, great selection of photos from this week! Was thinking about the leopards and three names crossed my mind that I have not heard of in some time – the Mashaba Female, Ndzanzeni Female and Tatowa Female. Have either of them been seen lately and if not, any idea as to their current whereabouts? I remember the Ndzanzeni Female was seen mating south of Londolozi a number of months ago, but haven’t seen anything since.

Hi Michael,
The Mashaba female is still viewed fairly regularly with her entire territory sitting in central Londolozi at the moment. She is now 12 years old and the oldest female leopard that we see here.
The Ndzanzeni female has been quite scarce of late. As you mentioned, I think she may be spending more time further south of Londolozi now days. As far as I am aware she was last seen quite close to our southern boundary about 2 months ago.
The Tatowa female’s fate is uncertain. As far as I know, she was last viewed about 3 or 4 months ago. Her territory sits in quite a thick and fairly unexplored area though so it is quite possible, especially with the thicker summer vegetation that is now around, that we have simply not found her but that she is still alive and well – we’ll have to wait and see.

Hi again Chris. Took the female giraffe pic and the close up portrait of the Birmingham Male who is such a handsome fellow! Both for my computer as Screensavers!! Thanks for the variety of pics! Wendy M

Chris, Thanks for sharing your beautiful images! We too are most excited to see 2020 come to an end. We are most looking forward to heading back to Londolozi mid-year!!!

A really super TWIP Chris. Hard to pick a favourite picture, but loved the leopard tail shot. Also a really good one of the Birmingham male, but all were good ones. I am so glad that you are finally able to welcome guests back after a long spell. Thanks for sharing with us. I wish each and every one of the Londolozi Famioy a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2021. I hope and pray this virus will be gone and people around the world can get back to a new normal. All the very best to you all from Toronto, Canada

Lovely shots – my favorites were the Elephant and calf, Rhino, Birmingham male and Giraffe. I really hope that in 2021 we continue to get the great videos and pictures! They are a daily pleasure for me. Thanks to all who put in the time to bring the blog to life!! Happy New Year to All!

An exciting year indeed Chris, and I agree, the wild dogs were the highlight! Great set of pictures this week!!

My son of 3.5 years old and I enjoyed looking at the photos and reading the descriptions, thank you.

@Jean Culbertson, as always I loved the beautiful pictures with such a detailed story! Thank you and happy Holidays!

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