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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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Paul Buchanan
Explorer

Thanks for the giraffe video. I like giraffes a lot because they are such elegant creatures.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Paul, giraffes are magnificent animals and truly elegant.

Lisa
Explorer

Could the mystery lion be the Torchwood Young Male?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Hi Lisa, I am not one hundred percent sure, we believe that it is a male from the Timbavati reserve.

Debra Matott
Explorer

Love seeing a new highlight video! That male better start thinking smarter if he wants to survive! He got lucky this time!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

He got very lucky this time.

Debra Matott
Explorer

I forgot to mention the look on your face as this confrontation was happening looked terrified for the what could happen!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It was pretty terrifying, and the sound was intense.

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Interesting male. Lots of hair around his face already and he looks wellfed…. but I don’t know him 😉

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

He is a handsome young male, we believe he is from the Timbavati Reserve.

Jutta Mielke Nestle
Guest contributor

Great sightings of the giraffes,, wonderful to see Inyathini again

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Jutta.

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

This new lion has a cute look! His mane is irresistible. I wish him luck, maybe he can form an alliance with the othe young male that is alone? The Inyathini male is spectacular, so sorry he has to run away from other male leopards. How much can a male leopardsurvivein his late years?. The giraffe and elephants were a surprise, just in front of you… I’m always amazed by the trust all those wild creatures have in you. Super video!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

He is an attractive young male and has a very decent mane already. The Inyathini Male has done well to survive up until this point. As long as he can avoid confrontation with other leopards and lions he should be alright, I have heard of male leopards living up to 15 years old. As long as he doesn’t suffer from organ failure or injure himself while hunting he will be alright for a few more years.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

The new young male lion is playing a very very risky game…… but he is absolutely gorgeous! You panicked all of us when you originally thought that he was the Nkuhuma male! Hope this young guy survives, and who knows…..maybe even finds the NK male to partner up with!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Indeed, a very risky game that he is playing and so lucky to get away with merely a few cuts and bruises. Initially, we thought so as he “was” the only lone young male on Londolozi. Obviously we were wrong and only in having a close look at him and asking around that we could get an idea of who he might be.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Your game drive highlights are my highlights of the day/ week. Thanks Sean!
What an exciting and also beautiful (giraffes) week. It is really interesting that during the last few months so many new lions have come to Londolozi. It was very brave (or maybe rather stupid?) of the newcomer to try and get some meat of the kill.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Christa. There have been a lot of new lions roaming through Londolozi. This is most likely a coincidence, combined with the lack of the Othawa Male calling off to the west. Coincidence being a number of new young males becoming nomadic around the same time.
I think it was rather stupid of the young male to walk into the whole pride and males.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Sean that chase off was quite intense and the sounds they made my hair raise up on the back of my neck. Very glad the new male lion got away, such a beautiful lion. This Inyathini male leopard looks good for his age. Shame I feel sorry for him because he is now nomadic male. Elephants are so stunning. I love watching them. Good to see the Birmingham male lion has recovered from his injuries.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Valmai it was so intense hearing those noises. And still, the video does not portray the true volume and intensity of the sound.

Johanna Browne
Senior Digital Ranger

Fabulous footage. These videos are always so special. Your narration and caring for the well being of these magnificent animals is very much appreciated. That rogue male looked so much like the Othawa male to me. I wonder if he might be a sibling?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Johanna. That young male does look somewhat like the Othawa Male to me too. But I believe that he is of no relation, our sources say that he is quite likely a male from the Timbavati Reserve further north of here.

Leonie De Young
Digital Tracker

A nice drive Sean. So glad to see the Birmingham boys looking much better. Fel sorry for the poor outsider who wanted a piece of the kill. It appears he almost lost his manhood. Hope the wounds will heal – he is a nice looking cat. Also nice to see the tower of giraffes – they are so majestic. Enjoyed the clip. Thanks for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, again Leonie, the new young male was lucky to survive with only a few cuts and bruises.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Hi Sean, I loved the videos this week, especially seeing the Inyathini male after so long without a sighting. I had hoped he was keeping a low profile nearby and seems I was right. He looked great for 13 years!
How exciting to see all those lions on that kill, especially my favorite, the Birmingham male. The unknown male seemed rather dense to believe he could partake in the feast- he learned that the pride is not interested in inviting him to the party.

Always good to view elephants and a treat to see the journey of bachelor giraffes. Thanks!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Hi Denise, it was so great to see the Inyathini Male again and looking in such good condition for an older male.
We were surprised to see that new young male lion walking in there hoping to grab a piece of the carcass and he is lucky to get away with his life.

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Great video, thanks Sean!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thanks, Carly.

Binal Mistry
Explorer

The male is from the BlackDam Pride. One of 6 male offspring of the Giraffe Male Lion.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Great, thank you so much.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

What smashing week Sean ‼️❤️ super footage if the Eli’s and giraffe but what a great find to see the Birmingham male’s looking a lot stronger and enjoying a feast, briefly disrupted with the unknown lion. Lucky he got away with his life ! Wonderful to know too that the Inyathini male is very much alive and enjoying his latter years. Thanks for sharing 🙏❤️

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

Such an exciting video Sean! I loved the light on the journey of giraffe… so beautiful.

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