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Mawelawela 3:4 Male

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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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Joanalee Oneil
Digital Ranger

Well This sums up the year of 2021 With the sadness of passing lions like our Birmingham Male Tinyo to our Queen Tslalala and To Styx Young Male and so many more and so many cubs. But we had some great news Thandi raising her cute but naughty lil one Maribye to baby hyenas being born and many new cubbies… We may have had our ups and downs but that comes with the territory. Thank You to everyone who made it possible to show us in stories,videos,and photos how exciting and at times some cruel times it can be in the bush. This definetly has been an amazing Journey and I’m looking forward for the new Journeys in 2022.. Hopefully this will be a better year of travel,lion,leopards,elephants and many more exciting moments of the bush. Also looking forward to meeting new people to talk with of our beautiful wildlife.

Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

Marvelous photos! The Birmingham Male brought tears to my eyes. I first saw the four while watching the SafariLive. They were so awesome to watch. I may be wrong but believe this one was called Nhenha! Loved all these pictures. I am partial to the leopards!

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

What a glorious start to the new year. We are hoping that by the end of 2022 we will be able to visit Londolozi again! The US does not have Covid under control yet due to people who simply think it is nothin to worry about or who don’t want to obey a few simple rules. Therefore it was a wonderful gift from Sean to see so many wonderful moments with the animals and birds of Londolozi. Wishing you all a fabulous new year and we hope to see you soon! Victoria

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Glad we had a final opportunity to photo the Birmingham male brothers during our visit in July. Once, again, you have given a spectacular assortment of images–particular kudo to Dean!
Happy New Year!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, What an amazing set of images and updates to finish off the year! You have done an amazing job of taking over and curating the videos and photography for the blog. Your emails are the first thing we look for in the morning! Happy New Year to you and all our friends at our favorite place on earth!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. It has been a fantastic change for me and am loving the role so far. Happy New Year to you too have an amazing and blessed 2022.

Debra Matott
Explorer

They are some beautiful pictures! Don’t worry Sean, your elephant reflections, I think, turned out beautiful! The Tsalala female is looking really good! Wishing you, your family, & Londolozi team a very good New Year! Can’t wait to see what you bring to us next year!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Debra. It ended up turning out pretty well, but as you know we are our own worst critics. The Tsalala Female is looking in fantastic condition. Happy New Year and may it be filled with so many blessings.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Beautiful photos this week! Loved the leopard on the dead tree limb and the leopard tortoise! I am anxious to see the Virtual Safari to see what happened with the Tsalala lioness. I think we are all rooting for her, but it must be quite difficult all alone. Thanks for the beautiful photos and reports on some of our favorites!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

We are all definitely rooting for the Tsalala Female and she is doing such a great job so far, in a very tough world out here. I look forward to sharing the Virtual Safari with you tomorrow.

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello Sean, Beautiful pictures!
I especially liked the Ntsevu Sub-adult Males in the dark, incredible light! The young hyena cub, lovely! One just want to hug her but that is not a good idea! I never forget when we visit a hyena den and they were all at home! I have never felt so welcome in my hole life! They are smart but I think a little misunderstood.
The beautiful Red-headed Weaver and the fantastic photos of the elephants in the water!
Last but not least the photo of the mother and her young one…

A question, the Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male, he was a very original leopard, chosed to live with his grandmother and shared the pray with her, is the Piccadilly female as original as her father? Any signes of that?
Thank you for this week in pictures and thank you and your colleges for all the beautiful and interesting material you have produced this year!✨
I wish you all a Happy New Year! ✨✨✨

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Ann. Hyenas are very misunderstood animals indeed.

I am not too sure if the Piccadilly Female has been seen doing anything similar to that. I will ask a few of the rangers and let you know if they have witnessed anything.

Happy New Year, may 2022 be filled with so many blessings for you and your loved ones.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What a fabulous selection of photos to end this year Sean. So thrilled to hear that the Nkoveni female still has her 2 cubs ..they are looking wonderful…what a mother ! Very anxious to hear what happened between the Ntsevu sub and Tsalala ? The elephant reflections are incredible but perhaps seeing the last remaining Birmingham male looking so well is what makes the end of this year of Lonodolzi blogs special for me. Thank you ….wishing you, your family and the Londolozi family a wonderful new year to come, filled with hope, happiness and love ❤️

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

The Nkoveni Cubs are doing so well, she has been a great mother. It is always good to see the Birmingham Males and nice to end off the year with a sighting of him.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Superb way to close the year! Happy New Year to all creatures great and small!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. Happy New Year and may 2022 be filled with so many blessings.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a fantastic array of photos to say goodbye to 2021 Sean. The leopard gallery is sublime, especially the portrait of the Ximungwe male and the more lighthearted view of the Nkoveni cub, hiding in the rhino midden.
It was a beautiful image of the leopard tortoise at ground level, but your elephant reflection was proof that no matter the size of your lens, you can make a great photo.
I’m sorry to hear the Tsalala lioness had a run in with an Ntsevu sub adult, but I guess that’s the risk she faces when out hunting.
So goodbye to 2021, and we’ll hope for a better, stronger and more environmentally forward 2022! Enjoy your NYE celebration 🍾 🎉!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. They were a great selection of images this week.
Yes, it is the sad reality of life out here as a lone lioness, but she is doing fantastically.
Happy New Year and hope for a much better 2022.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, the Tsalala female is looking good and do hope she lives a long life. The leopards are all stunning and the cubs are growing by the day. Good to see a tortoise and I loved the elephants. May you Sean have a wonderful New Year’s Eve.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Let’s hope the Tsalala Female does live a long and successful life. Happy New Year Valmai.

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for the beautiful photography and the updates.. Sad that Tinyo Birmingham is gone, but we will smile when we remember him and his brother. Nkoveni’s son is a handsome lad. Always a joy to see a new posting of TWIP

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, MJ. It is sad about the Birmingham Male but he was a formidable male lion and has been successful in passing on his genes. Happy New Year MJ.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Fantastic TWIP Sean, the leopards were certainly posing for you! Wishing you all a very happy New Year.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Suzanne. Happy New Year and may 2022 be filled with many blessings.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Such wonderful photos. All of them are really great. As I have never seen are’s headed weaver myself so far I like this photo particularly. The little hyena is so Curran’s the young leopards are beauties. Glad that the Tsalala lioness is so successful.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

A very happy, healthy and successful New Year to everyone at Londolozi,,

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

The young Tsalala lioness is looking absolutely wonderful……and I hope that she can stay well away from the Nstevu lionesses, as they take no prisoners. I have an especial fondness for her and wish her well. And Plaque Rock too…..she is looking fabulous. Hoping that Nhenha can hang on with the pride and the cubbies…..it would be a huge help if he could find a new coalition mate!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

We hope that the Tsalala Female is able to stay away from harm’s way, but these experiences will all help her learn and grow. It is going to be interesting to see where the Birmingham Male ends up. He is still in great condition.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Cracking photos – I would be pleased to be some of those on my wall, especially the Leopard tortoise

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Ian.

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