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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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on Virtual Safari: Ultimate Game Drive Highlights #99

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Ian McLaren
Explorer

I appear to have been shut out of viewing your video. I have enjoyed viewing your blog for years. I send it to family and friends in the UK, USA and Australia. How can I get permission to view your Virtual Safari video?

Tristan Cooke
Writer

Hello Ian! We have attempted to resolve this issue. Please get back to us if you are still struggling to access the video. Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Ian McLaren
Explorer

All sorted. Thank you. You’re a star.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, this week’s video is special in the sense that it allows us to see the Ximungwe female and her male cub interacting so beautifully. That is so precious to observe and see how he was stalking his mom and playing with her tail. Loved the footage of the Senegal bush male and had to laugh when he decended from tree in that way. Both the lions are stunning cats and good to see them.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a fantastic video, Sean! I adore cats, and you are presenting three different situations in this video. Great!
The clips of the Ximungwe Female and her cub are just amazing. I wonder sometimes whether only you as the star photographer of Londolozi see these fantastic sights, or some of your guests as well?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. Many of our guests get to see these amazing sightings as well, I am just cautious when filming to not capture any of the vehicles in the shot.

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Wonderful video of the big cats. Thanks Sean.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William.

Edward Olson
Explorer

I’m new here just learning the ends and outs still unable to upload my pictures

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Hi Edward, are you trying to upload a profile picture? Or wildlife imagery?

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

How lovely to watch the Ximungwe female and her adolescent cub playing, thank you for that. When your 100th (!) Virtual Safari comes out next week, we will be on our way to you! (disasters permitting).

Paul Buchanan
Senior Digital Ranger

enjoyed the video of the really beautiful leopards!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Paul.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Lovely view of big cats, beyond all expectations! The Ximungwe female and her cub at play in slow motion is magical. There’s nothing more entertaining and relaxing than seeing mum and cub together. I liked the chirping in the background of birds and the luxurious vegetation. Great to see the Senegal Bush male in all his majesty and the lions together.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I loved watching them play, it was so entertaining.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, The video of the mother and cub is priceless! It was so easy to see them too with the green background. We could have watched them for an hour! (You probable did!)

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I did watch them for ages, but then with it getting dark, I decided to leave them knowing that they would probably carry on playing as they had been.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Absolutely sensational sighting of the Ximungwe female and her subadult son! Pure magic! The sighting of Kunyuma (Senegal Bush Male) in the tree was wonderful, as well, but really hilarious at the end, by his choice of tree dismount tactics! Very undignified, but he clearly did not want to come down the front of that tree!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

The sighting of the Ximungwe Duo was great, as you say, pure magic. The Senegal Bush Male’s dismount of the tree was hilarious. 

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Sean, we so enjoy the videos you do every week! You do a fabulous job of explaining exactly what is happening. We especially loved watching the Senegal Bush male’s rather inelegant exit from the marula tree and the playful times with the Ximungwe female and her cub. Kudos to you!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Darlene. The Senegal Bush Male’s descent from the tree was rather hilarious.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Hello Sean,

Your video of the Ximungwe female and teenage cub was brilliant, and I appreciated watching him stalking and tackling his mum without commentary, since you had set the scene for us. He’s almost as large as her now so hunting must be a challenge in order to satisfy their appetites.
The Senegal Bush male is formidable, reminding me of the Inyathini male – quite large and possessing those intense eyes.
I’ll be staying tuned to see what type of outcome will come between the Ntsevu and Ndhzenga lions…. Cheers!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. It was such a great sighting of the two of them playing away non-stop.

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Fabulous video! The Senegal male looks so powerful to me (even having to take a less optimal route down the marula😜). Beautiful segment of the Ximungwe & cub. Perfect light as they played in the grass. Until watching this, I don’t think I had appreciated the variations of color and pattern on a leopards coat! Thanks.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Wonderful watching the cub playing with his mum And the stunning sighting of the Senegal bush male 👌🏻🙏🏻💕. With regard to the Ntsevu female lion, is this the same one that had suckling marks and was being rather harassed by the Ndhzenga male a week or so ago? If so, would that mean that she has abandoned her cubs …I do hope that one of her pride are caring for them ? Great catch up thanks Sean !

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

A really nice cat drive Sean. Loved the dainty exit from the Marula tree. Lovely to see cubbie playing with Mum. Thanks for sharing – enjoyed it.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Brilliant video of the leopards this week Sean! Love the playfulness of the Ximungue family!

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