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Jess Shillaw


Jess was born in Kwazulu/Natal but grew up in Cape Town. Having an innate love for all things wild but getting to spend little time in the bush while growing up, she headed straight for the Lowveld after school. She completed a guiding ...

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on Does the Nhlanguleni Female Have Cubs?

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Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Jess I was following the story line by line hoping for good news. Sure it coming. More exciting times at Londolozi. Thanks for this story

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Jess, We will keep our fingers crossed, but we know you will find the cubs!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Being a leopard mom is quite stressful, I guess. With all these lions hyenas , crocodiles ( do crocodiles kill leopard cubs?) around that are a danger to their cubs. I would really like to know what is going on in her mind when she is looking for a safe place nobody can find…

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Jess, thank you for the update. Hope we can view the cubs in the near future.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Fingers crossed

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

So exciting! We hope she is indeed denning more cubs!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Living a mystery–fantastic!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Jess how exciting is that wondering if the Nhlanguleni female has a den there. She is keeping you guessing and soon you will know if there are cubs that she has hidden so very secretly. Tracking is definitely an art to know which tracks belongs to which animal. Very interesting indeed.

Carolyn Clarkson

It is amazing what can be learned from deceptively simple tracks!

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Keeping all fingers and toes crossed for sweet little spotty cubbies soon!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Fantastic sleuth work on trying to locate the den of the Nhlanguleni female. Fingers crossed she does in fact have cubs and can keep them safe. There seems to be a lot of predators from the lion community roaming throughout the property, not the least of which the Ndhzenga, Talamati, Ntsevu sub-adult males, etc. that are known cub killers. Looking forward to seeing photos of her little cubs!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

We’re eagerly waiting for news! New tiny cubs to see and hopefully grow! We keep our fingers crossed

Gawie Jordaan
Master Tracker

How exciting! Hopefully there are some new arrivals to Londolozi!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

I was spellbound reading this Jess!! Do keep us posted!!

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