Irene Nathanson

Senior Digital Ranger

Originally from New York USA currently living in the Sunshine state of Florida in the Tampa Bay area. My first trip to Africa was in 2009 when I visited Botswana and Zambia. My first trip to Sabi Sands South Africa was in 2011. This is where my true addiction began. I stayed at Londolozi Varty camp and fell in love with the people and the animals. Since then I have been back six more times and returning Sept. 2023 for my 7th . I have written several blogs and enjoy sharing photos and experiences from my trips. Leopards and male lions are my favorite to photograph. At home I have my own little family including my black lion Myra and two wild dogs Max and Jack.

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The King of Londolozi in his day; an enormous male whose offspring still inhabit the reserve.

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Camp Pan 4:3 Male

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5 stories
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1 known
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Mashaba 3:3 Female
2008 - present

The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best-known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the vehicles.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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markings
Timeline
50 stories
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Parents
2 known
Litters
10 known
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Vomba 3:2 Female
1997 - 2013

The Vomba female was a leopard with an instantly recognisable rich golden coat. She spent much of her life around the Londolozi Camps.

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Vomba 3:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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12 stories
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1 known
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9 known
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Nkoveni 2:2 Female
2012 - present

A gorgeous female who is found to the east of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot pattern she is often to be found in Marula trees.

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Sunsetbend
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90 stories
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2 known
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5 known
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An enigmatic female not often encountered, this leopard lives to the north of the Sand River.

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Tutlwa 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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10 stories
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2 known
Litters
7 known
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Nanga 4:3 Female
2009 - present

The Nanga female was born to the Nyelethi 4:4 female in 2009 as part of a litter of three.

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Nanga 4:3 Female

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Saseka Female
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2 known
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The Tamboti female inhabited the south-eastern sections of Londolozi, having a large part of her territory along the Maxabene Riverbed.

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Tamboti 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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7 stories
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Parents
1 known
Litters
3 known
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Piva 2:2 Female
1998 - 2016

This leopard was the first cub of the Nottens female, and therefore inherited the royal blood of the original Mother Leopard.

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Piva 2:2 Female

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Mother Leopard
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1 known
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This female was a small leopard with a shorter than average tail. She was territorial around the western reaches of Londolozi ’s Sand River.

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Short Tail 3:4 Female

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Short Tail Female
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0 known
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Marthly 3:2 Male
2001 - 2015

This male moved in from the north of the reserve in 2010, and was instantly recognisable by his unique tuft of fur at the back of his neck.

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Marthly 3:2 Male

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Incredibly, the 5:5 male was adopted as a cub by his grandmother, the 3:4 female, and raised by her to adulthood.

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Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male

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Mother Leopard
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3 stories
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Parents
2 known
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0 known
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Piva 3:2 Male
2010 - 2017

Directly descended from the original mother leopard and therefore part of the royal lineage of Londolozi.

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Piva 3:2 Male

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Mother Leopard
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2 known
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Unofficially the biggest leopard in the Sabi Sands, the Anderson male is an absolutely enormous individual in north western Londolozi.

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Anderson 4:4 Male

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3 stories
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1 known
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0 known
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Flat Rock 3:2 Male
2013 - present

A dominant male leopard over the majority of the north. He originally took over the 4:4 Male's territory when he died.

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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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38 stories
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