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Tjololo was a male leopard living in the Mala Mala Game Reserve in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. He was the subject of the National Geographic documentary film Stalking Leopards.
He was discovered by wildlife photographer and filmmaker Kim Wolhuter in 1999 as a six-year-old male looking to establish a territory. His name Tjololo is a melding of words from the Swazi and Tsonga languages, which means “the one that stands alone.”
He was smaller than most males on the reserve but still managed to take control of a large territory encompassing nearly the whole of Mala Mala. He has had conflicts with bigger males but has emerged the victor in just about every confrontation. He was also featured on the cover of National Geographic Magazine in October 2001 and appeared in other documentaries by Kim Wolhuter.
In October 2007 he was found injured by rangers at Mala Mala, where he was darted in order to be treated by vets at Kruger National Park. As the procedure neared its end, the antidote was administered and Tjololo took his last breath and did not stir again. He was 14 years old.
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Jonathan Scott is an English zoologist, wildlife photographer and television presenter specializing in African wildlife.
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Big Cat Diary, also known as Big Cat Week or Big Cat Live, is a long-running nature documentary series on BBC television which followed the lives of African big cats in Kenya's Maasai Mara. The first series, broadcast on BBC One in 1996, was developed and jointly produced by Keith Scholey, who would go on to become Head of the BBC's Natural History Unit. Eight series have followed, most recently Big Cat Live, a live broadcast from the Mara in 2008.
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Survival with Ray Mears is a 3 part television series hosted by Ray Mears, as he tracks predators in their natural habitats. The series was broadcast by ITV, and was billed as the return of the Survival brand. It was followed by Wild Britain with Ray Mears.
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