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  China has a 270kg Amur tiger
Posted by: wcs159583 - 09-16-2022, 07:22 PM - Forum: Tiger - Replies (13)
China has a 270kg Amur tiger, measured by Professor Feng, this tiger's bust even reached 180.

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  Is this lion the famous Nyamakunze or big black.
Posted by: Hasnain - 09-11-2022, 04:13 PM - Forum: Questions - No Replies
I saw this lion on the internet and i was impressed by his black mane. Then i remembered a guy named nyamakunze aka big black and this guy looked very similar to him. Very similar dark mane and a little brown mane around cheeks. Is this the guy called big black or nyamakunze. I really want the pictures of big black as i saw one of his pics where i was unable to see his face.
If the picture is not posted then i apologize. I added the picture by adding attachment option as i don't know how to post picture properly because this is my first post 

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  19-Year-Old Minnesota Bobcat Receives Stem Cell Therapy For Chronic Arthritis. ?
Posted by: BigCatSimba - 09-09-2022, 08:10 AM - Forum: News, Events & Updates - No Replies
19-Year-Old Minnesota Bobcat Receives Stem Cell Therapy For Chronic Arthritis. ?
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  Plains Camp males
Posted by: Tr1x24 - 09-04-2022, 04:00 PM - Forum: Lion - Replies (41)
Plains Camp males:

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2 brothers born into Plains Camp pride around July 2017, they where sired by mighty Mantimahle males.

October 2017:
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As a cubs, with their sisters, they where thriving under protection of 5 mighty fathers.

April 2018 :
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Coming into 2019, 4 out of 5 their fathers started to moving away from this area and hanging with new, bigger prides further south, leaving only 1 male behind with them, he is known as famous 5th Mantimahle, the separated brother.

5th and PC subs, February 2019:

Later around mid 2019, 2 S. Avocas took that advantage and pushed out remaining 5th Mantimahle and takeover Plains Camp pride. With subadults being only around 2 years of age, they where forced to run away and leave the pride, starting nomadic life.

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Thats where Plains Camp males where seen in Sabi Sands for the first time, in April 2020, they appeared in eastern MalaMala, in company of 2 sisters.

They moved west and hanged around Sabi Sabi for some time, eventually 2 sisters left them and prob returned back towards their natal area, leaving 2 young males alone.

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But their presence didn't get unnoticed, as they also hanged in MalaMala and in Bboys territory, Bboys Tinyo caught them and beat up 1 of the males, leaving him limping. Eventually, shortly after July 2020, 2 youngsters left Sabi Sands and went back in Kruger. They where seen hanging around Skukuza and their natal area around Rhino Post.

Rhino Post, August 2020 :

Although most of us believed we wont see these 2 youngsters again in Sabi Sands, suprise happened in March 2021, 2 males where spotted in Sabi Sabi, this time significantly bigger then they once where.

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They roamend almost whole Sabi Sand, although this time bigger, they where still no match for local, territorial males, so they where chased around a lot by Bboys, Avoca males and OM.

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Eventually, towards the late 2021, they settled into empty area of Singita, attracting 2 Nkuhuma females, Ridge Nose and Amber Eyes with them. They become territorial males.

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Around early 2022, Ridge Nose give birth to 2 cubs, their first offspring. 

Since they settled in Singita, they are assumed to be responsible for killing few female lions, like subs from Nkuhuma and Talamati prides, and possible Tsalala female.

2 males growed into massive and impressive specimens, prob the most impressive males in Sabi Sands already, at only 5 yrs of age. But its not only their looks, since they become territorial, their confidence and agressivnes skyrocket.

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They are actively searching for new females (seen mating with breakaway Mhangeni female) and to expand territory, pushing east and especially west, already invading west few times in the past months against Skorro Jr. Tumbela, who eventualy lost his territory to Nhenha and NK male.

But now 2 territorial males there didn't slow down PC males, just yesterday they confidentley invaded western sector and chased both males.

Its yet to be see how will this campaing west and future go for 2 impressive males.
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  Gijima coalition
Posted by: Potato - 09-03-2022, 09:11 PM - Forum: Lion - Replies (9)
Since those two males now firmly are establishing themselfs as one of the dominant male lion coalitions of Sabi Sands it is time they have thread of their own.

Welcome to the Gijima males of Lion Sands

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Unpredictable and dramatic at the best of times, the lion dynamics of Lion Sands were turned on their head by the unexpected arrival of three young males quietly crossing the Sabie River from the Kruger National Park and sneaking into the western reaches of our property.

At this point, the territory within Lion Sands belonged to the Ndhzenga males, an older and more experienced coalition, which thus far had fiercely defended the land and the prides within it from competing lions. Because of this, no one expected the newcomers to stay long, and when the Ndhzenga eventually killed one of the young brothers, it was assumed the remaining two would leave the area completely.

Remarkably, the two brothers chose to remain on Lion Sands, strategically avoiding any further altercations with the Ndhzenga. Being unsure of their surroundings and unaccustomed to vehicles, the young nomads would run every time we attempted to approach, making sightings challenging and giving rise to their eventual name, ‘The Gijimas’, which means ‘to run’ in the local language of Shangaan.

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Under the protection of the Ndhzenga males, the Styx and Southern prides where flourishing, and any threat that the Gijimas posed to their young seemed minimal. That is, until the Ndhzenga unexpectedly abandoned their Lion Sands territory in pursuit of new land and females to the north, leaving the Styx Pride and the Southern Pride defenceless against the Gijimas.

The Styx Pride was particularly vulnerable to an assault by the Gijimas, with 11 young cubs that would be killed by the males if caught in order to mate with the females and eliminate another male’s offspring. To prevent this, the three experienced Styx lionesses moved with stealth and caution around the property until eventually, they pushed north into unfamiliar territories to protect their cubs from the Gijimas.

The situation of the lionesses of the Southern Pride was slightly different; with two female sub-adults of about two years old, the likelihood of the Gijimas males trying to kill them was minimal. This is because they would be considered part of the pride rather than the cubs of another male. Since the arrival of the Gijimas, the adult lioness has been seen mating with the brothers on several occasions. More recently, there have been sightings of the lioness and her daughters together with the males, which presents the exciting prospect of a growing pride.

Over the last few months, the Gijimas have become a near constant presence on Lion Sands, making them far more relaxed around our vehicles and treating us to exciting sightings. Since their entrance to the property, they have had few encounters with other males, so predicting their future here is near impossible. Who knows if the Ndhzenga will one day return to defend their territory? But with the Gijimas growing in confidence and strength, it seems unlikely that they will be easily overthrown.

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  Western Himalayan Leopards
Posted by: Lycaon - 08-27-2022, 07:41 PM - Forum: Leopard - Replies (2)
This thread is dedicated for leopards living in the western Himalayan mountains.
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  Scaleless Spectacle Cobra
Posted by: anand3690 - 08-05-2022, 05:07 PM - Forum: Reptiles and Birds - No Replies

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Scaleless Spectacle Cobra
(Merolepid Naja Naja)

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  Lion Prides That Have Gone Extinct
Posted by: BA0701 - 07-30-2022, 02:54 AM - Forum: Lion - No Replies
A thread to provide information and historical context for prides, who sadly are no longer with us.
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  Fig Tree Boys
Posted by: Lipstick2 - 07-20-2022, 04:45 AM - Forum: Lion - Replies (7)
Nyekundo and Osupaat are doing well and great job with their Enkoyonai pride and they are also great protectors for their young offsprings. Despite they are still very young and being highly outnumbered by the rest of Mara's current other coalitions, including their great neighbors too: the four Iseketa pride males (Derre and Barrikoi sons), three Sankai Breakaway pride males (Ordikdik young males), the six Ordikdik dispersed subadults (Olerai and Olekiti's sons), the four Sankai dispersed subadults (Olope and Olbariko's sons), and not even mention the three strong Sala's males who can easily march into Enkoyonai pride's range to simply make a threat. Although the previous four groups are standing by young and unexperienced lions, in the future they can also pose a threat if they'd stay in the area; we hope these two 5 years old Fig Tree Boys can save their offsprings, pride and themselves. 

Amy, [email protected]

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Super handsome Nyekundo: a very beautiful close-up portrait of Maridadi's son. He got some fresher cutting wounds on his nose recently, which also resembles a lot to his father's scars (by fights for mating rights with his brother Osupaat most probably). While he is a spit of Maridadi, Osupaat is more like Kaka.
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  Styx Pride
Posted by: BA0701 - 07-12-2022, 01:43 AM - Forum: Lion - Replies (53)
This thread is for posting Styx Pride specific posts. This will include breakaway prides (until they've re-established themselves and received a name of their own, as well as nomadic males who have left the pride until they have met the same criteria.

Our hope is for these pride specific threads to become a central repository for information pertaining to specific prides, both historical and current, in the same vane as the coalition specific threads.
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