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Plains Camp males - Tr1x24 - 09-04-2022

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.


RE: Plains Camp males - Tonpa - 09-04-2022

"it’s been an intense week!
And we know we are posting a lot of lion related content but we couldn’t help but share these incredible photos of the mighty Plains Camp Males.
The males have since moved back east into the core of their territory but what will their next “visit” mean?"
by Ranger Dan @rangerdan11 

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RE: Plains Camp males - Tr1x24 - 09-04-2022

Bond between this 2 brothers is incredible, there is no 1 sighting or report, that i remember, from when they hang in Sabi Sands (even from Kruger sightings) , that these 2 where seen separated or far distance from each other (only when seen mating), they are always together and work like an unit.

With their size and confidence, alongside such a teamplay and bond, this 2 will be hard to deal with in the future. 

Looks like they moved back east, but if they return, NK and Nhenha need to "prepare" something special to stop them, they maybe have experience on their side, but only being together for around half a year, their teamplay might be questionable in these situations, especially against an unit like PC boys, who will not separate that easily.


RE: Plains Camp males - BA0701 - 09-04-2022

(09-04-2022, 06:34 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote: Bond between this 2 brothers is incredible, there is no 1 sighting or report, that i remember, from when they hang in Sabi Sands (even from Kruger sightings) , that these 2 where seen separated or far distance from each other (only when seen mating), they are always together and work like an unit.

With their size and confidence, alongside such a teamplay and bond, this 2 will be hard to deal with in the future. 

Looks like they moved back east, but if they return, NK and Nhenha need to "prepare" something special to stop them, they maybe have experience on their side, but only being together for around half a year, their teamplay might be questionable in these situations, especially against an unit like PC boys, who will not separate that easily.

They actually remind me of the Southern Avocas in that regard, only recently did I see images of them apart, and it isn't certain that in those moments they were not very close to one another. The size, as you mentioned, is really remarkable, I thought NYM was a bit on the larger side, but when these boys chased him, the difference in size was very noticeable.


RE: Plains Camp males - Tr1x24 - 09-04-2022

(09-04-2022, 09:48 PM)BA0701 Wrote: They actually remind me of the Southern Avocas in that regard, only recently did I see images of them apart, and it isn't certain that in those moments they were not very close to one another. The size, as you mentioned, is really remarkable, I thought NYM was a bit on the larger side, but when these boys chased him, the difference in size was very noticeable.

Well, both NK and Nhenha looked empty bellied, but yea, those boys are very muscular in build and have bigger mane then NK, which brings a lot in frame.

All 4 of them are impressive specimens for sure.


RE: Plains Camp males - afortich - 09-05-2022

Very nice summary of the PC boys my friends!!


RE: Plains Camp males - Tonpa - 09-09-2022

PCM in the west




RE: Plains Camp males - Tonpa - 09-09-2022




RE: Plains Camp males - 1999gc8 - 09-09-2022

(09-09-2022, 01:18 PM)Tonpa Wrote:

Awesome clear photo with perfect side profile.  PC Males are built like tanks.


RE: Plains Camp males - Tr1x24 - 09-09-2022

With NK/Nhenha seen in Londolozi and MalaMala, these boys claimed they first victory.


RE: Plains Camp males - Mabingilane - 09-09-2022

@Tr1x24 can you imagine these two in their prime at 7 years old? 
They remind me much of how the Charleston males were in 2015 & 2016.


RE: Plains Camp males - Tr1x24 - 09-09-2022

(09-09-2022, 10:27 PM)Mabingilane Wrote: @Tr1x24 can you imagine these two in their prime at 7 years old? 
They remind me much of how the Charleston males were in 2015 & 2016.

Yea, its impossible to predict, as unexpected things can happen anytime in the wild, but if everything goes alright, these 2 are set to have long and bright future in western sector.


RE: Plains Camp males - sik94 - 09-10-2022

(09-09-2022, 03:24 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote: With NK/Nhenha seen in Londolozi and MalaMala, these boys claimed they first victory.

Wouldn't go that far just yet.


RE: Plains Camp males - Tr1x24 - 09-10-2022

(09-10-2022, 07:06 AM)sik94 Wrote: Wouldn't go that far just yet.

Territorial males dont leave their territory just like that, NK and Nhenha are currently in MalaMala, which is not even neigboring territory, yet territory of Ndhzengas.


RE: Plains Camp males - lionuk - 09-10-2022

(09-10-2022, 10:29 AM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(09-10-2022, 07:06 AM)sik94 Wrote: Wouldn't go that far just yet.

Territorial males dont leave their territory just like that, NK and Nhenha are currently in MalaMala, which is not even neigboring territory, yet territory of Ndhzengas.

The probably also abandoned the Ximhungwe lioness and Gingerella..