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History's most brutal killers, the Majingilane Male Lions - sanjay - 04-10-2015

There is reason why male Lion are considered as one of the most dangerous animal on earth, They have strong sense of brotherhood, they live like a tribe and care for each other at the same time they also live with greed of more power, dominance, territory and females, The story of Majingilane Male Lions is one of such great story in entire animal kingdom, its include love, murder, suspense and perfect composition.

I would suggest to get some time and read this page for their full story from their rise to fall, my be still going strong.
http://www.africam.com/wildlife/majingilanemalelions

I would love to see contribution of other lion fans in terms of picture, videos and their story.


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Spalea - 04-12-2015

@sanjay : I already saw this famous male lions gang videos on youtube. I think the link you indicated explains the coalition  origins because mostly of the youtube videos are dated from 2014 . On an internet site whose I lost the adress it was also told these male lions were famous buffalos killers.

About these male lions I would not speak of "pride" (males, females and cubs) but of "gang" (only the males).

Nevertheless this gang shows how deep the bonds between the male lions of a same gang can be. And I also think that is not exceptional. Exceptional perhaps because  while technical means to follow and study wild animals have never been so important, so sizeable,, the lions are nowadays, and unlucky, a wild threatened specie.

This gang also shows how hard a male lion life could be (majingilane pride, savuti pride and so on.). Male lion is certainly  the big cat whose life in wild is the shortest one (10 perhaps 12 years). The "happy years" are very short (2 perhaps three years when "holding" a pride) and the only way to last a few time more is to manifeste a solidarity between dominant males that must be without defect.

And, despite that, the end is often rough.


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - sanjay - 04-12-2015

I agree on what you said.
They live very hard life, But story like these boys are like action movie narration. They amazed me by their activities


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - sanjay - 04-15-2015

Well, These Majingilane Male Lions, Still brutally killing other Lions. Last cub of Othawa pride was killed by Majingilane male lions recently.

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This cub was not their son, he is a son of the Selati males that majingilanes took over from them in the west in may last year. They have tolerated him until now because the females have mated with them anyway. He was the last of the 8 othawa cubs. All 8 othawa cubs have been killed.

The Majingilanes male lions controlled Eyrefield, Marthly, Styx, Fourways and the Othawa prides. But now they rules the Othawa and Mhangeni Pride(Tsalala Breakaway Pride) they have abandoned all their other prides.
 
One can clearly see how dominating these Majingilanes male lions have become


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - sanjay - 04-15-2015

And, finally I got the video, Look how The Majingilanes have killed the last of the Selati males offspring in the Othawa pride. They had been tolerating him for a while now, and he was beginning to trust their presents. Thinking they had accepted him. The Majs gained his trust, and then took that trust as a chance to kill him later.






RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Pantherinae - 04-16-2015

Amazing @sanjay 
this is brutal tfs!


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - sanjay - 04-16-2015

Here is another incident, short-tail Ximhungwe lioness was killed by by the Othawa lionesses and sub adults on 7-Apr-2015 at night. Currently Majingilane collation is ruling the Othawa pride, Though there is no involvement of Majingilane male lions, But they were seen eating the body part of this dead lioness. See the image below. According to source short-tail Ximhungwe lioness was roaring looking to mate with the male but the othawa pride heard her and cornered her alone.
Due to this, Now Ximhungwe pride left with only one adult Lioness and few sub adult lioness. For the last few years ximhungwe lionesses were going through a rough phase

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Credit to Idube Game Reserve


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Tshokwane - 04-23-2015

Yesterday the last Ximhungwe lioness was looking very nervous because the Ottawa lionesses were close.
The Golden Mane Majingilane was mating with her and acting like a sort of mediator between her and the other pride lionesses.
 


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His brothers were with the Ottawa lionesses, so it's very interesting to see the role that males play when two different prides are in conflict.
 

 

 


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - sanjay - 04-23-2015

@"Majingilane" , I also see this news today on fb. I think Ximhungwe pride is it at risk of extinction. There are very few members left and they are feeling immense pressure from Ottawa pride. Lets see what will happen. Will the remaining Lioness from Ximhungwe pride will able to carry and protect the genes. I hope they survive.
As you said Role of Majingilane Male lions will be very important in order to survive these genes.


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Tshokwane - 04-23-2015

I think the same Sanjay, maybe she will get away from the conflict, but what's for sure is that the other lionesses will be looking for her.
This is one of the things that you don't see in documentaries. They always picture the same: hard working lionesses, a lazy male that steal their meals, and cubs that only need their mothers.
Then you read this kind of things and you start to realize that males do so much more. The inability of the Selati males to fend off the Majingilane(one of the Sealtis died after the fight, the other two were expelled), made possible this whole change in the dynamics of the lion lives.

 

 

 


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Pckts - 04-23-2015

(04-23-2015, 10:04 PM)'Majingilane' Wrote: I think the same Sanjay, maybe she will get away from the conflict, but what's for sure is that the other lionesses will be looking for her.
This is one of the things that you don't see in documentaries. They always picture the same: hard working lionesses, a lazy male that steal their meals, and cubs that only need their mothers.
Then you read this kind of things and you start to realize that males do so much more. The inability of the Selati males to fend off the Majingilane(one of the Sealtis died after the fight, the other two were expelled), made possible this whole change in the dynamics of the lion lives.

 

 

 

 

Agreed, big cat society is far more complex than just trying to say females are "this" and males are "this".
Every cat, every family has their own personalities and structure.
Who knows what will happen with this female, nothing is set in stone. Like what happened with Madita, she went from being attacked  from an intruding pride to leading it.
So nothing is set in stone, we will just have to wait and see.
TFS

 


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - tigerluver - 04-23-2015

These male lion interactions seem more brutally clever than any other carnivore accounts I've read. Other species seem to fight and finish on the spot rather than having these long, drawn out plans to eliminate rivals.


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Pckts - 04-24-2015

(04-23-2015, 11:30 PM)'tigerluver' Wrote: These male lion interactions seem more brutally clever than any other carnivore accounts I've read. Other species seem to fight and finish on the spot rather than having these long, drawn out plans to eliminate rivals.

 


There are no rules in love and war .....
 


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - Tshokwane - 04-24-2015

Exactly. I think that this is one of the things that separate most the lions from other big cats. Not just the social life of the female prides, that is the most known, but specially the bond that males have.
Take, for example, what happened almost five years ago, when Kinky tail and Mr.T Mapogo killed the 5th Majingilane.

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That same night, just hours later, the four Majingilane enter the Mapogo territory and somehow managed to separate Kinky tail from his brother, and then they killed him in such a ruthless way that is almost as if they were taking revenge for their brother's death.




 

 


RE: History most brutal killer, the Majingilane Male Lions - vizions - 04-24-2015

I doubt that "revenge" was a part of the killing of KT. The majins were close to their brother and didn't choose to come to his rescue.
And for the record, KT was the one chasing the 4 Majingilanes. Mr.T arrived 15 mins after the start of the encounter. 


Back to the Majingilanes. They are ruling since 5 years, and they are clearly the most dominant forces in SS. But they didn't face any serious competition for now. Selatis could have challenge the Majin at one time but were outnumbered in all the fights. The matimba could have challenged them too, but they already have a big territory, and they are already mating with former Majin tribes (Mhangeni, Styx).