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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Pckts - 09-28-2020

?NEW LION ALERT?

We‘re happy to introduce to you the currently biggest coalition of the Ngorongoro Crater. The 5 Lake Quintet males were born into the Lake pride in 2013 (dates could vary), given the time-wise context there’s a good probability that they were sired by the 4 members strong Gene-flow coalition, made up of Eugene, Genius, Gen and Genovo (we hope to get further confirmation/clarification here). Since 1993 this had been the first time that new unknown males entered and established themselves in the Crater which hugely contributed to a refreshing genepool.

Using their superior numbers as an advantage the Lake Quintet males - officially referred to as LK115, LK116, LK117, LK120 and LK121 - quickly gained dominance in the Crater that ultimately led to the takeovers of the Lakette pride and the Munge Mabinti pride, the currently biggest pride in the Crater with approximately 17 members. They also ousted the well-known males Kijana (another not Crater-related male) and Hjalmar (a Munge pride born male) and took over the Lagunita pride. There’s a good possibility that Kijana was killed in the process sometime in 2017.

The Ngorongoro Crater is currently home of 65-75 lions with eight prides in total. While some of the successive young males left the Crater to frequently push into the Ndutu Conservation area (this had been witnessed with the Munge males and the Lagunita males) - possibly also to avoid the competition with the resident Crater pride males - the majority of the prides is shared between the two major coalitions, Lake Quintet and the Lake Trio. In the following days and weeks we will post a few more recent pictures of the Lake Quintet males who - just as it has been witnessed a good amount of times with Crater male lions - seem to mature very fast with developing very huge and dark manes at an already fairly young age.

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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Spalea - 10-02-2020

At the top of a kopje, a male lion is staring its territory. What does it hold its attention ? A potentially wounded prey ? A young male courting a lioness of its pride ?






RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - 239Pu - 10-14-2020


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Quote:one of the five impressive Lake Quintet males this is a more recent shot of one of the five brothers, referred to as LK116. He’s characterized by a thick dark mane that completely covers his chest and shoulders, as well as an exceptionally bulky body size. Can you actually believe that by the time this picture was taken in 2019 he was only 6 years old?! Although he easily shows the appearance of a male lion in his late prime years, he was only born in June 2013. This makes him a prime example of how fast male lions in the Ngorongoro Crater seem to mature compared to their counterparts in other regions of Africa.

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
Photo credits: Zhayynn James Photography



RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - BA0701 - 10-15-2020

(10-14-2020, 04:18 AM)239Pu Wrote:
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Quote:one of the five impressive Lake Quintet males this is a more recent shot of one of the five brothers, referred to as LK116. He’s characterized by a thick dark mane that completely covers his chest and shoulders, as well as an exceptionally bulky body size. Can you actually believe that by the time this picture was taken in 2019 he was only 6 years old?! Although he easily shows the appearance of a male lion in his late prime years, he was only born in June 2013. This makes him a prime example of how fast male lions in the Ngorongoro Crater seem to mature compared to their counterparts in other regions of Africa.

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
Photo credits: Zhayynn James Photography

In my opinion, I believe that the Ngorongoro Crater produces some of the most beautiful male lions, of anywhere else I've seen. They have a unique appearance, and always appear to be true giants of the species, very thick bodies and legs, and really large robust heads that carry an appearance that I don't see occurring anywhere else. C-Boy and Hildur were my introduction to them, and are some of the most gorgeous lions I've seen. Is it possible that there may be a known reason for this, could the possibly be their own unique sub-species, like the Asiatic lions? In my opinion they have a sort of Barbary appearance to them, it's difficult to explain but you know it the moment you see it.


RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - titose - 10-18-2020

-The brothers kings of Namiri the Snyggve and Tryggve males-
"One of many coalition brothers in their prime in Serengeti. Total pride consisted of 2 males, 2 females and 6 cubs. That's how many of them were found when our guide spotted them."
By: Kearsleys


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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - titose - 10-21-2020

(09-27-2020, 03:17 AM)TinoArmando Wrote: What a beast of male lion - The Famous son of C-Boy called Snyggve or Bob-Marley!
Photo credit: Oredi Nondo Naturalist

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Hi Agustino, this male that you actually refer to as the Sniggve is in fact C-boy aka Bob Marley, this photo was taken in 2015


RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - titose - 10-21-2020

The kingdom of the Namiri males...
The giant Snyggve aka as Bob jr/Namiri male watches his reign from the top on his throne (Kopje)...Namiri Plains, Serengeti!
By: Robert Muckley


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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - TinoArmando - 10-21-2020

(10-21-2020, 11:01 PM)titose Wrote:
(09-27-2020, 03:17 AM)TinoArmando Wrote: What a beast of male lion - The Famous son of C-Boy called Snyggve or Bob-Marley!
Photo credit: Oredi Nondo Naturalist

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Hi Agustino, this male that you actually refer to as the Sniggve is in fact C-boy aka Bob Marley, this photo was taken in 2015

Thanks for letting to know.
Nonetheless. my name is Armando and Tino it's a nickname
Best Regards


RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - TinoArmando - 10-21-2020

C-Boy aka Bob-Marley
Thanks for the correction Titose
Photo credit: Oredi Nondo Naturalist

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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Pckts - 10-23-2020




RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - Balam - 11-18-2020

Imposing Ngorongoro female


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By Valter Patrial


RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - TinoArmando - 11-18-2020

Here's a pretty boy:  Kogatende, Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
Image by: Sandy Williams

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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - TinoArmando - 11-18-2020

Like the lion King!
A phenomenal sighting of Snyggve posing over a rock of the well-known Serengeti area
Image by: Gabi Guiard.
Serengeti,Date: 16.11.20

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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - TinoArmando - 11-18-2020

Magnificent males: of the Ngorongoro Crater!
Image by: Sanjiv Bhandula
Ngorongoro Crater,Date 14-19-19

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RE: Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others) - titose - 11-21-2020

2/2 Namiri males on patrol, Tryggve and [b]Snyggve[/b]
Namiri palins, Serengeti national Park
By: Daniel Clement



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