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Avoca male lions

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As we are seeing 2 sets of Dominant Avocas in sabisands and we can say they are here to stay and lets have a thread to know more about them (Pics and information)
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(11-26-2018, 05:38 AM)Herekitty Wrote: I thought it might be worth examining some of the distinguishing facial features of the northern Avoca boys. The first boy is the dark skinned lion with the upward slanting eyes and broad rounded nose. He was described by Brent Leo-Smith as being taller at the shoulder and hip than the Birmingham Boys and Majingilanes, and the tallest lion he'd seen in the area since Hairy Belly. He is presumed to be the dominant male among the three owing to his darker toned skin, mane, and his fierce gaze. Image by Zaheer Ali.

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Then there's the two blonder brothers. The first is the big guy who has spent most of the time hanging out with the Nkuhumas at Djuma. He is the lion who was sporting a limp a while back. He has shown a fair amount of tolerance with the Nkuhuma, Mangheni and Talamati sub adults. He has a long scar on the left side of his nose below his eye, as well as a scar which creases the skin near his nostrils.

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The third has up until recently sported a mohawk (I think it's growing out). He is identifiable by his amber eyes that are the same colour as the Amber eyed Nkuhuma female that he was mating with a few months back. He has some finer scars around the left side of his nose, but no distinguishing ones. He has been spending a lot of time with the Talamati lionesses in Buffelshoek and Manyeleti recently and seems equally well built as his brothers. Image by Mems & Farida Carim 

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‘Majingilane’ watchmen who patrol the night, marching with intent, never altering their course...
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South Avoca

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Southern Avocas looking buff. Image by luxwanderers at Lion Sands, November 29, 2018


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Images by Rachel Cragg at Lion Sands, November 29, 2018

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( This post was last modified: 12-03-2018, 03:30 AM by Herekitty )

Southern Avocas at Lion Sands. This video will soon be on youtube accompanied by electronic marching music. Video by Luke Peter Abbott, November 27, 2018


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Northern Avoca. Image by Rachelle Aikens at Djuma, December 1, 2018


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Dark skinned northern Avoca was seen at Cheetah Plains sporting a cut to the side of his nose. One of the blondies was there too, and a video of each. Images and video by Nina Sierra Rubia, November 28, 2018



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This is the blonde mohawk northern Avoca male with the orange eyes resting at Djuma. Image by Farzana & Yaseen Bismilla, December 3, 2018


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And covered in dry blood with his bro at Manyeleti. Image by Krystyna Eriksson, December 3, 2018

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This is the other blonde guy (judging by the ears) who was seen with the Talamati pride yesterday at Cheetah Plains. He was nursing a sore fore paw. Image by Cheetah Plains December 3, 2018.


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(12-01-2018, 01:31 AM)Herekitty Wrote: Southern Avocas at Lion Sands. This video will soon be on youtube accompanied by electronic marching music. Video by Luke Peter Abbott, November 27, 2018



Curiously, some people say Lions in Sabi Sands are slim. Northern Avoca apparently are slim, BB apparently are slim, Matimba are very slim (The are very old lions I know). However South Avoca apparently are full power. The famine only affects to north of Sabi Sands?
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@IñigoMontoya This shot of a northern Avoca was taken in the last two weeks. Lion body shapes change dramatically depending on their last meal. Some shots of Birmingham Nhenha and Tynio in the last few months showed very fat cats too. IMO all the dominant lions of Sabi Sands over the years have had slim days and fat days, with naturally fewer fat days as they get older. Image by Andrew Khosa, November 25, 2018

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Blonde northern Avoca with the fuller mane. Pretty handsome lion. His left ear is more nicked up, while the other blonde's right ear is nicked. I noticed a lot of ladies on Safari Live youtube channel desperately miss the BBoys at Djuma, but I think these guys are pretty similar at the same age. Tough cats. Image by rozi1sa, December 4, 2018
 

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Northern Avoca. Image by Armand Groebler, December 8, 2018


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Image by Zaheer Ali, December 7, 2018

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Southern Avoca at Kirkman's Kamp after a few days patrolling with his brother in the KNP. Image by Matt Smith, December 8, 2018

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Dark skinned Northern Avoca. Image by Zaheer Ali, December 10, 2018

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Southern Avoca males looking well fed. This guy has an interesting scar around his third eye that looks like mud or blood, but has been there for a while now. Image by Kory Kevin at Lion Sands, December 11, 2018

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