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Gijima coalition

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I also wonder how much truth there really is in the whole, no mating while there are cub's alive thing.
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(11-07-2022, 10:16 PM)Duco Ndona Wrote: I also wonder how much truth there really is in the whole, no mating while there are cub's alive thing

Among other "facts" i question about lion behavior and such things written in books.
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(11-07-2022, 10:16 PM)Duco Ndona Wrote: I also wonder how much truth there really is in the whole, no mating while there are cub's alive thing.

There is no evidence that she had cubs, even if she had, they where prob gone soon after birth, as she was always seen with her 2 daughters and Gijimas recently, if she had cubs, that wouldn't be the case as she would be around den site. 

Females definitely dont mate if they have cubs.
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Light Maned Gijima with SP sisters :

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Except they also do so to distract potentially dangerous males from the cubs. Its also common to see mating as a means of enforcing dominance etc..
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( This post was last modified: 11-09-2022, 06:42 PM by criollo2mil )

Gijimas look like they could use a good meal 




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iirc there was a mention of mating with the Southern female, that would make them (or at leats one) thinner for the start, but it looks like they stayed hingry fo a while on top of that. Hopefully this is just inconsistency of availability of food sources and won't lead to anything, they are new blood to the area and the small pride could use few years of stability to ensure its continuation while the Gijima already accepted the two sub-adult females unrelated to them. If the Southern female is already carrying a new litter, change/loss of the dominant males would be a significant setback that would push bringing up a viable litter with the chance of reaching adulthood further down the line. We could use a small Sabi Sand pride success for change recently. So crucial the Ndzhengha litter happened to be two females, with a male litter the pride future might be quite bleak.
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(11-10-2022, 11:08 PM)RookiePundit Wrote: iirc there was a mention of mating with the Southern female, that would make them (or at leats one) thinner for the start, but it looks like they stayed hingry fo a while on top of that. Hopefully this is just inconsistency of availability of food sources and won't lead to anything, they are new blood to the area and the small pride could use few years of stability to ensure its continuation while the Gijima already accepted the two sub-adult females unrelated to them. If the Southern female is already carrying a new litter, change/loss of the dominant males would be a significant setback that would push bringing up a viable litter with the chance of reaching adulthood further down the line. We could use a small Sabi Sand pride success for change recently. So crucial the Ndzhengha litter happened to be two females, with a male litter the pride future might be quite bleak.

These are 2 ~ 5 yrs old territorial males, they wont die of starvation lol.

Light maned male was seen full bellied 2-3 days ago at Sabi Sabi with 2 SP sisters, while older male was mating. 

But periods like this can happen, mating, a lot of patroling (recently they where seen furthers north in Sabi Sabi and far east at Kirkmans Kamp) or few missed kills, and here you go.. they will be fine.
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@Duco Ndona 

Tbh Females do not come into heat if they have Cubs. But they can & do "mate" for various tactical reasons, if necessary.
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1/2 gijima male.
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(11-11-2022, 09:08 AM)DARK MANE Wrote: 1/2 gijima male.

He’s quite stunning.
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SP and Gijimas (slide 4):

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"The faces of two confident male lions. We have been watching closely over the last few months how these two male lions establish their dominance in the Southern Sabi Sand. From active patrols to intense moments with different prides, these two males have now mated to possibly sire some of their own offspring.

We are watching closely as the tides start to turn in their favor and their story as a dominant force starts...the question always remains for how long..."
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Gijima boys getting strong in S.Avicas land.



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