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Lions in South-Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia

Romania Spalea Offline
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(03-31-2017, 10:38 AM)Skybed Wrote: @Spalea 

regarding post #90. Indeed bro :) it fascinates me especially given that he is a lone male coalition initially. Given such physical attributes, it is hard for any females to resist I guess lol

For any females, seeing such a fit male lion in old age, is perhaps a great source of surprises, lol !

Was this particular male alone ? Yes, very fascinating to see how he evolved ! He must learn "to put some water in the wine" (french proverb "mettre de l' eau dans son vin").
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yeah mate he raised the bar rather too high lol. And yes according to the source, he was a lone male who later form a coalition with his son. Just wondering if he carries any Barbary genes cause he is a true hairy belly
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About #93: and what you were wondering about... Barbary lions' genes ? We' re in the south of the african continent, very far from the Atlas Mountains. I know the path of the genetic are able to be impenetrable but...

The also legendary Cape Lions... Do they have too an hairy belly ? Yes...
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About #93 and #90: among the lions too, father-and-son bonding can last all the life long... Probably, the father doesn't no longer his fellow as being his son and reciprocally, the young fellow doesn't more consider his now brother-in-arms as being his father.
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lol I fail my geography and biology haha. And regarding post #95, I'm not sure whether they regard each other as father and son as in the case of the Notches but it is kind of weird when I think of the possibility of inbreeding since the son stays with the same pride
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Awesome!!! He's the only WILD lion i think I've seen with mane on belly & thorax...
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Male lion kill Elephant

Pride of lions killing a juvenile elephant at Nyamandlovu watering hole in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Lions attacked the elephant and hamstrung it, elephants then tried to drive the lions off but seem to accept that elephant from their herd is too seriously injured. The huge male lion then claims his prey. Lions in this park have become specialised elephant killers linked to a massive population of elephants - some argue overpopulation. Traumatic but unique footage shot by Rhonwen Powell on her Lumix digital camera on the 20th of August 2012



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About #98: Frankly, I'm a little bit desappointed by the passivity of the elephants herd. Was this juvenile elephant without its "regular" mother ? The herd was quietly the witness of its death.

This is not the first time I notice this lack of response. The male lion was alone to accomplish that feat.
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he testing times of drought often lead to intra-species complications, which then could lead to inter-species interactions! A perfect example of the beauty of nature. 
A battle between 2 hippo bulls lead to the death of one of them, which lead to a meal for another dominant species! The way of the wild! 

Safari Architects Friends of Mana Pools, ZimbabweNikon Nikon South Africa credit Mike Sutherland photography
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Xanda, the oldest son of Cecil, was killed like his father by trophy hunters.

From Lions of Hwange National Park:
Today we heard that a few days ago, Xanda, the son of #CecilTheLion has been shot on a trophy hunt by Zimbabwe PH Richard Cooke. Cooke also killed Xanda's brother in 2015, he was only about 4 years old then. Xanda is still a young father at 6.2 years old and has several young cubs. We can't believe that now, 2 years since Cecil was killed, that his oldest Cub #Xanda has met the same fate.
When will the Lions of Hwange National Park be left to live out their years as wild born free lions should...?


Credits by Bert Duplessis:
Remember Cecil? This is his son Xanda and in the other photograph part of his pride of lions - as seen hunting buffalo not far from Little Makalolo Camp inside Hwange National Park. The pride woke us up one morning at 0300A and were in and around the camp until well after day-break.

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Zimbabwe has been run into the ground by Mugabe. It is a bankrupt country being raped by its own people. The people will do anything for money. Wildlife is seen as a resource and will be mined mercilessly. The World needs to step in to protect human and animal rights.
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Ali from Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation is a huge Kruger lion, but a little bit lighter in weight compared to Hanito (the lion next to Ali) which I think maybe a hybrid between different subspecies of African lion. Perhaps Han is heavier but he have a pretty small skull and shorter in height compared to Ali.
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A male lions lies atop a termite mound & watches as the sun rises over an open area in Hwange, Zimbabwe. 

African Bush Camps
Credits to Marlon du Toit

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Credits to Neale Howarth - Pumba Private Game Reserve.

After the recent loss of our tawny female, our previous dominant, and original white, male is now the OLDEST LION at Pumba. Nearly 14 years, he is definitely showing the signs of his age, yet he is still more than physically able to keep up and well fed!

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Credits to Nombekana Safaris and Wildlife Photography.

Known as the two black rhino males, coalition of two males rule the central and Eastern parts of the Pilanesberg National Park. Here is one of them and they are the pride males of the central pride. The central pride currently is the second biggest pride in the park. 


I have seen the black rhino males with some females from the Malatse dam. It is quite normal for strong coalitions to take over and rule a couple of prides in the area if competion is not so tight. Their biggest rivals are probably the Spooner males which rule the western section of the park. A few days ago a fellow guide told me that he saw the Spooners venturing into the territory of the Black rhino boys. There are also there younger males that i have seen quite often near Kgabo Tlou area and it will be interesting to see what happens next with all these coalitions in the park. Will they challenge each other or will the avoid each other? Time will tell and I will continue to keep and eye on them.

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