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China Mdz123 Offline
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Very good update, Im happy to see that the Tsalala pride is doing so well. Im still worried about Ximungwe daughter
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(10-15-2021, 05:14 PM)Mdz123 Wrote: Very good update, Im happy to see that the Tsalala pride is doing so well. Im still worried about Ximungwe daughter
Yeah, I agree. I am also still worried about ximhungwe daughter. Very concerning..
I feel bad for her mother, being all alone.
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About Mhangeni Pride, some of them, including OM's daughters, were seen in Londolozi 2 days' ago. 
And NK male was seen in Singita on the same day. 
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Gotta say, most of Majingilane males sons weren’t so succesful, but they sired way more daughters and granddaughters that reached adulthood. So their bloodline is much stronger then most people think.

The Daughters of the Othawa male are doing well. I hope they extend the Majingilane bloodline by mating with other males.
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At this point ximungwe sub-adult is most likely dead. 

Although there is an opportunity for the mother to potentially raise a bigger litter in the western sector now
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I think the risks are worse though. 

Solitary lionesses typically have small liters and at best . So this this is a huge blow for the prides growth potental.

Especially if she wastes a next litter on raising male cubs.
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(10-15-2021, 08:26 PM)Duco Ndona Wrote: I think the risks are worse though. 

How so?
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lionuk Offline
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Actually I have just received new information about ximhungwe cub and her location. I can't reveal the source yet until I get further information.
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Tonpa Offline
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That doesn't sound reassuring lol
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If she is seen now, she probably is still alive. As otherwise she would be scattered bones by now. 

The risks lies in time. 
The ximhungwe lioness is around 7 years old. So that gives her at best 2 or 3 litters. The next one is probably going to small as well seeing she is nomadic and there is a good chance it will be a male. So the pride will be threading the needle at this point.
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(10-15-2021, 10:28 PM)Duco Ndona Wrote: The ximhungwe lioness is around 7 years old.
No, she was born in 2012 so that makes her 9 years old.
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Avery impressive looking Plain’s Camp Male gazes at a few hyenas in the distance, who had come to investigate the smell of zebra carcass that these males were responsible for.


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Duco Ndona Offline
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My bad. Got some dates mixed up in my head.
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First photos of Plains Camp boys as 1 month old cubs, posted on 5th August, so they are born in July 2017:

Plains Camp at Rhino Walking Safari 

"Introducing the newest members of the Plains Camp family, so tiny its hard to spot them in the long grass. The 2 Plains Camp lionesses were spotted with 4 cubs roughly 1 month old. Their father, one of the Mantimahle males was close by keeping an eye on his pride. #lionsofkruger #plainscamp #rhinowalkingsafaris"


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(10-15-2021, 10:48 PM)lionuk Wrote:
(10-15-2021, 10:28 PM)Duco Ndona Wrote: The ximhungwe lioness is around 7 years old.
No, she was born in 2012 so that makes her 9 years old.

So this means she could be a Mapogo daughter? Im not sure they had control over the pride though
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