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Lions of Sabi Sands

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(04-20-2024, 08:10 AM)GhostCatP-22 Wrote:
(04-18-2024, 10:53 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(04-18-2024, 10:45 PM)Mapokser Wrote: @Tr1x24 I think they MAY have been, I never said they were. IIRC Criollo said something similar once.

Obviously it's just a take/possibility, I'm not pushing for any conspiracy theories.

Kruger does this all the time after all, even going to a point they'd separate coalition partners, drop one in an area and the other in a complete different area, or dropping males in areas with high poachers activity where the lions disappear.

So idk why you're acting like this is something absurd, especially since apparently there were reports of lions escaping Kruger at the time, which could very well have been the Tumbelas.

I dont think something like that would pass unnoticed in Sabi Sands, local rangers/guides/reserves would have info about that.

Here in California the huge massive city of Los Angeles and surrounding area is big mountain lion habitat and there’s hardly any sightings.
P22 is a famous lion that crossed a bunch of huge freeways and had the Hollywood sign as his territory. There’s hiking, camping, movie filming etc and P22 was very rarely seen. 
If a 120lb (65kg) Puma can hide in one of the biggest cities then it’s totally possible for lions to sneak around and avoid being seen. They really just need to avoid the roads and they are invisible.

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Wasn’t the Nharu pride discovered only at the start of 2020?
The nharu pride was formed by 3 sisters of the 5 Birmingham males I wanna say 2015 or whenever they entered northern Sabi sands they left their sisters and took over the nkuhuma torchwood and Styx pride and then skorro jr scar limper and lambile where born sometime around that I believe fathered but the Thanda impi males
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Thank you Ttime!
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Back in March 5th, there was a sighting of 3 of the young Sand River Males....two of which hardly had any mane, so thought they could be lionesses, but when they passed the vehicle, all 3 were clearly males. 

 https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4JATlZR0Qx/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Now a more recent clip indicates that these 3 are still together, put up less than a day ago.  At least one of the them looks to have much more mane growth.  All of them seem to be in excellent condition, with no hip bones or limps seen.  

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C582dllvotA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
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Black dam males on Wildearth today

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(04-20-2024, 06:03 PM)Cath2020 Wrote: Back in March 5th, there was a sighting of 3 of the young Sand River Males....two of which hardly had any mane, so thought they could be lionesses, but when they passed the vehicle, all 3 were clearly males. 

 https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4JATlZR0Qx/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Now a more recent clip indicates that these 3 are still together, put up less than a day ago.  At least one of the them looks to have much more mane growth.  All of them seem to be in excellent condition, with no hip bones or limps seen.  

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C582dllvotA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

I was always confused on the ages of the sand river young males but I think they’re 3 in a half maybe 4 years old but been on their own for awhile and I believe the Nkhulus killed one of the oldest males
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Khanya with one of the Nkuhuma females. He’s always spotted with atleast one of them so assuming this is the same one, they seem quite bonded. Would have posted in Talamati thread but I don’t know what’s happening with that rn.

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NK Breakaway, PCM's son a week ago.

He has just turned 2 and is a freaking beast:

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( This post was last modified: 04-21-2024, 12:24 AM by Mapokser )

He was in Ulusaba, deep in the West. I hope he doesn't run into Tumbela, NK or the unknown male.

I really hope to see this guy in his prime, because right now he seems to be much bigger than the Talamati who is 1-2 months older, seems to be bigger than Styx who's a year older and might be bigger than the smaller Ndhzenga male who's a prime male.

I say this because 3 months ago he dwarfed his mother while the Ndhzenga is smaller than the Ntsevu females so imagine this NK Breakaway at 6yo.
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(04-20-2024, 09:57 PM)KM600 Wrote: Khanya with one of the Nkuhuma females. He’s always spotted with atleast one of them so assuming this is the same one, they seem quite bonded. Would have posted in Talamati thread but I don’t know what’s happening with that rn.


You can see another lioness walking down the road at the end so clearly he is hanging out with a portion of the pride.
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(04-21-2024, 03:03 AM)NLAL11 Wrote:
(04-20-2024, 09:57 PM)KM600 Wrote: Khanya with one of the Nkuhuma females. He’s always spotted with atleast one of them so assuming this is the same one, they seem quite bonded. Would have posted in Talamati thread but I don’t know what’s happening with that rn.


You can see another lioness walking down the road at the end so clearly he is hanging out with a portion of the pride.

Isn't K4 up there with some of them too?
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(04-21-2024, 03:03 AM)NLAL11 Wrote:
(04-20-2024, 09:57 PM)KM600 Wrote: Khanya with one of the Nkuhuma females. He’s always spotted with atleast one of them so assuming this is the same one, they seem quite bonded. Would have posted in Talamati thread but I don’t know what’s happening with that rn.


You can see another lioness walking down the road at the end so clearly he is hanging out with a portion of the pride.

Didn’t notice that the first time watching it icl
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(04-21-2024, 03:13 AM)T_Ferguson Wrote:
(04-21-2024, 03:03 AM)NLAL11 Wrote:
(04-20-2024, 09:57 PM)KM600 Wrote: Khanya with one of the Nkuhuma females. He’s always spotted with atleast one of them so assuming this is the same one, they seem quite bonded. Would have posted in Talamati thread but I don’t know what’s happening with that rn.


You can see another lioness walking down the road at the end so clearly he is hanging out with a portion of the pride.

Isn't K4 up there with some of them too?

I haven’t heard of all 4 Kambula males reuniting so ye he should be. He was actually said to be quite close to Khanya during one of the weekdays.
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(04-21-2024, 03:54 AM)KM600 Wrote:
(04-21-2024, 03:13 AM)T_Ferguson Wrote:
(04-21-2024, 03:03 AM)NLAL11 Wrote:
(04-20-2024, 09:57 PM)KM600 Wrote: Khanya with one of the Nkuhuma females. He’s always spotted with atleast one of them so assuming this is the same one, they seem quite bonded. Would have posted in Talamati thread but I don’t know what’s happening with that rn.


You can see another lioness walking down the road at the end so clearly he is hanging out with a portion of the pride.

Isn't K4 up there with some of them too?

I haven’t heard of all 4 Kambula males reuniting so ye he should be. He was actually said to be quite close to Khanya during one of the weekdays.

Would be interesting if Khanya could weasel his way into that group.
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I really thought she'd be denning by this time.



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