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(04-01-2022, 07:42 AM)sik94 Wrote: Had a weird dream last night. The three intruders killed Mohawk and the Mhangeni's beat one of the PCs within an inch of death, and you're all having a meltdown how all this happened. Haha

Fortunately, it was a dream lol !!
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One of the most fascinating stories of Sabi Sands: The young Styx male Lion



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( This post was last modified: 04-01-2022, 02:34 PM by Tr1x24 )

Another picture of 1/3 new males at Sabi Sabi, around 10 days ago, before this clash :

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So i was thinking about this 3 young new males , and how they appear to be so confident at such young age, i think these guys are more experience and battle hardened then we think.

So this is their route in the past 4-5 months or so, since they where seen near Phabeni Gate:


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Then i remember seeing Dark Maned Renosterkoppies male seen with fresh bite marks on s1/s65 junction around mid February :


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We taught that it might be another dispute with neigbouring Biyamiti coalition down south, but i dont think so, their apperantly clash with Biyamiti's happened way before as we saw injuries on Silver Eyed Biyamiti male and Mohawk Renosterkoppies last year, dynamics between them looks to be stable since, as neither coalition made further actions. 

I think its very likely these 3 young males clashed with Renosterkoppies males,(as for them to get in southern Sabi Sands, they needed to pass thru Renosterkoppies males territory) , then got chased towards Sabi Sands, as just shortly after this sighting we started hearing about rumors of new unknown young males in southern Sabi Sands. 

This also would explains confidence these young guys have against territorial males, because it definitely doesn't look like clash with N'ws was their first. Inexperienced young nomads are way more careful and alert.
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Southern Pride encounters 1 of Kambula young males (oldest one), also Mhangenis are still in the south :

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(04-02-2022, 07:29 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote: Southern Pride encounters 1 of Kambula young males (oldest one), also Mhangenis are still in the south :


Seems like the kambula boys are scattered all over sabi sands.
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(04-03-2022, 05:53 AM)Chris Wrote: Seems like the kambula boys are scattered all over sabi sand. 

Both the eldest males are alone, 3 middle one are together and few days ago seen with nkuhuma group ( the subadults and 2 females one). 
The youngest male is not seen for quite a some time now.
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(04-03-2022, 08:23 AM)DARK MANE Wrote: Both the eldest males are alone, 3 middle one are together and few days ago seen with nkuhuma group ( the subadults and 2 females one). 
The youngest male is not seen for quite a some time now.

2nd oldest male in front, look like youngest one right back, this week at Londolozi:


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2 youngest brother and sister where also seen few weeks ago in Londolozi in company od 1 oldest male and few females.

I dont think its define yet who hangs with who, they just hang randomly hang with who they came across, except 3 middle ones, who are now split for quite some time.
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Ottawa pride with dominant tumbella at dulini private game reserve. 

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@Tr1x24 But due to Renosterkoppies males being more East, these 3 youngins could have passed through the s4 unnoticed. Seems more likely that Renosterkoppie and Biyamiti had multiple altercations we just didn't hear about, the other Biyamiti lost an eye not long back too
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(04-03-2022, 06:02 PM)Brahimlegend Wrote: @Tr1x24 But due to Renosterkoppies males being more East, these 3 youngins could have passed through the s4 unnoticed. Seems more likely that Renosterkoppie and Biyamiti had multiple altercations we just didn't hear about, the other Biyamiti lost an eye not long back too

Dont think so.

I mean its all speculations, we even dont know if Biyamitis and Renosterkoppies clashed, that Biyamiti male could easily lost an eye from accidentaly strike from his brothers or females. 
Silver Eyed Biyamiti male was badly mauled, and Mohawk Renosterkoppies was see with bite marks on his rear, but that was ~ half a year ago. Neither coalition didnt made any moves after, Biyamitis are still around N'ws waterhole, while Renosterkoppies further north, things look stable between them. 

This video of Oldest Renosterkoppies being attacked is from mid February, and he was in core of his teritory on s1/s65 junction, bite marks where not suveere, if he was caught by 2 or 3 Biyamitis, he would prob be dead, this looks like classic young males attack, as they are quite not strong or experience enough to take down adult male (as we also saw with Wide Nose N'ws, who had similar, but a bit worse injuries).

Also, after that sighting, only week or so after, rumors of new males where started in southern Sabi Sands.

I mean i cant prove it 100%, but its very likely they clashed with that Renosterkoppies male.
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Need help with keeping a watchful eye out to see if the Kambula mothers have run into some issue.  



Two mothers seen at this sighting but only 3 of 4 cubs?   Also one of the lionesses shows some scarring on her dump?   Looks recent?   



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Yeesh, quite some swelling there!
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Purple eye Nkuhuma was on Wildearth, unfortunately didn't get a screenshot in time (and no more rewind, thanks Graham) but looked like she'd been attacked and some lions had a go at her spine. She was able to get up and walk a few steps before laying back down though.
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