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Lions of Sabi Sands

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( This post was last modified: 02-24-2024, 04:36 AM by KM600 )



Prolly not the reunion the Nkuhuma lionesses were hoping for. Mohawk and 3 of the boys decided to steal a young buffalo kill from 3 Nkuhuma lionesses. 

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Where are the KBoys and the BDM?
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(02-24-2024, 08:23 PM)Ngonya Wrote: Where are the KBoys and the BDM?

Atleast 2 of the Kambulas plus their sister have been spotted in Umkumbe as of the last few days, BDMs should be in the same area as the Nkuhuma boys.
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(02-24-2024, 08:42 PM)KM600 Wrote: Atleast 2 of the Kambulas plus their sister have been spotted in Umkumbe as of the last few days, BDMs should be in the same area as the Nkuhuma boys.
Thanks for the information. 
I wonder what the Kambulas even have been up to? They don't seem to be seriously trying to take over the Nkuhuma pride
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(02-24-2024, 09:11 PM)Ngonya Wrote:
(02-24-2024, 08:42 PM)KM600 Wrote: Atleast 2 of the Kambulas plus their sister have been spotted in Umkumbe as of the last few days, BDMs should be in the same area as the Nkuhuma boys.
Thanks for the information. 
I wonder what the Kambulas even have been up to? They don't seem to be seriously trying to take over the Nkuhuma pride

It has been said they followed the buffalo South. I think the Nkuhuma Pride seemingly not accepting them as well as the coalition not being on the same page is what’s held them back. I know they’ve mated and been spotted with 3 different Nkuhuma lionesses but they haven’t done enough to form a permanent breakaway yet, and the main pride itself for sure prefers the BDMs. Accepting the 2021 litter was the smartest thing the BDMs could do.
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Can't see females preferring2 over 4 males.  Besides females aren't usually given much of a choice by new males
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(02-24-2024, 10:34 PM)Friarfan619 Wrote: Can't see females preferring2 over 4 males.  Besides females aren't usually given much of a choice by new males

And this is one of their main problems, they haven’t forced the females into accepting them.
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Londolozi - The Week in Pictures #637
"The impressive Ntsevu Males are the breakaways of the Ntsevu Pride. These males are growing into enormous lions and are looking in fine condition."

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"The Black Dam Males have shifted territory further North of Londolozi recently. Apart from hearing their roars from time to time, we haven’t seen them too much."

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The BD boys still resting in the same spot




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Kambula breakaways allowed the Southern Avoca male to feed with them

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Suprising that Kambulas didnt commit in the north and moved away.

Looks like besides K4, other males are still not in the "territorial mindset" and they still rather hang with their sister and just roam around.

This might be a problem for other territorial males in Sabi Sands, 4 pretty much full grown males roaming around is dangerous.
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Nkuhuma boys




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(02-26-2024, 07:50 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote: Suprising that Kambulas didnt commit in the north and moved away.

Looks like besides K4, other males are still not in the "territorial mindset" and they still rather hang with their sister and just roam around.

This might be a problem for other territorial males in Sabi Sands, 4 pretty much full grown males roaming around is dangerous.

 This could be a problem for the N'was Males soon.  As they approach 10, they will start to feel very vulnerable to larger coalitions.  Right now, they can pretty much handle a solo male or a duo....but the big crunch comes with large, nomadic, restless males testing the limits of what they can do as they gain more and more confidence.  

Their territory and prides are the most logical choice for a coalition of 3+ males to target in the next months/years.  They are the oldest duo in SS at the moment, they control the largest territory, plus have access to more females than other coalitions.
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