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Lions of Sabi Sands

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(10-11-2017, 04:14 AM)chaos Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 01:21 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: Tsalala/Marthly males,SabiSabi a month ago.
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They must be happy that they are alive!
May be a lesson that will help them to thrive in future!!

That looks conspicuously like a gunshot wound.
well if that was a bullet wound, it would have probably gone through the spine and paralyzed him.
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Umkumbe Safari Lodge Highlights

Word on the (wilderness) streets is that ranger Zanelle spotted 3 young male lions tucking into the remnants of an elephant carcass. Lions don’t normally take down elephants due to their colossal size, but being opportunistic feeders, they will pounce at any occasion to feast on a fallen giant. We can assume that the elephant died of natural causes, which meant a free take-out meal for the boys.


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The 3 young nomadic males from the Tsalala Pride of lions stumbled across the carcass of deceased elephant. Initially the three young males were tricky to identify, but rangers have confirmed it's none other than the burgeoning Tsalala


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One of the young males tucks into the meaty carcass of an elephant. Shortly after their easy feast, the hyenas arrived and enjoyed their fare share of the kill.



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 Lions: the 2 Avoca males and a Clarendon male are still taking turns feeding on a buffalo kill along Dudley Lookout. The Kambula pride having been moving south along the Matshapiri River. Members of the Fourways pride are have a buffalo kill midway along our boundary with the Kruger National Park. The Eyrefield pride were in Charleston.
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Good to see an update regarding fourways after long time.
Hope the cubs will be raised to independence.
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A sub-adult male of the #Mhangeni pride strikes the perfect pose for us during a game drive. Looks like he'll be magnificent when his full mane grows into place
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The larger of the two Mbiri males out on patrol, these guys are just awesome to see!
Credits: Umlani
This male is sired by Matimbas


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(10-12-2017, 10:06 PM)vinodkumarn Wrote: The larger of the two Mbiri males out on patrol, these guys are just awesome to see!
Credits: Umlani
This male is sired by Matimbas


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Are they both sired by the matimbas? And do they control a territory and a pride?
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(10-13-2017, 12:02 AM)Geert Wrote:
(10-12-2017, 10:06 PM)vinodkumarn Wrote: The larger of the two Mbiri males out on patrol, these guys are just awesome to see!
Credits: Umlani
This male is sired by Matimbas


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Are they both sired by the matimbas? And do they control a territory and a pride?

I think older one is sired by Matimbas and joined by younger one, not entirely sure.
Becoming dominant over Ross breakaways.. chasing Mopazos recently (Mapozas became dominant recently after ousting Trilogy males, few months ago)
One of the older dominant male (Trilogy) male is also back with Ross breakaways.
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4ways pride
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at Mala Mala Main Camp. An impala falls to the 4-ways pride!
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Mini Hip Scar & Majingilane fathers in Rob The Ranger's latest safari highlights
https://youtu.be/0VdMAiWOxck?t=50s


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(10-13-2017, 10:27 PM)vinodkumarn Wrote: Mini Hip Scar & Majingilane fathers in Rob The Ranger's latest safari highlights



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That's my boy  Like
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Credits: EP Game Reserve

Tuesday, 10 October 2017: Three lionesses from the Nkuhuma lion pride resting with their six cubs and two Birmingham males east of Boundary Pan
Wednesday, 11 October 2017: Three lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with six cubs and two Birmingham male lions on Simbambili Firebreak. Seven members from the Tsalala lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Puff Adder Road
Thursday, 12 October 2017: Seven members from the Tsalala lion pride resting on Sixes Road
Saturday, 14 October 2017: Three lionesses from the Styx lion pride resting with ten cubs south of Wessels Camp
Sunday, 15 October 2017: Three lionesses from the Nkuhuma lion pride feeding on a giraffe kill with six cubs and two Birmingham male lions on Madash Road

Looks like all Tsalalas were together few days back and got separated again.
10 Cubs Styx pride!! Hope the cubs are grown to independence, they badly need to increase their numbers. (Sparta pride too!)
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The Othawa's love playing in the water
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I hope Othawa sub-adult joins Tsalala males
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MALAMALA TODAY: October 15th & 16th. 7 lion sightings: Yesterday the Kambula pride killed a buffalo in eastern Flockfield. This morning 5 of the lionesses were found moving west towards the Sand River whilst the 6th was just north of Rattray’s Camp- her separation from the pride could mean that she’s looking for potential den sites. The tailless lioness from the Marthly pride and her niece were viewed moving east from Matumi Rocks with only 1 cub. The 2 Avoca males were in the northwestern corner of Charleston. The 2 Clarendon males were viewed separately in southern Charleston.

Dont know who are the father's of the cubs!
But I am not sure, any of the cubs will be survived with so many coilations.
I hope a powerful coilation to takeover Kambulas. Such a young and powerful pride loosing litter after litter due to instability.

I hope the second cub of tailless female is safe and join her soon.
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MALAMALA TODAY: October 17th. We woke up to a magically misty morning but any sense of serenity was short-lived... Driving south from Lion Waterhole we came across the 2 Avoca males who were in the process of bringing down a zebra mare. They’d just delivered the final blow when the Kambula pride appeared. Chaos ensued. Eventually a semblance of calm came and the 6 lionesses settled down a few feet from the males who gorged on the carcass but many more scuffles took place during the course of the day.

Photo of an Avoca male attacking a Kambula lioness by ranger Bruce Missing @bruce_missing 


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Avocas and kambulas in a zebra kill at mala mala
   
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