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(02-10-2018, 05:14 AM)T Rabbit Wrote: i mean majingis expanded in the same week of the take over from nkorho until londolozi. There are videos of majingis  interacting with tsalalas at londolozi even in 2010. The majingis area became djuma until londolozi and central mala mala just in some weeks. Matimbas only did some incursions with over djuma to protect the nkuhumas since 2011. The matimbas only were resident at djuma in 2013 taking the styxs breakway. At that time majingis started to expand over west through singita. So to bboys show similar dominancy like majingis they would have to chased matimbas until londolozi and took tsalalas. Just like majingis did with milowathis.

When majis initially took territory (From Mr T and Kinkytail) they were dominant over Tsalalas, Styx and Fourways.
Later they abandoned Fourways and took Sparta pride
then they abandoned Styx and moved west (took Mhangeni pride)
Then abandoned Sparta pride..
Then they abandoned Tsalalas and took over Othawa pride

Except Nkuhumas and Southern pride, they were dominant at somepoint of time. More importantly able to raise one generation of cubs with each of these prides!
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MALAMALA TODAY: February 10th.
Lions: A Gowrie male and a Kambula lioness spent the day mating on our airstrip. Late in the afternoon they moved eastwards and joined up with another Kambula lioness and her 2 cubs! The Styx pride were seen near Mlowathi Dam. The 2 Avoca males abandoned their giraffe kill and moved into the Sand River- hyenas and vultures were feeding on what remained. 
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Bigger Mane Tsalala male
Kirkman's Kamp,posted 02/10/2018.
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Majingilane and Mhangeni sub adults
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MALAMALA TODAY: February 11th&12th. Lions: 2 of the Gowrie males and 4 lionesses from the Kambula pride spent most of Sunday just north of Main Camp. The Kambula lioness with 2 cubs was viewed at their den in the Sand River south of Main Camp on both days. On Monday a 3rd Gowrie male was seen mating with a lioness from the Marthly pride on Matumi Rocks and the 2 Avoca males were viewed in Charleston. 
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MALAMALA TODAY: February 14th&15th. The elephant carcass along the Mlowathi River has been one of the main talking points over the last 2 days. Yesterday, a Gowrie male and 7 lionesses were found in front of Main Camp before making their way to the carcass. 6 are Kambula lionesses but we are unsure of who the 7th lioness is- the Kambula pride were mildly aggressive towards her. Later in the day the number of lions at the carcass grew to 11- one of the lionesses brought her 2 cubs to the bounty and an unidentified young male lion also arrived on the scene late in the evening. He keeps his distance when the Gowrie male is around but when the dominant male wonders off to drink the youngster makes his move. Again, the lionesses are only mildly aggressive towards him. 2 lionesses from the Styx pride were viewed near Mlowathi Dam and the 2 Avoca males were in the south. 

Any idea who is the female Lioness and Young male.. (May be Tsalala sub-adult male , son of tailed female and Tsalala young female?? or Fourways )
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(02-16-2018, 10:51 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: MALAMALA TODAY: February 14th&15th. The elephant carcass along the Mlowathi River has been one of the main talking points over the last 2 days. Yesterday, a Gowrie male and 7 lionesses were found in front of Main Camp before making their way to the carcass. 6 are Kambula lionesses but we are unsure of who the 7th lioness is- the Kambula pride were mildly aggressive towards her. Later in the day the number of lions at the carcass grew to 11- one of the lionesses brought her 2 cubs to the bounty and an unidentified young male lion also arrived on the scene late in the evening. He keeps his distance when the Gowrie male is around but when the dominant male wonders off to drink the youngster makes his move. Again, the lionesses are only mildly aggressive towards him. 2 lionesses from the Styx pride were viewed near Mlowathi Dam and the 2 Avoca males were in the south. 

Any idea who is the female Lioness and Young male.. (May be Tsalala sub-adult male , son of tailed female and Tsalala young female?? or Fourways )
From the Londolozi blog it seems there is only one Tsalala cub left and it's a young male so it might be his mother and him, but no idea why would the male and females tolerate their presence, it must be something in the water every weird lion behavior happens on Malamala.

Unless one of the lionesses had a cub before the others and the guides never noticed her lactating or her absence, both scenarios seem not very likely.
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(02-16-2018, 07:52 PM)Michael Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 10:51 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: MALAMALA TODAY: February 14th&15th. The elephant carcass along the Mlowathi River has been one of the main talking points over the last 2 days. Yesterday, a Gowrie male and 7 lionesses were found in front of Main Camp before making their way to the carcass. 6 are Kambula lionesses but we are unsure of who the 7th lioness is- the Kambula pride were mildly aggressive towards her. Later in the day the number of lions at the carcass grew to 11- one of the lionesses brought her 2 cubs to the bounty and an unidentified young male lion also arrived on the scene late in the evening. He keeps his distance when the Gowrie male is around but when the dominant male wonders off to drink the youngster makes his move. Again, the lionesses are only mildly aggressive towards him. 2 lionesses from the Styx pride were viewed near Mlowathi Dam and the 2 Avoca males were in the south. 

Any idea who is the female Lioness and Young male.. (May be Tsalala sub-adult male , son of tailed female and Tsalala young female?? or Fourways )
From the Londolozi blog it seems there is only one Tsalala cub left and it's a young male so it might be his mother and him, but no idea why would the male and females tolerate their presence, it must be something in the water every weird lion behavior happens on Malamala.

Unless one of the lionesses had a cub before the others and the guides never noticed her lactating or her absence, both scenarios seem not very likely.

May be Kambulas are passive as they have tiny cubs with them now.
I beleive Tsalala young female (6 year old) was disappeared a while ago. Regarding male, it may be highly likely. (He should be 2 to 2.5 year old)
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(02-16-2018, 11:29 PM)vinodkumarn Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 07:52 PM)Michael Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 10:51 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: MALAMALA TODAY: February 14th&15th. The elephant carcass along the Mlowathi River has been one of the main talking points over the last 2 days. Yesterday, a Gowrie male and 7 lionesses were found in front of Main Camp before making their way to the carcass. 6 are Kambula lionesses but we are unsure of who the 7th lioness is- the Kambula pride were mildly aggressive towards her. Later in the day the number of lions at the carcass grew to 11- one of the lionesses brought her 2 cubs to the bounty and an unidentified young male lion also arrived on the scene late in the evening. He keeps his distance when the Gowrie male is around but when the dominant male wonders off to drink the youngster makes his move. Again, the lionesses are only mildly aggressive towards him. 2 lionesses from the Styx pride were viewed near Mlowathi Dam and the 2 Avoca males were in the south. 

Any idea who is the female Lioness and Young male.. (May be Tsalala sub-adult male , son of tailed female and Tsalala young female?? or Fourways )
From the Londolozi blog it seems there is only one Tsalala cub left and it's a young male so it might be his mother and him, but no idea why would the male and females tolerate their presence, it must be something in the water every weird lion behavior happens on Malamala.

Unless one of the lionesses had a cub before the others and the guides never noticed her lactating or her absence, both scenarios seem not very likely.

May be Kambulas are passive as they have tiny cubs with them now.
I beleive Tsalala young female (6 year old) was disappeared a while ago. Regarding male, it may be highly likely. (He should be 2 to 2.5 year old)
MalaMala never provide enough information, so it's is difficult to work out what is actually happening.
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(02-17-2018, 06:45 AM)Agerceno Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 11:29 PM)vinodkumarn Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 07:52 PM)Michael Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 10:51 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: MALAMALA TODAY: February 14th&15th. The elephant carcass along the Mlowathi River has been one of the main talking points over the last 2 days. Yesterday, a Gowrie male and 7 lionesses were found in front of Main Camp before making their way to the carcass. 6 are Kambula lionesses but we are unsure of who the 7th lioness is- the Kambula pride were mildly aggressive towards her. Later in the day the number of lions at the carcass grew to 11- one of the lionesses brought her 2 cubs to the bounty and an unidentified young male lion also arrived on the scene late in the evening. He keeps his distance when the Gowrie male is around but when the dominant male wonders off to drink the youngster makes his move. Again, the lionesses are only mildly aggressive towards him. 2 lionesses from the Styx pride were viewed near Mlowathi Dam and the 2 Avoca males were in the south. 

Any idea who is the female Lioness and Young male.. (May be Tsalala sub-adult male , son of tailed female and Tsalala young female?? or Fourways )
From the Londolozi blog it seems there is only one Tsalala cub left and it's a young male so it might be his mother and him, but no idea why would the male and females tolerate their presence, it must be something in the water every weird lion behavior happens on Malamala.

Unless one of the lionesses had a cub before the others and the guides never noticed her lactating or her absence, both scenarios seem not very likely.

May be Kambulas are passive as they have tiny cubs with them now.
I beleive Tsalala young female (6 year old) was disappeared a while ago. Regarding male, it may be highly likely. (He should be 2 to 2.5 year old)
MalaMala never provide enough information, so it's is difficult to work out what is actually happening.
Yeah they also do these updates recounting what has been happening not giving much details and then just upload an unrelated picture or video, obviously the idea is to entice people to visit the reserve by giving just a glimpse of some sightings but my god would it hurt uploading more than one picture or at least a picture with more interest.

Maybe it's because malamala is owned by the South African government and not a private reserve, Nkorho for example does this so well describes the sightings and gives one or two images of the most interesting ones not to mention Londolozi.
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2+ year old female cub of Tsalala pride on her own.

Did you know that lions scoop water backwards with their tongues to quench their thirst? The Tsalala young female who is now walking Londolozi on her own looks at her reflection as she drinks. What will her fate be over the next few months?

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A morning spent watching one of the Birmingham male lions in full roar suddenly changed when a second roar was heard nearby. Ears perked, the male stood up and proceeded to move with intent in the direction of the nearby calls. Out of the bush, approaching at the run, was one of the Tsalala females. She immediately presented herself to the male (Nhena) in a mating attempt. We watched successive mating bouts with aggressive dismounts. This female is only 4 years old and has yet to birth her first litter. With any luck she may birth her first cubs in the next few months.


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Mhangeni young male
In full stretch a young male from the Mhangeni pride yawns as the evening falls. This pride of sixteen lions has been spending time on the western outskirts of Londolozi. Possibly not venturing further east due to the presence of the Birmingham male lions which would be sure to chase, if not kill the young males should they come across them


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