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Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others)

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Has anyone here ever seen a documentary called “Lions: Pride in Peril”? I remember watching it in 1996. It was narrated by David Attenborough, and followed the lives of a pride of lions (the Tokitoks) struggling to survive in the Ngorongoro Crater. It was a marvellous documentary, but unfortunately never made it to DVD. Sometimes I recognise footage from it cropping up in other documentaries, spliced into the narrative (particularly a short scene of two male lions, Hook and Ahab, fighting each other).
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(04-29-2021, 06:02 AM)CatLover Wrote: @Pckts
Who is the biggest Lion of Masai Mara?
Caesar... the son of notch.(weighed 284 kg according to a reliable person but we need more infos... but that weight is not out of question)

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Or is the lion EARLESS larger? So its very hard for me. One image where Earless had the same body position...

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I made a accurate comaprison between both. I made the skull equally large and I looked at the proportions. Hindlegs and forelegs have the same height. I made it perfect.

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It seems that caesar is bigger than Earless. But Earless look better and has the better arms. Hindlegs... I think Caesar has the upper hand.
@Phanterinae I can "confirm" the chat between you and Reuben Matthew's. He wrote me exactly the same.

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Your image proves nothing, with no accounting for the distance from the lion to the camera, type of lense used, resolution the original image was captured at, the resolution at the time the image was posted, there is nothing in either image to provide true scale. In other words neither the original image, or the cut and paste you created are remotely "accurate". Please, stop posting such inaccurate nonsense.
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Breathtaking shots of members of the huge beasts of the Lake Quintet male coalition, masters and lords of the Ngorongoro crater. 
#NgorongoroCrater #Hugemales
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(04-30-2021, 06:39 PM)LandSeaLion Wrote: Has anyone here ever seen a documentary called “Lions: Pride in Peril”? I remember watching it in 1996. It was narrated by David Attenborough, and followed the lives of a pride of lions (the Tokitoks) struggling to survive in the Ngorongoro Crater. It was a marvellous documentary, but unfortunately never made it to DVD. Sometimes I recognise footage from it cropping up in other documentaries, spliced into the narrative (particularly a short scene of two male lions, Hook and Ahab, fighting each other).

Indeed, I remember having seen this documentary, at the end of the 90s... Very interesting ! And tragic too... Tokitok pride, a lioness kiling the cubs of this pride before been chased by the other lionesses. A zebra hunting showing a big pregnant female zebra caught by a lioness. The almost "iconic" short fight between these two male lions we can see in numerous other documentaries about lions realized after. The nocturnal fight between the males belonging to two different prides. And after the night, the vision of the walking wounded males of one pride and the dying male of the other pride (the second one being dead during the fight). The Tokitok pride's death.

Yes, a very good documentary showing how hard the life of a pride of lions could be in the Ngorongoro Crater.
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(05-05-2021, 10:27 AM)Spalea Wrote:
(04-30-2021, 06:39 PM)LandSeaLion Wrote: Has anyone here ever seen a documentary called “Lions: Pride in Peril”? I remember watching it in 1996. It was narrated by David Attenborough, and followed the lives of a pride of lions (the Tokitoks) struggling to survive in the Ngorongoro Crater. It was a marvellous documentary, but unfortunately never made it to DVD. Sometimes I recognise footage from it cropping up in other documentaries, spliced into the narrative (particularly a short scene of two male lions, Hook and Ahab, fighting each other).

Indeed, I remember having seen this documentary, at the end of the 90s... Very interesting ! And tragic too... Tokitok pride, a lioness kiling the cubs of this pride before been chased by the other lionesses. A zebra hunting showing a big pregnant female zebra caught by a lioness. The almost "iconic" short fight between these two male lions we can see in numerous other documentaries about lions realized after. The nocturnal fight between the males belonging to two different prides. And after the night, the vision of the walking wounded males of one pride and the dying male of the other pride (the second one being dead during the fight). The Tokitok pride's death.

Yes, a very good documentary showing how hard the life of a pride of lions could be in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Yep, that’s the one! Wedge the 15 year old lioness, Bounce and Teekay, the outcast cub-killing lioness Nimue, and the guardian males Hook and Ahab, who were killed by the four Munge males. It was very sad to watch their demise. The Munge quartet were a truly formidable group of lions...after killing the Tokitok males, they had control of five out of the six prides of the crater.

I’ve been searching for it online and I just found out that another version of it was released in America under the name “The Crater Lions.” It’s on the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/TheCraterLions

The narrator is different (George Page instead of David Attenborough...I preferred the latter to be honest), but otherwise it’s the same documentary as Pride in Peril, with a few extra scenes thrown in.
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two adults males kick out young one, in the crater












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Wow that  young boy has heart for sure! Hope he makes it alone!
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(05-06-2021, 02:24 PM)Mwarcaar Wrote: two adults males kick out young one, in the crater













Beaten perhaps, but not broken in the slightest.
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Close encouter with ngorongoro lions






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Charming view.

Amazing shot of one of the five Lake Quintet males watching his kingdom from the top of the hills at Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
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To follow & for prints: @kaulphoto
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At 36m05s, we can see kalamas the great solitary  and nomadic lion with belly mane of the ngorongoro conservation area.
This documentary was shot in the mwiba reserve, west of ngorongoro conservation area. 
In this video it is said that kalamas is over 85 km from his last known position, that he weighs over 250 kg and that he is the largest lion in Tanzania



This documentary is in french
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(05-21-2021, 03:02 PM)Mwarcaar Wrote: At 36m05s, we can see kalamas the great solitary  and nomadic lion with belly mane of the ngorongoro conservation area.
This documentary was shot in the mwiba reserve, west of ngorongoro conservation area. 
In this video it is said that kalamas is over 85 km from his last known position, that he weighs over 250 kg and that he is the largest lion in Tanzania



This documentary is in french

Which documentary is this? Unfortunately the uploader hasn’t made the video available for my country.
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(05-21-2021, 05:22 PM)LandSeaLion Wrote: Which documentary is this? Unfortunately the uploader hasn’t made the video available for my country.
It's a video from Arte, the german-french tv channel : "Tanzanie, vie et mort autour d'un point d'eau".
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A beautiful portrait of one of the two dominant Zebra kopjes pride males in the Namiri plains, what a beautiful are these golden boys!
#NamiriPlains #SerengetiNationaPark
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A beautiful picture of a lion from Serengeti.
The king can see how attractive he is through his reflection from the waterhole.

Serengeti, Tanzania.
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To add him on Facebook : Viktoras Dubinskas

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