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Lions of Tanzania (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and others)

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(08-26-2019, 01:57 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: This might sound strange, but just as the heaviest wild tiger on record was a Bengal tiger from north India which was shot by David Hassinger in 1967, and had a weight of 388.7 kg (857 lbs) after eating a mere buffalo calf, without which it might have weighed at least 324 kg (714 lbs), the heaviest wild lion to my knowledge was not a man-eating Transvaal lion from South Africa in 1936 with a weight of 313 kg (690 lbs), but 1 of 2 Tanzanian lions which weighed 700 and 800 pounds (320 and 360 kg) after killing 244 cattle and 3 donkeys at the village of Issuna in the central region of Singida in 1963!

Ndutu Safari Lodge, Singida Region: https://www.trover.com/d/diTy-ndutu-safa...a-tanzania

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When talking about weights of lions and tigers and about it, that how much they can eat, it is good to watch 31:40-32:20 from this documentary. Whole documentary is interesting, but in that part there is explained what happens when a lion eats a lot in a short time. That helps to understand partially why there are many doubts concerning old records what comes to lions and tigers.




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Beautiful big close-up of a lion's head. Serengeti National Park...

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Photo from grassland of Tanzania by ©Phil Mcfadden

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(10-09-2019, 07:11 AM)Pckts Wrote:

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Lions are doing okay in these areas? What happened to bottleneck problem of lions of the Norongoro Crater?
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Nelis Wolmarans " One of the two new boys that recently arrived, hoping to occupy the territory around Lamai Serengeti... ".

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Watch his story if you can, this male has a beautiful Mane that covers most of his shoulder and he looks very large.

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(10-12-2019, 03:15 AM)lionjaguar Wrote: Lions are doing okay in these areas? What happened to bottleneck problem of lions of the Norongoro Crater?
Lions are doing just fine, the Ngorongoro crater is a magical place, all animals there are huge and healthy with year round herds, cooler temps and nutrient rich vegetation.

Lions make the trek from the surrounding Ngorongoro park and the Serengeti, although this is rare with the masai villages along the way, but even still its lots of open area that they can avoid the villagers.
The Masai are actually allowed to bring their cattle into the crater each day to graze and the lions for the most part have learned to leave them alone because if a lion kills their cattle the Masai will hunt them down.
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Nelis Wolmarans: " A large male lion quenching his thirst in one of the small wallows that filled with rain water from a thunderstorm the night before. Pride males will often leave the family for extended periods whilst patrolling their territory, keeping intruding males at bay. I photographed this male on an @essentialafricaguidedsafaris trip to Tanzania’s Northern Serengeti...  "

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David Lloyd: " The boss. Ndutu Tanzania 2015"

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