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(09-23-2021, 06:44 PM)lionuk Wrote: River male 

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Old River pride male. He was seen this morning at Ntsiri with the Jacaranda pride.
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Some photos from the Balule aerial census 


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(Yesterday, 12:42 AM)Tonpa Wrote: Some photos from the Balule aerial census 


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Maseke males and perhaps, broken tooth pride
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Beautiful sightings of Hondo and Xantshema - the old river pride males- on Ntsiri private nature reserve as they followed the scent of the Jacaranda pride!


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(Yesterday, 03:58 PM)lionuk Wrote: Beautiful sightings of Hondo and Xantshema - the old river pride males- on Ntsiri private nature reserve as they followed the scent of the Jacaranda pride!


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Good looking boys
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Tanda Tula update

As always, we kick off with the lions and it was a week that seemed to further entrench the Mayambula’s intentions in the area as they became very settled, and even started pushing the bounds of what I would have considered their “territory” as recently as last week.  Following their buffalo kill, the pride headed off east and spent a day resting off their fat bellies and mating near our eastern boundary, but sadly did cross out that night.  Three days later they were picked up marching back into the areas from the south, and straight to the nearest waterhole to quench their thirst.  Based on the fact that they went to a relatively central waterhole, I can only suspect that they had actually been on a kill within our area, but that the guides had just not checked in that particular part of our concession, and hence we missed them.  Seeing all nine members of the pride – including the Skorro males – line up to drink was a special sight!   


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From there the pride headed back to our eastern sections, crossed out late in the afternoon but were found the next morning with the remains of a zebra kill close to Machaton Dam.  Despite their fat bellies, the pride still covered almost 8km during the course of the night as we tracked them down to the western section of our concession, they then headed off south that evening.  This pride can walk, and we now wait to see where exactly they pitch up when they return in a couple of days.  With the nightly roaring and movement into areas that were considered River Pride territory as recently as last week, it is no surprise to be hearing that the River Pride are now being seen many kilometres north of our concession in what is new and unexplored areas for the pride.  As always, only time will tell if they return south or exactly what their future holds. 


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The Skorro males are looking in incredible condition, their manes have grown quite in the last month, now as fully resident males in the region. They're going to be even more confident males.
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(10 hours ago)Timbavati Wrote: The Skorro males are looking in incredible condition, their manes have grown quite in the last month, now as fully resident males in the region. They're going to be even more confident males.

They do not seem to be lacking confidance by any means. Also Myambula is not their first taken over pride so being dominant male is not somethink new for them.
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I never mentioned they are lacking of confidence, but actually they've lacked of it when they were chased by the old River pride males a few times in 2020. Western pride was seen mating with the old River pride males in early March, so, the dominance over the Western pride wasn't 100%
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(9 hours ago)Timbavati Wrote: I never mentioned they are lacking of confidence, but actually they've lacked of it when they were chased by the old River pride males a few times in 2020. Western pride was seen mating with the old River pride males in early March, so, the dominance over the Western pride wasn't 100%

Yea, it looks like Western pride was split between the 2, Western pride was avoiding Skorro's at first, later on few mated with them, but idk current status of the pride, apparently they have Skorro's cubs, but if im not mistaken they had Old River Pride males cubs first, idk if these cubs where killed or not.
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