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Lions of Timbavati

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A Timbavati update. Both Mbiri males were on Ngala recently. The smaller-maned Mbiri male was seen in the east of Ngala, and the bigger Mbiri male was a little bit further north east with 12 members of the Skorro pride
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(10-09-2021, 07:22 PM)Potato Wrote:
(10-09-2021, 05:19 PM)lionuk Wrote: One of the Black Dam Males. Pictures taken recently.


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For me he is best looking male at the moment in Kruger. For me is is even a bit ahead in that matter to Hercules male who I considered so far the best looking male around.

For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male. I do agree though that this boy, like his father the Girrife male, is a gorgeous lion. I also think Hercules is one of the best looking lions in Kruger. There are a lot of beautiful lions though like the Mosorini male, Red Road, Amahle N'waswitshaka, Mo Vurhami and more to come like Kambula male #6, the Hippo pool male, that one Nsemani male is gorgeous. Plus Lions that were beautiful in their primes like Nhenha and the South Shishangeni male.

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(10-10-2021, 02:42 AM)Slayerd Wrote: For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male. I do agree though that this boy, like his father the Girrife male, is a gorgeous lion. I also think Hercules is one of the best looking lions in Kruger. There are a lot of beautiful lions though like the Mosorini male, Red Road, Amahle N'waswitshaka, Mo Vurhami and more to come like Kambula male #6, the Hippo pool male, that one Nsemani male is gorgeous. Plus Lions that were beautiful in their primes like Nhenha and the South Shishangeni male.

It comes to personal preferance, all lions are beautiful in their own way, some have pretty faces, then some very unique faces like Tinyo, Scar Mbiri, BYM, WideNose Nwaswitshaka, Skorro Jr, Nchile etc, these guy are beautiful because they are "different" and quite unique.

To me, Tinyo is one of the most beautiful lions i have seen, althrough majority of people prob thinks he is "ugly", but i like that "Old Birmingham/Skybed" look like we have in Skorro Jr and Nchile aswell. 


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Also if we take in consideration mane aswell, Nsuku was prob one of the most stunning looking males in all of Kruger in his time:


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(10-10-2021, 03:34 AM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 02:42 AM)Slayerd Wrote: For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male. I do agree though that this boy, like his father the Girrife male, is a gorgeous lion. I also think Hercules is one of the best looking lions in Kruger. There are a lot of beautiful lions though like the Mosorini male, Red Road, Amahle N'waswitshaka, Mo Vurhami and more to come like Kambula male #6, the Hippo pool male, that one Nsemani male is gorgeous. Plus Lions that were beautiful in their primes like Nhenha and the South Shishangeni male.

It comes to personal preferance, all lions are beautiful in their own way, some have pretty faces, then some very unique faces like Tinyo, Scar Mbiri, BYM, WideNose Nwaswitshaka, Skorro Jr, Nchile etc, these guy are beautiful because they are "different" and quite unique.

To me, Tinyo is one of the most beautiful lions i have seen, althrough majority of people prob thinks he is "ugly", but i like that "Old Birmingham/Skybed" look like we have in Skorro Jr and Nchile aswell. 


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Also if we take in consideration mane aswell, Nsuku was prob one of the most stunning looking males in all of Kruger in his time:


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Good choices. 
In my personal opinion, All lions are beautiful and regal in their own way. If I had to mention a few good looking lions from Timbavati, I'll say without any doubt, the old Sohobele male, Skorokoro, Hercules etc. Of course, this comes from a particular preference mine. I'm a lion enthusiast, and currently working hard to pay a visit to Timbavati soon, very soon...
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(10-10-2021, 03:34 AM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 02:42 AM)Slayerd Wrote: For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male. I do agree though that this boy, like his father the Girrife male, is a gorgeous lion. I also think Hercules is one of the best looking lions in Kruger. There are a lot of beautiful lions though like the Mosorini male, Red Road, Amahle N'waswitshaka, Mo Vurhami and more to come like Kambula male #6, the Hippo pool male, that one Nsemani male is gorgeous. Plus Lions that were beautiful in their primes like Nhenha and the South Shishangeni male.

It comes to personal preferance, all lions are beautiful in their own way, some have pretty faces, then some very unique faces like Tinyo, Scar Mbiri, BYM, WideNose Nwaswitshaka, Skorro Jr, Nchile etc, these guy are beautiful because they are "different" and quite unique.

To me, Tinyo is one of the most beautiful lions i have seen, althrough majority of people prob thinks he is "ugly", but i like that "Old Birmingham/Skybed" look like we have in Skorro Jr and Nchile aswell. 


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Also if we take in consideration mane aswell, Nsuku was prob one of the most stunning looking males in all of Kruger in his time:


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I was speaking more about the Pretty or regal lions than the unique ones but I agree, there is a lot of, invisible charisma in the unique looking lions. Makhulu, Mr T and HB were also unique looking lions imo and then you have the other unique looking lions like Mazino, Scarnose and Scarface. Lions with unique scars. All lions are beautiful in their own way.
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(10-10-2021, 03:34 AM)Tr1x24 Wrote: Also if we take in consideration mane aswell, Nsuku was prob one of the most stunning looking males in all of Kruger in his time:
What it comes to manes, then I presonally find full light manes as best looking so for examples: Xikukutsus, Ginger Matimba or Mfumo Birmingham.
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(10-10-2021, 02:42 AM)Slayerd Wrote: For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male
Torchwood male is very good looking as well as few others like Xikukutsus, Amahle, RRM,, Monwana male or Mandevu Tintswalo, but Hercules and this Black Dam boy are yet a bit ahead of them, they are truly great looking lions.
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(10-10-2021, 03:34 AM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 02:42 AM)Slayerd Wrote: For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male. I do agree though that this boy, like his father the Girrife male, is a gorgeous lion. I also think Hercules is one of the best looking lions in Kruger. There are a lot of beautiful lions though like the Mosorini male, Red Road, Amahle N'waswitshaka, Mo Vurhami and more to come like Kambula male #6, the Hippo pool male, that one Nsemani male is gorgeous. Plus Lions that were beautiful in their primes like Nhenha and the South Shishangeni male.

It comes to personal preferance, all lions are beautiful in their own way, some have pretty faces, then some very unique faces like Tinyo, Scar Mbiri, BYM, WideNose Nwaswitshaka, Skorro Jr, Nchile etc, these guy are beautiful because they are "different" and quite unique.

To me, Tinyo is one of the most beautiful lions i have seen, althrough majority of people prob thinks he is "ugly", but i like that "Old Birmingham/Skybed" look like we have in Skorro Jr and Nchile aswell. 


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Also if we take in consideration mane aswell, Nsuku was prob one of the most stunning looking males in all of Kruger in his time:


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look at this body, at this age, it is a magnificent lion.
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(10-10-2021, 11:29 AM)Thierry Wrote: look at this body, at this age
Tinyo is probably 10 and half yeras old by now. He is not particularly old lion. It is not uncommon at all for lion at that stage to keep good shape.
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(08-13-2021, 12:18 AM)Potato Wrote:
(08-12-2021, 11:59 PM)Timbavati Wrote:
(08-12-2021, 09:24 PM)Gijima Wrote: Oh yeah, the Brutus family tree definitely has some large heads lol. They have the skulls of Mr T and Kinky Tail in Nhkoro on display but I guess there was nothing noteworthy about those two… but I do believe the Mlowathi Males have been average sized lions.

Yes you're right. The Mlowathi males were average sized lions, Like the other Mapogo males, except for Dreadlocks and Makhulu.

I do not think so. There you can read opinion of James Tyrell on Majingilanes and KNP males:
"Todd these are indeed very big males, definitely bigger that the Majingilane. They have been around our Southern areas once or twice more since this sighting, and their paw prints alone dwarf those of the Majingilane. As Thelma says, 4 vs 2 might be too much for them to handle if they do bump into one another, and with one of the Kruger males having a lame hip, it would be fair to assume that the Majingilane males would come out on top in an encounter"

and the opinion of Sabi Sabi guide Ben Coley on KNP male and 2 last Mapogos which even through very in good condition, they were defninitelly well past their prime:

"Thanks for all the comments everyone. I hope it was a fitting article for such an influential coalition! News from the fight yesterday morning is that one was seen briefly with quite bad injuries to his testicles amongst other areas…but we don’t know the extent of the injuries just yet. We did find tracks for one deep in south of the reserve this morning but couldn’t locate him. It seems I underestimated the Kruger males. Although the remaining Mapogo are larger, I can only posit that their desire has left them and they merely seek to live out the rest of their days in relative peace."

(10-10-2021, 03:34 AM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 02:42 AM)Slayerd Wrote: For me, that's the Torchwood Young Male. I do agree though that this boy, like his father the Girrife male, is a gorgeous lion. I also think Hercules is one of the best looking lions in Kruger. There are a lot of beautiful lions though like the Mosorini male, Red Road, Amahle N'waswitshaka, Mo Vurhami and more to come like Kambula male #6, the Hippo pool male, that one Nsemani male is gorgeous. Plus Lions that were beautiful in their primes like Nhenha and the South Shishangeni male.

It comes to personal preferance, all lions are beautiful in their own way, some have pretty faces, then some very unique faces like Tinyo, Scar Mbiri, BYM, WideNose Nwaswitshaka, Skorro Jr, Nchile etc, these guy are beautiful because they are "different" and quite unique.

To me, Tinyo is one of the most beautiful lions i have seen, althrough majority of people prob thinks he is "ugly", but i like that "Old Birmingham/Skybed" look like we have in Skorro Jr and Nchile aswell. 


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Also if we take in consideration mane aswell, Nsuku was prob one of the most stunning looking males in all of Kruger in his time:


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Im with you on the old Birmingham/skybed look, these are the lions that catch my eye too, especially bigger maned mbiri at the moment,The mjejane have something about them too
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(10-10-2021, 12:56 PM)Potato Wrote: Tinyo is probably 10 and half yeras old by now. He is not particularly old lion. It is not uncommon at all for lion at that stage to keep good shape.

He is prob very close or even has 11 yrs, they are prob born around late 2010.
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(10-10-2021, 01:34 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote:
(10-10-2021, 12:56 PM)Potato Wrote: Tinyo is probably 10 and half yeras old by now. He is not particularly old lion. It is not uncommon at all for lion at that stage to keep good shape.

He is prob very close or even has 11 yrs, they are prob born around late 2010.

I would rather assume Birminghams (beside Nsuku of course) were born in very early 2011 and were around 4 and half years old when they challanged Matimbas. Your assumption seems for me possible, but rather a stretched out to assume they were close to 5 years or even already 5 years old when they challanged Matimbas.
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(10-10-2021, 01:59 PM)Potato Wrote: I would rather assume Birminghams (beside Nsuku of course) were born in very early 2011 and were around 4 and half years old when they challanged Matimbas. Your assumption seems for me possible, but rather a stretched out to assume they were close to 5 years or even already 5 years old when they challanged Matimbas.

Difference between late 2010 and very early 2011 might be just few days. Its safe to say that they are born in those 6 months span between September 2010 - February 2011 (Nsuku prob around mid 2010) which would meant that Tinyo is or close to 11 yrs of age (depending of litters).

But this is offtopic.
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Spoke to Marius Zeilinga an employee at Pondoro Lodge up in Balule, he mentioned that the Thakazile/Kudyela pride currently has 5 females, 5 sub-adult males and 7 sub-adult males. He mentioned those cubs allegedly sired by the Sark/Masungulo males have disappeared and have not been seen in weeks.
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They were sighted yesterday. They are doing well and the cubs look great, thankfully.


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