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Matimba Sons

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As there are atleast 2 coalitions sired by Matimbas dominant, lets have a thread to learn about them and pictures/imgaes of Matimbas sons

Junior/Buddy - Orpen males
Mbiri  male lions
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Credits: Ulmani Bushcamp

This morning we had the mbiri males and the Zebinine pride close to camp, an awesome start to the day.


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Mbiri male lions
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How about the 2 Talamati Males and the 1 Talamati Male who is in a coaltion with the 2 Mhangeni Males?
They should be around 5 or 6 years old and in their prime.
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(11-27-2018, 05:43 PM)Lionpower Wrote: How about the 2 Talamati Males and the 1 Talamati Male who is in a coaltion with the 2 Mhangeni Males?
They should be around 5 or 6 years old and in their prime.

Yes, they are somewhere in kruger. Yesterday I saw a pic (in this forum) of 1 Talamati with 2 Mhangenis and another unknown lion likely.
Please post the pics if you have
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(11-27-2018, 03:38 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: As there are atleast 2 coalitions sired by Matimbas dominant, lets have a thread to learn about them and pictures/imgaes of Matimbas sons

Junior/Buddy - Orpen males
Mbiri  male lions

this are the only sons of matimba ?
I DID EVERYTHING AS PER THE NATURE... STILL THEY CALL ME (SATAN) MR .T
history will remember them u like it or not...!!! the LEGENDARY MAPOGOS...
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( This post was last modified: 11-27-2018, 11:00 PM by Potato )

There is older Mbiri dominating some mega pride in Kruger and single Torchwood male dominating Fourways pride. Buddy is not Matimba son.
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(11-27-2018, 05:47 AM)vinodkumarn Wrote: Mbiri male lions
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beautiful males...i wish they will be successful like their father
I DID EVERYTHING AS PER THE NATURE... STILL THEY CALL ME (SATAN) MR .T
history will remember them u like it or not...!!! the LEGENDARY MAPOGOS...
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Many words can be said about Mohawk Mbiri, but beautifull? Well... everyone has his own liking Grin
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I think this is the bigger maned Mbiri with a Zebenine cub at Rockfig. Often seems like the bigger the tougher the lion, the more tolerant they are (except of course when it comes to a fight or kill).
Video by Rockfig Safari Lodge, November 28, 2018

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(11-30-2018, 08:40 AM)Herekitty Wrote: I think this is the bigger maned Mbiri with a Zebenine cub at Rockfig. Often seems like the bigger the tougher the lion, the more tolerant they are (except of course when it comes to a fight or kill).
Video by Rockfig Safari Lodge, November 28, 2018


best daddy awards goes to this males....
I DID EVERYTHING AS PER THE NATURE... STILL THEY CALL ME (SATAN) MR .T
history will remember them u like it or not...!!! the LEGENDARY MAPOGOS...
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There's one particular Zebenine cub who seems to think he's already joined the Mbiri coalition and the Mbiris seems pretty happy to have his company. Footage by Neil Coetzer at King's Camp, December 2, 2018

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@Raj8143 have to agree with you there. Image by kikismom777, December 3, 2018

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Umlani Sightings Blog - Lion Hunt. November 29, 2018  Written & photographed by: Greg McCall-Peat

About a week ago, you saw the post on our Facebook page about the lions making a buffalo kill, this all came to being whilst I was busy in the office doing some good old admin work when Jordan came back from drive, walked into the office and calmly asked, "Do you want to go and see lions kill a buffalo?" Of course the answer was yes, so I grabbed my camera, left the admin work to sort itself out and headed off to what would end up being one of my most memorable sightings, fortunately the action was happening not too far from camp at Marco's dam where the herd of buffalo had been split into two groups by the marauding lions. One part of the herd was at the dam, quenching their thirst whilst the rest of the herd was still on the northern bank of the Nhlaralumi river bed, creating a scene you would expect in the Masai Mara of the famous migration. However instead of wildebeest, hundreds of buffalo were piling up on the top of the bank driven by their need to drink, but stopping at the crossing point knowing that lying in wait were the lions, their natural urge to drink slowly but surely forcing them closer to the danger beneath them.

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At a certain point in time the lions seemed to have had enough of the waiting game and the lioness got up and shifted her position closer to where the buffalo were wanting to cross, the male who had been lying off to the side also raised his head and started to pay attention, the coordination between the lions was incredible to witness, not a sound was made but they seemed to both know that now was the time.

What happened next happened so fast that even now while writing this it all seems like a blur. No sooner had the lioness re-positioned herself at the game path the buffalo would use to cross the river when the buffalo bottleneck at the top of the hill broke and buffalo came hurtling down towards her, hitting the soft sand of the river bed the buffalo tumbled and struggled to make it through at a pace that would get them away from the lions, dust filled the air and there were glimpses of the tawny shape of the lioness as she gave chase, the male also made his move coming down the river bank to intercept their target, to me it looked like chaos, and although the buffalo where slowed by the thick sand it seemed like the lions had missed, perhaps it was just a test to pick out a weak individual, but then the dust began to settle and I could only see the male lion moving across the riverbed, then the buffalo herd began to turn and run back towards where the male lion was heading, buffalo only do this if one of their own has fallen to the predator in an attempt to rescue their fallen comrade.

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I re-positioned the vehicle in order to get a better view of what was going on and as I rounded a spike thorn thicket there stood a young buffalo with the lioness hanging of it, the buffalo herd rapidly approaching, but then in a moment of pure power and dominance over the situation the male lion arrived rushing at the herd and stopping them dead in their tracks with a deep guttural growl before he turned back and latched onto the young buffalo's neck and wrestled it quickly and effortlessly to the ground, time stood still as the buffalo's breathing became more and more labored until it took its final breath, at this point the male then took another defiant run at the buffalo herd before returning to the lionesses side where they began to feed on their hard earned prize.

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What really stood out to me was the effectiveness of the lions, they seemed to be in control the entire time, using the fear and panic of the buffalo to their advantage and then clearly showing how they were the victors at the end of it all. Watching nature doing its thing in its rawest form is truly an experience that leaves you in awe of how it all works, make no mistake things don't always go the way of the lions but on this day they really did take the lions share, having this new pride in the area is incredible and we look forward to many more sightings like this one in the future.

Here are a few more photos of the Zebinine pride and the Mbiri males from the days that followed this sighting as they remained around the waterhole.

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With that I will wrap up this blog and look forward to many more sightings of these lions as they continue to flourish bringing back lion sightings that we have missed since the end of the Machaton pride.
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Big boy following a Zebenine around Tanda Tula. Male lions are pretty simple really; food, sex and sleep. Footage by Nina Scott, December 3, 2018
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