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Nharhu Male Lions

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( This post was last modified: 07-16-2020, 08:19 AM by TinoArmando Edit Reason: Wrong word. )

Hello Everyone.
Welcome to this new thread about the "Nharhu Male Lions".
The Nharhu male lions consist on only three males that have born between 2014/5 all of the three were sired by the old River Pride males (Hondo and Xantshema) born in the River Pride and Dundee pride. (Both prides interact each other)
The Nharhu males have took-over the Mbiri territory in September 2019 and since then they have been dominant in the area (10 months for now).
Currently are fathers of six healthy cubs and dominant over four lionesses...
As well were seen with the Timbavati lionesses and the remaining Zebenine female (the males have mated with those two prides too). In only ten months they have took-over a big part of the Mbiri territory and already they have chased them out of their territory in the last month.
(Thank you to @Lycaon  for allow me to start this new thread about this coalition).
I will keep very update and active here, and in the Wildfact site aswell.


(Skorokoro) (Limping male) (Scarlip) of the Nharhu male lions at Umlani Bushcamp
Credit: Michael Laubscher

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(Xitaya) (Slitnose) of the Nharhu males at Tanda Tula
Credit: Luke Street.

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(Mpohlo) (oldest male) (Scarface) of the Nharhu males at Motswari Private Game Reserve.
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Mpohlo of the Nharhu male lions!
What a gorgeous beast.
Credit: Cathan Moore


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1/3 Nharhu males "Skorokoro" with the oldest lioness of the River pride (February 2020)
Credit: Luke Street
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Nharhu males chasing off the Mbiri males at Kings Camp Lodge, Greater Kruger,South Africa
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One of the Nharhu males "Xitaya" having a little disagreement with one of the five River Pride males (brothers of the youngers River Pride lionesses of the Central Timbavati)
Credit: Greg McCall-Peat
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1/3 Nharhu males (Mpohlo)
This male is the oldest brother among the other two.
The Difference of mane between them is remarkable, At least in this picture and angle.
Credit: Greg McCall-Peat "Umlani Bushcamp"

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"The Difference of mane between them is remarkable, At least in this picture and angle."

They all have mohawk manes. What is that remarkable difference?
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(07-16-2020, 10:09 PM)Potato Wrote: "The Difference of mane between them is remarkable, At least in this picture and angle."

They all have mohawk manes. What is that remarkable difference?

I know that they have mohawk, But this male have a more complete mane, At least if we're looking in comparison of Skorokoro
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What a magnificent specimen of Male Lion!
1/3 Nharhu males "Mpohlo"
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Posted: July 2020

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A Nharhu male ready for a territorial patrol at Umlani BushCamp
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A imposing looking of the this member of the Nharhu coalition with the afternoon light at Umlani Bushcamp

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My lion luck wasn’t as bad, and we found the River Pride with their cubs on a couple of occasions. On one occasion, we followed up on their roaring to an area where vultures littered the trees like forgotten Christmas decorations.  It took a little searching, but eventually some growling led us to the pride that had finished off their kill and were moving with the males and cubs to a resting spot for the day.  Following that meal, the pride was surprisingly mobile this past week, and these wanderings started pushing them beyond the bounds of our concession for the first time in months. On a couple of occasions, they even crossed from the Timbavati into the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.Although this was frustrating at times, it is movement that was fully expected as the cub are growing older and bigger, and now require more food.  The older cubs celebrated turning 6-months old this week, and the moms have done very well getting all six cubs to this age, but their jobs are far from over.  Sadly, we haven’t seen the youngest lioness to see whether or not she is showing signs of lactating, and thus providing confirmation as to our suspicions that she may have had cubs.  The lack of lone lioness tracks moving in and out of a common area are making me think that I have once again jumped the gun.  Time as always, will tell.

The Nharhu males are looking in good shape (well, except for the limping one whose limp is as bad as it has been since they set up base around Tanda Tula), and they are turning into proper lions now!  Since chasing the larger Mbiri males back out of their territory almost three weeks ago, it is as if their confidence has increased and their roars have gotten louder –  a great sign for a stable lion future in this area.

The Nharhu males and the river pride are  looking in perfect shape, Except Skorokoro. the limping Nharhu male.

Credit: Chad Cocking
July 2020


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A great looking of the Limping Nharhu male at RockFig Safari Lodge
Credit: RockFig Safari Lodge
March 2020


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One of the Nharhu males on a mission in the afternoon
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Two of the Nharhu males patrolling the southern section of their territory on an early morning game drive. Both paused momentarily to listen intently for signs of their brother and the river pride lionesses. Shortly after, they moved into the Nhlaralumi river and lead guides toward a second possible den site where cubs could be hidden. At least three cubs have been confirmed after being sighted at a den site more toward the north of the territory within a confluence of two main seasonal river systems that slices through the pride’s homeland. We are all hoping that the second den reveals a few more cubs. We shall keep you guys posted in the weeks to come
Credit: Christof Schoeman

March 2020

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