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Nharhu Male Lions

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The Nharhu male who unfortunately was killed by hyenas. After of being badly injured by the Skorro males.
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Xitaya, a member of the Nharhu coalition has succumbed to injuries sustained in an altercation with the Skorro males. As much as one tries to detach themselves from any emotional ties to an animal/s the loss one feels when confronted with the reality of losing a familiar soul is still a heavy hearted experience. Years of incredible memories rush back into ones mind immediately, most of those were spent in breathless awe at the sheer magnificence. An overwhelming sense of sadness follows as you realise the impermanence and fragility of life in the wild. But then, you also realise that this is the way of nature, as cruel as it may sometimes seem, it will always know the right process to undergo in order for balance to be maintained. The Skorro males, dominant over the Western Pride, now have an opportunity to acquire another pride for themselves. Should this be their intention, we are sure they will do so - the only obstacle standing in the way is the last remaining Nharhu male and he himself is handicapped with an old injury. Interesting times lay ahead for the River Pride as well as the Western Pride. For now we will reminisce on past memories of Xitaya with a deep sense of gratitude.

A few months back this photo was sent to Marion Geiger, artist/owner of Motswari, to remind her of the amazing sighting we enjoyed of Xitaya and his fellow pride members. Being the incredible artist that she is, Marion then decided that she would love to paint this lion in all his glory. She sat quietly in her studio, here at the lodge, and began to study the magnificence of the lion. Several brushstrokes later she had immortalised Xitaya, who now stands proudly on the Veranda of the lodge overlooking the beautiful African bush.


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Skorokoro:

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(09-10-2021, 09:38 PM)Tr1x24 Wrote: Skorokoro:

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looking in amazing condition, what a stunning boy he is!
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The remaining of the Nharhu males, Skorokoro, looking good but walking on the same area than the 2 Old River pride males (his fathers/uncles) and the Jacaranda pride at Argyle Property near Buffalo Pan, September 16.




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The limping Nharhu male still going strong at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in Timbavati. 
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The last Nharhu male 'Skorokoro' feeding of a Zebra carcass with the River pride at Simbavati River Lodge. 
Photo credit: Jackie Boshoff 
Timbavati - Greater Kruger 
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(11-05-2021, 05:50 PM)Timbavati Wrote: The last Nharhu male 'Skorokoro' feeding of a Zebra carcass with the River pride at Simbavati River Lodge. 
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Timbavati - Greater Kruger 
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Is he still limping? If he is then I guess the limp is permanent
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(11-05-2021, 07:08 PM)Mdz123 Wrote: Is he still limping? If he is then I guess the limp is permanent

While very much improved at the moment, it’s quite permanent.   Seems he sustained structure damage that left him with mobility restriction.  You can see him here in the video posted in this thread a few days ago:




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(11-05-2021, 07:08 PM)Mdz123 Wrote:
(11-05-2021, 05:50 PM)Timbavati Wrote: The last Nharhu male 'Skorokoro' feeding of a Zebra carcass with the River pride at Simbavati River Lodge. 
Photo credit: Jackie Boshoff 
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Is he still limping? If he is then I guess the limp is permanent

His back leg not will heal never at the 100%. Of course, sometimes he be able to walk  without limp. However, the limp will be always there.
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Skorokoro was seen this morning on a territorial patrol and constact calling. He's looking in good condition!
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