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Nkhulu males

Ngonya Online
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( This post was last modified: 08-29-2023, 06:05 PM by Ngonya )

Thread dedicated to the Nkhulu coalition 
In late 2022: a new group of 6 young males + 1 older male made their way and entered southern Sabi Sand... 

The coalition of seven is made up of:
Six young Nkhulu males
who are sons of the 5 Mantimahle males and half brothers of the 2 Plains Camp males


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Nkhulus on giraffe kill

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One DeLaporte male (Dreadlocks

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In May 2023, the promising coalition of 6 bold young males and an experienced male showed the first signs of what they came for...
They not just killed but also ate a lioness from the Sand River pride in southern Sabi Sands:


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Shortly after this unfortunate event, the ruling coalition of the Sand River pride, the Avocas, cornered Delaporte Dreadlocks and mauled him



DeLaporte male after the fight

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One of the two S.Avoca after the fight with the De Laporte male

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He survived the scuffle and was spotted a short time later. However, I still have no information about him being reunited with the 6 Nkhulu males!

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Sometime passed and the two Southern Avoca seemed to be in control of the situation, however in late July, the Nkhulu again killed and ate a member of the Sand River pride, this time a young sub adult male...

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The Avoca males didn't seem to be there to defend their pack anymore! Since then they seem to have maintained a more cautious behavior... 
Unfortunately, the Southern Avoca with the shortest mane was seen alone and with a slight wound on his back, which could indicate a fight with other males...

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many questions are left and can only be answered by time...
  • Will the Nkhulus be as aggressive as their fathers?
  • Will Dreadlocks team up with his partners again?
  • Will Southern Avoca be able to turn it around?
I hope things turn out with no more victims! Obviously this was just a brief introduction without many details of this promising coalition...
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If they invade SS in the future their thread will get huge.

I think it's clear that they have ousted the Avocas already and are the dominant males of that area, though as for how long it'll take them to get accepted by the 2 prides Avocas controlled, only time will tell.
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(08-25-2023, 05:32 AM)Mapokser Wrote: If they invade SS in the future their thread will get huge.

I think it's clear that they have ousted the Avocas already and are the dominant males of that area, though as for how long it'll take them to get accepted by the 2 prides Avocas controlled, only time will tell.

It would be great if they travelled further north and take over Manyeleti. While this is obviously wishful thinking on my part, I think they would be a boon for the local prides (especially the Mbiri Pride) there in terms of genetic diversity. Manyeleti could use a healthy dose of Mazithi/Mantimahle blood.
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(08-25-2023, 01:09 PM)Rabubi Wrote: It would be great if they travelled further north and take over Manyeleti. While this is obviously wishful thinking on my part, I think they would be a boon for the local prides (especially the Mbiri Pride) there in terms of genetic diversity. Manyeleti could use a healthy dose of Mazithi/Mantimahle blood.

They are dominant males now so it's their first own territory. I don't think they will go up North in manyeleti. They are here near skukuza from beginning.I hope they will stick long like their fathers and I'm really happy for their own new thread and to write here something about them the kings Nkhulus
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( This post was last modified: 08-25-2023, 05:12 PM by Robot00 )

I thought ive read somewhere that the mazithi males who they are descended from came from timbavati so if these nkhulus go up that way they're running in to families as well. Albeit a few generations have passed but still family.

Or are their lineage the different mazithi males? If so, then that would be good if somehow someway the nkhulus do go up north but highly doubtful
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(08-25-2023, 03:39 PM)Zigzag Wrote:
(08-25-2023, 01:09 PM)Rabubi Wrote: It would be great if they travelled further north and take over Manyeleti. While this is obviously wishful thinking on my part, I think they would be a boon for the local prides (especially the Mbiri Pride) there in terms of genetic diversity. Manyeleti could use a healthy dose of Mazithi/Mantimahle blood.

They are dominant males now so it's their first own territory. I don't think they will go up North in manyeleti. They are here near skukuza from beginning.I hope they will stick long like their fathers and I'm really happy for their own new thread and to write here something about them the kings Nkhulus

True, but it is possible that much like their fathers, they will greatly expand and/or shift their territory over the coming years (I was under the impression that they were still nomadic/semi-nomadic) to the point that they may find themselves in the Manyeleti area. Again, this is merely wishful thinking and speculation on my part. Nevertheless, I'm excited to see what the future holds for these powerhouses.
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Hi @Ngonya Can you clean your inbox? 
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@Ngonya Can you clean some of the messages out of your Inbox/Sent Items, either one or both, as @Timbavati requested, so that we may contact you? Thanks
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Smudge nosed, oldest male :

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(08-27-2023, 04:19 AM)BA0701 Wrote: @Ngonya Can you clean some of the messages out of your Inbox/Sent Items, either one or both, as @Timbavati requested, so that we may contact you? Thanks

Please contact me. I believe I already cleaned the messages of my inbox already
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(08-29-2023, 05:27 PM)Ngonya Wrote:
(08-27-2023, 04:19 AM)BA0701 Wrote: @Ngonya Can you clean some of the messages out of your Inbox/Sent Items, either one or both, as @Timbavati requested, so that we may contact you? Thanks

Please contact me. I believe I already cleaned the messages of my inbox already

Thank you for doing that my friend. I believe @Timbavati will be contacting you, if he hasn't done so already.
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(08-29-2023, 05:27 PM)Ngonya Wrote:
(08-27-2023, 04:19 AM)BA0701 Wrote: @Ngonya Can you clean some of the messages out of your Inbox/Sent Items, either one or both, as @Timbavati requested, so that we may contact you? Thanks

Please contact me. I believe I already cleaned the messages of my inbox already

Inbox is still full.
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(08-29-2023, 06:39 PM)Timbavati Wrote:
(08-29-2023, 05:27 PM)Ngonya Wrote:
(08-27-2023, 04:19 AM)BA0701 Wrote: @Ngonya Can you clean some of the messages out of your Inbox/Sent Items, either one or both, as @Timbavati requested, so that we may contact you? Thanks

Please contact me. I believe I already cleaned the messages of my inbox already

Inbox is still full.

It is indeed. @Ngonya You should try cleaning out a bunch of messages, out of both your inbox and your sent items. Thank you!
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Anyone have the photos of the 6 boys?
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( This post was last modified: 08-29-2023, 11:19 PM by Tr1x24 )

(08-29-2023, 10:51 PM)Tylermartin! Wrote: Anyone have the photos of the 6 boys?

I posted it in "Mantimahle" thread when they first arrived in Sabi Sands, pictures are from December 2022, so not recent:

Oldest/smudge nose:

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Dark mane/snip tail:

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1/2 blonde twins:

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2/2 blonde twins

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Sometimes limping male:

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6th/youngest/unhealthy male:

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