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Other male lion coalitions from Masai Mara

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The Scarface mystery is always remaining...

David Lloyd: " ScarrrRRRRrr

I introduce 2020 with a picture of the legendary Scar of the Maasai Mara. Scar and his Musketeer coalition brothers of Morani, Hunter and Sikio pretty much ruled the Maasai Mara until the arrival of the Six Warriors coalition a couple of years ago.
These days they are often seen between Entim and the Rekero and Rongai crossings in what appears to be semi-retirement. They are at around 14 years old now after all. Scar still is missing his eyelid (the eye itself appears ok) and he’s much slowed down now due to age and his atrophied hind leg.
Of the other three, Morani and Sikio are still strong but hope is fading for Hunter who has been missing since August.
I’ve been shy of using ‘king’ as a descriptor for lions as it’s so overdone, but if there was ever a King of Kings then Scar would be a deserving title holder.
My 400mm f/2.8 died in the days before this picture but a 300mm f/4 sufficed (with a TC) well.
Making a satisfying portrait difficult, older lions do their best not to establish eye contact with you (the young ones are not so concerned) so you have to be quick to get the picture. You only need a fraction of a second of a glance anyway. You just have to be ready for it. "

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For a more general thread on Masai Mara or Kenya, see this thread.
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I found nothing about the death of Scar on the net or FB this morning when I searched. I did however come up with another "scarface" death from a google search from back in 2016. I dont remember the location. On FB the last post was from March 8th with Scar and 1 of his bros on a kill, looking pretty  good.  Hopefully it was just a typo or something and he is alive and well.
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The 4 MUSKATEERS!
This is Scarface one of the most photographed male Lion in the Mara and darling or most guides.
I have known him for many many years since the day that I saw him together with his 3 other colleagues take over Marsh pride from then Two Males Remeo and Clawed who were the territorial males.
What I remember in one of the days during the take over,(which it took almost or slightly over a week) was how Joy who has her 2 or 3 Cubs with one adopted from Bibi could escape a very close chase from the muskateers and how she eventually moved to Topi plains area for some months ,here she lost Bibi's adopted cub.When her Cubs grew to being young sub-adults they slowly came back to the pride and all were killed by the Muskateers,I do remember there was two males and 1 female- I stand to be corrected,it is over 10 years now!
Long live Muskateers
Long live Scarface
My bush stories.

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Doa of the 6 Pack
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‘Majingilane’ watchmen who patrol the night, marching with intent, never altering their course...
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This last trip to the Maasai Mara we called the trip The Magical Cat Tour. That's why you're seeing so many lions. I couldn't resist processing this lion. Just look at that mane. I find it so interesting how the lions have very distinctive mane styles. I found out this beauty has a name: Longo.

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Khalidebrahim: " The king Chongo "


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Sopa pride males Mandevu, Chungwa and Droopy Sons of Blackie and Lipstick
March 2020 Maasai Mara 
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Fabrizio Bignotti: " These are 2 brothers I think. The one in the front with a split nose is the leader. Thy hv a pride, but some other girlfriends outside the pride and that caused quite a few issues:) "


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Fabrizio Bignotti: " Here is a young male with his mother or aunt. Can’t tell. But they belong to the pride of Jicho moja or Benna how is also called. Black rock pride at sand river in masaimara. It’s a big pride with few females, young cub and adult. Jicho moja (one eye ) was with them. "


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Subhash Nair: " MOTHER- shot at Masai Mara, Kenya. "


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@Spalea.... your pic of the 2 bros, that's Kaka and Maridadi, correct?
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(Yesterday, 05:25 AM)BigLion39 Wrote: @Spalea.... your pic of the 2 bros, that's Kaka and Maridadi, correct?

Yes, that seems really to be the case...
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