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Other male lion coalitions from Masai Mara

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(11-27-2022, 10:20 PM)Leo Aslan Wrote: Once Upon A Time In The Mara




Very helpful video, to aid us in identifying so many of those Mara lions that some of us might not know very well. Thank you fr this!
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(11-27-2022, 01:58 PM)BigLion39 Wrote:
(11-26-2022, 08:31 PM)Mwarcaar Wrote: Olepolos is the less dominant of the 3 salas. It is orkitok(the one with black dot on the muzzle) who is the dominant male followed by osapuk

I respectfully disagree. Olepelos is the leader of the the 3. I've read from Rangers and guides and people that have seen them that he is usually is the front runner and is always in the mix. Even the videos and pics I see Olepelos is always out front and most aggressive of the 3. That said, dominance is dynamic and all 3 work exceptionally well as a team! They are turning out to be 1 of the most successful young boys out there together with the 3 Rongai Boys up in Naboisho.

could you share these videos because on those that I saw orkitok was the dominant.
on this video olepolos is patiently waiting for orkitok to finish eating before gleaning the leftovers despite orkitok's limp and on another video (that I will try to find) where we see the three of them fighting for some reason orkitok clearly dominates olepolos who flees and osapuk who resists a little but who is also dominated 

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(11-28-2022, 08:05 AM)Mwarcaar Wrote: on this video olepolos is patiently waiting for orkitok to finish eating before gleaning the leftovers despite orkitok's limp 

I'll see what I can find. In your video you posted IMHO its impossible to know what went down before we see Orkitok eating and Olepelos in the background. What I can deduct tho is both have very full bellys so both defines ate well. Maybe Olepelos just got up and walked away. To me it does not look like he is waiting for the rest of the meat. Domonance is dynamic so I'm sure all 3 have their time as being the most dominant but as I said before, what I've read and seen in videos Olepelos is usually the front-runner out of the 3 Nd most aggressive. Just look at his face. He has the most scars, injuries, he's always out front patrolling. Ill see what I can dig up.
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To add to Leo's great post #2656 here is the link to the quarterly reports from MPCP page. 

https://www.marapredatorconservation.org...s/reports/


     The  specific research program ended in 2013 but with the "quarterly reports" and "predetor posts" we find new and up to date info on whats going on in the Reserve and the greater Mara. We can also see how the collared predetors; lions, leapords, etc.... travel outside the protected areas into towns and villiages on a regular basis. We get an idea of how dire the situation is over there.
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(11-28-2022, 12:42 PM)BigLion39 Wrote:
(11-28-2022, 08:05 AM)Mwarcaar Wrote: on this video olepolos is patiently waiting for orkitok to finish eating before gleaning the leftovers despite orkitok's limp 

I'll see what I can find. In your video you posted IMHO its impossible to know what went down before we see Orkitok eating and Olepelos in the background. What I can deduct tho is both have very full bellys so both defines ate well. Maybe Olepelos just got up and walked away. To me it does not look like he is waiting for the rest of the meat. Domonance is dynamic so I'm sure all 3 have their time as being the most dominant but as I said before, what I've read and seen in videos Olepelos is usually the front-runner out of the 3 Nd most aggressive. Just look at his face. He has the most scars, injuries, he's always out front patrolling. Ill see what I can dig up.


My bad, you are absolutely right, I found the video. my memory played tricks on me. yet I was convinced that it was orkitok the dominant one, surely influenced by the video of rob the ranger that I saw more recently.




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(11-28-2022, 04:12 PM)Mwarcaar Wrote: My bad, you are absolutely right, I found the video. my memory played tricks on me. yet I was convinced that it was orkitok the dominant one, surely influenced by the video of rob the ranger that I saw more recently.

Hey no worries my friend!  I found this post on FB on Mar 21 2020 and here we have Olepelos fighting with the warrior Osapuk over a female while Orkitok says he doesn't want any part of it!!! I love all three of these lions. I've forgivin them for killing Baba Yao. And hurting my boy Lolparpit! 


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