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Other male lion coalitions from Masai Mara

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(10-28-2019, 03:40 PM)Spalea Wrote:
(10-19-2019, 05:31 AM)lionjaguar Wrote: How many lion coalitions in Masai Mara? Moreover protected areas such as Serengeti and others?

I'm just reasonning "on line".
Masai Mara: 1510 km2
In the protected areas, a lion each 7km2 is counted. Thus the lion number in the Masai Mara would be around 220.
220 lions, big quantity of preys for them, so big prides... At first sight, 10-12 coalition of 20 beasts each...
But this estimation doesn't take into account the number of nomadic males waiting for dethroning the dominant males of pride which become a little bit old. Each pride counts 2-4 dominant males. If we consider an average of 3 dominant males/pride, thus approyimately 36 big males ruling over a pride inside Masai Mara. I consider they will be numerically replaced, each of them  by a nomadic male which would have survived this hard stage of life.
I don't consider the males expelled from their pride, they have performed their roles and their days, henceforth, are counted.
By the way, 220 lions approximately inside the Masai Mara Reserve, around thirty of which are nomadic... So it remains around 190 lions belonging to a pride. A pride of 20 lions, starting hypothesis.
(A small pride wouldn't sustain the competition with a bigger one, and a very big pride, more than 30 lions would tend to divide into 2 smaller ones).
Thus the number of lion coalitions in the Masai Mara Reserve doesn't exceed 10. In my opinion...

To be corrected, if you have objections...

Any lions are surviving outside of the national park or reserve?
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(10-29-2019, 07:45 PM)lionjaguar Wrote:
(10-28-2019, 03:40 PM)Spalea Wrote:
(10-19-2019, 05:31 AM)lionjaguar Wrote: How many lion coalitions in Masai Mara? Moreover protected areas such as Serengeti and others?

I'm just reasonning "on line".
Masai Mara: 1510 km2
In the protected areas, a lion each 7km2 is counted. Thus the lion number in the Masai Mara would be around 220.
220 lions, big quantity of preys for them, so big prides... At first sight, 10-12 coalition of 20 beasts each...
But this estimation doesn't take into account the number of nomadic males waiting for dethroning the dominant males of pride which become a little bit old. Each pride counts 2-4 dominant males. If we consider an average of 3 dominant males/pride, thus approyimately 36 big males ruling over a pride inside Masai Mara. I consider they will be numerically replaced, each of them  by a nomadic male which would have survived this hard stage of life.
I don't consider the males expelled from their pride, they have performed their roles and their days, henceforth, are counted.
By the way, 220 lions approximately inside the Masai Mara Reserve, around thirty of which are nomadic... So it remains around 190 lions belonging to a pride. A pride of 20 lions, starting hypothesis.
(A small pride wouldn't sustain the competition with a bigger one, and a very big pride, more than 30 lions would tend to divide into 2 smaller ones).
Thus the number of lion coalitions in the Masai Mara Reserve doesn't exceed 10. In my opinion...

To be corrected, if you have objections...

Any lions are surviving outside of the national park or reserve?

May be one or two but it's insignificant... Otherwise in the South the Masai Mara (Kenya) is extended by the Serengeti (Tanzania).
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(10-29-2019, 08:05 PM)Spalea Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 07:45 PM)lionjaguar Wrote:
(10-28-2019, 03:40 PM)Spalea Wrote:
(10-19-2019, 05:31 AM)lionjaguar Wrote: How many lion coalitions in Masai Mara? Moreover protected areas such as Serengeti and others?

I'm just reasonning "on line".
Masai Mara: 1510 km2
In the protected areas, a lion each 7km2 is counted. Thus the lion number in the Masai Mara would be around 220.
220 lions, big quantity of preys for them, so big prides... At first sight, 10-12 coalition of 20 beasts each...
But this estimation doesn't take into account the number of nomadic males waiting for dethroning the dominant males of pride which become a little bit old. Each pride counts 2-4 dominant males. If we consider an average of 3 dominant males/pride, thus approyimately 36 big males ruling over a pride inside Masai Mara. I consider they will be numerically replaced, each of them  by a nomadic male which would have survived this hard stage of life.
I don't consider the males expelled from their pride, they have performed their roles and their days, henceforth, are counted.
By the way, 220 lions approximately inside the Masai Mara Reserve, around thirty of which are nomadic... So it remains around 190 lions belonging to a pride. A pride of 20 lions, starting hypothesis.
(A small pride wouldn't sustain the competition with a bigger one, and a very big pride, more than 30 lions would tend to divide into 2 smaller ones).
Thus the number of lion coalitions in the Masai Mara Reserve doesn't exceed 10. In my opinion...

To be corrected, if you have objections...

Any lions are surviving outside of the national park or reserve?

May be one or two but it's insignificant... Otherwise in the South the Masai Mara (Kenya) is extended by  the Serengeti (Tanzania).

That's sad that they are gone.
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Mating...

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Scarface, always iconic Masai Mara's lion.

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‘Majingilane’ watchmen who patrol the night, marching with intent, never altering their course...
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Short and spectacular "struggle for life " sequences in Masai Mara...

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After a mating... And before the next one.

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6-Packer Doa being a fantastic father and not letting any of the females eat before the cubs eat!
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