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The Matimba coalition

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( This post was last modified: 09-19-2023, 11:16 AM by Mapokser )

Cool report by Darren Donovan from Manyeleti back in the day, his guest went there just to see the Matimbas, and having seen all the famous lions of the Greater KNP, he thought Matimbas were the biggest!


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It must have been amazing to see such beautiful and magnificent lions right in front of you.
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Excellent...who is around now a days that compare to the matimba's? Zig zag mbiri or the leeubron perhaps
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Not sure about currently but prime Leeubrons were up there.
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ZigZag reminds me of him, atleast in this video.
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The Hairy Belly Matimba male:


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Browsing through facebook today I saw comments claiming that the Nkuhuma Breakaway subadult male sired by the PCM has a hairy belly too:


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Honestly I can't see it, and I haven't found the suppose footage showing it "clearly" as people were claiming, but regardless, this guy is a Matimba grandson, and people think his mother resembles HB, I also remember thinking he looked similar to HB when he was younger:


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But regardless, it'll be interesting to see how he'll look when he grows up, and if he develops a hairy belly like some are claiming, it'll be pretty cool to see it, since the only Matimba descendent to have it was the Torchwood male, though it seemingly vanished once he got older.
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One of the 3 massive Old Skybed males, the father of the Matimbas, he resembles Slitnose a lot:


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Throwback
Hairy Belly Matimba welcoming the tourists on his own way at @londolozi in 2017
Sabi Sands
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No way this is Ginger, right? So which Northern Matimba is this one? Shaka? Though it has a cut on his nose, so maybe Slitnose?


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Dec 08 2012 at Djuma. I didn't know the Northern Matimbas would still go so south at Sabi Sands as late as Dec 2012, meeting with the Nkuhuma pride. No wonder the Majingilane chose to expand west against the Selatis instead of north against Matimbas in late 2012.




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(04-23-2024, 09:58 AM)Mapokser Wrote: Though it has a cut on his nose, so maybe Slitnose?
Yes
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The impressive frames of the S.Matimba males, HB:


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Ginger:


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