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The Matimba coalition

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HAIRY BELLY with a warthog kill - Photo by Roger Hlongwane - Inyati Game Lodge




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^Is that a recent picture? Quite worrying. I know he's been starving for a meal quite a few times before but it looks like his life depended on that warthog kill, glad he got a meal there.
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(01-16-2019, 03:16 AM)Musa15 Wrote: ^Is that a recent picture? Quite worrying. I know he's been starving for a meal quite a few times before but it looks like his life depended on that warthog kill, glad he got a meal there.

January 12, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?s...&width=500

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Ginger about a week ago, photo by Roger Hlongwane

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=3&theater

Quite curious about HB's current condition, he looked quite rough about a month ago.
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(02-10-2019, 09:39 AM)Musa15 Wrote: Quite curious about HB's current condition, he looked quite rough about a month ago.

Not that great: https://www.facebook.com/Inyatigamelodge...=3&theater

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Matimba male vs Styx pride
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[video=facebook]https://www.facebook.com/nthambotreecamp/videos/431808427580685/[/video]

From the Nthambo Tree Camp feed. It seems as if the Mbiri boys and one of the prides they control have had a run in with a group of sub-adults. From what I gather the Zebenine pride have lost a cub and one of the lionesses is missing.
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(04-16-2019, 02:52 AM)Matimbalani Wrote:
[video=facebook]https://www.facebook.com/nthambotreecamp/videos/431808427580685/[/video]

From the Nthambo Tree Camp feed. It seems as if the Mbiri boys and one of the prides they control have had a run in with a group of sub-adults. From what I gather the Zebenine pride have lost a cub and one of the lionesses is missing.

Doesn't this post belong here: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-matimba-sons?
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(04-16-2019, 04:13 AM)AbcXyz Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 02:52 AM)Matimbalani Wrote:
[video=facebook]https://www.facebook.com/nthambotreecamp/videos/431808427580685/[/video]

From the Nthambo Tree Camp feed. It seems as if the Mbiri boys and one of the prides they control have had a run in with a group of sub-adults. From what I gather the Zebenine pride have lost a cub and one of the lionesses is missing.

Doesn't this post belong here: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-matimba-sons?

Brain fart... Actually, it does belong there. Thanks @AbcXyz I'll move it there.
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The war between Matimbas and Majingilanes started on 1 August, 2011.

"A report from a ranger just north-east of us on the 1st August gave us a clear story that the two coalitions were in the middle of a verbal confrontation. Throughout the night lion roars pierced the winter silence and brief sightings of male lions running around the bush clarified that it was indeed Matimba Males squaring off against the Majingilane Males." (Adam Bannister: https://blog.londolozi.com/2011/08/04/li...bloodshed/)

It was only a "verbal confrontation"?


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It seems the Matimbas were determined to don't leave Djuma.

"one of the matimbas roaring early morning to upset the Majingys and he did, we found a very disgruntled Majingies not so far away scent marking." (Robin Hester, 16 August, 2011)
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"Matimbas on a kill in the Djuma Game Reserve" (1 September 2011)


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Later reports show that by the end of 2011 the Matimbas pushed the Majingilanes out of Djuma.
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(05-28-2015, 10:29 PM)Pckts Wrote:
Pantherinae\ dateline='\'1432770942' Wrote: Matimba vs Majingilane

As shared by Cedric, Ranger at Nkorho - 1st August 2011
Morning
- Our drive was all about the Majingilane's vs Matimba lions.

It all started out with 4 x Matimba'a (male lions) calling from the south of baboon pan. Then all of a sudden we got four of them moving across gowrie main in a northerly direction. We parked on gowrie main wishing that they would come south again. Then suddenly we got lions calling just south of baboon pan, i waited and then got visual of three male lions coming north. It was the Majingilane's busy calling claiming there territory. The four Matimba's did not back down and started calling from the north and came south again face on with the Majingilanes. The Matimba males ran across gowrie main again and headed towards baboon pan where the Majingilane's were, but the Majingilane's tucked there tail under them a started to run south with the Matimba males right on there heels. The vocalisation was immense as they were all calling trying to claim the territory. We just waited on gowrie main, and it was not long before we got the Matimba males running north again with the Majingilanes hot on there tail's. This happened several times, it was like a ping pong battle. The Matimba males moved further north but still calling like crazy and the Majingilanes settled just south of baboon pan. Tired from the mornings affairs. With all that commotion this morning I'm sure the other Majingilane will be joining his brothers and the other two Matimba males will be joining there brothers. Maybe tonight will be interesting. Watch this space.
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Crazy game of Chicken, just goes to show that posturing is obviously the preferred form before attacking, as it should be.
 

A picture posted by Karin van der Merwe on August 3rd, 2011 shows us an injured Matimba male. So maybe there was a little more than a few run ins.

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