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The Mighty Mapogos

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Tribute on Mapogos 
Made by me today



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King Rasta Mapogo aka Red leonides After the blood bath

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The Face of Africa´s most notorious warrior


He is Mr T, 
the Mohawk Mapogo, 
the SaTan of Sabi Sands!!!

pc khimbini.

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Mapogos impacted both Lion and Hyena population in Sabi Sands.
Pretty Boy Mapogo racked up a high number of Hyena kills during his time. Here an unlucky Hyena was caught too close to Mapogo territory.

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SELATI MEET MAPOGO

April 2011 First Encounter with the Mapogos


This was an interaction that we had long been waiting for and speculation was rife as to what the outcome would be.
The notorious Mapogo coalition of male lions, quoted as having been responsible for the death of over 40% of the Sabi Sand lion population, have been whittled down from 6 members to a mere three. Coupled with their reduction in number, there is also the factor of age to consider, as these male lions are approaching the upper threshold of their life expectancy. They no longer strut around with the confidence of old and it is evident that they are a lot more wary of who they choose to engage.
The 5 Southern Pride males, on the other hand, at about 3 1/2 years old, are only just approaching adult hood. These males, however, are becoming a force to be reckoned with as they have become expert buffalo hunters, providing them with no shortage of protein enabling them to be quite bulky for their age.
There are various permutations which could ultimately prevail, but the consensus among the guides at Singita Sabi Sand is
that in the next year or two, as they reach sexual maturity, the Southern Pride males will likely form a coalition that will rival even the Mapogo in their prime. There are also the 4 Majingilane males to contend with, but for the time being, they seem to have settled in the area to the east of Singita.
On this particular morning, the Southern Pride were located not far behind the large herd of buffalo and they were watching the herd closely. Having not fed for a couple of days, one could see that their intention was to hunt if the opportunity presented itself. Just then, an update came through that the 3 Mapogo males had been located and were making their way toward the buffalo and, by default, the Southern Pride.
After positioning myself, so as best to take in the scene when these two groups met up, I watched and waited. Although in a clearing, neither the Mapogo nor the Southern Pride had any idea of each other’s proximity until they were no more than 50 metres apart. The Southern Pride was wholly focussed on the buffalo and it appeared that so too, were the Mapogo.
Suddenly one of the coalition members noticed a South Pride male and picked up the pace without missing a step. The chase was on.
The three coalition members managed to isolate two of the Southern Pride males and focussed on chasing them. One of the Mapogo chased directly after these two, while the other two coalition members flanked around to limit their escape routes. All of this happened in the blink of an eye.
I warned the guests on my vehicle to hold on, and we charged through the clearing trying to keep up so as not to lose sight of the lions. I remember looking at my speedometer at one point and noticing that we were doing 40 kilometres an hour and battling to keep up! Next, the coalition members started to roar while they were running, serving the dual purpose of advertising their territory and helping them locate the other coalition members in order to regroup. This was incredible and something I had never witnessed before. The volume coupled with the frequency makes the vehicle and all the surrounds vibrate, especially given their proximity to us, at only a couple of metres away.
The chase continued for about 3 kilometres, by which time we had lost visual of the Southern Pride.
With the chase over and the warning issued, the members of the Southern Pride managed to avoid potentially dire consequences. The three coalition members then lay down in the road less than 50 metres from Castleton Camp for the rest of the morning.
Although the Southern Pride males are not yet sexually mature and pose no immediate threat to the Mapogo, they aren’t that far off. The Mapogo will have realised this and hence the conflict. Just when we started doubting the character of the Mapogo, having almost forgotten that their notoriety isn’t without reason, they issued a stern warning that they are not yet down and out. There is still plenty of fight left in them. We’ll watch this space closely.
by http://singita.com/

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Mohawk Mapogo Warrior

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The Mapogos - Lions of Sabi Sand
What else can we say about the Killer Mapogos?
(Willem Botha & rangers during a medical examination of
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? Makhulu)
"During the time that I was Head of Anti Poaching in the Sabi Sands and did problem animal control in the entire reserve, I counted more than 100 other lions killed by the Mapogo’s. I myself had to shoot 13 lions who’s backs were broken by the Mapogos and left to die a horrible death. One such lion had to be shot in Exeter River Lodge camp as he was lying on the footpath leading to a guest room.
Myself and Dr Jonathan Swart was probably the first in the Western Sector to encounter the Mapogo’s as we walked into them one evening when we were tracking pangolin armed with nothing but tourches and a telemitry.
I witnessed the Mapogo’s kill a female on Singita near Exeter Portion 5 after she was thought not to be submissive enough to the Mapogo’s. Once she was killed, one of the Mapogo’s mated with her and then they started feeding on her. This was also witnessed by Ds Jurgens De Jager from the NG Church i White River as him and his daughter accompanied me that evening.
I also witnessed the Mapogo’s kill an entire pride of lions on Picanini Utha. I can not remember howmany lions were in the pride. They went out to kill the cubs but the females tried to protect the cubs and they were killed as well.
On more than one occassion the Sand River Pride were driven out of the Sabi Sands by the Mapogo’s. 5 Were shot in April 2006 and the rest of the Sand River Pride were shot in January 2009 after they were driven out by the Mapogos and started feeding on cattle in Dumphries Village.
The Mapogos brought me many hours of joy as they were great males.
I was lucky to be able to dart all of them and to inoculate them against Rabies when there was an outbreak of the disease in and arround the Sabi Sands from November 2007 to May 2009.
Andrew Schoeman made a great video of the Mapogo’s intimidating a Hippo untill it got out of the water at Othawa Causeway where they caught it.
They also caught a Rhino near Robsons dam.
They may be gone but their memories live on!"
by Willem Botha

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Mr T and Kinky Tail Hit List Continues



The Fall of a dominant Blonde Golf Course Male (the half brother of Mr T and Kinky Tail) and Father of (Selati male lion coalition). 


December 2009

Mr T and Kinky tail killed the Dominant blonde golf course male near air strip and injured the other golf course male. who was seen again in end of 2009 badly limping.

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Another Lion Coalition defeated by Mlowathis




One eye and Stompie coalition. A coalition of two huge powerful males that used to be dominant in the Sabi Sands. Also a rival coalition of the Mapogos. They form part of a long line of coalitions defeated by the Mlowathis during their reign. They were chased by the 2 Mapogos Mr T and kinky tail completely out of Sabi Sands and they found refuge in the Kruger where they became dominant males once again. 



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Shaka aka Kinky Tail also loved notorious ladies like Snaggletooth

2 legends of Sabi Sands

credits shaun walton


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the last days of a big king Pretty Boy aka Skorro Mapogo came back many times but against this insidious disease Bovine TB he had no chance


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(10-21-2016, 02:25 AM)Georgel Wrote: Can you give a link to the Londolozi article about PB and his disease?

The image is a snapshot of Pretty Boy in the video from this article, although they don't necessarily mention about the disease.

The Mapogo Return North: by Adam Bannister on November 6, 2012.

The surviving two males from the legendary Mapogo Coalition graced us with their presence last week. Makhulu (15) and Pretty Boy (12) were found trailing an exceptionally large herd of Buffalo. We estimated the herd at about 600 individuals. These giants of the lion world were obviously hoping that one of the members of the herd would falter. We followed them for ages as they ever so gradually moved towards the herd. That night they were left to hunt by themselves. We returned the next morning to find that they were feasting on the remains of a female buffalo carcass. Initial observations suggested that the buffalo cow may well have become stuck in the mud of a little wallow. This would explain how two old males caught such a large animal.

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It is very exciting for us to still be seeing these males. Once part of a coalition of six that dominated much of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, these males are now true nomads…wandering to all corners of the reserve and even venturing far into the Kruger National Park. When their brother, the notorious Satan, was killed back in mid March this year, we all assumed the worst for the Mapogo. But, never write off a lion! These males continue to power forward staying alive against all odds. We continue to watch in interest to see how they decide to live out their retirement. There are many male lions in this area, especially the Majingilane brothers, that will also be monitoring their movements closely.

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@Majingilane, @Georgel, @Fursyan Syed:

Moving stories, the last days of the old kings... Thanks !
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Notorious Massive Lion Dreadlocks Mapogo


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