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The mighty Mapogos

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(05-08-2018, 02:14 PM)sandw Wrote: if I'm not mistaken these lions to date are all dead. but apart from tinky tail that was killed by the 4 majinj others as they died? have they left adults today?

Ciao Sandro, welcome to the forum.

After Kinky tail died, the second Mapogo to die was Rasta, he and another of his brothers got into a fight with the Majingilane in July 2010, and Rasta didn't come back. At the end of that year, Dreadlocks also dissapear( he used to hunt cattle and it seems a farmer set a trap on him and killed him and other animals, or hired someone to do it).

In 2012, Mr.T was killed by the Selati males and the 2 remaining Mapogos were exiled and lived as nomads until they died from old age.

(05-08-2018, 02:14 PM)sandw Wrote: the 4 majinj went to command instead of the mopogos? are they still alive or have they even found death against new coalitions of young males?

Yes, they did become dominant. But last month 2 of the Majingilane died, another died last year and the last one hasn't been seen for some time. They weren't chased off by any other coalitions, simply died of old age.
(05-08-2018, 02:14 PM)sandw Wrote: what are today the males that dominate the territory and where on the site can I find information about them?

The Birmingham males, and there's a couple of other younger males establishing themselves. 
You can check the Lion section, where there's a thread for individual dominant coalitions, and also another called Lions of the Sabi sands, were we post about the younger males and also prides of lionesses.
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Credits to Inyati.

There are few things better than hearing Mak smash it with his magnificent roar.

Click on it to play.



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(05-08-2018, 08:39 PM)Tshokwane Wrote: Credits to Inyati.

There are few things better than hearing Mak smash it with his magnificent roar.

Click on it to play.




Mak certainly had the most unique roar.  Could hear that thing for miles.  DM also has quite a unique one, and ginger matimba.
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Credits to Andre van den Broeck.

These two males were from the the infamous 'Mapogo Coalition', a group of male lions who demanded respect from all species that crossed their path!
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Credits to Richard Levy.


Pictured here are 3 of the 6 of the Mopogo Lion Coalition feeding on the remains of a Wilderbeest that was killed by their brother the Mukulu Mopogo (aka Bob Marley or Aslan) on Walingford farm in the western sector of the Sabi Sands game reserve.  Near Ulusaba.  Nov 15th 2009.



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One question:

The Mapogos controlled 9 prides in all Sabi Sands. They sired few males that survived and many people say they was the worst in raise cubs but..... How many females still alive todays. Is the bloodline Mapogo over?
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(05-24-2018, 02:20 AM)IñigoMontoya Wrote: How many females still alive todays. Is the bloodline Mapogo over?

No, Iñigo.

The ones that still live are the 4 Mangheni lionesses(maybe 3 now) and the 2 Othawa lionesses left (1 was killed by hyenas). 

The 2 Othawa males haven't been seen in the past 6 years, so it's anyone's guess if they're still alive or not, no one knows.
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(05-24-2018, 02:20 AM)IñigoMontoya Wrote: One question:

The Mapogos controlled 9 prides in all Sabi Sands. They sired few males that survived and many people say they was the worst in raise cubs but..... How many females still alive todays. Is the bloodline Mapogo over?

The 4 mhangene females, the two othawas, and the the three sparta/eyrefield pride are for sure mapogo bloodline, one of the styx females I am not fully sure about.
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(05-24-2018, 03:21 AM)sik94 Wrote: the three sparta/eyrefield pride are for sure mapogo bloodline

Nieces maybe(daughters of the Rollercoaster male), but not daughters, the Majingilane killed the cubs of this pride that were offsprings of the Mapogos (who frankly had not received well the take over from Kinky tail and Mr.T). The same happened with the Styx pride.
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(05-24-2018, 06:58 AM)Tshokwane Wrote:
(05-24-2018, 03:21 AM)sik94 Wrote: the three sparta/eyrefield pride are for sure mapogo bloodline

Nieces maybe(daughters of the Rollercoaster male), but not daughters, the Majingilane killed the cubs of this pride that were offsprings of the Mapogos (who frankly had not received well the take over from Kinky tail and Mr.T). The same happened with the Styx pride.

There may be some in Nkuhumas
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