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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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Must have been an experience. A big thanks from me.

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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It could have been Mike.It happened on the 7th of april around 5 in the afternoon.We went back there the next morning and there were an female that have joined them,but there were so many cars we could barely see the lions.The next day we were off to lower sabie though.

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I am sure it was around that time when we saw them there was a female with them as well here is one of the pics i took!

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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Well done!! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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What a sighting! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:19 pm 
Hello, Mike1916!

That is quite a remarkable pic!

Won't you put it up under "Lion", for some debate!

Was she being "used"...? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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Hello, Mike1916!

That is quite a remarkable pic!

Won't you put it up under "Lion", for some debate!

Was she being "used"...? :shock:



Hmmm .... debate :hmz:
Seeing the males did the catching, maybe it was her birthday? Or she got those three under her paw!

Great pics by the way, most excellent!


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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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yeah sure By "Lion" i presume you mean in the mammals section? :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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Everyone always say the females are the hunters and the males just take over the kill.This might be true,but I think the only reason why males do not hunt or do not do so much hunting is because they are never around.They always need to remark there territory.And the females have nothing better to do except hunting or just sleep 20hours per day.

If you read the book 'Prime ORIGINS Guide to Exploring Kruger' on page 43 it states "males are responsible for atleast as many kills as females"

Though thats just my opinion :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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The females usually hunt, but are not powerful enough to bring an adult buff down, so the males help out.

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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I have seen a lioness bring down an adult buff without any physical help from the rest of her pride. She then lay sprawled out on top of the buff for quite a while catching her breath.


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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
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That's why the males do it. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Male lions hunting buffalo
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:25 pm 
Yes, thanks Mike! :wink:

Just wondering about the presence of a single female... :hmz:


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