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Re: Punda's Scar Face (Lion)

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:24 pm

Yes, have to agree, he certainly looks as if he has been round the block a couple of times, 8)
but still an impressive sight to have striding along next to the vehicle. :D
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Re: Punda's Scar Face (Lion)

Unread postby Oliphante » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:58 am

THANKS Elsa!

Yup - that looks like him. Good to know he is still around! We've heard some stories about the old guy, but haven't spent enough time in Punda to find him. Hopefully we'll have some luck in August!

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:42 pm

Has anyone else seen this particular male Lion, with the hooked like scar on its thigh?

It was one of the biggest Lions i ever saw :shock:

Spotted him between Afsaal and Skukuza...


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Re: Lion

Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:01 pm

Oh what a mane!!! Stunner :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby issi » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Stunning lions photos !!!! :clap:
Thanks for everybody’s reply on my request of sightings in and around Skukuza!
We had a very good time and had some marvelous lion sightings!
One morning just me and my youngest daughter went for a 6:00 drive… 5 little piggies stayed at home….
As we were turning back to camp, we decided to take a detour via the S65.
After less than 50m in the dirt road we saw 4 lionesses and 15 cubs!!!!
Right next to the road… the best was that we were only 3 cars!!!!
As the one car left the lions decided to cross the road.
I must have been in heaven.
We just saw babies, babies and more babies!
Definitely my best sighting ever!

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Later the next day we saw a homey moon couple. Two very old haggard lion.

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Donny » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:28 pm

That sounds brilliant ISSI :clap:

Please post more pics. Not often one sees 15 lions let alone them being cubs :mrgreen:

Your cub pic is just :mrgreen:

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Lion

Unread postby sabinew » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:16 pm

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I´m not sure if it´s ok if i post some pictures from februar...but i joined the forum yesterday and till november i´m far away from all the wild animals...so i have to share my old pictures with you :)

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Kamadejo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:21 pm

A warm welcome to the forum sabinew :lol: Sure you are allowed to post your pics :thumbs_up: They are gorgeous :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby sabinew » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:28 pm

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those 4 strong guys were walking towards berg en dal... for about 25 minutes next to my car...a bit scary :shock: very close...

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and she was lying just next to the street 200m from numbi gate...

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Re: Lion

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:16 pm

wow nice, super nice :clap:
I'd like to see babies... once... :whistle:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:16 pm

Sabinew ... of course it is okay! You can post pics from when the Park was procliamed, if you have! :wink:

Beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap: :clap: What great specimens! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:43 pm

I've posted this video in my TR and on another thread as well 8)
Two males seen between CB and Lower Sabie - We really enjoyed their performance!!

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Another beauty on the same road taken April 2009
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Re: Lion

Unread postby adw » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:58 pm

I had the good fortune of watching a male lion marking his territory on the S41. I tracked him for over a kilometre and managed to get some memorable photographs.
This photo shows the King in a very un-royal like pose!
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And this photo shows him in a very aggressive mood for me daring to take his photo.
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:23 pm

adw - his tummy looks empty and he's licking his lips - good thing you were in the car :lol:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:00 pm

Saw a pride of 7 at Sable Dam after spending the night there.

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They look so much smaller from the safety of a car :roll:
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